- 3 cups of old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- 1 Tbs of baking powder
- 1 Tbs of cinnamon
- 1/2 cup of protein shake mix (any kind/flavor that you feel goes with oatmeal)
- 1 1/2 cups of strawberries (sliced; just get a whole box or whatever)
- 2 cups of any kind of milk
- 1 large egg
- 1 Tbs of vanilla extract
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 looking...it 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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