Baked Oatmeal Recipe

I hope this baked oatmeal is the most productive thing I do all day. Love my lazy Sundays spent with protein, fiber, and healthy fats (what?... I can be lazy but I'm still a dietitian!). 

If you haven't figured it out by now- I am OBSESSED with oatmeal.  Why?  It is easy to make, easy to eat, and is loaded with fiber which helps keep me feeling full and control my blood sugar levels.  You'll notice that I never eat oatmeal without pairing it with a protein source.  The biggest mistake that I see my clients make is not getting protein at breakfast.  An easy way to add both protein and healthy fats to your oatmeal is using nuts or a nut butter.  Chia seeds are also an awesome way to beef up your oatmeal.  They are chocked full of protein, fiber, and heart healthy omega 3s.  They are add a nice crunch to your oatmeal.  Oh and by the way, you're probably wondering why I am so obsessed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats.  Well... they are the trifecta of satiety provoking nutrients.  So eat those and you'll be full for hours!

Baked Oatmeal

Ingredients: 
•    1/2 cup rolled oats
•    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
•    1 egg
•    2 Tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
•    1 teaspoon cinnamon
•    3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
•    Topping: almond or peanut butter

Directions:
1.    Preheat oven to 350.
2.    Mix all ingredients together and pour into greased baking dish.  
3.    Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.
4.    Top with nut butter of choice.  Happy breakfast!