I’m just going to tell you right now that when I first tested this Chocolate Protein Baked Oats recipe, I ate almost the entire pan the second I was done taking pictures.
And no, this is not a cute single serving recipe baked in a ramekin like you’ve seen on TikTok.
Okay technically it’s only two servings, so I guess being like “omggg I ate the entire pan guys” is a little dramatic. THEY’RE GOOD, OKAY?! That’s all I’m trying to say.
Chocolate Protein Baked Oats ingredients
Oats – I used rolled oats, but you can use basically any type of oats EXCEPT for steel-cut. Don’t use those.
Protein Powder – I used the Chocolate Shake flavor of Sculpt & Debloat Protein with Probiotics! You can also you vanilla protein powder since we’re adding cocoa powder!
Cocoa Powder – Mmm, chocolate.
Salt – Just a pinch to balance the flavor. A sprinkle of flaky salt on top after it bakes is also *chef’s kiss*
Eggs – We’ll talk more about this later. I wanted to make this baked oats recipe without banana, so I opted for eggs to bind the ingredients together instead.
Monk Fruit Syrup – For sweetness. This is important since we’re not using banana, but you can use any liquid sweetener you like (maple syrup, honey, etc.). Feel free to adjust to your taste!
Chocolate Chips – Yes. More chocolate. My tip is to add the chocolate chips the second you take the baked oats out of the oven. If you sprinkle them on before it bakes, they’ll sink. Still delicious, just not as pretty.
Btw you can leave the chips out if you want, or play around with other add-ins like nuts, hemp seeds, caramel chips, or maybe…a peanut butter swirl?!
Baked oats without banana
The viral TikTok baked oats use mashed banana as the base. These Chocolate Protein Baked Oats are made without banana. I went this route because:
1. With every banana-based recipe comes several comments from people asking how to make it sans banana.
2. These are protein baked oats, so I thought I’d let eggs do their thing.
3. I didn’t want this recipe to be like the 5 million other baked oats recipes out there.
Can I make these baked oats vegan?
One reason you see banana as the base in most baked oats recipes is because it replaces the eggs, making the recipe vegan-friendly. You can absolutely swap the egg in this protein baked oats recipe for mashed banana, pumpkin puree, or even 2 flax eggs.
Keep in mind that I have not tested these swaps for this recipe! Baked oats are pretty forgiving though – give it a shot and report back in the comments!
Let’s make chocolate protein baked oats!
Chocolate Protein Baked Oats
- High powered blender
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- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 scoops chocolate protein powder I used
Sculpt & Debloat with Probiotics
- 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- pinch salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tbsp monk fruit syrup or maple syrup
- ½ cup almond milk or milk of choice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a small baking dish. I used a 9-in oval, but a loaf pan or something similar would work!
- Add all of the ingredients except for the chocolate chips to a high-powered blender. Blend for about a minute, until the batter is smooth.
- Pour batter into your prepared baking dish and bake for 17-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
Dessert for breakfast? Yes.
Who doesn’t want to get 21 grams of protein while feeling like they’re eating cake for breakfast?! If you struggle to eat a balanced breakfast that actually keeps you full, you’ll love this. It makes a great snack too….and a dessert.
Not a chocolate lover? That’s ok! Just use vanilla protein and leave out the cocoa and chocolate chips. Add some sprinkles and you have something more like vanilla cupcake baked oats! I also hiiiiighly recommended Cassey’s Cinnamon Roll Baked Oats. IYKYK.
Let me know in the comments if you try these!!
PS – If you want some more easy, high-protein recipes check out Cassey’s protein cookbook!
16 thoughts on “Chocolate Protein Baked Oats for Two”
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I just tried this out being super excited. Taste wise it’s ok? but the texture…
WAY too little milk in this recipe!! The dough and thus the cake came out super dense and not enjoyable at all. Absolutely nothing like cake, and more like dense dry bananabread. I’m just so sick of trying out so many recipes, doing exactly what is written in them and then the result turns out entirely different and bad 👎
Are the macros for both servings or a single serving?
I made it for breakfast today and it blew my mind!
I don’t know what I was expecting but I was pleasantly surprised!! I used my air fryer, 150°c for 16 mins in a loaf pan and it was perfect. i ised used brown sugar for the sweetener. I’ll definitely see about doubling the recipe and making breakfast muffins.
Delicious, thank you
Oh, and I used plain, unflavoured whey protein but used an extra Tbsp cocoa powder
I’m so glad you liked it!! Using an air fryer is a great idea!
What size baking dish for a serving of 2?
I used a 9-in oval baking dish. I’d say a loaf pan would work too!
Tried it with vanilla protein powder but def not enough chocolate flavor with just one tablespoon of cocoa powder. It is fluffy tho.
Definitely go with 2 tbsp of cocoa powder next time or add chocolate chips to the batter for extra chocolate flavor 🙂
Not a big fan of chocolate, but this was SO good! My protein powder is cinnamon roll flavored and I was a bit nervous about the mix of flavors, but it turned out perfect. It’s my first time making a recipe like this and the texture was better than I imagined! Fluffy and gooey 🤤
I’m so glad you liked it!
I’m a vegan, do you have any recommendations on what’s a good egg substitution to use to keep the same consistency? I’m still a noob in the baking substitution department.
Never mind, I spoke too soon! I see you have already addressed options. This sounds delicious and can’t wait to try it!
Garbanzo bean powder and chia seeds
This looks phenomenal! I ha e a question, though… I live in Australia, and therefore unfortunately cannot access the Blogilates supplements range 😞 Will the flavor and consistency of this recipe turn out almost as good as the original if I omit that one ingredient? I’d love to try making this, but I can’t buy the protein powder 🙁
Any protein powder should work! If you leave it out completely, you might just need to add extra oats (I’m guessing about 1/4 cup) to keep the same texture.