Baked Oatmeal out great!!! I studied a bunch of recipes and came up with my own based on other techniques. Of course mine featured banana as the star ingredient!
First I combined the dry ingredients:
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
And then the wet ingredients:
- 1 egg, beat
- 1/2 cup unsweet applesauce
- 1.5 cups skim milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 large bananas, sliced
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Mix well.
Line an 8″ pan (square or round) with parchment paper (for easy removal and cutting!).
Pour batter into pan:
Pop into a 375* oven for about 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, increase heat to broil, sprinkle oatmeal with 1 more tbsp brown sugar and broil for 3-4 minutes.
= bubbly caramelized sugar topping!
Makes 4 portions about 300 kcal, 6 grams fiber and 11 grams protein each. We saved one portion to reheat tomorrow!
Some of the recipes called for walnuts and raisins in the batter, but I thought they would get lost so I kept my mixins for a topping: toasted almonds and almond butter. Check out that banana to the right!
With coffee –
This breakfast was about 435 kcal, 8 grams fiber and 17 grams protein.
My mom and I can’t decide between the gym and outdoor running/walking. It is dreadfully gross and cloudy out there, but the gym isn’t too appealing either because my mom would have to pay. I am in need of a good workout though (mentally and physically today!), so we better decide soon!
We’re headed to Greensboro to meet my dad at his office for lunch. I think we’re going to a big salad bar (Ruby Tuesdays?). There will be lots of veggies for sure! I won’t be home until mid-afternoon, so I’ll see you all then!