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Coconut Oatmeal Bake

8 Mar

A good ole’ bowl of hot oatmeal in the morning, something I don’t think I could ever get sick of. I even have it as a night time snack sometimes! I make it all sorts of ways, and in all sorts of flavors. But the other morning, I decided to bake it into squares instead. The result, was a delicious, coconut-flavor filled breakfast.

Oatmeal is such a healthy food. It is a great carb that’s high in protein to make as a part of your daily diet, and is full of yummy fiber as well to keep you full! It’s a great pre-workout meal when working out in the mornings, something I use to have a lot before workouts. If you’re more on the thinner side and need a big breakfast, there’s tons of ways to add extras in to make it higher in calories, and if you’re trying to lose weight, well it’s a delicious and healthy meal just with a touch of sweeter added to it! And for those living a gluten-free lifestyle, it’s a great option!  It’s also full of antioxidants and boosts your immune system as well. Sold yet? And there’s so many way to enjoy it other than your normal hot breakfast in a bowl, so you will never be bored!

My newest recipe with these fiber-filled oats is my coconut baked oatmeal. It is so great to have on hand as a snack, or for breakfast on the go when you’re in a rush! Hope you enjoy :)

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Coconut Baked Oatmeal with fresh strawberries, coconut, and my special homemade nut butter (which I’ll be posting a recipe soon for).

Coconut Baked Oatmeal
-1.5 cup dry oatmeal
-1/2 cup egg substitute or 2 eggs
-1 cup milk
-1/4 cup coconut
-1/4 cup ground flaxseed
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1/2 cup sweetener of choice (agave, sugar, brown sugar, stevia)
-2 tsp baking powder
-Optional Add-ins/toppings: cinnamon, bananas, chocolate chips, fresh fruit, nut butter

Directions: Mix all ingredients together. Bake in 8×8 pan at 375 degrees until brown on sides, around 20-25 minutes

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