Recipe : Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

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(Healthcastle.com) Do you run out of time to make breakfast some mornings? You're not alone in feeling pressed for time, so try this easy make ahead breakfast recipe to get your day off to an energized and delicious start!

This apple cinnamon baked oatmeal recipe is a perfect make ahead breakfast! You can bake it Sunday morning or on a weekday evening and just pop in the microwave to reheat. Its even tasty cold!

With a much needed dose of healthy fats, fibre, and protein this is a slow burn breakfast that will keep you feeling great right up until lunch. It has 10.5 grams of protein on its own, but if you struggle with munchies throughout the day you can always add a hardboiled egg on the side or a scoop of whey powder to the oatmeal before baking to get the appetite hormone suppressing effects of a truly high protein breakfast. 

After it has cooled in the fridge, cut it in to squares and wrap individually or place in separate containers for easy grab and go. 

Recipe: Baked Apple Cinnamon Energy Oatmeal

Ingredients: 

  • 1 1/2 cups large flake rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup almonds or walnuts
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 bananas, sliced ~1/2” thick
  • 2 apples, grated or chopped in to small chunks
  • Small pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Directions: 

In a lightly buttered or greased 8 inch square glass baking dish combine all ingredients. .

Bake in a 350 F oven for 30-40 minutes or until milk is fully absorbed and oats are softened. Sprinkle with a little extra cinnamon if desired and serve warm or cold!

Tips:

If making ahead, you can also try lining the pan with parchment to make it easy to lift out and wrap up. 

For a vegetarian or vegan version substitute rice, soy or almond milk and flax "eggs" for an equally creamy and filling version. 

Makes 6 servings. 

Nutritional info: 

  • 243 calories, 6.5 g fat, 38 g carbohydrate (18.2 g sugar- 1.9 grams added sugars,  16.3 from natural sources), 3.6 grams of fibre, 10.6 grams protein

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