Friday, June 28, 2013

(Not Really) Recipe | Protein Breakfast Cake

I feel like that title sounds gross and weird--whatever, CAKE IS CAKE--and now you can have it for breakfast. Yay. Here are the ingredients (adapted from this blog post):
  1.   3 cups of old fashioned oats
  2.  1/4 cup of brown sugar
  3.  1 Tbs of baking powder
  4.  1 Tbs of cinnamon
  5.  1/2 cup of protein shake mix (any kind/flavor that you feel goes with oatmeal)
  6.  1 1/2 cups of strawberries (sliced; just get a whole box or whatever)
  7.  2 cups of any kind of milk
  8.  1 large egg
  9.  1 Tbs of vanilla extract
Note: you're basically making a giant thing of oatmeal with some fruit mixed in so the amounts don't have to be all extra precise...

Tools: a large mixing bowl and a baking pan, etc; this recipe takes about an hour and a half including cooking time.

Step 1: wash and slice the fruit; you can actually do this with any baking fruit, I'm thinking of using apples next.

I picked a strawberry flavored protein shake because I thought it would go with....strawberries.
Step 2: Mix all the dry ingredients (the first 2 cups of oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and the protein shake powder)

Step 3: Dump in your wet ingredients (egg, milk, vanilla extract, and the strawberries); mix it up so it's well-blended, or as blended as oatmeal can be...

Step 4: Add more oats from that third cup to thicken the mix until you're satisfied with the consistency; you don't want it too watery...

Step 5: Bake at 350 degrees for a nonstick pan (375 for the other kind of pan) for 40 minutes or until kinda brown and cooked will have a spongy texture when it's done.

It's best served warm with honey or syrup drizzled on top, a plop of vanilla Greek yogurt and granola bits for some crunch (keep refrigerated).

Now you can start your day like a fancy pants bodybuilder.

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