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Air fryer chocolate protein oats

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Like many people I’ve realised the importance of having protein in your diet in the past few years. This has lead to me feeling fuller for longer and also I feel more balanced in myself when I start the day with a high protein breakfast. These air fryer chocolate protein oats are super simple to prepare, taking just minutes, and in under 15 minutes from start to finish I can have a tasty breakfast to enjoy.

I love to prepare these in advance, and leave them in the fridge. Then I can just place them in the air fryer, set the timer and get to work making breakfast for the other members of my family while these protein oats are cooking. These will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days uncooked.

I do use protein powder in my recipe, having one brand that I tend to use all of time, but you can switch it up just stick to the same quantities.

Also, if you want to switch from dairy to plant based milk you can do so. Vegan protein powder will work just the same for this recipe and most dark chocolate chips are Vegan too so it’s really simple to modify this recipe to suit your dietary requirements.

These oats are lovely with a refreshing honey grapefruit tea.

Often I’ll have this alone, but on work out days I’ll follow it later in the morning with an air fryer English muffin with air fryer turkey bacon on the side if I want to boost the calories and protein a little further.

Two chocolate protein oat portions in a white ramekin that have been cooked in the air fryer. The protein oats are spread with chocolate spread also.

Ingredients for making protein oats in the air fryer:

Makes 2

  • 100g oats
  • 50g of chocolate brownie protein powder – I use *My Protein for mine
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 150ml milk (any is fine)
  • 15ml golden syrup
  • 20g dark chocolate chips 

Method for making air fryer chocolate protein oats:

Mix together the oats and chocolate brownie protein powder.

Add the salt and baking powder and stir well.

Mix in the milk and stir again.

Add the golden syrup and stir until fully mixed in.

Divide the mixture among two ramekins that are suitable for use in the air fryer.

Add the chocolate chips last into the mixture in each ramekin.

Place into the air fryer.

Air fryer at 190C for 7-8 minutes.

If you like them crispier then add 1-2 minutes to the cooking time.

Serve and enjoy!

Four cooked air fryer sausage patties on a white and mushroom coloured plate. In the background there is a glass of pure orange juice and a bowl with tomato ketchup in.

What to serve with these chocolate baked oats?

This baked oats recipe is delicious alone, however, you could drizzle the top with a little Biscoff, peanut butter or chocolate spread melted in the microwave in 10 second increments. This will help a little go a long way and you can even get protein chocolate spread, although I don’t really like those!

Berries work very well with these oats particularly strawberries, raspberries, blackberries or blueberries.

If you want to keep it healthy then a banana sliced up works well too. You can poke these coin sized pieces into the top just as you’re serving, and that will be delicious too.

Do you need to use rolled oats?

Personally I like to use rolled oats, as they’re just my preferred type. They’re very cheap to buy in UK supermarkets and simple to use too. If you only have a finer porridge oat then that will work well too, in the same quantities.

Bacon, sausage and egg wrap

What alternative milks work well for this recipe?

Almond milk, oat milk and coconut milk all work very well. You can use any alternative milk, it doesn’t need to be made with dairy, that’s just what I used the last few times I made this recipe.

I’ve had great results with almond milk but oat milk would have to be my number 1 choice for this recipe. It’s lovely and thick and brings a little more firmness to the recipe.

Can this be prepared in advance?

Yes, you can. I love to meal prep, and have 2-3 days worth of food on hand. This makes life feel much easier, calmer and more organised. It is a great way to save money too as having meal prep in the fridge, or even portioned up in the freezer, stops me from overspending on takeaway and has lead to a much healthier lifestyle for me.

This chocolate protein powder baked oatmeal is absolutely delicious. Simple to prepare, packed full of flavour and so simple. It’s great for a weekday breakfast, when I want something tasty but don’t have lots of time to spare.

Chocolate chip banana muffins on wooden serving trays on a woven brown serving tray with handles. There is a blue napkin and a rose gold fork

What to do if you don’t have golden syrup?

You could use maple syrup instead for this recipe. If you don’t have to hand then you could use melted butter, half the quantity (7.5g), and add half a tablespoon of brown sugar into it. Mix well and then use this instead. It won’t be quite the same but will be similar enough, and still absolutely delicious.

How to cook this in the oven instead?

Use the same ingredients and method. Place the ramekins into the oven at 190C (375F) / gas mark 5 for 12-14 minutes. Keep an eye on the tops near to the end of the cooking time to ensure they don’t burn.

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Two chocolate protein oat portions in a white ramekin that have been cooked in the air fryer. The protein oats are spread with chocolate spread also.
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Air fryer chocolate protein oats

Delicious protein packed chocolate oats made in the air fryer
Course Breakfast
Cuisine British
Keyword air fryer, breakfast, chocolate, oats, protein
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 401kcal
Author Katykicker

Ingredients

Makes 2

  • 100 g oats
  • 50 g chocolate protein powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 150 ml milk any is fine
  • 15 ml golden syrup
  • 20 g dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Mix together the oats and chocolate brownie protein powder.
  • Add the salt and baking powder and stir well.
  • Mix in the milk and stir again.
  • Add the golden syrup and stir until fully mixed in.
  • Divide the mixture among two ramekins that are suitable for use in the air fryer.
  • Add the chocolate chips last into the mixture in each ramekin.
  • Place into the air fryer.
  • Air fryer at 190C for 7-8 minutes.
  • If you like them crispier then add 1-2 minutes to the cooking time.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 401kcal

Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.

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Chocolate protein oats in a white ramekin that have been cooked in the air fryer. The protein oats are spread with chocolate spread also.
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Glenda

Saturday 22nd of June 2024

Delicious and simple! Loved it!

Megs

Thursday 13th of June 2024

This was so easy and so delicious! Thanks for another great recipe.

Allison

Tuesday 4th of June 2024

Love how these turned out - the flavor was great!

Laura

Thursday 23rd of May 2024

Great recipe, came out delicious!

Krystle

Tuesday 23rd of April 2024

I love this recipe, it tastes so rich and chocolatey but it actually good for you. I eat it for breakfast most mornings.

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