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Preheat your oven to 350 degrees f. and grease a 9×13 baking dish with coconut oil. In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs, protein powder, honey, vanilla, zest and milk, until frothy.Add in your oats and stir well until evenly combined. If time allows let mixture sit for 30 minutes to soak up the oats. Next, fold in chopped nuts, sliced bananas, and berries. Transfer the oat mixture to the prepared baking pan.Bake at 350 degrees f. for 30-35 minutes or until the top and edges are golden brown and the center is set. Once the oats are nice golden brown, remove from the oven and let cool a bit.Cut into 6 even squares or bars. You can easily store these squares between the layers of wax paper in an airtight container, refrigerated for up to one week.
Baked Protein Oats for Clean Eating Mornings!
Probably THE biggest request we receive here at CFC is “post more breakfast ideas,” primarily ones that can be made ahead of time then eaten throughout our busy workweek.
These bars are GREAT for breakfast, but also an EXCELLENT post-workout meal.
I enjoy a square with some high protein yogurt, or cottage cheese and a handful of fresh berries.
A tiny smear of almond butter on top is super YUM, too (especially warm right out of the oven)!
The nuts are totally optional in this recipe, so leave them out if you want. I think stirring in a few Tablespoons of nut butter into the mixture (almond butter!) would taste fabulous too!
If you’re not a fan of protein powder, then leave it out completely, or add in a few Tablespoons of chia seeds instead.
Makes 6 servings
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 4 large eggs
- 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 cup raw honey, or pure maple syrup
- 2 cups unsweetened almond or coconut milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp fresh lemon zest
- 1/4 cup chopped nuts of choice such as almonds
- 1 large banana, sliced
- 1 cup mixed fresh or frozen berries
- coconut oil for greasing pan