Well, classes don’t start until noon here on my campus, so I just finished a lovely yoga practice and am contemplating the most important decision of the day….
What kind of oats will I eat for breakfast?!
I thought and thought, and then it hit me: I’ve never made baked oats that have an ooey gooey center than makes you want to melt. So therefore, Lava Baked Oatmeal was calling my name!
No, it’s not my recipe, but you can find the original one here on The Oatmeal Artist! I did change a few things around, and the first thing was the type of oats used. Lauren uses steel cut oats, but I don’t have any on hand so I used regular rolled oats. I also used only 1 tbsp. cocoa powder, 1/3 of a ripe banana, protein powder, and of course I added some Greek yogurt and egg whites for even more protein!
As Lauren mentions, she blended this mixture together to make a batter with her immersion blender and THEN baked it for about 13 minutes. I didn’t have a small enough ramekin to make it an “authentic” lava cake shape, but I did my best with the glass dish I always use.
I used mini chocolate chips as my lava “center”, but feel free to use whatever you think will be the meltiest and the tastiest!!
A dessert-like breakfast that’s actually so good for you?! I can’t think of a better way to enjoy a late start to your Tuesday…you’re gonna need a glass of milk with this one!
Lava Baked Oatmeal
(adapted from The Oatmeal Artist’s guest post)
- Serves: 1
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 13 minutes
- Total Time: 18 minutes
1/3-1/2 a ripe banana (I used 1/3)
1 tbsp. milk of choice, or more if necessary
2 tbsp. plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
3 tbsp. Liquid Egg Whites
Heaping 1/2 cup rolled oats
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
Heaping 1/2 tbsp. vanilla protein powder
Stevia/maple syrup to taste
1 tsp mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit and spray a small ramekin or glass baking dish with PAM. Set aside.
- Add all of the ingredients in order to an immersion blender except the chocolate chips and blend until smooth. Add more milk if necessary, but you don’t want the mixture to be too thin!
- Pour half of the mixture into the dish, place the chocolate chips in the center and pour the rest of the mixture over that.
- Bake for 11-13 minutes, (trust me) and then immediately flip the baked oats over onto a dish. Mine unfortunately did not come out, but it’s all going in the same place!
- ENJOY! 🙂
It honestly tastes like dessert. And I loved every second of it. For more oatmeal goodness, check out my Instagram!
Stay warm! 🙂