Chunky Monkey Baked Oatmeal
Breakfast

Chunky Monkey Baked Oatmeal (+ Protein)

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!

chunky monkey baked oats

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!

chunky monkey baked oatmeal with protein

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!

  1. Get out a 2-quart baking dish (here is the exact one I use).
  1. Using the back of a fork, mash the ripe bananas right in the baking dish.
  1. Add in all other ingredients and stir it up!
  1. Pop it in the oven at 350 F. for 40 minutes and serve with fresh bananas, berries, peanut butter and plant based milk!

Literally NO DISHES or CLEANUP when you make this baked oatmeal. You mix it all right in the baking dish so that you don’t use unnecessary utensils or bowls. That’s my kind of baking! You can tell by looking at my Secretly Healthy Fudge Brownie recipe or Overnight Oat recipes. No dishes means more time to meal prep other healthy snacks like Almond Joy Protein Bites!

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.

baked oatmeal with peanut butter

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. 

chunky monkey baked oatmeal

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!

Another source of protein we add to this baked oatmeal is peanut butter powder. I love this ingredient because it adds protein and flavor without adding a ton of extra fats. I use the same powdered peanut butter I did for my No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls (which are one of my favorite freezer snacks!).

How to store Baked Oatmeal

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 baked oatmeal

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!

  • Plant Based Milk
  • Powdered Peanut Butter Drizzle
  • Regular Peanut Butter
  • Nut Butter of Choice
  • Fresh Berries
  • Fresh Banana
  • Additional Dairy-free Chocolate Chips

More Healthy Oat Recipes:

chunky monkey baked oatmeal bite

I cannot wait for you to give this Chunky Monkey 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!

Happy Oatmeal Bakin’!

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Yield: 9 Servings

Chunky Monkey Baked Oatmeal (GF+ Protein)

Chunky Monkey Baked Oatmeal (GF+ Protein)

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!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

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!

Notes

  1. 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.
  2. Most oats are gluten-free, just make sure by checking the packaging! I love this brand.
  3. Any protein powder works! I prefer using unflavored plant based protein powder. Vanilla, Peanut Butter, or Chocolate Peanut Butter are great flavor options for this recipe too!


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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 154Total Fat: 3.1gCarbohydrates: 23.6gNet Carbohydrates: 19.6gFiber: 4gSugar: 6.1gProtein: 8.4g

4 Comments

  • Hayley Gabert

    My kids and I love this recipe and make it at least once a week. This recipe is the PERFECT combination of oats, chocolate chips, bananas, and other nutritious ingredients making me start the day with a WIN. I love how easy it is too making my job, as a busy mama, easier.

  • Bonnie

    This oatmeal is so good!!! Seriously so yummy and I love that it lasts for a week. I don’t have to worry about what’s for breakfast. And it was so easy to make. I will for sure be making it again and again.

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