But, I am here for WIMBW! This baked oatmeal recipe is a little different from the typical recipes I gravitate towards - no chocolate and no pumpkin :) I haven't gone grocery shopping in awhile, so I decided to chose something with ingredients I normally have on hand. I always have bananas, so when I flipped through Jenny Grothe's 75 Ways To Love Your Oatmeal, I knew what to keep an eye out for. I was happy when I flipped to page 76 and read Baked Banana Oatmeal In Rum - I remembered seeing rum extract in the cupboard earlier this week when I was baking s'more muffins - so I thought I would give it a go. I eliminated two of the ingredients and switched another one out - I like to use recipes as guidelines that can be changed to fit my dietary choices - I highly recommend baking and cooking this way (most of the time)!
Jessica's Baked Banana Rum Oatmeal
1/2 cup oats
1/2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tbsp hemp seeds
1/2 tbsp flax seeds
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp rum extract
1 cup Unsweetened Almond Breeze
1 sliced banana
2 egg whites
1 tbsp protein powder
1/2 tbsp all-natural peanut butter
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350
Step 2: Add 1/2 cup oats to oven-proof bowl
Step 3: Add 1/2 tbsp chia seeds, 1/2 tbsp hemp seeds, 1/2 tbsp flax seeds and 1/4 tsp baking powder
Step 4: Add 1/4 tsp rum extract
Step 5: Add 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Breeze
Step 6: Add drizzle of honey
Step 7: Add 1 sliced banana
Step 8: Add 2 egg whites
Step 9: Add 1 tbsp protein powder and mix
Step 10: Bake for 30 minutes. Spread 1/2 tbsp peanut butter over top after removing baked oatmeal from oven.
I really love this my Baked Banana Rum Oatmeal! This oatmeal has a nice, light flavor - not too rich and nothing over-powered the other ingredients. I really enjoyed the rum flavoring - it was not what I was expecting. I would definitely make this oatmeal again - especially because I always have bananas and peanut butter around the house :)
A humungous pear - so crispy!
Lunch - Qdoba
Naked Burrito - black beans, pico de gallo, roasted chile corn, salsa verde and guacamole. I normally don't eat a places like this, but it was my mom's treat :)
Fuji apple - my favorite apples!
Ezekiel bread with creamed honey and topped with a slice of GoVeggie mozzarella, turkey bacon, and an egg white fried in organic virgin coconut oil
Dessert - Churned Ice Cream Shop
Vegan Coconut Brownie Ice Cream - I had this much left of it!
Well, I am proud of the healthy choices I made today :) I incorporated a lot of fruits and veggies into my meals throughout the day. I also enjoyed everything I ate! And I did my usually morning routine while my oatmeal baked. Oh! I also spent the evening outside at Acacia Reservation at Full Moon Over The City to watch the full moon with my mom. The event was given by the Cleveland Metroparks.
We had fun trying to take pictures and learning about the moon!