Thank you for all of the feedback on yesterday’s post… I was super stressed and your kind words and suggestions were comforting!
Peaches are finally in season. I bought some that weren’t quite ripe and then decided to ripen very quickly. I didn’t have time to make my lightened up peach cobbler, but I did want to incorporate them into my breakfast yesterday. The cooler weather also had me in the mood for oatmeal, so I threw some oats & peaches in the oven while I got ready for work, inspired by Katie’s baked oatmeal for one.
These photos are from my new camera that I got for my birthday! I’m definitely learning as I go!
Protein Packed Peach Baked Oats
1/3 cup oats (I used old fashioned) + 2/3 cup water (or substitute any kind of milk) OR 1 cup cooked oatmeal
1 peach, chopped
1 scoop protein powder (I used JM’s vanilla cake batter)
2 egg whites (or two flax “eggs”)
sweeter, to taste (I didn’t use any because the protein powder is extremely sweet)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp brown sugar
1) Preheat oven to 375 and coat a small baking dish with cooking spray.
2) Cook the oats in the microwave for 75-90 seconds, until the majority of the water is absorbed. Allow to cool (I stuck mine in the freezer for 10 minutes).
3) Add egg whites, protein powder, sweetener, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt to cooled oats.
4) Pour half of the oat mixture into the dish, followed by chopped peaches. Top with remaining oats and sprinkle with brown sugar.
5) Bake 30-35 minutes, until top is lightly browned.
Approximate nutrition (1 serving): 275 calories, 34g carbs, 4g fat, 27g protein
27 grams of protein!
Using precooked oats in this recipe gives it a creamy texture, as opposed to the chewy, dense texture of regular baked oats.
I topped mine with some vanilla almond milk, but you could definitely use some whipped cream or yogurt to get really fancy! 😉
Fall always makes me a little sad… something about summer being over, knowing a miserable Pittsburgh winter is on its way… but I’m definitely looking forward to warm fall foods (and the small event that’s happening in NINE DAYS!).
Julie & Janetha both recently posted about how they first got involved in the blogging community. One of the first recipes I tested from a blog was for baked oatmeal. I don’t remember exactly which one I tried, but I LOVED the flavor and texture of baked oats, and have experimented with different variations since.
Have you ever made baked oatmeal?