Sunday, December 29, 2013

Baked Oatmeal with Chocolate Chips and Nuts

What a delicious little muffin!  I have been looking for a way to make oatmeal quicker and easier first thing in the morning.  These muffins are easy to re-heat and just add some fruit or boiled eggs for a quick, healthy breakfast.

Baked Oatmeal with Chocolate Chips and Nuts
3 cups rolled oats
2 TBSP brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
2 eggs beaten
2 mashed bananas
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp vanilla
4 TBSP chocolate chips
1/4 cup nuts (I used chopped hazelnuts)

Mix dry ingredients together.  In a separate bowl mix milk, mashed bananas, eggs, and vanilla.  Add wet ingredients to the dry mix.  Mix just until incorporated.  Fold in nuts and chocolate chips.  Let batter sit 10 minutes before baking.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. 

This made 16 muffins. Each had 121 calories and 4.75g of protein. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Blueberry, Walnut, Chocolate Pancakes

What a great combination this morning!! Who doesn't like chocolate and walnuts and blueberries and pancakes.  WooHoo!!

Blueberry, Walnut, Chocolate Pancakes
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
enough flour to make 1 1/2 cups total with the protein powder (I used white whole wheat)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/2 TBSP cocoa powder
1 1/4 cup vanilla almond milk
1 TBSP coconut oil
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup frozen blueberries

Mix together protein powder/flour mixture with cinnamon, salt, and cocoa.  Add milk and oil and mix. Mix in the walnuts then gently fold in the blueberries.  Cook on a griddle on medium heat.  Batter will be thin.  Cook slower than normal pancakes to ensure the blueberries warm up.  I topped mine with butter and some honey and they were delish!!