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This Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal is as good as having cake for breakfast! It’s made with blended oats, 12 grams of protein per serving, then baked until light and fluffy. All you need is a few healthy ingredients and just over 30 minutes to make.
Our Vegan Take on Tiktok Blended Baked Oats
Blended baked oats went viral on TikTok for a good reason– they are so delicious and so easy to make! The original recipe is made with eggs, which of course aren’t vegan. With a bit of testing, we’ve developed an egg-free, gluten-free, vegan take on the original and although we never tried the egg version, we’re confident this version is equally as delicious. Plus, there are so many ways that you can customize them to make them your own. It’s basically the most delicious, healthy way to enjoy a sweet treat for breakfast.
Try this banana chocolate chip baked oats recipe this week for your weekly meal prep. We promise the whole family will love this healthy breakfast! Just read the many 5-star ratings.
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Oats: We recommend using old-fashioned oats or rolled oats in this baked oatmeal recipe. These oats are more processed than steel cut oats and are easier to grind into a flour-like consistency. Similarly, quick cooking oats are too soft and don’t create the best oat flour. If you have celiac disease or are gluten intolerant, make sure to use certified gluten-free oats.
- Non-dairy milk: Any unsweetened or lightly sweetened plant-based milks will work. We typically use our unsweetened almond milk, but milks like oat milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, or soy milk are all good options.
- Banana: For the best natural sweetness, use a ripe, spotty banana. You can also use a thawed frozen banana, if needed.
- Flaxseed meal: Ground flaxseed is one of our favorite simple egg replacers in vegan baking. It’s affordable, pantry friendly, and a great source of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. If you’re out of flaxseed, opt for chia seeds.
- Maple syrup: Our liquid of choice is pure maple syrup, but agave or another liquid sweetener will work well, too!
- Nut butter: In order to keep this chocolate chip baked oatmeal neutral tasting, we recommend a mild-flavored nut butter such as almond butter or cashew butter. Peanut butter will work, but it is a much stronger flavor. If you are nut-free, opt for a seed butter like sunflower seed butter.
- Vanilla: Optional, but adds depth of flavor and notes of sweetness.
- Leavening agents: Baking powder and baking soda work together to rise the baked oatmeal, making it a similar texture to cake.
- Dark chocolate chips: To ensure your chocolate chip baked oatmeal is vegan, use dairy-free dark chocolate chips or vegan milk chocolate chips. One of our go-to brands is EnjoyLife. You can also substitute chocolate chunks, vegan white chocolate chips or even a chopped vegan chocolate bar.
If you’re out of chocolate chips or aren’t a fan, replace the chocolate chips with an equal amount of optional add-ins or a mixture of a few for different flavor combinations. Try one of these or choose your own add-ins:
- Fresh berries like blueberries or raspberries
- Dried fruit
- Chopped nuts like pecans, walnuts, or peanuts
- Shredded carrots
- Cocoa powder for extra chocolate flavor (about 1/4-1/3 cup)
- Coconut flakes
- High speed blender
- Small baking dish (our was 7 x 9.5-inches)
- Oil or cooking spray, for greasing the dish
How to Make Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal
- Make oat flour. Add the rolled oats into a high-speed blender and process until the oats become a fine flour consistency.
- Add in the remaining ingredients. Once the flour is fine, add in the non-dairy milk, ripe banana, flaxseed meal, maple syrup, nut butter, vanilla, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Blend until smooth.
- Fold in the chocolate chips. Add all but 1 tablespoon of the chocolate chips and mix into the baked oatmeal batter.
- Transfer to the prepared baking dish. Spread the oatmeal batter in a greased baking dish until smooth and even. Sprinkle with the remaining chocolate chips over the top.
- Bake. Bake the chocolate chip baked oatmeal for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, and it is golden brown.
- Serve. Allow the chocolate chip oatmeal bake to cool for about 5 minutes before serving, then dig in!
Serve this baked oatmeal just as you would any other bowl of regular ol’ oatmeal. Enjoy it plain with a drizzle of maple syrup or serve with fresh berries, sliced bananas or extra vegan chocolate chips. You can also serve it with a your favorite vegan breakfast sides like fresh fruit, Tofu Bacon, Tofu Scramble, and Roasted Potatoes.
You can even enjoy it for a simple dessert and serve it with a scoop of your favorite vegan ice cream.
Leftover chocolate chip baked oatmeal can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for 3 months. Before storing, allow the oatmeal bake to cool completely, then tightly cover the baking dish with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Alternatively, transfer the oatmeal bake to an airtight container or freezer-safe container as needed.
Reheat leftovers in the microwave in 30 second intervals until warmed through.
More Easy Oatmeal Recipes You May Enjoy:
- Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – just as good as the classic oatmeal raisin cookies!
- Blender Oatmeal Pancakes (Vegan) – our favorite easy pancake recipe that’s made right in the blender.
- Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies – a healthy fall-twist on the traditional oatmeal cookies.
- Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Bars (Gluten-free + 9-Ingredients) – healthy breakfast bars that are perfect for meal prep and healthy snacking.
- Simple Peanut Butter Granola (6-Ingredients) – never buy store-bought granola again!
- 6-Ingredient Stovetop Granola (Oil & Gluten-free) – a staple granola recipe that’s easy to customize.
Nutrition facts label provided by Nutri Fox.
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