Baked Oats. Every. Weekend!
When it's the weekend, I like to put a little more effort into my breakfast. Make it all just a wee bit more fun and delicious but still healthy. I really do believe that starting the day with wholesome good food, is the best way to stay on track for the rest of the day and continue to fill yourself up with foods that fuel you. That doesn't only count for the week days, but also the weekend.
What's awesome about this little recipe is that it is healthy, but still gives you that weekend vibe. And if you need a little weekend vibe, in your week day, then for goodness sake make these oats! Don't restrict yourself to just the weekend. I just call these my weekend oats, because they do take a little extra time than just making regular oats.
This recipe calls for protein. I use Novo Vita's Vanilla SuperProtein+ . So whether you need your oats to be a little bit more filling or if you just smashed out a great morning workout, then these oats are sure to not satisfy your tastebuds but also fill you up. I used to only use protein powder in smoothies, but I actually really like that I get some more protein into my breakfast oats after a workout. It keeps me from snacking all morning long, if my breakfast didn't fill me up. Just a little tip for my fitness babes out there.
The following recipe is for a single serving.
- 1/2 cup oats (I used Old Fashioned)
- 1 scoop Vanilla SuperProtein+
- 1 tbs coconut oil
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tbs chia seeds
- 1 tbs flax seeds
- 2 tbs buckins
- 2 tbs puffed quinoa
- 1 tbs coconut flakes
- 1 tbs cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cardamom
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- pinch of pure vanilla
- pinch of pink Himalayan salt
- 1/2 to 1 banana
- handful frozen or fresh blueberries
1. Preheat oven to 175 ℃.
2. In a little bowl mix all of the dry ingredients together (oats, protein powder, seeds and spices, etc.).
3. Melt the coconut oil on low and add to the dry mix.
4. Add the cup of almond milk and mix it all together.
5. Line the bowl with coconut oil.
6. Put about half of the mix into your bowl and add slices off banana and blueberries. Then add the rest of the oat mix and top with the rest of your banana slices and blueberries. This gives little layers of delicious fruit! :)
7. You can sprinkle a little bit of extra almond milk on top to keep it wet when you bake it (keep it from browning too quickly - we need the middle to get baked with the top so that it's not all wet)
8. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes. After 20 minutes in the oven, cover the top with foil and bake for 15 minutes. For last 5-10 minutes, bake without the foil.
9. Then you can top with a little more almond milk or a little maple syrup if you want a little sweetness. And just enjoy!