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?
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!
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.
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.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
1 Cup Mashed Banana (about 2 ripe bananas) (See Note 4 for substitutions)
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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