Healthy Chocolate Baked Oatmeal (Easy! + Vegan)
This is the best Healthy Chocolate Baked Oatmeal. It’s 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 Baked Oatmeal Low Calorie
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.
It’s also 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?
How to make baked oatmeal with banana
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! Now let me tell you, I made this recipe before Tiktok was even a thing, so you know it’s going to be good 😉 Here are the steps:
- Get out a 2-quart baking dish (here is the exact one I use).
- Using the back of a fork, mash the ripe bananas right in the baking dish.
- Add in all other ingredients and stir it up!
- 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.
Vegan Chocolate Baked Oatmeal
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!
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.
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
Can I make this baked oatmeal with no bananas?
Yes, you can! Just substitute 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce in place of the mashed banana. I will say though, you cannot taste the banana at all if that is what you’re worried about. The chocolate flavor really is the star ingredient.
Love Oatmeal? Try these healthy recipes!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Baked Oatmeal
Energizing Matcha Overnight Oats
Peppermint Mocha Overnight Oats
Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats
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Healthy Chocolate Baked Oatmeal (Vegan + Protein)
This is the best Healthy Chocolate Baked Oatmeal. It's 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.
- 1 Cup Mashed Banana (about 2 ripe bananas) (See Note 4 for substitutions)
- 2 Cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- ⅓ Cup Unflavored or Chocolate Plant-Based Protein Powder (my favorite brand!!!) (See Note 3)
- ¼ tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
- ¼ Cup Cacao Powder
- 3-4 Tbs Honey (or maple syrup)
- 2 Cups Plant-Based Milk (or brewed coffee) + ½ Cup Water (See Note 1)
- Opt: 1 tsp Maca Powder
- ¼ Cup Dairy-free Dark Chocolate Chips
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 except chocolate chips into baking dish and stir until combined. Fold in chocolate chips or sprinkle on top.
3. Place in the oven to bake at 350 F. for 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!
- 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!
- Most oats are gluten-free, just make sure by checking the packaging! I love this brand.
- 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.
- 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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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150Total Fat: 2.5gTrans Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 26.8gNet Carbohydrates: 23.4gFiber: 3.4gSugar: 9.4gProtein: 6.2g
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.
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 🙂