This Peanut Butter Banana Protein Baked Oatmeal is packed with protein and heart-healthy fiber. Meal prep it on Sunday night to have breakfast ready to go all week!
Oatmeal is like an artist’s canvas. There are infinite ways to prepare, cook and bake it into an enjoyable and healthy breakfast. This Peanut Butter Banana Protein Baked Oatmeal is an easy way to create multiple morning meals from one recipe. Meal prep it on Sunday night and have your work/school mornings covered for the week.
Truthfully, I’m really not a baker at heart. This month’s Recipe Redux challenge is to “Bake Some Bread”. I don’t think I’ve ever baked bread and I’m not really interested in starting now. Again, not my thing. So, I’m baking oatmeal instead 🙂 What’s not to love about baked oatmeal? It’s packed with heart-healthy soluble fiber and is gluten free as long as any suspect ingredients are certified gluten free. I’ve probably created 20 different variations of toppings for this recipe. Prepared in a brownie pan, you can cut the baked oatmeal into 4 servings and enjoy as is or topped with a little sugar free maple syrup for 300 calories and 20 grams of protein, or cut it into 6 servings and add additional protein and fiber rich toppings.
Here are my favorites:
1/3 cup low fat cottage cheese and 1/2 cup blueberries
2 Tablespoons chocolate powdered peanut butter (reconstituted with water or unsweetened nut milk) and some extra banana slices
2 Tablespoons of powdered peanut butter, reconstituted with water to make a spread and topped with 1 Tablespoon of low or sugar free jelly/jam/fruit spread.
1/3 cup fat free ricotta mixed with 1/2 packet of stevia, 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon, and topped with 1 Tablespoon of low or sugar free jam/jelly/fruit spread.
1/3 cup cottage cheese with 1/4 cup pomegranate arils or 3/4 cup strawberries or 1/2 cup raspberries
1/4 cup low sugar strawberry Greek yogurt and 1/4 ounce chopped peanuts or almonds
1 Tablespoon low or sugar free pancake syrup with ½ sliced banana
I’ve also enjoyed it with sautéed apples, peaches and pears! Delish!
Have any ideas on how to top off this healthy breakfast?
Please share in the comments below, maybe I’ll make it myself 🙂
This Peanut Butter Banana Protein Baked Oatmeal is packed with protein and heart-healthy fiber. Meal prep it on Sunday night to have breakfast ready to go all week! Click To Tweet
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 packets stevia or preferred sweetener
- 1/2 cup powdered peanut butter
- 1 scoop (1/4 cup) vanilla plant based protein powder
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- ½ cup 0% nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 3 Tablespoons liquid egg whites
- 1 ripe banana, mashed (4 ounces)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ripe banana, sliced in 24 slices (4 ounces)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine the first 7 dry ingredients.
- In a separate bowl, combine the almond milk, yogurt, egg whites, mashed banana and vanilla extract.
- Add oat mixture to the wet ingredients and gently stir until fully combined.
- Line a 9 inch brownie pan with parchment paper. Pour the mixture into the pan and spread it evenly.
- Top with 24 banana slices (4 rows of 6 slices each)
- Bake for 27-35 minutes or until golden brown and set.
- Let cool, remove and cut into 6 rectangles. Wrap and refrigerate the extras until ready to eat.
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