Don't Forget The Oats!

Updated: Mar 9

I'm not sure if its because we are mid-week or if my body is telling me it's missing something. Regardless of the reasoning, I woke up this morning wanting something different than my typical avocado toast. Don't get me wrong, avocado toast forever and always, but today I was needing a little oomph! You've heard me say it many times, "listen to your body to tell you." This time is no different! Your girl is listening, and for this reason, I have concocted an oatmeal bake to satisfy what my body needs to thrive today.

(For tips on learning what your body is telling you, visit my blog post, "Decipher Your Cravings and Nourish Your Body!")

What we have going on in this recipe:

  • Whole grain oats - protein, health fats, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants **Super Food

  • Flax Meal - fiber, high in thiamine (B vitamin that supports energy and metabolism), high in Omega 3's,

  • Banana - Vitamins B, C, & Magnesium, fiber & anti-oxidants

  • Almond Milk - naturally rich in vitamins and minerals

  • Cinnamon - aids gut health, anit-viral, anti-bacterial

  • Peanut Butter - promote good blood pressure, protein source, heart healthy fats

  • Raspberry - lowers blood pressure, Omega 3's, promote healthy bones and skin

  • Dark Chocolate - improves blood flow, improve brain function, anti-oxidants (dark chocolate with 70% or higher cocoa content for optimum benefits)

  • 100% Maple Syrup- anti-oxidants, zinc, magnesium, calcium & potassium

As you can see we have a recipe built for satiety, energy, and numerous benefits to support a healthy lifestyle!

Feel free to substitute:

  • Instead of flax, you could use one egg (preferably pasteurized or cage free)

  • Instead of almond milk, you could choose any other milk of your choice (oat milk, cows milk, etc.)

  • Instead of almond extract, you could definitely use vanilla. Almond is more of a personal preference for me.

*I don't recommend using peanut butter with additives, such as sugar or things you cannot pronounce. It isn't as good for you and may mess with the taste and texture. Stick with the natural peanut butter with only peanuts (minimal ingredients as possible).

Easy Breezy Recipe:

  • 2 cups Organic Rolled Quick Oats

  • 1 tsp. baking powder

  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

  • pinch of salt

  • 2 ripe bananas

  • 1 1/2 cups Unsweetened Original Almond Milk

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter

  • 2 tbsp. 100% maple syrup

  • 1 tbsp. flax meal

  • 1 tsp almond extract

  • 1/4 cup raspberries

  • dark chocolate chips (a small handful)

Under construction:

- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and spray an 8x11 casserole dish. (Its what I had on hand, depending on how thick you want the bake to be you could go smaller)

-Combine dry ingredients and whisk together (oats, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon)

-Place dry ingredients in dish

-Mash bananas in large bowl then add the rest of the wet ingredients (almond milk, maple syrup and extract)

-While whisking add in your flax, once consistency is pretty smooth set aside and let sit for about 5 minutes. (This will allow time for the flax to react and set)

-Pour wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir so that it is all saturated and incorporated.

-Bake for 30-35 minutes uncovered

-While hot push your raspberries into the oatmeal bake (I was winging it, you could totally incorporate into the wet ingredients before hand but I found this worked well too)

-Lastly, heat up dark chocolate chips in microwave with a dash more almond milk (liquidy/mixable). Do not over heat, it will get messy. Pour chocolate onto baked dish and gently rub into the bake with a butter knife or spatula. This will create a very thin, soaked in look to the chocolate. It will not be a thick layer. (We can't all be picture perfect, it will taste better than it looks, I swear!)


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