This soft and chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Baked Oatmeal literally tastes like a chocolate chip oatmeal cookie! It’s packed with plant-based protein and will keep you full until lunch. Such an easy make-ahead breakfast for the week. It’s vegan and gluten-free too!
After you’ve finished your first bowl, you most likely will be running back to the fridge for MORE of this Baked Oatmeal. It’s so easy and healthy! Honestly, the perfect make-ahead breakfast for those busy weeks. I love how it’s vegan and sweetened with bananas and chocolate chips. You’ll be looking forward to eating this every morning from now on! I know I am!
Easiest Baked Oatmeal EVER!
Here are the steps for the easiest and yummiest baked oatmeal you will ever make. Yes, that sounds dramatic, but trust me, it’s the truth.
Next, using the back of a fork, mash the ripe bananas right in the baking dish.
Then, add all other ingredients to the baking dish and stir it up!
Lastly, pop it in the oven at 350 F. for 40 minutes and viola! Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Baked Oatmeal for breakfast? Yes, please!
Literally NO DISHES or CLEANUP when you make thisbaked oatmeal. You mix it all right in the baking dish so that you don’t use unnecessary utensils or bowls. That is my kind of baking! You can tell by looking at my Secretly Healthy Fudge Brownie recipe or Overnight Oat recipes. I honestly don’t remember the last time I used 2 bowls to bake something. I just feel it’s not necessary and #aintnobodygottimeforthat.
Unflavored protein powder is so versatile and I love how it doesn’t overpower whatever you put it in. Because common… you all have tried the “Protein Cookie” or “protein waffle” that literally taste like straight up protein powder. Ick. HOWEVER, I have had a friend tell me she used a chocolate protein powder in this recipe and she said it still turned out AMAZING. So feel free to experiment!
Trust me when I say, you can’t even taste this protein powder in the baked oatmeal. I’ve served this oatmeal to friends and family and no one realized it was even healthy, let alone that there was protein powder in it! And I have some pretty picky friends 😉
Okay, Okay, Let’s Talk Oats
How Healthy is Oatmeal for you?
I am here to tell you folks that oats are a SUPERFOOD. Yes, you heard me. A superfood. I know they may look insignificant and taste bland, but trust me, they are amazing for your body. Plus you can spice them up in so many different ways!
Oatmeal is one of the cheapest grocery staple items I get every other week. I talk all about how to build a superfood pantry the cheap way in my post, How to Build Your Superfood Pantry. Definitely give it a quick read if you are needing some life changing AFFORDABLE superfoods in your cabinets.
I cannot wait for you to give this chocolate chip cookie baked oatmeal a try! Please snap a picture and share it with me! Seeing your kitchen creations makes my day and allows me to keep creating new recipes for you!!!
2. In a 2 quart baking dish mash the banana with the back of a fork. Add all other ingredients into baking dish and stir until mixture is combined. (You can add on a few extra chocolate chips on top too)
3. Place in the oven to bake at 350 F. for 40 minutes.
4. Enjoy hot or cold with fresh berries and milk!
5. Store in the fridge for up to a week and enjoy a premade healthy breakfast all week long!
You can use any liquid of choice for this recipe. I use a combination of almond milk and water to make the oats thick and creamy. You can swap the milk for all water or do a different combination. I have found that this combo works perfectly though!
Most oats are gluten-free, just make sure by checking the packaging! I love this brand.
I love using UNFLAVORED plant-based protein powder in this recipe because it doesn't overpower the flavor of the oatmeal. I have had friends use flavored protein powder and they told me it turned out so yummy too! So use whatever your heart desires! I DON'T recommend using whey protein powder because it can cause a chewy almost crispy texture. I've had people use whey that love it still, but personally, I would avoid whey for these texture reasons.
Don’t have bananas? You can sub the banana with ½ Cup of your favorite yogurt or 3/4 Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce. Adjust the amount of honey/maple syrup to taste if needed.
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