Sun and delicious low-cal breakfasts? Perfect Pair :)

Its about 75 degrees with basically no breeze (I hate breezes I get cold easily) and I’m outside on the patio blogging. It’s a perfect day! I’m already in my bathing suit so next I’m going to lay out and swim in the pool. I love summer days!

Anyways, what the purpose of this post is to share my decadent baked oatmeal recipes with you!

I adapted my recipe from Chocolate-Covered Katie.

My recipe is pretty much the same but I alter the extras (i.e dried cranberries, raisins, chocolate chips, carob chips, peanut butter, etc.)

The basic recipe before any additions is:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
1/2 Cup Instant Oats
1/4 Cup Unsweetened applesauce or mashed banana (it’s so tasty with a banana!)
1/4 Cup Milk of your choice (I use unsweetened rice or soy milk)
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
(If you want you can put some sort of sugar such as brown sugar, truvia, stevia, regular sugar to taste if you prefer but it’s sweet enough without it for me)

Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes. Then switch to broil for 5 minutes (keep an eye on it so it doesn’t dry out the top should be firm and not sticky but not dry)

You can add what ever you want and it’s so tasty! Carob chips would be better than chocolate chips because it’s lower in calories. If you are going to use regular chocolate chips at least use dark chocolate (Organic?! YUM!) You can add them on top or in the mix or both if you are feeling like being REALLY decadent! (Note: In my picture I used chocolate sprinkles I was out of chocolate chips)

The second version I do often is Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal:

It’s basically the same as the original recipe however, before I add 1-2 tablespoons of Better N’ Peanut Butter (a 2 tbsp serving is 100 calories) I thought 1 or 1.5 was perfect. With 2 I felt like a dog eating peanut butter like it was too sticky! Some people like that though.

First, put your peanut butter in a bowl and melt it for 10 seconds. When it gets done it may have a thicker layer on top but just mix it real quick. If you don’t melt it, it’s too sticky to mix in the oatmeal. Then follow the oatmeal direction for the original recipe. I added peanut butter chips and chocolate chips on top once it was so good!

The Nutritional facts with 2 tbsp peanut butter and a few chocolate chips:

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 260 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
356
Calories from Fat
79
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.5g
13%
Saturated Fat
4.7g
24%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
45mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
40.2g
13%
Dietary Fiber
3.7g
15%
Sugars
20.2g
Protein
4.9g
Vitamin A 4% • Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 13% • Iron 9%
Nutrition Grade D+
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Without Peanut Butter and chocolate chips:
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 239 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
144
Calories from Fat
21
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.3g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
29mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
27.7g
9%
Dietary Fiber
3.0g
12%
Sugars
9.4g
Protein
3.3g
Vitamin A 3% • Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 9% • Iron 7%
Nutrition Grade B
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

And it’s still so tasty without any of the extra stuff!

Sorry for the crappy pictures I only have my iPhone camera working right now :( Enjoy Lovelies!!!

 

About jasmine

I'm a 21 year old woman who is into beauty, cosmetics, nails, music and the singer of a rockband. I am writing this for other young women to learn tips, tricks and be inspired to be the best woman they can be!
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