Chocolate Baked Oats

Are you looking for a delicious and nutritious breakfast option? Look no further than Chocolate Baked Oats! This high-protein recipe has simple ingredients like oats, cocoa powder, protein powder, eggs, and your favorite add-ins.

It’s an easy way to get the calories, protein, and fiber you need in the morning while still eating something sweet and tasty. Plus, it’s customizable to work for your dietary needs. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get baking!

What you will need

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is included in the Chocolate Baked Oats recipe because it is filled with complex carbohydrates, fiber, and micronutrients to help give you energy.

Whey Protein Powder

Whey protein is a great low-calorie protein powder that helps your muscles repair and keeps you satisfied!

Eggs

Eggs add protein and fat to this recipe, in addition to offering a binding agent.

Cocoa Powder

This recipe calls for cocoa powder to add the chocolate flavor. Cocoa powder is high in antioxidants and has a variety of health benefits.

Baking Powder

Baking powder is included to help your Chocolate Baked Oats bake evenly in the oven.

Butter, Unsalted

This recipe calls for unsalted butter to add flavor and texture.

Raw Egg, White

This recipe calls for egg whites to add protein and help give the Chocolate Baked Oats a fluffy texture.

Flavor

This recipe calls for white granulated sugar, maple syrup, salt, and Vanilla extract to add a bit of sweetness and flavor.

Milk Fat-free

You will need milk to help bind all the ingredients together.

Toppings

The chocolate-baked oats recipes would not be very chocolatey without chocolate chips, and for that extra crunch, this recipe calls for walnuts.

Photo of all ingredients for the chocolate baked oats.

How to make it

  1. Combine the dry ingredients, oats, protein powder, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cocoa powder in a large bowl
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the wet ingredients, milk, eggs, melted butter, egg whites, and vanilla extract. Whisk until blended. 
  3. Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. Stir in the pecans and semi-sweet chocolate chips. 
  4. Pour the mixture into the greased dish. Bake for 30 – 40 minutes at 350 until the top of the oatmeal is golden brown and the oatmeal is set.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (176°C).
  2. Grease a 9×13 baking dish with butter or cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the oats, protein powder, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, melted butter, egg whites, vanilla extract, and maple syrup.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until blended.
  6. Stir in the walnuts and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  7. Pour the mixture into the greased baking dish.
  8. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until the top of the oatmeal is golden brown and the oatmeal is set.
  9. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Special Tools Required

You will need a 9×13 baking dish, whisk, and bowl to make this recipe.

You will also need a food scale or measuring cups.

Variations 

You can easily customize this recipe to make it your own. Here are some ideas for variations:

Whey protein for plant-based protein powder

Plant-based protein powder, alternative for way protein or animal-based.

You can substitute whey protein powder with plant-based protein such as pea or hemp. This is a great way to make the recipe more vegetarian-friendly.

Sugar swapped for a lower-calorie sweetener.

You can also replace the white granulated sugar with an alternative sweetener such as monk fruit, agave, honey, or stevia.

Milk for a milk alternative (almond, soy, cashew, etc.)

You can replace the milk with a non-dairy alternative such as almond, soy, or cashew. This, plus replacing the whey protein with plant-based protein, will make the recipe dairy-free.

Additional toppings

You can add other ingredients such as shredded coconut, dried fruit, or nuts to make this a more filling breakfast.

Benefits of Chocolate Baked Oats

Chocolate Baked Oats are a delicious and nutritious way to start the day. These oats are the perfect blend of sweet but also packed with protein and fiber, making them an excellent choice for breakfast.

Check out the 2000 calorie meal plan to see how this chocolate baked oats fits into a full day of eating.

Frequently asked questions

Are baked oats good for you?

Yes! Baked oats are good for you. This is a nutritious and delicious breakfast. They are high in protein and fiber, making them an excellent choice for those looking to incorporate more nutritious breakfast options into their diet.

Can I make this recipe vegetarian?

Yes, you can! You can substitute the whey protein powder with plant-based protein such as pea or hemp. Additionally, you can use a non-dairy milk alternative instead of regular milk.

Can you lose weight by eating baked oats?

Yes, you can lose weight by eating baked oats! Baked oats are high in protein and fiber, which helps keep you feeling full for longer. If you follow a balanced diet and ensure you portion your meals correctly, eating baked oats can be part of a healthy weight loss plan.

Can I freeze baked oats?

Yes! Baked oats are easily frozen. Simply let them cool completely before transferring them to a freezer-safe container. When ready to eat, simply reheat your desired portion in the microwave or oven.

Conclusion

Chocolate Baked Oats are a tasty way to start the day. They are easy to make and highly customizable, making them perfect for those busy weekday mornings or weekend brunches. Plus, you can quickly freeze them for later! So what are you waiting for? Get baking and enjoy these delicious oats!

Chocolate Baked oats with protein powder recipe on counter top and plate.

Chocolate Baked Oats

Noah Quezada RDN
Chocolate Baked Oats recipe with no banana and high protein.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 403 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Food scale
  • 1 MeasureingcCups
  • 2 Mixing bowls
  • 1 Spatula
  • 1 Bking dish

Ingredients
  

Dry ingredients

  • 3 Cups Oatmeal 243 grams
  • 3 Scoops Whey Protein Powder 93 grams
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder 5 grams
  • 2 tsp Sugar, White Granulated 8 grams
  • 1/3 cup Walnuts 40 grams
  • 1/3 cup Chocolate Chips 61 grams
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa Powder, Unsweetened 5 grams
  • 1 Dash Salt .5 grams

Wet ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup 39 grams
  • 1 tbsp Butter, Unsalted 14 grams
  • 10 tbsp Egg Whites 153 grams
  • 2 cup Fat-free Milk Fat-free 494 grams
  • 1 whole Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract 9 grams

Instructions
 

  • Combine the dry ingredients, oats, protein powder, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cocoa powder in a large bowl
  • Combine the wet ingredients, milk, eggs, melted butter egg whites, and vanilla extract in a medium-sized bowl. Wisk until blended.
  • Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. Stir in the pecans and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • Pour the mixture into the greased dish. Bake for 30 – 40 minutes at 350 until the top of the oatmeal is golden brown and the oatmeal is set.

Video

Notes

Calories
Protein
Carb
Fat
Fiber
403
25
46 g
13 g
5 g
Keyword 25 grams protein, Baked oats, Chocolate Baked Oats, Chocolate Chips, High Protein, High Protein Breakfast

Noah Quezada is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist located in Denver, Colorado. Over the course of more than a decade, he has gained extensive experience in helping clients manage their weight through in-person sessions. Noah is also the 2023 President of the Colorado Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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