Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Happy WIMBW!  Today's "What's In My Bowl Wednesday" is was so delicious!!  I ate (almost) the entire bowl :)  I had Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal from Jenny Grothe's 75 Ways To Love Your Oatmeal.  Now, obviously I made my own modifications.  I rarely ever agree with every ingredient in recipes - and that's okay.  I know what I like and what I don't like, and I don't eat what I don't like.  So, here is my recipe for Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal - if you would like to check out Jenny Grothe's recipe, you will have to check her book ;)

Jessica's Healthy Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

Preheat oven to 350


1/2 banana
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup water or milk - I like any flavor of Unsweetened Almond Breeze
1 egg white
1 tbsp protein powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
3 dashes of cinnamon
drizzle of honey
6 walnut halves
1/2 tbsp my Vitamix all-natural peanut butter
oven-safe bowl

Step 1: Mash the banana in an oven-safe bowl

Step 2: Add the oats

Step 3: Add the water - I ran out of my Unsweetened Almond Breeze :(

Step 4: Add the egg white, protein powder, baking powder, cinnamon, and honey

Step 5: Add the walnut halves and mix!

Step 6: Put in oven for 30 minutes (and do something productive - I showered for work)
The picture-perfect Healthy Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

I loved this oatmeal bake so much!!  I will definitely make this again.  It will be perfect for family weekends, sleepovers, brunches, or any kind of shower.  This oatmeal smelled like I have been baking banana bread all day.  I loved the taste and texture.  The cinnamon and honey really adds to the flavor.  This oatmeal was very filling and I couldn't bring myself to finish the last 3 bites.  I definitely recommend trying this oatmeal bake - either mine or the Jenny Grothe version.  If you like banana bread, I think you will be completely satisfied.

And for WIAW, I had a grilled romaine and artichoke heart salad with grilled shrimp from Ken Stewart's Lodge.  I just love that salad - next time I am going to try it with grilled salmon!  For my afternoon snack I had Whole Foods 365 Greek Yogurt with cinnamon and chia seeds mixed in and topped with Jessica's Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Granola.  I was on the run non-stop after work, so for dinner I had another Quest Bar - the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough - my new favorite Quest Bar!  I then ate one of my homemade protein bars after I came home from an hour and a half meeting.  I think for my What I Ate Wednesday, I did a pretty good job of being healthy.

Now I need to workout and get to bed.  Goodnight!!

What did you eat on WIAW?

Have your tried an oatmeal bake year?

What do you have for snacks at work?

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