Baked oats.. A more healthy way of saying ‘breakfast cake’. It’s hard to get the consistency right, but if you do, it can honestly taste like you cooked a cake, just for yourself, and are eating it for breakfast. Good, right? I know I enjoy it!
As if that wasn’t good enough, it’s actually extremely easy to prepare! A little bit of prep the night before, then in the morning, stick it in the oven and while it’s cooking you can go about your morning routine! Shower, pilates, tea time, extra sleep.. Whatever your thing is.
I’ve written the basic recipe in this post, but just like any other oat dish, it is extremely versatile, and you can add just about anything you want to it! Some of my favourite flavours, are chocolate, chai spice, apple + pumpkin, and cookie dough.. But I’ll get to those specific ones in other posts.
RECIPE: SUPER SIMPLE BAKED OATS
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 – 3 tblsp LSA meal (Optional – if omitting, add extra oats)
1 – 2 tblsp chia seeds
1/2 large banana, mashed
Pinch of cinnamon
3/4 – 1 cup almond milk (Or milk of choice)
Toppings of your choice! Fruit, nuts, seeds, nut butters, coconut, chocolate……….
Mash the banana in a bowl until no solids remain. Stir in the rest of the ingredients, leaving the almond milk until last. Stir in 1/3 cup of the almond milk, and add more as needed – There should be enough milk in there to make it easy enough to stir… Should be around an extra half 1/3 cup. Cover with cling wrap, and place in the fridge to soak overnight.
The next morning, preheat your oven to 175°C. Pour your mixture into a baking dish, top with your choice of toppings, and bake for 30 minutes. During that time, do a dance, get some extra shut eye, shower, stretch, drink tea, get ready for your day, and once that timer goes off, let it cool for a couple of minutes, then tuck in!
If you try it, I hope you enjoy it! Remember – get creative! The sky is seriously the limit with this kind of recipe, so nuts!