This Protein Baked Oatmeal is the ultimate high protein oatmeal recipe for meal prep. It is so good that you won’t even realize there are 20g of protein in each slice.
Stay full all morning with this protein packed breakfast
Simplify your morning routine by preparing a protein baked oatmeal dish for the week. With just 10 minutes of prep time and 40 minutes in the oven, you can enjoy a delicious protein oats breakfast that will keep you feeling satisfied and energized all week long.
Each slice contains 20g of protein, making it an effortless way to get the nutrients your body needs. Oatmeal alone is a timeless breakfast staple but adding vanilla protein powder is a real game-changer.
This protein oats recipe is not only healthy for you but it is also incredibly tasty. So, whether you’re preparing it for yourself or your entire family, every slice of this protein baked oatmeal is guaranteed to be enjoyed until the last crumb.
Just like a standard bowl of oatmeal, you can customize this dish to make if just the way you like it. Change up the toppings or the flavor of the protein powder to suit your needs.
- Baking pan – I used 8×8
- Mixing bowls
- Measuring cups and measuring spoons
- Liquid measuring cup
- High-speed blender
- Parchment paper (optional)
Prepare this protein baked oatmeal in advance and savor it all week long for meal prep or enjoy it with family or friends for a nutritious breakfast. It pairs perfectly with some fresh fruit and many other toppings.
I like to serve mine with fresh berries and some almond butter on top. You could also top it with bananas and peanut butter for a classic combination.
I made a s’mores version by mixing in some cinnamon and topping it with some chopped chocolate and marshmallows. Add some extra nutrients to the dish by sprinkling chopped nuts and chia seeds on top.
- Cottage cheese
- Almond milk or milk of choice
- Vanilla whey protein powder
- Vanilla extract
- Maple syrup
- Old fashioned rolled oats
- Ground cinnamon
- Baking powder
For this protein oatmeal, you can use either quick oats or rolled oats. I used rolled oats but if you have quick oats on hand, that will work as well and will not require any changes to the recipe.
Once the cottage cheese is blended into the dish you will not be able to taste it. If you still choose not to use it, you can use plain greek yogurt instead.
For protein, I used whey protein but you can also use a plant based protein powder like hemp or pea protein. You can basically use any flavor of protein powder that you like. Avoid using unflavored protein powders.
When I use vanilla protein powder I mix in some ground cinnamon for extra flavor, but when I use chocolate protein powder I skip it. Sometimes I stir in a tablespoon of powdered peanut butter when I use the chocolate protein powder.
Does oatmeal have protein?
Yes, each 1/2 cup serving of oatmeal has 5g of protein on its own. I find that this is not enough to keep me full and satisfied.
I added whey protein powder, cottage cheese, and eggs to this high protein oatmeal recipe. All of the ingredients get baked together to make a super delicious dish that will also kickstart your day full of energy.
How to make Protein baked oatmeal
Step 1: Prepare to bake
To begin making this high protein oatmeal, preheat your oven to 375F. Next, spray an 8×8 baking pan with cooking spray or line it with parchment paper.
Step 2: Mix all ingredients
Then, blend eggs, cottage cheese, milk, protein powder, vanilla extract and maple syrup in a high speed blender until completely smooth. After that, mix together oats, cinnamon, and salt in a large mixing bowl,
Then, it is time to pour wet ingredients from the blender into the mixing bowl. Next, use a flat spatula to combine thoroughly with the dry ingredients.
Step 3: Bake and enjoy
Then, pour the batter into the baking pan. Bake at 375F for 40 minutes.
Last but not least, remove this protein oats dish from the oven and cool. Cut into 6 slices and serve with fresh fruit.
Storage and reheating
Allow the protein oatmeal to cool completely. Then, transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to one week.
Reheat in the oven or toasted oven at 250F until warmed through, about 15 minutes. You can also reheat in the air fryer which will give you a slightly crispy crust on the outside.
You can freeze this protein oats dish for up to 3 months. I recommend slicing it into individual slices before freezing so you can defrost it as desired. I recommend defrosting in the fridge prior to reheating.
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You can find the full recipe below. If you make this recipe, please rate and review it in the comments, or share it with me on Instagram!
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 1 ½ cups almond milk or milk of choice
- 3 scoops vanilla whey protein powder (34g by weight per scoop)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 375F and spray an 8×8 baking pan with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
- Blend eggs, cottage cheese, milk, protein powder, vanilla extract and maple syrup in a high speed blender until completely smooth.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together oats, cinnamon and salt.
- Pour wet ingredients from blender into the mixing bowl and combine thoroughly with the dry ingredients.
- Pour it all into the baking pan and bake at 375F for 40 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and cool. Cut into 6 slices and serve with fresh fruit.
- I recommend using vanilla whey protein for the best texture and taste, but you can use any type of flavored protein that you like
- You can use whole rolled oats or quick oats