Disclaimer: I am so honoured to be in a partnership with my good friends at Garden of Life, who sponsored this blog post. Although I was provided with the products featured in this blog post at no additional cost, all thoughts & opinions are 100% honest and completely my own.
Woah - baked oats recipes have been going pretty viral lately and are seriously taking over TikTok and social media by storm! After seeing the various renditions of this recipe (and drooling over practically all of them) I decided it was time to take matters into my own hands and make my own high protein, nutrient-packed version. (Because, goals!)
Not to mention - baked oats are basically the best excuse to have cake for breakfast! And, you all know how much I love cake.
This recipe is full of healthy fats and high-quality plant-based protein (thanks to Garden of Life’s Raw Organic protein powder!), so it not only tastes like a chocolate peanut butter explosion in cake form, but it’s also packed with good-for-you nutrients to keep you feeling satisfied and fuelled all day long!
Is your mouth watering too, or just mine!?
How To Adjust Baking Time For Your Preferences
If using a ramekin: Bake for 20-22 minutes.
If using a pie shell (since it’s a lot wider and thinner in height): Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Personally, I like my batter to be slightly underbaked so I take it out when there’s still a little bit of batter on the toothpick. Using the "toothpick test" will help you determine the overall amount of doneness, so you can judge when you want to take out the baked oats. If there's still batter on the toothpick, it's likely underbaked. If there are a couple of crumbs, it's slightly underbaked. If it comes out clean, it's cooked through!
Helpful Tips To Note For This Recipe
Mixing Ingredients: Some people throw all ingredients into a blender and pulse together, however, what happens is a lot of the dry ingredients tend to stick to the side of the blender making it really hard to scrape down the edges. This way, I found that it gives you a way better consistency when you pulse the dry ingredients separately!
The Delicious Peanut Butter Explosion: Be careful not to mix the peanut butter too much once you’ve lightly covered it in the center! This is because the more you agitate the peanut butter, the more you risk not having that lava cake/explosions type of effect once it’s done. If you over-mix, you’ll end up getting one homogeneous mixture and you’ll miss out on that really cool secret peanut butter "explosion" effect in the centre! Trust me, you don’t want to miss the surprise!
Toppings: To dress this recipe up, I used mini chocolate chips as well as the caramel recipe that we used for our No-Bake Twix Bars. But, you can feel free to dress it up however you like! (Note: The calories/macros for the toppings were not added to our final nutrition breakdown.)
We absolutely love using Garden of Life's protein powders because of their quality and overall brand integrity!
Can I just gush how much I love Garden of Life for a sec!?
Honestly, before I started using Garden of Life products, it was almost impossible for me to find a plant-based protein powder that actually tasted good. No matter what I'd try, I found that other plant-based protein powders were typically gritty and had an “earthy” taste. But, not here! With Garden of Life’s Raw Organic plant-based protein powder, you get it all - tons of flavour while the consistency remains smooth, creamy (when blended with milk or baked in a batter!) with zero gritty texture or taste.
Plus, as a brand, they really do stand by their quality, which I love! Their Raw Organic protein powder is certified organic, non-GMO, vegan, dairy and soy-free and has no added or artificial sugars. So basically, you can feel good about what you're putting into your body - and savour the fact that it tastes really great too!
Grab the full recipe + ingredients below.
1/3 cup rolled oats
1 tsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup 0% greek yogurt plain
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp peanut butter
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Use either a personal-sized ramekin or a personal small pie shell, prepped with some coconut oil/baking spray. Set aside.
Take out a bullet blender/food processor and all your dry ingredients (cocoa powder, baking powder, salt). Pulse until it’s a fine flour-like texture.
Next, you’re going to want to grab a medium-sized mixing bowl and mix the wet ingredients together. Add in your mashed banana, maple syrup and mix until that’s all combined.
Now, add your dry ingredients to the mixing bowl and mix until all ingredients form into a batter. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl so everything is combined.
Once it’s all fully combined, you’re going to want to pour the batter into your lightly greased ramekin or pie shell.
From there, take your tablespoon of peanut butter and drop it into the center. Take a little bit of the batter from the sides and cover the peanut butter in the center so it’s lightly hidden just below the surface.
Bake it in the oven using the baking times listed above, using a toothpick to make sure it comes out somewhat clean or to your desired doneness.
Give it a few minutes to cool down, top with mini chocolate chips or a caramel drizzle and enjoy!
Calories per serving, 436
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