Protein Baked Oats

5 from 390 votes

These vegan protein baked oats are perfect for make ahead breakfasts. Choose from 4 different flavors for a healthy and delicious breakfast the whole family will love!

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This Protein Baked Oats recipe post is sponsored by Four Sigmatic, although the content represents my own personal opinion and experience using the product.

When I shared the popular baked oats recipe on my site last week, there were many questions about how to make the recipe without eggs for a vegan option. The egg adds a good source of protein for this breakfast treat and helps create great texture. But these protein baked oats that are made with protein powder and no eggs are just as good!

4 Baked oats with protein after baking

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.
Ingredients to make the recipe

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.
2 image collage showing the ingredients in a blender before and after blending

Recipe variations

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.

Ingredients to make raspberry white chocolate version

You can fold them into the batter ro sprinkle them on top.

2 image collage showing raspberry white chocolate baked oats before and after baking

Blueberry muffin bake oats

To get that blueberry muffin flavor, I’m using blueberries in addition to pecans and a touch of cinnamon.

Ingredients to make blueberry muffin version

When baked, this truly tastes just like a blueberry muffin – perfect breakfast treat!

2 image collage showing blueberry muffin baked oats before and after baking

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.

Ingredients to make carrot cake version

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.

2 image collage showing carrot cake baked oats before and after baking

Oatmeal chocolate chip baked oats

This version is pretty much a vegan cookie for breakfast. I use peanut butter along with chocolate chips and cinnamon again.

Ingredients to make oatmeal chocolate chip cookie version

When baked, it pretty much looks and tastes like a big cookie – definitely my kids’ favorite one!

Tips for making the recipe

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

What kind of oats are best for the recipe?

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.

What is the best protein powder to use?

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!

How long do they keep?

The baked oats will keep well in an airtight container for 2 days at room temperature and up to a week in the fridge.

Final baked oats with Four Sigmatic protein powder in background

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!

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Protein Baked Oats

These vegan protein baked oats are perfect for make ahead breakfasts. Choose from 4 different flavors for a healthy and delicious breakfast the whole family will love!
5 from 390 votes
Servings 1 serving
Course Breakfast
Calories 389
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup rolled oats or quick oats
  • 1 tablespoon protein powder
  • 1 ripe banana
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • Cooking spray
  • Mixings and toppings as desired

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a ramekin or oven-safe pan with cooking spray.
  • In a blender combine all the ingredient until smooth and well-blended, about 1 minute.
  • Transfer the batter into the prepared ramekin. Bake for 20-25 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.

Notes

Storage: The baked oats will keep well in an airtight container for 2 days at room temperature and up to a week in the fridge.
Freezing: You can freeze the protein baked oats before or after baking and it will keep for up to 3 months.
* Please note the nutrition label does not include any toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 389kcal, Carbohydrates: 71g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 110mg, Potassium: 858mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 28g, Vitamin A: 113IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 256mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

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  1. Hi! Is 1 tbsp protein power equal to a scoop? But I am wondering how many tbsp is equal to a scoop Ty!

    1. It will depend on the brand of protein powder you’re using and the scoop that it comes with, but usually one scoop is not one tbsp.

  2. Yummy! But would love to see a recipe for more than one serving. I realize I can double or quadruple the batch but it would be nice if this wasn’t a recipe for just one serving. 🙂

    1. Glad you enjoyed! You can also adjust the toggle next to “Servings”, so that the recipe isn’t just for one serving.

  3. I LOVED this. Tastes like what we call around here a fruit pudding (or cobbler). Yes, it is on the sweeter side, but what a great way to eat oatmeal, when you just don’t like oatmeal texture.

  4. It says 1 tablespoon of protein powder, but is it meant to be 1 scoop? I can’t figure out how else the recipe has 19g of protein.

    1. It’s one tablespoon of protein powder! Just double checked the nutritional information and it should 14 grams of protein per serving if you use the Four Sigmatic protein powder.

    1. I haven’t tried egg whites as a substitution for banana yet. However, instead of one banana, you can add an extra ¼ cup of any milk or use applesauce!

  5. This was terrible, I’m sorry 🙁 So extremely sweet, like eating cake for breakfast. I couldn’t even get down 2 bites. Had to discard it and make myself some eggs instead. One star b/c my husband – who has a sweet tooth – enjoyed it!

    1. I’m so sorry to hear that. This is definitely a sweeter breakfast, so it may not appeal to all. Next time you can omit the maple syrup to make it less sweet.

    1. For sure! You could easily double or triple the recipe, so that enough batter will cover the 8×8 pan.

      1. I made these yesterday, I didn’t have a ramekin so I separated the mixture into a fairy cake tin to make lots of little protein bites. They tasted amazing! Great recipe and worked well for me as I wouldn’t have been able to eat it all in one sitting anyways. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Yummy! I just made this and used Four Sigmatic Peanut Butter Protein powder in it. After baking it, I topped it with Trader Joe’s Chocolate Hummus. Sooo good!

  7. After making your overnight oats we decided to try the baked. What a treat! So easy to make and sooo delicious! We made the chocolate chip and blueberry- my fave! Can’t wait to try the other versions too. Thank you for the amazing recipes Yumna!

  8. Made them for the second time. So good and easy. Tried it with different toppings and they were all good!

    1. You can 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.

  9. Is there an alternative to using a banana? Would pumpkin or applesauce work maybe with an egg or flax egg added? Thanks!

    1. Yes, you can use 1 egg instead of the banana. I recommend that over the pumpkin or applesauce so that it gives the oats some structure.

  10. Omg I made this delicious heathy dessert and let me tell you!!! It’s so easy to make and most importantly with heat my ingredients. Thank you @feelgoodfoodie