Baked Berry Oatmeal (Clean Eating, Dairy Free Option)

I am in love…..I have seen this so many times on instagram and every time baked oats looked so yummy. I decided late last night I’d prep some for thismornings breakfast so at 10pm I am baking my baked oats and the smell of them baking ooooh so divine!!! So simple and once winter hits I know what the kids and I are having daily!!!! I didnt add any sweetener, its the reason why I put some banana in for its sweetness. My berries werent to tart either so that was good. Use almond or rice milk and omit the yoghurt for a dairy free option or you could use water instead of milk but i think personally a milk alternative would be tastier. You can buy  gluten free oats too if you wanted a gluten free option.

Baked Berry Oatmeal

1/3 cup rolled oats (uncooked)
1/3 cup milk of choice
1/3 banana mashed
1 egg white
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla essence or you can use a little vanilla bean
1/4 cup mixed frozen berries
1 Tbsp chopped or flakes almonds

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Mix together in a bowl and pour into a baking dish suitable for 1 serving. A ramekin for example, I used a tiny square casserole dish thats one serving. Bake in the oven for about 20-25 minutes.

Top with a little chobani yoghurt mixed with protein powder (I used berry flavour 100% whey) but you could omit that and add a little honey to sweeten with a little cinnamon and vanilla.



Banana, Peanut Butter & Honey Toasted Sandwich

I have been missing out!   I’ve not been a huge fan of peanut butter, I dont mind peanuts but not so much in butter form.  Clean eating involves cooking with alot of nuts and lots use peanut butter,  well I now adore peanut butter and cant get enough of it.  My lovely friend Michelle told me to try peanut butter and honey together on bread/toast….OMG its heaven!!   So simple yet so amazing, I now have this for breakfast a couple of times a week.  And now I add banana and whack it in the sandwich maker to heat it up and voila a totally yummy breakfast (or lunch).    If you havent tried this before, you really are missing out and I urge you to give this a go asap, you wont regret it!

Such a simple recipe…..

2 pieces wholemeal bread (I prefer to use Helga’s flaxseed & Quinoa or Rye Bread)

1-2  tsp of peanut butter

Drizzle of honey

1 banana

Spread peanut butter over one piece of bread, layer chopped up banana and drizzle honey, add the top piece of bread and put in a sandwich maker, til toasted and warm.