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 bu