Brownie Batter Protein Oatmeal (Vegan, Keto Option)


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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! 

Healthy Brownie Batter Protein Oatmeal Recipe

Brownie Batter Oatmeal

We love our oatmeal recipes here, especially when they taste like dessert. We’ve had carrot cake oatmeal, chocolate chip cookie dough oatmeal, and the classic chocolate 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!).

Healthy Protein Oatmeal recipe that tastes like brownie batter

How to make brownie batter protein oatmeal

Step 1- Prepare your oatmeal base

Choose whether you want to make the low carb version or the original oat-based option. Prepare the base as directed, except adding an extra two tablespoons of milk. 

Step 2- Add in your ‘brownie’ ingredients

Stir through your cocoa powder, half your chocolate chips, and optional flourless brownie chunks

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. 

Easy healthy protein packed brownie batter oatmeal recipe!

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

Carrot Bake Baked Oatmeal 

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Flourless Breakfast Bars

3 Ingredient Flourless Cookies

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Brownie Batter Protein Oatmeal (Vegan, Keto Option)

5 from 11 votes
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! 
Servings: 1 serving
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 5 mins


For the oatmeal based option

For the keto 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.


To enjoy oatmeal refrigerator (overnight oatmeal) style, place prepared oatmeal in the fridge (without toppings). Once ready to enjoy, add 1-2 tablespoons of milk, then add the toppings. 


Serving: 1servingCalories: 350kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 12gFat: 25gFiber: 14gVitamin A: 250IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 0.9mgNET CARBS: 2g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. I will never understand the point of making such a healthy recipe just to throw it in the MICROWAVE??? Whaaaat. Completely defeats the purpose!

  2. what would you recommend if subbing the nutella? is it possible to make this without the nutella and the taste still be fairly good?

    thank you!