I was pretty excited about this month’s Secret Recipe Club because I moved to a new group. This is where food bloggers are assigned another foodie’s blog, select and prepare a recipe, and then share our experiences on the same day. This month I had Christina’s Mis-Cakes Oven Adventures, a blog dedicated to baking, sweets, and desserts. Since I am having trouble this winter keeping the same unwanted three pounds off (and on and off and on and off), I perused her blog with an eye for something healthy. I must say that the maple bacon cinnamon buns looked like something we’d love, and being a peanut butter-aholic, the peanut butter cookie blueberry bars caught my eye as well. Not being a baker, I enjoyed reading the tips and tricks section too.
I finally decided on the individual banana baked oatmeal, super healthy and easy, and next time I make these, I will add more cinnamon, a little nutmeg, and blueberries. Her recipe calls for cookie butter (no idea what that is), but I slathered mine with a spoonful of peanut butter as soon as it came out of the oven, which was a nice boost of good fat and protein. Thanks for the recipe, Christina!
Individual Banana Baked Oatmeal
Makes one serving
1 medium ripe banana
1/3 c milk (I used almond milk for mind, skim milk for Craig’s)
1 egg white
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/3 c large flake oats
1/4 tsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp all spice
In a small bowl mix together oats, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and all spice. Set aside.
In a medium bowl mash banana, add egg white and vanilla. Mix until combined. Add in your oat mixture. Once combined pour into an oven safe bowl such as a large ramekin.
Bake for 30 minutes or until puffy and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.