If you’re looking for a delicious, nutritious, and filling breakfast option, look no further than this recipe for baked oats with protein powder!
This dish contains healthy wholesome ingredients like rolled oats, bananas, eggs, and protein powder.
Not only is it satisfying and tasty, but it’s also easy to make ahead of time so you can enjoy a hot breakfast even on busy mornings. This high protein healthy breakfast idea will provide you with 25 grams of protein.
Macro Breakdown & Calories
- Calories: 350
- Carbohydrates: 49g
- Protein: 25g
- Fat: 5g
Baked Protein Oats Ingredients
All you need for this easy breakfast recipe is a few simple ingredients, and you can make a warm and nourishing breakfast dish for the entire family. The perfect way to start your morning off right on a cold winter’s day.
We have also suggested how to swap the key ingredients for vegan alternatives if needed.
Oats offer carbs and fiber, which give you energy and keep you full- a great way to start the day! In this oatmeal recipe, whole oats are ground in a blender or food processor to create oat flour. You can also skip this step by buying oat flour from the store if you’d like!
By turning the oats into a flour, this delicious breakfast has a cake-like texture.
Bananas are a great source of potassium and fiber, which is beneficial for gut health. They also add natural sweetness and creaminess to the recipe. If you don’t have bananas, you can substitute applesauce or pumpkin puree, but you may need to add another sweetener like honey.
Baking powder is a leavening agent that helps the oats rise and become fluffy. If you don’t have baking powder, you can substitute baking soda. If you do, make sure you add an acid like lemon juice or yogurt to activate the baking soda.
Salt is a necessary ingredient in any baked good to balance out the sweetness and help enhance the flavor of the other ingredients. You can substitute sea salt or pink Himalayan salt for regular table salt.
Eggs are a great source of protein. They also help bind all the ingredients together and make the oats fluffy. If you’re vegan or have an egg allergy, you can use a flax or chia seeds as an egg substitute.
Vanilla extract adds a delicious flavor to the recipe, but you can substitute almond or other extracts.
If you’re looking for non-dairy milk to use in this recipe, Almond milk is a great dairy-free alternative to cow’s milk. It has a similar consistency to skim milk and can be used in almost any recipe in place of it. You can also use soy milk, cashew milk, or oat milk.
Maple syrup is a natural sweetener that adds a delicious flavor to this recipe. You can also substitute honey, agave nectar, or brown sugar.
Many people wonder if you can cook with protein powder, and the answer is absolutely! The best type of protein for this recipe is whey as it doesn’t dry out the recipe.
If you are vegan, substitute this ingredient with a vegan protein powder of your choice. If you’re using a plant-based protein powder, I recommend adding 1 tbs of olive oil to the recipe.
How To Make Baked Oats Recipe With Protein Powder
Prep your ingredients by grinding the oats in a blender or food processor.
Mash your banana.
Combine oat flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
Whisk together the mashed banana, eggs, almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in another bowl.
Gradually mix the wet and dry ingredients until everything is well combined.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Splash some water or almond milk if it’s too thick, and more oat flour if it’s too thin.
Pour the batter into a greased and lined baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes until the oats are cooked, and the top is golden brown.
If preferred, you can use your air fryer to reduce the baking time.
- 2 cups whole oats
- 2 bananas
- 1 cup whey protein powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients: oat flour, protein powder, baking powder, and salt.
- In another bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: eggs, bananas, almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until everything is well combined.
- Pour the batter onto the prepared baking dish and spread it into an even layer.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the oats are cooked through.
Customisations and vegan alternatives available
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350Total Fat: 5gCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 25g
Customize the Flavor
There are many ways you can customize the flavor of this recipe. Try swapping the plain protein powder for different flavors like chocolate protein powder or vanilla protein powder and adding a tablespoon of cocoa powder for chocolate baked oats. Or, you can add blueberries and cinnamon for a delicious blueberry cobbler flavor.
Make It Vegan
To make this recipe vegan, substitute the eggs for flax or chia. You can also use the plant-based protein powder and alternatives like soy or oat milk.
Baked oats are delicious, but they’re even better with toppings!
Add fresh fruit, nuts or nut butter, yogurt, or granola. Or, get creative and try something like chocolate chips or a crumbled-up cookie.
How To Store & Meal Prep
This recipe is a great make-ahead breakfast. You can make the night before ready to eat the next morning, or you baked oats can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
To meal prep, make a batch of baked oats and portion them into individual portions in individual containers. Then, add your toppings just before eating. This way, the oats will stay fresh and crispy.
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