Perfect Baked Oats Recipe





These perfect baked oats will fuel your body during pregnancy, whether you eat them for breakfast, lunch, snack, or dessert!


Baked oats are guaranteed to keep you full because they contain plenty of fibre and protein. Fibre keeps the body’s hunger satisfied by taking longer to digest so your hunger cues stay suppressed for longer stretches of time. When choosing oats at the grocery store, try to pick large flake or steel cut as these have higher fibre.


And don’t forget the toppings! This is arguably the best part about these oats because they can be changed with almost anything you are craving that day. Think about your favourite flavours, such as nuts and fruit, and try those out.


Toppings are also a great opportunity to boost your protein content, which is so important during pregnancy to support the many physiological changes your body is going through. It also plays an important role in satisfying your hunger, which helps manage your increased appetite.


High fibre toppings include:

  • Hemp hearts

  • Chia seeds

  • Flax seeds

  • Apple slices


High protein toppings include:

  • Greek yogurt

  • Almond, sunflower seed or peanut butter

  • Chopped walnuts


Perfect Baked Oats

Yield: 1 serving


Ingredients

½ cup oats

⅓ cup milk

1 egg

½ banana

1 tbsp maple syrup

½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp vanilla

Pinch of cinnamon

Pinch of salt

⅛ cup dark chocolate chunks

1 tbsp almond butter

½ tsp hemp hearts


Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350◦F. In a blender, combine oats, milk, egg, banana, maple syrup, baking powder, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt on high for 1 minute until smooth. Pour the mixture into a ramekin, top with dark chocolate chunks and bake for 28 minutes. Let cool for 1 minute, then top with almond butter and hemp hearts, and enjoy.