Today I chose Choconana Baked Oatmeal from Jenny Grothe's book. I chose this recipe because I already make My Healthy Chocolate Peanut Buttercup Oatmeal and figured this will be easy with my limited morning - I have to leave the house by 6:40AM on Wednesdays. So, as I always seem to do, I made some modifications to this recipe to fit with my style of eating.
Jessica's Choconana PB Baked Oatmeal
1/2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tbsp ground flax
1/2 tbsp unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp RAW chocolate protein powder
3/4 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 banana, sliced
1/2 tbsp all-natural peanut butter
3 tbsp low-sugar Greek yogurt
Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 350
Step 2: Add 1/2 tbsp chia seeds, 1/2 tbsp ground flax, and 1/2 tbsp unsweetened coconut to an oven-proof bowl
Step 3: Add 1/2 cup oatmeal
Step 4: Add 1/4 tsp baking powder
Step 5: Add drizzle of honey
Step 6: Add 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder and 1 tbsp RAW chocolate protein powder
Step 7: Add 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
Step 8: Add sliced banana and mix
Step 9: Divide peanut butter and place throughout the top of oatmeal mixture
Step 10: Top with 3 tbsp, divided, Greek yogurt
Step 11: Sprinkle with cinnamon
Step 12: Bake for 30 minutes
So, the verdict is....I absolutely love this oatmeal bake! I think someone has a new favorite oatmeal bake recipe - and yes, that would be yours truly! I love the addition of the Greek yogurt topping and baking my already lovely oatmeal makes it even better! I love how it is kind of similar to having an individual loaf of banana bread, but in a healthy, dessert form. I am actually planning on making this tomorrow, but I think I will add two egg whites for some extra protein.
For the rest of WIAW, I didn't have time for my morning snack :( and I didn't get a chance to grab lunch until 1:00PM - I had breakfast at 6:30AM! I had the California Burger from Burger Fresh - black bean burger, avocado and red pepper salsa on a whole wheat bun. For my afternoon snack I had some organic grapes. My dinner consisted of the yummy Chocolate Peanut Butter Quest Bar!! And I had a small snack of goat cheese guacamole, which was amazing(!), after my Barre class. Barre was awesome, but very sweaty :/ and I cannot wait for Saturday's Barre class!
Well, I hope everyone has a fantastic evening - I know I will be sleeping well with this storm :)
What did you have on WIAW?
What oatmeal recipes should I try?