Recipes and Food

Blueberry Almond Coconut Baked Oatmeal

By this point, anybody who is reading my blog knows that I love me some baked oatmeal. My favorite up to his point has been my Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal, which is so good (especially when you add in some Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips too) that its like eating dessert for breakfast.

Lately though, I have been experienting. For some reason the other day it occurred to me to add some 0% fat vanilla greek yogurt to my baked oatmeal, to up the protein power of it. So, I tried it on some yummy blueberry almond baked oatmeal. (I also LOVE anything with almond extract!)  And holy cannoli, it was good. Seriously good. Unbelievably, seriously good! Why was it so good, you ask?

Because adding in the yogurt gives it a creamy, souffle like consistency. Absolutely delish!

And it is super healthy, containing 14g protein, 10g fiber and 686mg potassium.

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The best part? It keeps you full for hours. I mean hours. If you eat this at say 8am, you won’t be hungry until 2pm at least. So, if you’re trying to lose weight, this is a great idea as you’ll definitely eat less over the course of the day because you won’t feel like snacking at all. And I don’t mean an uncomfortable-I’m-going-to-bust-fullness, just a pleasant-I’m-not-hungry-fullness. 🙂

Also, I used 0% Vanilla greek yogurt, but you can use plain greek yogurt as well, or blueberry flavored greek yogurt.

Heres what it looks like all mixed up in the bowl before you cook it:

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Blueberry Almond Coconut Baked Oatmeal

Ingredients (serves 1)
• 1 ripe banana, mashed up or sliced
• 1/4 cup milk of choice
• 1/4 cup (generous)  0% greek yogurt
• 2 Tablespoons sweetened shredded coconut
• 1 tsp almond extract (to taste, you can add more or less, I like lots)
• Just a Pinch of cinnamon
• 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
• ½ – 1 cup fresh blueberries

Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and spray a large single-serving ramekin with non-stick spray.
2. In a medium bowl mix banana, milk, almond extract and yogurt.
3. Mix in the coconut.
4. Mix in the oatmeal, baking powder, cinnamon. (No need to mix these dry ingredients in a separate bowl first, just dump it all in the same bowl and mix it together,)
5. Gently stir in the blueberries.
6. Sprinkle a little coconut on top.
7. Transfer to the prepared ramekin and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Nutrition Info 

Calories – 410
Carbs – 74g
Fat –9g
Protein – 14g
Potassium – 686mg
Sugars – 30g
Fiber – 10g
Sugar – 39g
Sodium – 521mg
Cholesterol – 0mg
Calcium – 23%
Vitamin C – 28%
Vitamin A – 5%
Iron – 14%

As always you can come back and find this recipe on my Breakfast Page!

 

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