I eat some form of oatmeal at least three times a week because it's filling, nourishing, and there are a million different ways to dress it up.
So you can imagine my shock when I realized I only had ONE oatmeal recipe on the blog! (an overnight oats recipe of course)
I knew it was time to add another oatmeal breakfast recipe to my website, especially because I specialize in pre/postnatal nutrition.
Today's recipe for chocolate baked oats is an easy baked oats recipe that my entire family scarfs down in one sitting. The best part? It only needs one bowl and five minutes of prep for a whopping eight servings of oatmeal!
No banana: bananas are great for adding a natural sweetness and leavening to a recipe, but then the recipe is just "banana" blah-blah-blah. And we don't need that here. So I'm happy to say this recipe is made with no bananas!
Easy to make: just mix everything in your baking dish! No high speed blender, food processor, or mixing bowl required.
Macro friendly: this means there is a balanced ratio between carbs, fats, and proteins in each serving to help stabilize your blood sugar and keep you fuller longer.
Diet friendly: these chocolate oats are naturally gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free so everybody can have some!
Great for meal prep: most of the viral recipes are made in a greased ramekin as a single serve baked oats recipe, but I wrote this one in a baking dish to make eight hearty servings so you only have to cook once!
Made with whole foods: no processed ingredients or artificial sweeteners. Just pure goodness from real, healthy ingredients.
Chewy texture: every other chocolate baked oats recipe is made with oat flour and a ripe banana, which results in a cake-like texture. THIS recipe uses regular rolled oats for a perfectly chewy texture.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
In your baking dish, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, milk, and vanilla extract.
Then, whisk in the protein powder, stevia, and cacao powder until smooth and well combined. (If you want to make this part faster and easier, use a frother! It's my favorite hack for blending protein powder into liquids.)
Lastly, fold in the oats and 1/2 of the chocolate chips. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top.
Bake for 13-17 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out almost clean and the top is springy.
For the best results, let the oats cool for 5-10 minutes before serving. This will help make sure the oats are set and don't crumble into a gooey mess.
Divide the pan into eight equal servings and top with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!
I haven't tested this recipe without eggs, but you could try using unsweetened applesauce in place of the eggs and equal amounts of milk for the egg whites. Please leave a comment below if you try it!
Divide all of the ingredients by 3 and bake in a 4x6 oven-safe baking dish.
Yes! These baked oats are an amazing healthy recipe for kids, but I do recommend omitting the chocolate chips for kids under two years old.
Yes! This recipe is great for meal prep. See the instructions below for storing.
Let cool to room temperature, then store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge.
If you have baking dishes with lids, just pop the lid on and you're set!
Next time you go to make breakfast, make this double chocolate baked oatmeal! It's rich, fudgy, and a great choice for a healthy breakfast, too.
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If you're looking for a nutritious breakfast with simple ingredients, these chocolate baked oats are for you! They're made in one bowl, they have an extra rich chocolate flavor thanks to chocolate protein powder, and they don't require any bananas.
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