Blueberry and Banana Protein Baked Oatmeal

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Lately, my mornings have been getting tighter and tighter on time, so I have been in search of a quick breakfast that needs little to no work to eat before I head out for the day.  I haven’t been in the mood for eggs lately, so things like my sweet potato vegetable frittata and egg breakfast casserole didn’t sound good to me, and I wasn’t in the mood for the texture of overnight oats.  I am weird about food, not only do I crave things based on savory vs. sweet, but also by mouthfeel.  Sometimes I want crunchy, sometimes I want to bite into something, sometimes I want cold…you get the picture.  Anyone, boring story short, I was in the mood for oatmeal but not in the traditional or overnight form, and that’s when I decided on a baked oatmeal.

About to go in the oven
About to go in the oven

I did what I always do and searched the web for a baked oatmeal recipe and settled on this one from Skinnytaste.com.  Of course, I changed the recipe a bit, because I always change recipes, and I decided to pack my baked oatmeal with protein.  I stuck with the same base of blueberries and banana, except I used frozen blueberries because that is what I had, and my banana’s weren’t super ripe, but still sweet enough.  In fact, I originally followed the recipe and added the 1/4 of honey that it called for, but actually found it not necessary to use that much, so in future batches I reduced that amount, even with less ripe bananas.  I added two servings of Vega Vanilla Protein powder for additional protein, and added 1/2 cup extra almond milk to offset the extra dry ingredients.  Originally I added four scoops because I apparently haven’t mastered the art of reading yet, and thought I needed two scoops per serving, but it was only one.  After I cut the bake when it came out of the oven, the center was nothing but raw protein powder, it was a hot mess! So please read your protein powder container before adding your scoops, and if you do need 4 scoops, adjust the milk accordingly. 

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You don’t have to add protein powder to yours, but if you want some extra protein to your morning breakfast, this is a great way to do it.  You can also change this to be any fruit or nuts you like, which is one of the many reasons why I love recipes like this.  Find a base that works, and then tweak it to fit your taste buds and dietary needs.

Do you have a favorite baked oatmeal recipe?  If so, we would love to hear it!

Blueberry and Banana Protein Baked Oatmeal
Yields 6
This is the perfect grab-and-go breakfast for when you are in the mood for oatmeal but not in the traditional form. To make this an even more complete meal, I added protein.
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 medium bananas, the more ripe the better, cut into 1/2" slices
  2. 1 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  3. 1/8 - 1/4 cup honey, depending on how sweet you want this
  4. 1 cup uncooked quick oats
  5. 1/4 cup chopped nuts, I used pecans
  6. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  7. 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  8. 2 scoops vanilla protein powder, I used Vega Vanilla Protein Powder
  9. pinch of salt
  10. 1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)
  11. 1 egg
  12. 1 tsp vanilla extract
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray an 11x7 casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. Place the banana slices in the casserole dish in a single layer, then top with 1/2 the blueberries.
  3. Dust the bananas and blueberries with 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1 tbsp honey and than bake for 15 minutes.
  4. While that is baking, in a medium bowl combine the oats, half the nuts, baking powder, remaining cinnamon, protein powder and salt, and stir together.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk the remaining honey, milk, egg and vanilla extract.
  6. Remove the casserole dish from the oven, combine the wet and dry ingredients together and then pour over the bananas and blueberries. Give the casserole dish a little shimmy/shake to make sure everything is settled and even.
  7. Top with the remaining blueberries and nuts, and then bake in the over for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Cut into 6 equal portions, and enjoy!
Notes
  1. You can change this recipe a million different ways. You can use different fruit, different nuts, different protein powder, even add cocoa powder if you want a chocolatey taste. The options are endless!
  2. Nutritional information is for 1 piece.
Calories
263 cal
Fat
7 g
Protein
15 g
Carbs
41 g
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Adapted from Skinnytaste.com
Adapted from Skinnytaste.com
New Way Health and Fitness http://newwayhealthandfitness.com/

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