Chocolate Protein Baked Oatmeal (Gluten Free, Vegan, Oat Free)

Chocolate Protein Baked Oatmeal (Gluten Free, Vegan, Oat Free)

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Easy to make with only 5 simple ingredients. This chocolate protein baked oatmeal is healthy and delicious. It’s like eating dessert for breakfast. Perfect to make ahead for those busy mornings. Gluten free, vegan, oat free.

Healthy Baked Oatmeal Recipe.

One of the reasons baked oatmeal is so popular is because it’s so easy to whip up and perfect for meal prep! You literally need one bowl and one baking dish. Anytime I can cut back on dishes, I’m going to!

Baked oatmeal is also very versatile. With so many different flavour combinations you will never get bored. Some of my favourite combinations are chocolate and peanut butter, apple and cinnamon, strawberry and banana.

I love making overnight oats for a breakfast meal prep. Which is how this recipe was created. I decided to take my to go overnight oats recipe and turn it into a baked version. If you’re like me and love a thick cake like texture to your oatmeal then this chocolate protein baked oatmeal is for you.

chocolate baked oatmeal in baking dish

Tips for Making this Chocolate Protein Baked Oatmeal.

Protein Powder: the protein I used is an unflavoured vegan blend. Make sure to use a protein powder you like the taste of, as it can affect the final taste of the baked oatmeal.

Alternative for Protein Powder: Don’t want to use protein powder then leave it out. You might need to adjust of much liquid you use as the protein powder absorb quite a lot. I would either increased how much oats you use or decreased how much liquid you use.

Oat Free Option: My go to option is rice flakes they have a similar taste and texture to rolled oats when used in any oatmeal recipe. You could also try using buckwheat flakes these are great for making granola oat free.

two bars of chocolate baked oatmeal with drizzle

Non-Dairy Milk: With so many options these days my favourite is uht coconut milk not the kind in the tin but the one in the carton. It has a subtle coconut flavour and a hint of sweetness. Other great options are almond or soy milk.

Cacao Powder: To make this chocolate oatmeal vegan I use raw cacao powder as it has nothing added to it like milk powder or sugar. It gives this oatmeal a strong chocolate taste with only a tablespoon of cacao powder needed.

One Bowl Recipe: Essentially you could make this in the dish you’re going to bake it in but it can get a little messy and is easy to spill it or not mix the ingredients together properly. I suggest using two as this way you can mix the ingredients thoroughly and not risk spilling it everyone.

Meal Prep Friendly.

Baked oatmeal has got to be one of the best meal prep breakfast out there. Since is so easy to make in a large quantity and versatile so you never get bored. Quick to make since you just need to mix all your together them pour it into your baking dish. Then bake for around 25 minutes. Easy to divide up into individual portions and simple to reheat in the morning or eat cold if you prefer.

chocolate baked oatmeal with syrup

More Breakfast Recipes:

Apple Spiced Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bars (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Oat Free)

Healthy Homemade Cookie Crisp (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Mixed Berry Pop Tarts (Gluten Free, Vegan, Sugar Free)

Ingredients Needed:

Rolled oats or rice flakes

Cacao powder

Vegan protein powder


Non-dairy milk

Final Result

A super quick and healthy make ahead breakfast sure to satisfy the whole family. With the decadent chocolate flavour and cake like texture. It’s like eating dessert for breakfast. Gluten free, vegan and with an oat free option. Everyone is catered for with this chocolate protein baked oatmeal.

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Chocolate Protein Baked Oatmeal

Easy to make with only 5 simple ingredients. This chocolate protein baked oatmeal is healthy and delicious. It’s like eating dessert for breakfast. Perfect to make ahead for those busy mornings. Gluten free, vegan, oat free.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine gluten free, oat free, vegan
Keyword Chocolate protein baked oatmeal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Author emma


  • 160 grams Rice flakes or rolled oats
  • 50 grams Vegan protein powder
  • 30 grams Cacao powder
  • 3 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 litre Non dairy milk


  1. Pre oven to 180c

  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl until well combined.

  3. Add non dairy milk. Give it a good stir to make sure there isn't any lumps of protein powder or cacao powder left.

  4. Pour mixture into a deep rectangle baking dish. Cover with tin foil and bake at 180c for 20 minutes.

  5. Remove from oven and take the tin foil off. Put the oatmeal back in the oven for 5- 10 minutes.

  6. Remove from oven and leave to cool if your using this for meal prep. Or serve immediately and then store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days,

chocolate protein baked oatmeal