This chocolate banana baked oatmeal is an easy and delicious breakfast for meal prepping! It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and can be made vegan.

Baked Oatmeal on plate with bananas

Chocolate Banana Baked Oatmeal

Ever since having my son in April, I’ve been loving having baked oatmeal for breakfast! Not only is it great for nursing moms, but it’s the perfect meal prep breakfast! All you have to do is bake it the night before (or a few days before) store it in the fridge, and warm some up in the morning for a filling and easy breakfast!

This baked oatmeal is gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free, and can even be made vegan and vegetarian! It’s not paleo or AIP but is an awesome option for grain reintroductions.

The Ingredients for this Recipe

  • Oats. 
  • Ground flaxseed. This is used as an egg substitute to make this recipe egg-free.
  • Almond milk.
  • Maple syrup. 
  • Coconut oil. 
  • Banana.
  • Dairy-free chocolate chips. I like to use enjoy-life brand!
  • Collagen. I like to use this for added protein. You can likely also use a protein powder of your choice to make it vegan or vegetarian.

How to Make Chocolate Banana Baked Oatmeal

  • Using a large bowl, combine the flaxseed and water. Mix well and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  • Add the remainder of the ingredients to the bowl and mix well to combine, leaving the collagen for last. Stir well to make sure the collagen is well incorporated and mostly dissolved into the almond milk.

Oatmeal ingredients in bowl

  • Pour the contents into the prepared baking pan. Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes. The baked oatmeal should be firm, and no longer liquid.

baked oatmeal in baking dish

  • Allow to cool before slicing and enjoying. Store in the fridge in glass Tupperware to enjoy later.

Is this recipe paleo or AIP?

Since this recipe is made with grains, it’s not paleo or AIP. However, oats can be reintroduced in the future, which I’ve been able to do myself!

Can you freeze this recipe?

I actually haven’t tried myself, but I think it would be great for freezing and saving for later. I would freeze it in individual portions.

Can you make this recipe nut-free?

I haven’t made this recipe with anything other than almond milk, but you likely should be able to make it with different milk varieties.

How do you ensure this recipe is gluten-free?

Oats aren’t always guaranteed to be gluten-free as they can be cross-contaminated. You’ll want to make sure that the oats are certified gluten-free. I also like to use sprouted oats as they’re easier to digest than non-sprouted.

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Chocolate Banana Baked Oatmeal


  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This chocolate banana baked oatmeal is an easy and delicious breakfast for meal prepping! It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and can be made vegan.


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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 medium ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 cups rolled oats, gluten-free (I like these sprouted oats)
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup collagen peptides (see notes for vegan, vegetarian)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F, and prepare an 8×8” baking pan by either greasing it well with coconut oil, or lining it with parchment paper.
  2. Using a large bowl, combine the flaxseed and water. Mix well and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the remainder of the ingredients to the bowl and mix well to combine, leaving the collagen for last. Stir well to make sure the collagen is well incorporated and mostly dissolved into the almond milk.
  4. Pour the contents into the prepared baking pan. Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes. The baked oatmeal should be firm, and no longer liquid.
  5. Allow to cool before slicing and enjoying. Store in the fridge in glass Tupperware to enjoy later. If reheating, add a splash of almond milk if desired.

Notes

To make this recipe vegan or vegetarian, you can try to swap the collagen for a neutral-flavored protein powder you tolerate.

All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 376
  • Fat: 13.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.4g
  • Fiber: 6.7g
  • Protein: 7.9g

Keywords: oatmeal, baked oatmeal

Recipe by Michelle, Unbound Wellness. Photos by Eat Love Eats