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One-Pan Fluffy Mixed Berry Protein Oatmeal

 February 14, 2024

If there’s one breakfast treat that the whole family will love, it has to be my One-Pan Fluffy Mixed Berry Protein Oatmeal. This is not your average oatmeal – it’s light, fluffy, and packed with protein to keep you full and satisfied all morning long. The best part is, it can easily be prepared ahead of time. Simply prepare a big batch of this oatmeal at the beginning of the week and you’ll have a delicious and nutrient-dense breakfast ready in a pinch!

A pan of the mixed berry protein oatmeal, sitting on a countertop

If there’s one breakfast food that undoubtedly gets a bad reputation, it’s oatmeal. Whether it’s called “plain,” or “boring,” or the food of so-called “almond moms,” on TikTok, oatmeal has been in desperate need of a makeover. That is, until baked oats came around. Baked oats are a fun, fluffy, and delicious take on traditional oatmeal. Only, instead of being cooked low and slow on the stove, they’re baked in the oven. The result? A light and fluffy, cake-like version of oatmeal that is just as nutritious and healthy. What could be better than that?

Well, I’ve found one thing better, and that’s making a baked oatmeal that is packed with protein. This Mixed Berry Protein Oatmeal contains a special ingredient- egg whites- that significantly boosts the protein content in this recipe. However, if you happen to be vegan or don’t eat eggs, then don’t worry! There are plenty of ways to adapt this recipe to fit your needs (see below).

I love to prepare a big batch of this oatmeal at the beginning of the week and store it in the freezer (or fridge!) to enjoy throughout the week as a quick and easy breakfast. Simply place the oatmeal into an airtight container and reheat in the microwave or oven when you’re ready to serve it. I even like to separate mine into individual servings, using mason jars, to make the meal-prep process even easier!

How to make This Protein Oatmeal Vegan-Friendly

While this oatmeal gets a boost of protein due to egg whites, if you’re vegan or otherwise egg-free, don’t worry! There are options to make this recipe fit your needs.

Simply omit the egg whites all-together and add an extra cup of non-dairy milk, to help round out the liquid content. Then, add in a scoop or two of your favorite plant-based protein powder to help boost the protein content. It’s as simple as that!

A baking dish, filled with the oats and mashed banana, with the milk actively being poured on top
Then, add in the oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, milk, egg whites (if using) and almond extract (if using) and stir the ingredients together until they’re fully combined.

What You Need to Make This Protein-Packed Breakfast

  • Bananas: Bananas are one of my favorite ingredients, especially when it comes to baked oatmeal. Since this recipe calls for mashed bananas, using ripe, soft bananas works extra-well, here.
  • Rolled Oats: Of course, it wouldn’t be oatmeal without the oats! If you’re gluten-free be sure to use gluten-free friendly oats.
  • Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are packed with fiber and omega-3’s, making them a great addition to this recipe!
  • Cinnamon: A pinch of cinnamon adds the best flavor to this oatmeal.
  • Milk: Pick your favorite milk and use it in this recipe! Both dairy and non-dairy milk work equally as well, in this recipe.
  • Egg Whites: Egg whites not only make this oatmeal light and fluffy, but it also adds tons of protein!
  • Almond Extract: This is optional, but highly recommended! The almond extract adds a delicious flavor that makes this oatmeal taste like a bakery-fresh berry muffin.
  • Mixed Berries: To keep this recipe simple, I love to top this oatmeal with frozen mixed berries! However, fresh berries also work well too, if you prefer.

Five Steps to making This Easy Baked Protein Oatmeal

To make this baked oatmeal, start by preheating your oven to 350 F. Next, spray a 9×13 baking dish generously with cooking spray. Add the bananas to a baking dish and mash them well. Then, add in the oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, milk, egg whites (if using) and almond extract (if using) and stir the ingredients together until they’re fully combined.

Then, add the frozen berries on top. Bake the oats for 30-35 minutes, or until all of the liquid has absorbed. Once it’s done, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool slightly. Then, slice it, top it with a dollop of yogurt (if desired), then serve and enjoy!

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** Photography by Tanya Pilgrim
A pan of the mixed berry protein oatmeal, sitting on a countertop
Dairy Free/gluten-free/Nut Free/Refined Sugar Free/Vegan

One-Pan Fluffy Mixed Berry Protein Oatmeal

5 from 1 vote
Nicole Modic
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
SERVES 8 Servings
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If there's one breakfast treat that the whole family will love, it has to be my One-Pan Fluffy Mixed Berry Protein Oatmeal. This is not your average oatmeal – it's light, fluffy, and packed with protein to keep you full and satisfied all morning long. The best part is, it can easily be prepared ahead of time. Simply prepare a big batch of this oatmeal at the beginning of the week and you'll have a delicious and nutrient-dense breakfast ready in a pinch!

Ingredients

  • 3 Ripe Bananas
  • 2 Cups Rolled Oats
  • ¼ Cup Chia Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup Milk of Choice both dairy milk and non-dairy milk work!
  • 1 Cup Egg Whites to make this recipe vegan-friendly, you can omit this and use 2 cups of milk instead!
  • ½ Teaspoon Almond Extract optional, but highly recommended!
  • 2 – ½ Cups Mixed Frozen Berries

Instructions

  • To make this baked oatmeal, start by preheating your oven to 350 F.
  • Next, spray a 9×13 baking dish generously with cooking spray.
  • Add the bananas to a baking dish and mash them well. Then, add in the oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, milk, egg whites (if using) and almond extract (if using) and stir the ingredients together until they're fully combined.
  • Then, add the frozen berries on top.
  • Bake the oats for 30-35 minutes, or until all of the liquid has absorbed.
  • Once it's done, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool slightly. Then, slice it, top it with a dollop of yogurt (if desired), then serve and enjoy!

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    • Hi Eveline, yes you can definitely add in protein powder. No modifications needed!

  1. 5 stars
    All you need is love and a high protein breakfast to start your morning. These baked oats are so delicious 😋 easy to make. Thank you Nicole aka @kalejunkie for this amazing recipe 💕

  2. This has literally become my every morning breakfast! I’m not a huge oatmeal fan but this is delicious, filling and energy boosting. My 8 month old baby gobbles it up right along with me☺️

    • I’m so happy that you and your baby love this recipe, Lauren! Thank you so much for making it!