This soft and chewy Chunky Monkey Baked Oatmeal is packed with plant-based protein and peanut butter goodness! Such an easy make-ahead breakfast for the week. Vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free too!
I’m definitely on a baked oatmeal kick. It all started with my Chocolate Chip Cookie Baked Oatmeal. When something tastes like a cookie and you can eat it for breakfast, how can you say no?! What I love about this Chunky Monkey flavor is the peanut butter! If you’re nut butter obsessed, like myself, then you have to try this chunky monkey baked oatmeal recipe!
Easiest Baked Oatmeal EVER!
Just when you thought baked oatmeal couldn’t get any easier, I found a way! Here are the steps to making the easiest and yummiest baked oatmeal! All you need is the baking dish and a fork!
You can take a peek at my other baked oatmeal recipe to see a quick video of how exactly I make my healthy baked oats.
What gives this Chunky Monkey Baked Oatmeal Protein?
In this recipe, we use unflavored plant-based protein powder. This is a hidden gem that should not be hidden any longer! I would looooove for more people to discover the beauty of unflavored protein powder. I use this same trick in my Homemade Protein Pancake Mix recipe. Unflavored protein powder is so versatile and I love how it doesn’t overpower whatever you put it in.
You can use any protein powder in this baked oatmeal recipe though! I’ve had friends tell me they used flavored protein powder and the baked oats still turned out AMAZING. So feel free to experiment! A peanut butter or vanilla plant based protein powder would go over wonderfully, I’m sure!
Store your baked oatmeal in the refrigerator for up to a week! It’s so easy to pull out of the fridge and heat up in the microwave. I love heating it for about 40 seconds until it’s warm but still a little cold so the chocolate chips are half melty. Yum!
What to serve with Chunky Monkey Baked Oatmeal?
My favorite question! This Chunky Monkey Baked Oatmeal is delicious on its own, but here are a few ideas of what you can serve with it to make it even more scrumptious!
This protein packed Chunky Monkey Baked Oatmeal recipe is so easy and delicious! The perfect healthy meal-prep breakfast. Completely vegan and gluten-free. Definitely a healthy breakfast to go “bananas” over!
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 a few extra chocolate chips to the top too)
3. Place in the oven to bake at 350 F. for 40 minutes.
4. Enjoy hot out of the oven with bananas, an extra peanut butter drizzle 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 prefer using unflavored plant based protein powder. Vanilla, Peanut Butter, or Chocolate Peanut Butter are great flavor options for this recipe too! 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 powdered peanut butter? You can leave the powdered peanut butter out completely and reduce water amount to 1/4 Cup. OR use 2-4 Tbs regular all peanut butter. Use code "shh20" at Georgia Grinders for FREE SHIPPING on your nut butters!
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