Whether you’re looking for new breakfast ideas, post workout snacks, or even to curve a late night sweet tooth, baked oatmeal is a great and healthy way to do it! It’s so easy, you can bring them on the go, and you can doctor them up anyway you would like.

Chad and I were at the store and came across this Quinoa & Flax hot cereal. A week later, img_4282and the box was never opened. We love oatmeal but very rarely have a morning or afternoon to sit down and eat it. I thought this would be a great and easy way for us to get some fiber in, along with carbs – especially after a workout.

I set my oven to 375º and used a baking sheet with parchment paper. (Easy clean up + less chance of burning the bottom.) Instead of traditional mashing, I pureed two bananas to save some time and to really liquify my batter. I have no idea if this is wrong – yolo? I img_4288added a cup of cereal, along with peanut butter, raisins, cinnamon, and honey. When I said you can doctor these guys up, I mean – there is no wrong way of doing it! Add what you like and take out what you don’t. I actually ended up making two different kinds and both were great. I’ve also seen a lot of people put these in muffin tins, or even make an entire loaf – just an idea but it’s truly whatever you would like.

After mixing and plopping, they’re ready for the oven! It only took about 20 minutes to bake all the way through, any longer and they definitely would’ve started to burn. I would say ten minutes of prep + twenty minutes of baking = a great, quick and easy breakfast/snack/anytime treat!

 

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