These single serve protein baked oats with zucchini and banana taste just like vanilla muffin but are packed with fruit + veggies! They are made in a blender, use protein powder instead of eggs, have no added sugar and vegan!
Baked oatmeal or zucchini muffin? Why not both?! This protein baked oats with zucchini is the ultimate healthy breakfast treat that combines flavours of zucchini bread and vanilla muffins into an easy breakfast bake.
When I saw that blended baked oats were going viral on TikTok I knew I had to put my own veggie twist on it. Baked oatmeal is my favourite cozy breakfast to make and something I share quite often on my instagram.
I tried it last week and omg, blended oats are basically a fun way to make yourself a giant muffin for breakfast. The texture is very similar to cake that’s a little softer (from the oats and liquid). It’s naturally sweetened with just banana and vanilla protein powder to make it more filling and pretty damn delish if you ask me!
Ingredients you’ll need
To make this protein baked oatmeal you only need a handful of ingredients and a small zucchini to make this!
- Rolled oats: Once blended they turn into oat flour to make the recipe. You can also sub quick oats.
- Protein powder: it adds protein to make these baked oats a filling breakfast meal. I use plant-based vanilla pea protein powder which has a great texture and adds a delicious vanilla flavour! Make sure you use a protein powder you like the taste of here.
- Zucchini: to add a sneaky serving of vegetables! You can even taste it!
- Banana: This adds flavour, sweetness and moisture to the recipe. You can sub ~1/3 cup yoghurt, applesauce or pumpkin puree if you like.
- Chia seeds: totally optional but adds additional fibre and omega-3 fatty acids.
- Non-dairy milk: I used almond milk but any milk will work.
- Nut butter: a touch of healthy fats to make these oats more satiating and add more body. Any type works- peanut butter, almond butter or tahini all work lovely.
- Baking powder: this helps the baked oats rise like a muffin while baking.
- Dark chocolate chips: just a few to sprinkle on top. Totally optional but recommended.
How to make protein baked oats
These super easy and delicious blender protein baked oats only require a small ramekin dish and handful of ingredients. Get your blender and let’s get blending.
- Prepare ramekin: lightly grease a small ramekin with oil/ spray.
- Combine ingredients: Add rolled oats, protein powder, banana, zucchini, protein powder, baking powder, nut butter, chia seeds (if using) and milk in a high speed blender. A smaller blender cup works best since the amount is so little.
- Blend: blend on high speed for about one minute until the mixture is well combined and pourable/ spoonable. The batter will be quite thick.
- Fill ramekin: Pour into ramekin and sprinkle with chocolate chips if desired.
- Bake: place in the oven for 30-35 minutes (or until fully cooked)
- Enjoy! Eat plain or drizzle with nut butter on top if desired, spoon and enjoy!
I find this recipe is naturally sweet enough from the banana, but if you need a bit more sweetness you can add a drizzle of maple syrup or honey or a few drops stevia.**
How to store and reheat baked oats
While it tastes best straight from the oven, these protein baked oats can be an excellent addition to your weekly breakfast meal prep routine!
- Store: store in the ramekin or let cool and then store in an airtight container for up to one week.
- Reheat: The easiest way to reheat baked oats is in the microwave. I haven’t tried myself but I’m sure you could warm it up in the oven for about 10 minutes.
Rolled oats nutrition facts
Oats are an excellent addition to your breakfast! They are super versatile and provide a wonderful nutrient composition.
Oats are a whole grain complex carbohydrate most well known for their high fibre content. They’re particularly high in beta-glucan, a soluble fibre which is known to help:
- slow digestion, increasing feelings of fullness/ satiety
- lower LDL and total cholesterol levels
- improve glycemic (blood sugar) control
- promote the growth of good bacteria in the gut
- regulate bowel movements
- Use a high powered blender! To get fully blended, cake-like oatmeal, make sure you’re using a high powered blender. I love my vitamix or small blender jug (like a NutriBullet) for this recipe.
- You can double the recipe. This is a single-serve recipe but you can absolutely double or triple the ingredient quantities and make multiple servings at once if you’d like. It makes it easier to blend a larger batch too!
- What type on baking dish to use? I used a 250ml/ 8oz mini cocotte dish, but any 8 oz oven-safe dish will work.
- Can you make this in microwave? I haven’t tested it but I’m sure you could microwave it for 3-4 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Please let me know if you try!
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Single serve protein baked oats with zucchini and banana taste just like vanilla muffin but are packed with fruit + veggies! Made in a blender, have protein power instead of eggs, vegan and no added sugar. The ultimate easy breakfast treat!
- 1/2 cup (50g) rolled oats
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup (75g) zucchini, sliced
- 2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder*
- 1 teaspoon peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds (optional)
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- Chocolate chips, to sprinkle
- Preheat oven to 350F/180C and grease a small ramekin with oil/ spray.
- Add rolled oats, protein powder, banana, zucchini, protein powder, baking powder, nut butter, chia seeds (if using) and milk in a high speed blender. Note: a smaller blender cup works best since the amount is so little.*
- Blend on high speed for about one minute until the mixture is well combined and pourable/ spoonable.
- Pour into ramekin and sprinkle with chocolate chips if desired.
- Place in the oven for 30-35 minutes (or until fully cooked).
- Eat plain or drizzle with nut butter on top if desired, spoon and enjoy!
Protein powder: you can use plant based or a whey protein. My personal favorite is vanilla pea protein but I also love vanilla coconut collagen peptides for this recipe.
To make sweeter: add 1 teaspoon honey/ maple syrup or stevia.
- Serving Size: 1 serve
- Calories: 408
- Sugar: 15.1g
- Fat: 10.4
- Carbohydrates: 56.6g
- Fiber: 8.7g
- Protein: 22.9g
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