Anyways I stumbled upon this recipe after seeing it on Pinterest (oh how much time I waste on this site) and am absolutely in love with it. This girl has some pretty decadent dessert recipes on her site that have been healthified while remaining delicious. Now some of the stuff on their I would still eat in moderation but these baked oatmeal cakes of goodness are amazing each and every morning. She has a bunch of variations posted on her site here and I recommend you check her page out, she’s pretty awesome.
So here’s the recipe as I make it:
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1/4 cup oat bran
- 1 packet sweetener (I like it sweet)
- 3 tbsp of either mashed banana (I just use 1/2 banana) or unsweetened apple sauce
- 3 tbsp almond milk (or regular milk or water)
- 1 tbsp nut butter (I use almond because I don’t really want to notice the nutty taste)
- You could also sub in coconut oil
- Dash of salt
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- Dash of vanilla or other extract of choice
*If you find the mix is overly dry add in a little more milk however don’t make it too runny it should be fairy thick
Putting it Together:
- Pre-heat the oven to 375°
- Mix together dry ingredients
- Add wet ingredients
- Place in ramekin or muffin tin – I used my large silicone pan for easy clean up
- You may need to split it up into 2 tins depending on how large they are
- Bake for 15-20 minutes
- Eat it!
|After they’ve baked|
Now you can eat these on the go or bring them with you to work to eat in the car or at your desk as they are super portable. I personally like to top mine off with some protein powder icing to get in my protein serving for the morning.
Basically all I do is take 1 scoop of protein powder (I use vanilla) add in 1-2 tbsp of calorie free syrup (such as Walden farm’s caramel or maple) and use almond milk to get it to the consistency I like.
|Love this ‘icing’|
Nothing fancy but makes it that much richer and makes me feel like I’m having dessert for breakfast – and who doesn’t like that?
I like to make a batch of these on Sunday night so I have them all ready to go when I wake up in the morning. They’re nutritious, filling and take little time to put together. No excuses for not eating a healthy breakfast!
As you can see I like my icing rather runny. Whip up a batch and let me know what you think!
Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Cakes