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Get set to revolutionize your breakfast routine with Protein Baked Oats, an indulgent twist on your daily oats that packs a protein punch! These oats are not your ordinary bowl of cereal! With a boost of protein powder and four irresistible toppings – Raspberry White Chocolate, Carrot Cake, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, and Blueberry Muffin – every bite is so good and such a great way to start your morning!
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Ingredients to make the base recipe
- Oats: From rolled oats, we create oat flour to make the recipe. It’s more dense than regular flour but it works perfectly for a breakfast treat. Grab my tips for making your own oat flour.
- Protein Powder: You’ll see a majority of recipes for baked oats include protein powder since it adds protein to the breakfast meal. I use plant-based Four Sigmatic, which has a great texture to add to any baked oats. It’s not gritty, grainy, or sandy. Instead it’s a smooth protein blend without gums or fillers!
- Banana: This adds flavor, sweetness and moisture to the recipe. Instead of one banana, you can add an extra ¼ cup of any milk or use applesauce.
- Maple syrup: To add a touch of sweetness to oats, but you can leave it out if it’s sweet enough with the banana.
- Baking powder: This helps the baked oats rise while baking.
- Salt: To round out the flavor.
How to make protein baked oats
- Place all the ingredients together in a high speed blender. A smaller blender works best since the amount is so little.
- Blend on high speed for about one minute until the mixture is well combined and pourable.
Scrolling through TikTok, you’ll find countless recipe variations so you can really change this up with any flavors or toppings. Here are four delicious ideas to inspire you:
Raspberry white chocolate baked oats
In addition to the base ingredients, you’ll need about two tablespoon fresh raspberries and two tablespoons white chocolate chips.
You can fold them into the batter ro sprinkle them on top.
Blueberry muffin bake oats
To get that blueberry muffin flavor, I’m using blueberries in addition to pecans and a touch of cinnamon.
When baked, this truly tastes just like a blueberry muffin – perfect breakfast treat!
Carrot cake baked oats
For the carrot cake version, use some grated or shredded fresh carrots along with walnuts and cinnamon. You can also add some raisins or dates.
This tastes so fresh, and I love that you can’t even taste the protein powder or any aftertaste that is associated with some protein powders.
Oatmeal chocolate chip baked oats
This version is pretty much a cookie for breakfast. I use peanut butter along with chocolate chips and cinnamon again.
When baked, it pretty much looks and tastes like a big cookie – definitely my kids’ favorite one!
Tips for making Baked Oats
- Use oat flour and skip the blender. If you use oat flour, then the consistency of the oats is already like flour. Then you can simply whisk everything together by hand.
- Cook it faster in the microwave. If you’re making a bunch of these, I found it faster to cook in the microwave with pretty much the same result. Test your microwave at 90 seconds to check for doneness, but it could take up to 2 minutes.
- Make them into muffins. You can triple the batch and make them in a muffin tin. It will take 15 minutes in the oven at 350F.
- Use a banana instead of milk. You can swap the milk for one medium banana. Make sure it’s ripe though, and it will add a wonderfully sweet taste and creamy texture.
Frequently asked questions
You can use rolled oats, old fashioned oats or quick oats. Just don’t use steel cut oats because they need more cooking time and don’t have the same effect.
It really depends on your diet, any dietary restrictions and nutritional goals. If your intent is amping up the protein of foods like oatmeal or pancakes, I suggest starting with something simple with a couple ingredients. I’ve been happy with the Four Sigmatic brand!
The baked oats will keep well in an airtight container for 2 days at room temperature and up to a week in the fridge.
If you’re looking to switch up your breakfast or want to try a special treat during the weekend, these baked oats are a great choice! All you need is oats, a few staple ingredients and a blender. The combinations are endless and the texture is everything!
More oat recipes:
- Oatmeal – 4 ways
- Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal
- Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal
- Quinoa Oatmeal
- Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- Banana Oatmeal Cookies
- Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal
- Baked Blueberry Oatmeal
- Protein Oatmeal
- Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cups
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This Protein Baked Oats recipe was originally published on March 1, 2021. The recipe has been slightly modified to include an egg and the photos have been updated!
Protein Baked Oats
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon protein powder
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- Pinch salt
- Cooking spray
Raspberry White Chocolate
- 2 tablespoons raspberries
- 2 tablespoons white chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons blueberries
- 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
- Dash cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons grated carrots
- 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
- Dash cinnamon
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
- 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a ramekin or oven-safe pan with cooking spray.
- In a blender combine the base ingredients until smooth and well-blended, about 1 minute. Fold in any of the flavor combinations you are using and scatter some on top.
- Transfer the batter into the prepared ramekin. Bake for 25-28 minutes, until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out with just a couple crumbs. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before serving and frosting.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.