Today’s recipe features my favorite breakfast staple.
It’s actually quite funny now that I think of it, because this used to be my least favorite breakfast. When I was younger, I was a sucker for french toast sticks and scrambled eggs with ketchup. Ok, Ok, so I still am 🙂
But now that I have become more health-conscious, and aware of the benefits of nourishing my body with whole-foods, I have succumbed to dreaded oats.
But oats aren’t as boring as you may think.
Most people see oatmeal as boring and bland. However, oatmeal has come a long way since grandma’s ol’ bowl of slop 😉 You may be more familiar with now (especially on IG) where people will share their beautiful bowl of oats with an array of toppings. Or better yet, the new phenomenon – overnight oats.
But what about an oatcake…what is that?! Nope, it’s not baked.
It’s simply made overnight, and it transforms into this delicious cake overnight.
It has become a favorite of mine when the weather turns warm, and I need something cool to eat after a hot sweaty summer run.
- 1/2 cup oats, instant or rolled
- 1 cup water (or milk, if preferred)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- sweetener of preference (i.e. stevia)
- Additional add-ins (optional) Ideas
- Cocoa powder
- Raisins, craisins
- Canned pumpkin or applesauce
- Fruit – banana, berries, apple
- Nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew)
- Cook your oats on stove-top according to package directions.
- Add in chia seeds, and cook until most of liquid is absorbed (2-3 min).
- Mix in additional add-ins as desired to what favor oatcake you want.
Oatcake ideas – PB & J, Pumkin, Apple Cinnamon, Chocolate Banana, etc.
- Spray a ramekin or mini-loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray, and pour your oatmeal batter into the dish.
- Cover with foil, and set in fridge overnight.
- The next day, carefully remove your oatcake from dish. You may need to loosen the outside perimeter with a knife so your cake comes out clean.
- Top with any additional toppings as desired; peanut butter, nuts, fruit, etc.
Nutrition Facts (without add-ins):
– 210 CAL
– 32 g CHO
– 6 g FAT
– 9 g FIBER
– 8 g PROTEIN