Friday, July 13, 2012

Brown Sugar Banana Baked Oatmeal

Here's an updated version of the baked oatmeal.... Slightly different - and more 'cakey' in texture.  Low in calories, low in sodium, and a fair amount of protein.  These are GREAT with greek yogurt (flavor of your choice, or I like to do plain greek yogurt and add some vanilla protein powder and cinnamon to the yogurt) - and make a great addition to breakfast or even as a snack!

2 medium bananas (this is a great recipe to use your over ripe bananas too!) - sliced
2 cups quick oats
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
2 eggs
1 tsp baking powder (reduced sodium)
dash salt (I use salt substitute)
2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
1/2tsp Truvia
2tsp splenda brown sugar blend
Cinnamon (to taste)

Preheat oven to 375.  Spray 13x9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.  Place bananas in bottom of baking dish in single layer.  Sprinkle with a dash (about 1/3 of the 1/2tsp Truvia) and cinnamon.  Cover with aluminum foil - bake 15 minutes (10 minutes if bananas are already a bit soft).
Beat eggs together.  Combine all remaining ingredients in large bowl - mix well. 
Remove bananas from oven - remove foil.  Pour oat mixture over bananas.  Spread evenly. 
Sprinkle cinnamon on top. 
Bake (uncovered) for 30 minutes (still at 375). 
Remove from oven, let cool, cut into 12 even 'bars'.

115 Calories
3g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Fiber
7g Protein
49mg Sodium