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Salted Brown Butter Cookie Baked Oatmeal (Easy + Healthy!)

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This Salted Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Baked Oatmeal is unlike any oatmeal you’ve ever had. The flavor is rich, with hints of caramel and a sweet nuttiness. It’s secretly healthy, packed with protein, vegan, and gluten-free. Ideal for meal prep, this breakfast treat ensures a week of guilt-free indulgence. Plus, it’s kid-friendly too!

salted brown butter chocolate chip cookie baked oatmeal

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Baked Oatmeal

Welcome to a breakfast experience unlike any other! Imagine the aroma of rich, browned butter mingling with the sweetness of ripe banana and the decadence of dark chocolate chips. This is not your ordinary oatmeal; this is Salted Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Baked Oatmeal. With its luxurious flavor profile and wholesome ingredients, it’s a breakfast treat that will delight your taste buds and nourish your body. This cookie baked oatmeal is secretly healthy, packed with protein, vegan, and gluten-free. Plus, it’s perfect for meal prep, ensuring a week of delicious mornings for the whole family!

What I Love About This Brown Butter Cookie Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Now, if you’ve come to this recipe, you are my kind of person! You love the nutty and caramel undertones of brown butter and you’re probably a cookie lover as well. You’ll definitely want to save my vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, sourdough chocolate chip cookies,  and soft vegan lemon cookies for later too. Why not combine these two loves and make it a breakfast sensation you’ll keep coming back for? Let’s jump into why this brown butter chocolate chip cookie baked oatmeal is so great. 

This healthy brown butter chocolate chip cookie baked oatmeal recipe is one of the more decadent flavors of all my baked oatmeal flavors. You seriously would never guess this recipe is actually good for you! It’s the perfect healthy breakfast to start the day on one of the warmer or colder mornings. Plus, having your house smell like cookie goodness is one of the best things ever! Now, I have lots and lots of baked oatmeal flavors here on the blog, but I’m really considering making a Pb&j baked oats recipe after this brown butter chocolate chip cookie baked oatmeal because I’m currently obsessed with that flavor combo. Let me know in the comments if this is something you’d like to see 🙂

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So what makes this brown butter chocolate chip cookie baked oatmeal healthy? Here’s the shortened version:

  • Vegan plant-based protein powder (here is the brand I use and love) I also love Clean Simple Eats grass-fed whey protein powder (use code “CLAIRE” for a discount)
  • Oats (find the health benefits of oats here.)
  • Plant-based milk (high in potassium and iron)
  • Banana (high in potassium and complex carbs. You can it use in all my baked oatmeal recipes)
  • Pink Himalayan Salt (rich in minerals and less processed than table salt. Read more about the benefits of pink salt here.

Baked Oatmeal Without Eggs or Milk

This oatmeal recipe uses absolutely no eggs or regular milk! Just like in my Matcha Latte recipe, we use plant-based milk as listed above. Feel free to use any milk you have on hand though! And even if you don’t have milk, you can sub with good ole’ H2O (water). The oats and protein powder make this oatmeal bake soft, chewy, and slightly fluffy without having to add any eggs.  I know Growingannanas baked oats recipe uses eggs, so if you have an allergy or an egg shortage, my recipe is perfect! 

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How to Make Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Baked Oats

Now we won’t be making cottage cheese baked oats, because firstly, I’ve never tried them before. Although I think that will be on my list to recipe test to increase the protein of my baked oatmeal recipes even more.

But, as I just said above, you don’t need any eggs or flax eggs for this baked oatmeal recipe. It’s completely vegan and plant-based. The beauty of this oatmeal recipe is that you can use whatever protein powder or milk you have on hand. Even if you don’t have milk, you can substitute it for all water. That’s how easy and simple it is! 

You only need the baking dish too! No extra bowl for mixing. You mix it all right in the baking dish and then pop it in the oven. Yay for fewer dishes!

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High Protein Baked Oatmeal

This high-protein baked oatmeal recipe is made with my very favorite unflavored plant-based protein powder. And if you’re looking for more great vegan breakfast options, check out these 12 Easy Vegan Protein Breakfasts!

I’ve gotten the question a few times if you can substitute the protein powder for collagen to make them collagen baked oats. To this, I say yes absolutely! Collagen should work perfectly. Let me know if you try in the comments below.

Key Ingredients For This Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Baked Oatmeal 

The star players of this cookie baked oatmeal are the grass-fed butter and ripe speckled bananas. Both lend natural sweetness and creamy texture. Combined with hearty rolled oats and plant-based milk make for a comforting soft baked cookie oatmeal. A touch of honey or pure maple syrup enhances the sweetness without overwhelming the natural flavors, creating a perfect balance.

But wait, there’s more! To amp up the protein content, we incorporate unflavored or vanilla plant-based protein powder, ensuring that each serving provides a satisfying boost of energy to kickstart your day. And for an extra nutritional boost, feel free to sprinkle in some maca powder, known for its adaptogenic properties and subtle nutty flavor.

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Texture Of This Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Now, let’s talk about texture – this brown butter chocolate chip cookie baked oatmeal achieves the perfect balance between moist and fluffy, with rich chocolate oozing with every bite. It’s a symphony of flavors and textures that will have you coming back for more.

Not only is this cookie baked oatmeal a treat for your taste buds, but it’s also a meal prep dream. Whip up a batch at the beginning of the week, and you’ll have a wholesome breakfast ready to enjoy each morning, saving you time and ensuring you start your day on the right note. And the best part? It’s kid-friendly too! Watch as even the pickiest eaters devour this nutritious breakfast with gusto.

So, whether you’re looking for a nutritious breakfast option, a meal prep hero, or simply craving a taste of brown butter cookie in every bite, this brown butter chocolate chip cookie baked oatmeal has got you covered. Indulge guilt-free in this clean eating delight and savor the flavors of spring and summer all year round!

Toppings For Cookie Baked Oatmeal

Brown Butter Cookie Baked Oatmeal is delicious on its own, but here are a few ideas of what you can serve with it:

  • Plant-Based Milk (I add a splash on top and it adds the perfect moisture)
  • Protein Cream Cheese Icing (recipe from my Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal)
  • Regular Cream Cheese Icing
  • Maple Cream Cheese Icing
  • Nut Butter of Choice (Use code “shh20” for FREE SHIPPING at Georgia Grinders) The maple pecan nut butter from Georgia Grinders is so good on top of this!
  • Fresh Berries
  • Fresh Banana
  • Chopped Nuts
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Baked Oats With PB2 (I love topping baked oatmeal with PB2 or any kind of powdered peanut butter)
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How to Store Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Baked Oatmeal

Store the cooked brown butter chocolate chip cookie baked oatmeal in the fridge for up to a week. When ready to eat, microwave for about 1 minute or reheat in the oven. You can also eat it cold! Serve with desired toppings. Baked oatmeal topping ideas are listed above.

Can You Freeze Baked Oatmeal?

Yes! You can freeze the cookie baked oatmeal either uncooked or cooked for up to 2 months. Thaw on your counter a few hours before popping it into the oven. 

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Yield: 9 servings

Salted Brown Butter Cookie Baked Oatmeal (Easy + Healthy!)

salted brown butter chocolate chip cookie baked oatmeal

This Salted Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Baked Oatmeal is unlike any oatmeal you’ve ever had. The flavor is rich, with hints of caramel and a sweet nuttiness. It's secretly healthy, packed with protein, vegan, and gluten-free. Ideal for meal prep, this breakfast treat ensures a week of guilt-free indulgence. Plus, it's kid-friendly too!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F.

2. Place butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until melted. The butter will get foamy and then turn an amber color. Once the butter has turned amber in color, immediately turn off the burner and set the pan aside to cool for at least 10-15 minutes.

3. In a 2-quart baking dish mash the banana with the back of a fork. Add all other ingredients, except the chocolate chips and browned butter, into the baking dish and stir until the mixture is combined. Mix in the chocolate chips and browned butter.

4. Place in the oven to bake at 350 °F for 40-45 minutes until golden brown and set on top.

5. Let cool for 10-20 minutes or until set and serve with fresh berries, banana slices, nut butter, or your favorite milk! It will hold its shape more once fully cooled, but you can eat it straight from the oven too.

6. Store in the fridge for up to a week and enjoy a premade healthy breakfast all week long!

Notes

  1. Don’t have bananas? You can substitute the banana with ¼ cup of unsweetened applesauce or yogurt. Adjust the amount of honey to taste.
  2. Protein powder: any protein powder works or you can omit it. If your protein powder is sweetened, adjust the amount of honey to your taste. My favorite flavored protein powder is Clean Simple Eats (Code "CLAIRE" for discount). 2 scoops of collagen also works! Alternatively, you can omit the protein powder and use ¼ cup less milk.
  3. Liquid: You can use any liquid of choice for this recipe. You can swap the milk for all water or do a different combination. 
  4. Most oats are gluten-free, just make sure by checking the packaging. I love this brand.
  5. How do you store brown butter chocolate chip cookie baked oatmeal? Store the cooked baked oatmeal in the fridge for up to a week. When ready to eat, microwave for about 1 minute or reheat in the oven. You can also eat it cold! Serve with desired toppings. Baked oatmeal topping ideas are listed above.
  6. Can you freeze baked oatmeal? Yes! You can freeze the baked oatmeal either uncooked or cooked for up to 2 months. Thaw on your counter a few hours before popping it into the oven. 
  7. Can you prep baked oatmeal ahead of time? Yes, mix the baked oatmeal in your baking dish, cover it, and store it in the fridge overnight to bake in the morning.

Be sure to tag @secretlyhealthyhome on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest with a picture of your beautiful baked oatmeal!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 245Total Fat: 12.6gCarbohydrates: 29.1gNet Carbohydrates: 25gFiber: 4.1gSugar: 11.9gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 8.5g

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