This Chocolate Protein Baked Oats recipe checks all the boxes!
-Adaptable to different tastes and nutritional needs (i.e. your choice of milk and add-ins)
-No added sugar
-Eat for breakfast or snack (or dinner if you are me)
-Packed with protein
This delicious baked oatmeal dish also uses only 1 bowl and 1 baking dish to make so you won’t completely mess up your kitchen. It is relatively simple and perfect for someone new to meal prep. Because it is naturally sweet with the bananas, having some ready for when sugar cravings strike can be clutch to making a healthy choice. You will want to save this one for sure!
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 cup whey protein powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 medium bananas, mashed (about just over a cup)
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup (or 4 large) egg whites
- ¼ cup Hershey’s Dark cocoa powder
- 1 cup milk of your choice (I used chocolate almond)
- Optional: choc chips/nuts/spices of your choice
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and/or line an 8″ square or round tin and set it aside. Mash your banana in a medium mixing bowl and add in all of your other ingredients, mixing until combined. Pour the oatmeal mix into your baking dish and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until cooked through. Once baked, allow to cool before cutting and serving. Store for 2-3 days in the fridge or freeze in individual slices. Enjoy cold, warm, or topped with your favorite nut butter.