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High-Protein Chocolate Baked Oats

High-Protein Chocolate Baked Oats
Monica Green
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It’s easy to see why baked oats are always trending — you can’t beat an indulgent breakfast. And don’t be intimidated by how damn good it looks... I promise this protein-packed recipe is a great fit for your training plan.

Made in a matter of minutes, these chocolate-hazelnut baked oats are the perfect way to warm up on a frosty winter morning. I honestly can’t wait for you to dig into this.

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Batch cooking

Baked oats were made for batch cooking. The perfect breakfast meal prep, these oats will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days and can even be frozen for up to three months.

To refrigerate or freeze, allow the oats to come down to room temperature, store in an airtight container and heat up in the microwave when you’re ready to eat.

Can you eat baked oats cold?

Yep. If you prefer a cold breakfast, just eat your baked oats straight out of the fridge.

How to package safely

Store your baked oats in an airtight container.

How to reheat safely

To reheat your baked oats, pop them in the microwave until piping hot in the middle.

Types of oats

Whole groats

These are the oat grains in the rawest state. Perfect if you like chewy, nutty oats but not great if you’re in a hurry — they take considerably longer to cook as they’ve gone through very little processing.

Rolled oats

Rolled oats are steamed groats which are them flattened. You've probably come across these the most in your breakfast history. Super quick and easy to make, with that creamy flavour.

Steel-cut oats

Steel-cut oats, also known as Irish Oats, are sliced with a steel blade (hence the name) into smaller bits. They cook a little faster than groats as they’re somewhat processed and tend to be chewier than your typical rolled oat.

Instant oats

Good old instant oats. Ready in minutes, you’ll usually find these in a microwaveable packet, usually pre-cooked and seasoned with various flavours. Perfect for when you’re in a hurry.

Variations and add-ins

Chocolate chips and peanut butter not your thing? There are loads of other ways to jazz up these baked oats.

  • Fruit — whether it’s frozen or fresh, top with your favourite fruit to add some freshness.
  • Nut butters — if you don’t fancy peanut butter, try almond or cashew.
  • Nuts — Brazil nuts, peanuts, almonds, walnuts... the choice is endless really. Add some crunch, fibre and healthy fats.
  • Coconut flakes — to create a breakfast akin to a chocolate bar that rhymes with county... top these chocolatey oats with coconut flakes.

Make it vegan

While this recipe uses cow’s milk and Impact Whey Protein, it can easily be made vegan. Simply swap out your milk for a dairy-free alternative — I recommend oat milk for maximum creaminess and use Vegan Blend Protein for 21g of plant-powered protein.

Equipment needed

  • Large baking dish or ramekins
  • Mixing spoon
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring jug

Chocolate baked oats recipe

Chocolate Baked Oats

2 people
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Passive Time
10 minutes




Preheat oven to 180°C/ 360°F.


In a bowl, mix together the oats, whey protein, salt and baking powder.


Add the milk and maple syrup and mix until fully combined.


Split mixture between two small oven-proof bowls or baking dishes and then add a teaspoon of Protein Spread to centre of each dish. Cover with a little oatmeal mixture and bake for 12 minutes.


Once baked, top with a drizzle of melted peanut butter and a sprinkle of choc chips. Dig in!

Nutritional info per serving:

Total Fat11g
Total Carbohydrates46g

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Monica Green
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Originally from London, Monica graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Philosophy. After discovering a love for the gym whilst studying, Monica was drawn to weight training which helped her hugely through stressful times as a student. From writing for a popular student site, Monica developed her skills as an author, writing trending feature pieces regularly. She is thrilled to be able to combine her love for writing with her passion for the gym. In her spare time Monica loves to cook, try out new restaurants with friends and explore new walking trails.