These blended protein baked oats are made with just a few simple ingredients for a healthy and hearty breakfast or snack! They’re naturally gluten free and can easily be made vegan. Choose from 3 different flavors!
Blended baked oats became such a popular trend thanks to Tiktok. I’ve always been a fan of baked oats, but the blended trend makes you feel like you’re eating cake for breakfast.
These protein baked oats are such a simple way to pack in a ton of nutrient into your breakfast. They’re loaded with protein (of course) with almost 20 grams per serving, lots of fiber and healthy fats.
We have three different flavors to choose from- chocolate chip, honey nut blueberry, or strawberries and cream. You can make all three at the same time and have a new flavor throughout the week!
If you love this recipe, be sure to try my banana protein muffins or protein waffles next!
Key ingredients & substitutions
Oats. I used quick cooking oats because that’s what I usually have on hand, but regular rolled/old fashioned oats will work! Since it’s all getting blended up it doesn’t really matter too much!
Protein powder. We’ll be using a mix of protein powder and egg to add a hefty dose of protein to this recipe. I love using vanilla pea protein, but whatever you like (such as whey protein) should be fine. I suggest one that is stevia sweetened!
Banana. You need one ripe banana which will help bind the ingredients together as well as add some natural sweetness.
Egg. You need just one egg in these protein baked oats which will help bind all the ingredients together, help the mixture rise when it bakes, and add more protein!
Milk. I used vanilla unsweetened almond milk, but any kind of milk will work, either dairy or non-dairy!
Maple syrup. Just one to two tablespoons of either maple syrup or honey will help sweeten the oats up! If you are using a stevia sweetened protein powder, you can get away with no added sweetener here.
How to make baked protein oats
Step 1: Add all ingredients aside from the oats and mix ins (chocolate chips, blueberries etc) to a blender. Blend until smooth.
Step 2: Add in the oats and pulse to combine. I personally don’t like the oats fully blended into the mixture, but you can do this if you prefer.
Step 3: Transfer to a small baking dish and fold in your desired mix ins.
Step 4: Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Step 5: I like to top the chocolate chip version with banana and flakey salt, the blueberry with chopped walnuts and honey and the strawberry with more fresh strawberries and yogurt.
Chocolate chip. A classic! When I make the chocolate chip version, I like to keep it really simple. You can use stevia sweetened chocolate chips for a refined sugar free option. Top it off with some banana and enjoy!
Honey nut blueberry. Mix in some fresh or frozen blueberries into the baked oats along with some crushed walnuts or sliced almonds. When you’re ready to serve, drizzle on some honey and enjoy!
Strawberries & cream. I don’t know about you, but I love the flavor of baked strawberries. Chop up some fresh strawberries and then serve with coconut yogurt and coconut shavings.
Frequently asked questions
How should I store baked oatmeal?
I usually store these baked protein oats right in the container I baked them in! Oddly enough, I like to eat them cold, but you can reheat them back up in the microwave or oven.
Are oats gluten free?
Yes! Oats of all varieties are naturally gluten free. However, they are often contaminated with gluten during growing or processing, so be sure to buy certified gluten free oats if you have Celiac Disease or a severe gluten intolerance.
Can I make them vegan?
Yes! This recipe calls for just one egg, so you can safely sub with an egg replacer. Apple sauce, more banana or a flax egg will all work here.
If using apple sauce or banana, use 1/4 cup mashed, and if using a flax egg, mix 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds with 3 tablespoons of water. Let sit until thick and add to the recipe as usual.
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Blended Baked Protein Oats
by: claire cary
- 1 cup rolled or quick oats
- ¼ cup vanilla protein powder
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 egg
- ⅓ cup non-dairy milk
- 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup chocolate chips, blueberries or diced strawberries
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Add all ingredients aside from the oats and mix ins (chocolate chips, blueberries etc) to a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add in the oats and pulse to combine. I personally don't like the oats fully blended into the mixture, but you can do this if you prefer.
- Transfer to a small baking dish and fold in your desired mix ins.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- I like to top the chocolate chip version with banana and flakey salt, the blueberry with chopped walnuts and honey and the strawberry with more fresh strawberries and yogurt.
These baked oats are so good and I love to add different toppings/fold-ins each time. My favorite has been adding berries and chocolate chips inside and topping with banana. Great way to start the day or as a mid-day snack!
Claire Cary says
Love the blueberries and chocolate chips together! So glad you’re enjoying it, thanks Giulia!
Jean Davis says
Your photo looks like the oats were baked in a mug instead of a pan. Can they be cooked in Individual serving sizes? How long do they need to bake? I did not give a rating because I have not made them, but the recipe looks like something I would enjoy.
Claire Cary says
I baked them in ramekins! The recipe serves 2, if you bake them in 2 different dishes, you will want to decrease the bake time.