Not Your Mom's Baked Oatmeal Recipe
It's higher in protein than the conventional version and lower in carbs, fat, and calories. Plus, it's easy to make. You only need a few ingredients, most of which are adjustable. So there's almost no way to ruin this baked oatmeal recipe unless you burn it. (Don't do that.)
It's so easy that if you make this often enough, you can eyeball the ingredients without measuring. Check out the video for a few extra tips and tricks, or just get the directions and ingredients below.
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats
- 2 cups water
- 1-1/2 cups vanilla Metabolic Drive® Protein
- 1 cup Splenda (the kind that's used for baking and equal to sugar cup for cup)
- 1 heaping cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
You'll also need a 9x9 baking pan. And you'll need to coat it in non-stick spray. Or watch the video above to see how I get the batter not to stick.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (about 177 degrees Celsius).
- Start by adding the oats and water to a mixing bowl. You want them to begin soaking it up.
- Add the other ingredients (except berries) and mix everything together. Then fold the berries in too.
- Spray a 9x9 cake pan with avocado oil. Then use a dusting of protein powder to coat the oil. This will keep the cake from sticking.
- Dump the batter into the pan and spread it out evenly.
- Put it in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until done. You can tell it's done when the top looks golden brown and the edges of the cake slightly pull away from the sides of the pan.
Note: Bake time will depend on your cake pan size, your oven, and your elevation. Also, some ovens are more powerful than others. If you usually bake your cakes and cookies at 325, then do so here too.
Once it comes out of the oven, let it cool, then slice it into nine somewhat equal pieces by cutting three lines horizontally and vertically.
- You can use any berry you like. Strawberries are awesome for this recipe.
- If you're making this for someone who likes their desserts super sweet, feel free to adjust the recipe and either increase the Metabolic Drive® Protein a little or add a bit more Splenda.
Feel free to add your favorite spices: cinnamon and cardamom are my favorites.
If you're a nut lover, toss in some chopped walnuts.
If you cut the recipe into nine squares, this is what you'd get from one square:
- Calories: 173
- Fat: 3 grams
- Carbs: 25 grams (4 from fiber)
- Protein: 14 grams
This is a big deal. Why? Because usually, baked oatmeal has just a blip of protein. And it often contains the same amount carbs you'd get from a bowl of ice cream. And if your oatmeal has the nutritional profile of ice cream? Well, just go with the ice cream.
A conventional baked oatmeal recipe – found on a popular baking website that rhymes with haste of tome – lists the following as nutrition info for each serving of their baked oatmeal:
- Calories: 483
- Fat: 19 grams
- Carbs: 78 grams
- Protein: 6 grams
Hopefully it's mind-blowing, but I doubt it has ours beat. And considering the carb coma you'll be in afterward, you may not want theirs for breakfast.
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