April 6, 2022

Morning Glory Protein Baked Oatmeal


morning glory protein baked oatmeal
This recipe for Morning Glory Protein Baked Oatmeal takes everything you love about morning glory muffins but is baked in one pan. It is loaded with grated carrots, oats, and shredded coconut and sweetened with applesauce and maple syrup. The texture is like a hearty cake or muffin and can be topped with peanut butter, maple syrup or a dollop of vanilla yogurt! I love to make this on the weekend for my family and use the leftovers as a quick breakfast during the week making is a great recipe for healthy breakfast meal prep! For some more baked oatmeal recipes, check out some other variations below!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 28 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1 ¾ cups milk of choice
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey **if you don’t use protein powder- use ¼ cup maple syrup or honey
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 large eggs or flax eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp melted unsalted butter or coconut oil
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 375° F and grease spray an 8×8 inch square or 11x7 rectangular baking dish with a little butter or coconut oil.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the oats, coconut, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger salt and protein powder.
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the milk, maple syrup, applesauce, eggs and vanilla. Pour into the large bowl with the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Then add the melted butter and mix just until incorporated. (I do this so the melted butter or coconut oil doesn’t solidify in the wet ingredients)
  • Fold in the grated carrots, raisins, pecans and chocolate chips.
  • Pour the oatmeal mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, until the top is nicely golden and the middle is set. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Portion and serve. Drizzle each portion with additional maple syrup or serve with a dollop of your favorite yogurt.
Keyword Dairy-free, gluten-free, healthy, kid-friendly

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