Recently on FaceBook, I shared this little fact about myself:
“I used to be really into ‘amazing meals and gourmet ingredients’ but after having kids my new philosophy in the kitchen is this; make healthy food that requires little effort and tastes pretty good.”
I can no longer spend hours in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, however, what I can do is spend fleeting moments of the day browsing my favorite blogs and websites.
ENTER — Kath Eats Real Food (aka KathEats).
Kath began blogging as a way to record her 30lb weight loss journey and became a Registered Dietician along the way. If you enjoy peeking behind the curtains of other peoples health and life journeys you will probably enjoy checking her out. It’s truly a diary of her life – kind of like reality tv for the web – just without the crazy.
Anyhow, this is a recipe from Kaths blog.
I’ve always wanted to try baked oats and I get a lot of requests for a recipe so I was going to use this recipe as my base and then tweak it to my likes BUT much to my pleasure, the recipe was delicious just the way it was, so why mess with a good thing, right?
I hope you enjoy the play by play in this video AND I would LOVE to know if you’ve ever tried making baked oats yourself? If so, do you have any tips or tricks worth sharing?
Baked Banana Oatmeal
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
- 2 cups dry rolled oats
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 3 bananas (2 sliced into rounds)
- 2 egg whites
- 1.5 cups 2% milk (or whatever type of milk you use)
- 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp. turbinado sugar (aka – sugar in the raw)
Pre-heat oven to 375F
In a large bowl combine the oats, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
In a medium bowl mash one banana with the back of your fork until you have a baby food-like consistency. Mix in egg whites, milk, and vanilla. Combine everything together and then pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and combine well.
Grease an 8x8 metal baking pan and line with one sliced banana. Pour the oat mixture over the bananas and then top with the other sliced banana. Sprinkle sugar over the top and then pop in the oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
Cool and slice into four pieces. Enjoy!
Makes 4 servings.
Calories: 310; Total Fat: 5.1g; Saturated Fat: 1.2g; Cholesterol: 8mg; Carbohydrate: 55.7g; Dietary Fiber: 6.3g; Sugars: 19.8; Protein: 13.4g