Baked Elvis Oatmeal
You know when you just throw a few ingredients together and it ends up knocking you off your feet? Well, that’s how this recipe was born.
I just made the most amazing oatmeal and I think I’m rearranging posts this week so that I can blog about it.
— Cassie Laemmli (@BakeYourDay) February 26, 2012
And oatmeal. I don’t always eat oatmeal for breakfast but I’ve been craving it lately. I just started throwing some of my favorite flavors into a bowl, including some frozen, overripe banana. And what goes more perfectly with banana than peanut butter? In my mind, absolutely nothing is better with banana than peanut butter. Elvis agreed. If I’m being perfectly honest with you, I think it’s the peanut butter-banana combination that I’ve really been craving, and the oats are just adding nutrition that I feel obliged to provide to my body.
that’s actually the coffee cup that I was drinking out of. it was very last-minute food styling!
The oven was also involved because we don’t have a microwave. It’s turned into a sort-of challenge to see how long we can go without purchasing one. The one that we had previously stayed at the old house and our new loft doesn’t have one. We have lived here for a month and in all honesty, I’m not missing it one bit.
Chia seeds were there too. Have you tried them? They have been all the rage lately and I have just recently tried them for the first time. I really love them and in dishes like this one, you don’t even know that they are there, yet they are adding lots of good protein, fat and fiber. Read more about chia seeds here. Are you singing ‘cha-cha-cha chia’ in your head right now? Because I am. And yes, I’m talking about the same seeds.
Healthy Baked Elvis Oatmeal
Yield: 1 serving (about 1 cup)
The classic Elvis combination, peanut butter + banana, baked into a quick, healthy and simple morning meal.
1/2 cup oats
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. chia seeds
2 Tbs. creamy natural peanut butter
2 Tbs. milk
1 Tbs. honey
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 banana, sliced or mashed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a small baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Stir together oats, salt, cinnamon and chia seeds. Set aside.
Combine peanut butter, milk, honey and vanilla in a medium bowl and mix until combined. Add dry ingredients and the banana and stir until fully incorporated.
Pour into prepared baking dish and bake for 12-14 minutes. The edges will be lightly browned.
If you don't have chia seeds, flax seeds would be a great addition too, or you can leave them out altogether.