I remember picking up some peaches at Trader Joe's this Sunday and I was sure they were not all eaten yet ;) And since I never know what fruit will actually be in my fruit drawer week by week, I decided to try Jenny Grothe's Peach Cobbler Baked Oatmeal on page 101 in 75 Ways To Love Your Oatmeal. I am not usually a peach person (I like berries, apples and bananas the most), but I do enjoy baked fruits. I figured it might be similar to baked apples :) I also decided to try baking with my steel cut oats - I kept my fingers crossed the entire time!
Jessica's Peachy-Keen Baked Oatmeal
1/4 cup steel cut oats
1/2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tbsp flax seeds
1/2 tbsp hemp seeds
1 cup Silk PureAlmond Unsweetened Almond Milk Vanilla (or milk of choice)
1 tbsp raw coconut crystals
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1 banana, sliced
1/2 peach, chopped
1/2 tbsp all-natural peanut butter
Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 350
Step 2: Add 1/4 cup steel cut oats to an oven-proof bowl
Step 3: Add 1/2 tbsp chia seeds, 1/2 tbsp flax seeds, and 1/2 tbsp hemp seeds
Step 4: Add 1 cup Silk PureAlmond Unsweetened Almond Milk Vanilla (or milk of choice)
Step 5: Add 1 tbsp raw coconut crystals and 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
Step 6: Add drizzle of honey
Step 7: Add one sliced banana and half a chopped peach
Step 8: Add 2 scoops of protein powder and bake in oven for 30 minutes
Step 9: Spread 1/2 tbsp all-natural peanut butter on top
I really enjoyed this oatmeal - what a surprise! It was creamy and filling and nutty. I just loved the peach and banana together - the cinnamon and peach were also very delicious together. I really like spreading the peanut butter on top and having it mix around in every bite. The protein powder definitely helped thicken up the mixture - I think the baked oatmeal would've been very soupy if I did not add the 2 scoops. I will be trying this with canned pumpkin and apples next time :)
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Another successful WIMBW/WIAW in the books! Well, I need to get started on the lesson plans for tomorrow - I can be very good at finding "more important" things to do than planning :) Have an awesome night and great Thursday - I am hoping to post tomorrow!