Easy high protein baked oatmeal with strawberries and bananas is the ultimate breakfast to meal prep. It’s vegan, sweetened with just fruit and made in ONE dish!
This easy protein baked oatmeal with strawberries and bananas is the ultimate breakfast to meal prep. It’s vegan, sweetened with just fruit and made in ONE dish!
Say hello to the easiest breakfast recipe imaginable. And one that you’ll want to prep for breakfast and snacking ASAP friends!!
These high protein baked oats are made in ONE dish, packed with healthy ingredients and super meal prep friendly. You basically mash everything in a pan, bake it, then have a massive “oatmeal cake” ready for the week.
It’s vegan and has no added sugar– just fruit!
I love that this recipe is super versatile too. You can really use any fruit you want if you don’t want strawberries. You can use blueberries, chopped up peaches, anything! Plus, this protein baked oatmeal freezes really well. So if you need an easy meal prep breakfast recipe, here you go! Or maybe you are looking for a new breakfast to make on a Sunday to enjoy all week long. This will be your new go-to recipe!
Ingredients you’ll need
This high protein baked oatmeal recipe has 9 wholesome vegan ingredients you probably have in your pantry. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Rolled oats: use regular, old fashioned rolled oats or gluten free oats if needed.
- Bananas: to help naturally sweeten the baked oatmeal.
- Berries: fresh or frozen strawberries, raspberries or blueberries all work great.
- Protein powder: I like vanilla plant based protein but chocolate protein powder would be divine too! Just make sure it’s a good tasting one you enjoy.
- Flaxseed: to help everything bind together.
- Nuts + seeds: I love adding hemp seeds and flaked almonds for texture. Use any nuts or seeds you have on hand.
- Non-dairy milk: any milk works or use regular milk if you prefer.
- Cinnamon + baking powder
How to make protein baked oats
- Mash two ripe bananas in a baking dish.
- Add the rolled oats on top.
- Sprinkle the flaxseeds, almonds, protein powder, chocolate chips, cinnamon and baking powder on top.
- Stir to combine
- Add the strawberries and pour over the milk.
- Top with extra chocolate chips and pop it into the preheated oven.
- You’ll know it’s done when the oats have thickened and the liquid is fully absorbed.
Tips for making baked oats
- Spray the baking dish. As you’re starting with the mashed bananas in the baking dish, it’s important to spray the dish before adding any ingredients to ensure that nothing sticks to the dish for easier cleanup.
- Use overripe bananas. The riper the banana, the sweeter it will be. So if you have some bananas that are starting to go brown, this is a great recipe to use them in.
- Switch out the flaxseeds. You can easily swap the ground flaxseeds for chia seeds. Keep in mind they will add a little crunch.
- Use any fresh of frozen fruit. Berries are my personal favourite but chopped up peaches, frozen mango or pitted cherries would be delicious too.
How to store + reheat
- Fridge: You can store your baked oatmeal in the baking dish you cooked it in. Just cover it with plastic wrap or foil and store it in the fridge for up to 4 days. This is a great breakfast to have on hand for busy mornings.
- Freeze: You can also portion it out into individual servings freeze it for up to 3 months.
- Reheat: You can either microwave it for a couple of minutes or warm it up in the oven.
Can I use quick oats instead of rolled oats for this recipe?
I do not recommend using quick oats in this recipe because they will cook too quickly and will not have the same texture as rolled oats.
Can I make this baked oatmeal recipe without bananas?
Absolutely! The banana provides moisture and sweetness to the oatmeal. You can easily replace them with 3/4-1 cup of unsweetened applesauce.
How to make protein baked oats without protein powder?
Replace 1 cup of the milk with 1 cup of greek yoghurt.
More healthy baked oatmeal recipes
If you try this protein baked oats recipe or have a question, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you makePrint
This easy protein baked oatmeal recipe with strawberries and bananas is the ultimate breakfast to meal prep. It’s vegan, sweetened with just fruit and made in ONE dish!
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 cups/ 200g rolled oats
- 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
- 1/4 cup flaked almonds
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 cups chopped strawberries (or berries of choice)
- 2 cups non dairy milk
- Preheat oven to 160C/ 350F . Lightly coat an 8 x 11 inch baking dish or 12 inch skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
Use a fork to mash the bananas in the baking dish.
- Add the rolled oats, followed by the flaxseed, almonds, protein powder, chocolate chips, cinnamon and baking powder on top. Stir to combine.
- Add the strawberries and pour over the milk.
- Top with extra chocolate chips and pop it in the preheated oven.
- You’ll know it’s done when the oats have thickened and the liquid is fully absorbed. Bake in the preheated oven until the liquid is absorbed, about 30 minutes.
- Serve with greek yoghurt or pour milk on top before serving, if desired.
Storage: store leftover oatmeal in the baking dish covered with plastic wrap or in an airtight container in the fridge for 4 days.
Freezer: Portion into individual servings in snap lock bags and freeze for up to 3 months.
Keywords: Baked oats, protein baked oatmeal, vegan baked oats