Enjoy chocolate for breakfast with this healthy brownie batter protein oatmeal, perfect warm or overnight style! Packed with protein and loaded with chocolate flavor, it’s gluten-free and vegan, with a paleo and keto option!
Brownie Batter Oatmeal
As someone who loves brownies, it was only a matter of time before I incorporated it into my morning meal!
Thick, creamy, filling and tasting like real brownie batter, this healthy brownie batter oatmeal is my new breakfast obsession. A low carb grain-free base, mixed with cocoa powder and loaded with healthy chocolate chips, it’s a low carb and sugar free breakfast that tastes incredible.
For those of you who can tolerate grains, you can follow the oat-based option (that is vegan, gluten free and sugar free!).
How to make brownie batter protein oatmeal
Step 1- Prepare your oatmeal base
Step 2- Add in your ‘brownie’ ingredients
Step 3- Refrigerate or heat
If you choose to eat your brownie batter oatmeal refrigerator style, place it in the fridge for 2-3 hours, or overnight.
To enjoy it warm, either heat stovetop or microwave for 1-2 minutes, until the chocolate chips have melted.
Step 4- Add the toppings
Drizzle with chocolate coconut butter, extra chocolate chips, and a few more brownie chunks.
Best protein powder for oatmeal
Protein powder isn’t necessary, but for those who want an added boost of protein, feel free to add a scoop (30-34 grams) of your favorite protein powder.
I stick to 3 kinds of protein powder, each providing a different texture.
Casein protein powder (gluten-free, keto friendly)- Perfect for those who enjoy extra thick and doughy oatmeal, casein protein powder is perfect for it. Be sure to add an extra 1/4 cup of milk, otherwise, you’ll find it super difficult to mix.
Brown Rice Protein powder (vegan, gluten-free)- Similar to casein, brown rice protein powder is also thick, but even creamier. Be sure that you use a brand you enjoy, as some can be quite earthy in texture.
Paleo protein powder (gluten-free, keto)- The best paleo protein powder, I only use this one to keep the oatmeal paleo-friendly.
How to make this oatmeal without oats (keto, low carb, and paleo!)
Make this oatmeal 100% keto, paleo, and oat-less, using my DIY keto oatmeal base. It uses ground flaxseed, shredded coconut, chia seeds, and a granulated sweetener to produce a thick and creamy oatmeal-like texture.
How to prep oatmeal in advance
Prepare the healthy brownie protein oatmeal in advance easily!
Prepare 4-5 times the amount of one serving and follow the directions as stated. Add the mix-ins (not the topping) with an extra 2 tablespoons of milk.
Before enjoying, add an extra 2 tablespoons (or more!) or milk and then add your extra toppings.
Healthy brownie batter protein oatmeal can be prepped up to 2 weeks in advance.
More healthy oatmeal recipe
Brownie Batter Protein Oatmeal (Vegan, Keto Option)
For the oatmeal based option
- Prepare your oatmeal base as directed.
- Add your cocoa powder and half your chocolate chips, and mix well. If your oatmeal is too thick, add extra milk to thin out.
- Microwave or heat your oatmeal over the stovetop, until warm.
- Once warm, add remaining chocolate chips and drizzle with homemade healthy nutella.