In need of a delicious and nutritious breakfast recipe that will satisfy and keep you energized throughout the day? Make this High-Protein Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal! The recipe is packed with wholesome ingredients like rolled oats and bananas, but the real star of the show is the high-quality protein from protein powder, eggs, milk, and hemp hearts. This healthy baked oatmeal is high in protein and fibre, and perfect to meal prep for busy mornings when you need something quick.

pan of baked oatmeal with banana slices and chocolate chips sliced into eight pieces

If I had to choose a favourite of my healthy breakfast recipes, baked oatmeal would be at the top of the list! As a Registered Dietitian, I love that it’s hearty and filling, but really nutritious too.

I also love that when it comes to baked oatmeal recipes, there are so many options for flavours. Like Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal, nourishing Blueberry Banana Vegan Baked Oatmeal and drool-worthy Double-Chocolate Baked Oats.

These banana bread baked oats marry two delicious recipes (banana bread and baked oatmeal) into one. They’re sweet but not too sweet, have the perfect chewy texture, and fill you up and keep you full – thanks to the higher protein content.

slice of baked oatmeal on a plate topped with banana

Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal Ingredients:

Here’s what you’ll need to make this banana baked oatmeal recipe:

flat-lay image of ingredients for baked oatmeal

How to Make Banana Bread Baked Oats:

What Makes this Baked Oatmeal Healthy?

This recipe is chalk-full of nutritious ingredients, and it has everything you need to build a balanced breakfast like fibre-rich carbohydrates, high-quality protein, healthy fats, and fruit and/or vegetables.

One of the star ingredients is of course, oats. We use rolled oats (not quick oats) for the best texture. Rolled oats are a great source of complex carbohydrates that are slower to digest so they keep you full for longer. They’re also a great source of fibre (particularly soluble fibre) which is beneficial for gut health, good digestion, managing cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Bananas are another key ingredient in these banana chocolate chip baked oats. Bananas are another good source of carbs and fibre, in addition to important minerals like potassium and vitamin B6.

Love oats? Check out all of the delicious dietitian-approved oats recipes here on my site!

slice of baked oatmeal on a plate topped with banana

What Makes it High Protein?

Most baked oatmeal recipes are great sources of carbohydrates and fibre, but don’t necessarily offer a ton of protein. You can always add protein to baked oats by serving them with greek yogurt or a nut/seed butter (like peanut butter), but I wanted to make sure that this recipe offered a healthy dose of protein to keep you full and satisfied for longer.

I added more protein to this banana bread baked oatmeal recipe by incorporating a few different high-protein ingredients:

slice of baked oatmeal topped with a banana slice, chocolate chips, and maple syrup

Is Baked Oatmeal Vegan?

This recipe can easily be turned into vegan baked oats with a few simple ingredient swaps.

Instead of eggs, use 2 flax “eggs” (per flax egg: mix 1 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tbsp water). Choose a non-dairy milk like soy for the liquid, and use a plant-based protein powder.

Meal Prep and Storage Tips:

To store baked oatmeal as leftovers or breakfast meal prep, cover and refrigerate the oatmeal up to 1 week. Or, cover and store the baked oatmeal in the freezer up to 3 weeks.

I recommend serving your vegan baked oatmeal with a splash of milk, a drizzle of maple syrup and a spoonful of nut butter or yogurt on top.

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pan of baked oatmeal with banana slices and chocolate chips sliced into eight pieces

High-Protein Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

In need of a delicious and nutritious breakfast recipe that will satisfy and keep you energized throughout the day? Make this High-Protein Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal! The recipe is packed with wholesome ingredients like rolled oats and bananas, but the real star of the show is the high-quality protein from protein powder, eggs, milk, and hemp hearts. This healthy baked oatmeal is high in protein and fibre, and perfect to meal prep for busy mornings when you need something quick.
4.50 from 6 ratings

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 medium bananas, the more ripe the better
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk, I recommend a higher protein variety like dairy or soy
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Add-Ins:

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 9×13” baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the dry ingredients (excluding the hemp hearts and chocolate chips).
    oats, protein powder, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl
  • In another mixing bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients.
    mashed bananas, milk, eggs, vanilla extract, and maple syrup in a mixing bowl
  • Pour the wet ingredient mixture into the dry and stir well to combine.
    mixture of wet and dry baked oatmeal ingredients mixed together
  • Fold in hemp hearts and chocolate chips.
    mixture of wet and dry baked oatmeal ingredients mixed together with hemp seeds and chocolate chips folded in
  • Transfer mixture to the prepared baking pan and spread evenly into the pan. Add additional chocolate chips and banana slices on top (optional).
    banana bread baked oatmeal in a pan before baking
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool for 20 minutes before cutting. Serve with maple syrup, yogurt, or nut butter.
    banana bread baked oats in a ban after baking

Notes

Please keep in mind that the Nutrition Facts information listed is an estimate and the exact nutrient content may vary slightly depending on the specific ingredients used and the size of the servings.
Calories: 370kcal, Carbohydrates: 49g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 65mg, Sodium: 75mg, Potassium: 547mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 19g, Calcium: 137mg, Iron: 3mg
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