Baked Banana Bread Oats

Winter is coming! It’s definitely hit a lot colder temperatures here in Auckland this week, especially with this rainy long weekend we have been having. During winter, I like to change the way I eat and add a lot more heartier meals. Through summer my brunches and lunches consist of light salads and fruity snacks, whereas in winter I much prefer soups and stews.

Thanks to the long weekend, this morning we started our day off with a huge gym session. We don’t often get opportunities to train together and so when we do we make the most of it and definitely train a lot harder. Usually I always start my training off with around 30 minutes of cardio, which today I opted for treadmill sprints, followed by an hour of strength training for legs.

Leg day means one thing for me, increasing my carbs. I always get super fatigued and find I need something a lot bulkier for a post-workout meal. Recently, I have been loving experimenting with baked oats. I will not lie and say I only eat them at breakfast time. I have found myself opting for a bowl of oats at dinner time and I just eat to my cravings. The bowl I made this morning was incredible – I just had to share it. It was full of flavour and so filling. I find that blending the ingredients makes it a lot smoother in texture. I also loved the cinnamon addition, it makes the bowl taste so much like banana bread! Plus the health benefits of cinnamon are just insane.

Baked Banana Bread Oats

Buy This:

  • 1 Banana
  • 40g Oats
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 200ml Plant Based Milk (I’ve been loving Vanilla Soy)
  • 1/2 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • (Peanut Butter and Dairy Free Chocolate Chips for topping)

Do This:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C
  2. In a blender, combine half the banana, oats, protein powder, cinnamon, baking powder and plant-based milk.
  3. Pour mixture into an ovenproof bowl or dish and top with the other half of the banana sliced.
  4. Bake for around 15 minutes until risen and browning.
  5. Top with peanut butter and chocolate chips.

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