Chocolate Baked Oatmeal (Vegan)
Breakfast,  Chocolate,  Snacks

Healthy Chocolate Baked Oatmeal (Vegan)

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This soft and moist Healthy Chocolate Baked Oatmeal is loaded with plant-based protein (that you can’t even taste) and chocolatey goodness. Absolutely perfect for meal-prep. You only need the baking dish to make it! Vegan & gluten-free too!

Chocolate for breakfast?! Yes, please! One serving of these healthy baked oats is only 150 calories with 6.2g of protein, 3.4g of fiber and only 2.5g of fat! No granulated sugar added either! I absolutely love how it’s sweetened with banana and maple syrup. This will be your new go to for healthy meal prep breakfast recipes!

What breakfast do you serve to guests?

This Chocolate Baked Oatmeal is the perfect healthy breakfast to serve to a large group of people! It’s sooooo ridiculously easy to make. You can make a double or triple batch in probably 10 minutes! This baked oatmeal is allergy friendly, vegan, and gluten-free, so it’s the perfect filling meal for everyone! Plus, who doesn’t love chocolate for breakfast?

chocolate baked oatmeal easy breakfast to serve to guests
Vegan baked oatmeal with chocolate

How to make baked oatmeal with chocolate

Just like my Chocolate Chip Cookie Baked Oatmeal and Chunky Monkey Baked Oatmeal recipes, we only use the baking dish to whip this healthy, delicious breakfast up! Here are the steps:

  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!

You can take a peek at my other baked oatmeal recipe to see a quick video of these steps.

Chocolate baked oatmeal with protein
This bite is for you.

What gives this Chocolate Baked Oatmeal Protein?

In this recipe, we use unflavored plant-based protein powder. I also use this protein powder in my Homemade Protein Pancake Mix and no one can tell they have protein powder in them. Unflavored protein powder is so versatile and I love how it doesn’t overpower the flavor of 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 vanilla or chocolate plant based protein powder would go over wonderfully, I’m sure!

what to serve with baked oatmeal

If your protein powder is sweetened, you may not need the additional honey or maple syrup this recipe calls for. I’ve used Ideal Raw for years now and I highly recommend their plant based protein powder. Just try out my Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls (which are one of my favorite freezer snacks!) to see for yourself!

Can you make baked oatmeal ahead of time? 

Yes! I love putting all my ingredients together for my baked oatmeal and then storing it (UNCOOKED) in the fridge overnight. This again, is perfect for if you’re having guests over. You just quickly throw the oats in the oven 40 minutes before everyone arrives, and breakfast will be served right on time! And if you’re needing some homemade gift ideas for those guests, I’ve got you covered in that department here

Chocolate baked oatmeal with toppings
Vegan baked oatmeal healthy

What to serve with baked oatmeal?

This is my favorite question because toppings are the best! (Check out my Instagram highlight “oats” to see my go to oatmeal toppings!) This 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
Healthy chocolate baked oatmeal

Love Oatmeal? Try these healthy recipes!

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Chunky Monkey Baked Oatmeal

Energizing Matcha Overnight Oats

Peppermint Mocha Overnight Oats

Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats

I cannot wait for you to give this Chocolate 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!

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Chocolate protein baked oatmeal
Yield: 9 Servings

Healthy Chocolate Baked Oatmeal (Vegan + Protein)

chocolate protein baked oats

This soft and moist Healthy Chocolate Baked Oatmeal is loaded with plant-based protein (that you can’t even taste) and chocolatey goodness. Absolutely perfect for meal-prep. You only need the baking dish to make it! Vegan & gluten-free too!

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 extra chocolate chips on top if desired)

3. Place in the oven to bake at 350 F. for 35-40 minutes. 

4. Serve with fresh berries, banana slices, nut butter, or your favorite 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 plain unsweetened 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 plant based protein powder works! If your protein powder is already sweetened, you may want to adjust the amount of honey to little or none at all (depending on how sweet you enjoy your foods). 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.
  4. Don’t have bananas? You can sub the banana with ½ Cup of your favorite yogurt or 1 Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce. Adjust the amount of honey/maple syrup to taste if needed.


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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150Total Fat: 2.5gTrans Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 26.8gNet Carbohydrates: 23.4gFiber: 3.4gSugar: 9.4gProtein: 6.2g

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2 Comments

  • Carly

    These are great to make especially if you want to change up your snacks. I have eaten by themselves, and have also eaten with milk and both ways are yummy! I would have liked for my Oatmeal to have come out a little crisper than it did. I kept it in the oven longer that what the recipe states. Regardless, these are tasty and I will definitely make again.

    • Claire

      I am so glad you love these baked oatmeals!!! Ooo yes baking it longer to make it more crispy it’s totally a preference. 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing your love for these! I eat baked oatmeal every single morning too 🙂

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