Brownie Baked Oatmeal- not vegan

The other day I was swiping through a bunch of reels or TikToks, and I saw this viral Brownie Baked Oatmeal recipe, that sounded like my breakfast dreams had come true. No, you aren’t still sleeping, this is breakfast and your dreams are a reality! YAY!

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I watched it — the recipe looked amazing, and there were lots of fellow believers. Can I get and AMEN?!!

But here is the thing — I am not a huge fan of vegan baked goods. I have recipes for every type of eating, including a completely raw chocolate tart that I LOVE — I’ll publish the recipe soon… But baked goods are my love language, and baked good without eggs just fall flat… (like, literally).

So, I decided to try to make this brownie baked oatmeal with eggs and milk, etc. Obviously if you want the vegan recipe you can search for that on Google.

But also, I have been on a journey to add protein to my diet. I actually don’t eat a lot of meat regularly (although I have been trying to a little more lately). So, I have been looking to pack my recipes with an extra punch of the macronutrient protein.

Adding more protein can feel like a full time job. I literally have to think about getting in protein all day. But one of the things that has helped is making sure my breakfast is jam-packed, so I feel like I can reach my goal by the end of the day without having to chug 5 quarts of protein shakes at one time.

For my brownie oatmeal bake all you need are a handful of simple ingredients. I start with the majority of my dry ingredients — whole oats, flax seed, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder and collagen peptide protein powder (I use Naked Nutrition) whisk til all the oats are covered with chocolate.

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Then in a separate bowl, I whisk the wet ingredients together — milk, eggs, vanilla extract, and almond butter or peanut butter (which add some good, healthy fat.)

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Then the brownie part comes in! I also put in special dark cocoa(this is unsweetened like regular cocoa, just extra dark and delicious) and special dark chocolate chips — yum.

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All you need to do after mixing the oatmeal brownie batter together is bake and — voila! — you have an amazing, easy breakfast full of rich chocolate flavor. It’s the perfect way to meal prep so that you have a healthy breakfast option on all of those busy mornings during the week and you can choose to heat it up or eat it at room temperature.

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The next time you’re looking for easy, healthy, and delicious breakfast recipes, definitely consider making this simple recipe your go-to!

Variations

Since this recipe is, itself, a variation on the original that I saw, I’d be remiss in not offering some ideas for you to change it up, too! Here are some ideas for swaps or add-ins for your own brownie baked oatmeal.

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  • Oat milk, soy milk, cashew milk, unsweetened almond milk, or your non-dairy milk of choice
  • Cashew butter
  • Seed butter
  • Quick oats
  • Unsweetened raw cocoa powder
  • Fresh fruit
  • Brown sugar
  • Chocolate protein powder (check out Naked Nutrition for tons of great flavor options)
  • Pure maple syrup or honey
  • Ripe bananas
  • Dairy =free chocolate chips

Storing Brownie Baked Oatmeal

You can store easily store leftover brownie baked oatmeal so that you have breakfast (or a sweet snack) ready to go for the entire week.

Refrigerator: Store the baked oatmeal for 3-4 days in its original baking dish wrapped with plastic wrap. Or, you can store individual slices in an airtight container.

Freezer: Baked brownie oatmeal can be frozen for up to 3 months in a freezer-safe container or freezer bags for up to 3 months.

Other Delicious Breakfast Ideas

Pumpkin Pancakes with Whipped Cinnamon Butter

Blueberry Scones

Smoothies

On The Go Granola Breakfast

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Brownie Baked Oatmeal

Print Recipe
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Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:40 mins
Total Time:45 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 scoops collagen protein powder not flavored
  • ¾ cup Sugar (honey or sweetener of choice)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup almond butter or peanut butter

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups whole oats
  • cup special dark cocoa
  • 1 Tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ c special dark chocolate chips Optional (but a really nice addition)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Spray and 9x 13 casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients and whisk together until thoroughly combined. Set aside
  • In another bowl mix together all the wet ingredients, until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until combined.
  • Pour the prepared batter into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 40 minutes. When this is done, it will not be dried out, but it will have a nice top crust and soft, fudgy center.

Notes

** For the protein powder you absolutely could used a chocolate flavored version too.
This is great the next day for leftovers (or meal prepping for a few days).  Just set up your portions in single serving microwavable containers, store in the fridge for up to 4 days and reheat in the microwave when ready to serve.
My kids love to pour a little bit of buttermilk syrup on top.
 
Servings: 6 to 8

This has become out new favorite family breakfast. I will admit that my girls like to pour a little bit of buttermilk syrup on theirs, and I don’t stop them. I’m just happy they are getting some extra protein in their breakfast (which is so much better than just a sugar cereal).

Because we are trying to make available some great lunch choices for the girls too, I was excited to find these fun protein sugar cookies and chocolate chip cookies that my girls can throw into their lunches fast with minimal effort in the morning. Its a fun treat for lunch that actually will help them power through their day!

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