These healthier s'mores baked oats are vegan, can be gluten-free and are packed with protein. So now you can enjoy s'mores all year long!
It's the middle of winter here in Toronto and we actually just got about 40 cm of snow last night. So it's safe to say that I am craving all things summer. The sun, the food, the beach- but most importantly CAMPFIRES. There's something so special about sitting around the campfire on a warm summer night with the people you love, telling stories, playing music and best of all- eating warm, gooey, s'mores.
Now you might be thinking- UGH Nicole now I'm craving s'mores in the middle of winter.... well you're in luck because I'm about to give you the secret to being able to eat s'mores for breakfast all. year. long.
The taste of summer: s'mores baked oats
I grew up with s'mores being an integral part of any cottage or camping experience. S'mores have a special place in my heart and can just instantly transport me back to some of my favorite memories. If you've been around here for a while you may also know that oatmeal has become a part of my identity, I cannot go more than two days without eating it for breakfast. Which is why I needed to combine my love of both s'mores and oatmeal to create the perfect breakfast. These easy smores baked oats.
I just love how endless the possible combinations are, so one day while baked oats were trending I was dreaming about a perfect s'more (you know the ones with the ratio of melted chocolate to graham cracker to perfectly golden marshmallow is just right) and I thought why can't I combine my two favourite things into one? 30 minutes later and my new favourite breakfast was created.
Do I have to blend these protein baked oats?
This is a question I get asked all the time and the answer is nope! Although I love using a food processor or high powered blender to blend my s'more sbaked oats into a cake like consistency. You can easily mix everything together in a bowl rather than blending it. If you decide to mix everything together and forgo the blending jsut note that you will get a regular vegan baked oats texture ratehr than a cake-like baked oats I've pictured in this post! Both are just as tasty one is just a bit more fun (who doesn't want cake for brekafast)?
What ingredients do I need for s'mores baked oats?
Oats- duh! you can't make baked oats without oats! I like to use minute oats but really any type of rolled or quick oats will work!
Banana- This recipe uses ½ of a medium banana for some sweetness without added sugar. I have never tested any other sweeter but if you try any let me know in the comments!
Milk- I use oat milk just because that's what we have on hand in my house but feel free to use whatever type of dairy/ non-dairy milk you choose.
Cocoa Powder- A little cocoa powder to help bring the chocolate flavor to life.
Chocolate Protein Powder- I like to add a little scoop of my favourite protein into all my oatmeal recipes, it's just an easy way of helping keep me full for a little longer during the day (and it adds a little extra sweetness). If you aren't a protein powder fan, feel free to use the substitution in the recipe notes section!
Chia seeds- These help keep everything together while giving you some healthy fats to help complete your nourishing breakfast.
TOPPINGS- the best part of these baked oats are the toppings, so make sure you LOAD the oats up with marshmallows, chocolate and crushed graham crackers
PS. if you like these oats you need to try my cinnamon sugar baked oats!
I love seeing my recipes in action! If you decide to make these s'mores baked oats don't forget to tag me on Instagram- @nourishedbynic or leave a comment below!
S'mores Baked Oats
- ½ cup quick or minute oats
- ½ of 1 banana
- ¾ cup milk of choice
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder *optional, see substitution in recipe below
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- pinch salt
- 1 graham cracker crushed
- small handful mini marshmallows
- small handful chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
- In a blender or food processor combine all ingredients (except the toppings) and blend until smooth
- Pour batter into a greased oven safe dish, stir in some of the toppings
- Add the rest of the toppings on top, gently pressing them into the batter
- Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until top of oats begins to brown.
- Carefully remove from oven and enjoy!