A few months ago I was on a health kick and I was watching a lot of Jon Venus (a vegan YouTuber/body builder). I tried out one of his baked oatmeal recipes and tweaked it a bit to make it my own. You can see the video where me and the kiddos tried this here.
It’s such an appealing idea because it makes a TON of oatmeal that can feed me and all three kids for more than one meal. Thank goodness that body builders eat a lot! Their recipes fit my family size just perfect! One night I was wanting to make some for the week ahead and decided to play around with ingredients that I had on hand. What we created was a bit of delicious, making stuff up magic.
A small disclaimer… Jon’s measurements were in metric so I tried my best to do these measurements with what I had. However, I’m from Arkansas, raised in the South… We are chronic “eye-ballers” just throwing stuff together. Please don’t forget the value of tasting as you go. What can I say y’all? If you wanted a perfect recipe with perfect measurements you stumbled across the wrong gal. Give it a try! Tag me on social media if you do so I can see! Plus, I want you to share your favorite oatmeal and fruit combo in the comments below. Do you like peaches and almonds? Cranberry raisins and sunflower seeds? Sharing is caring my friend!
I have included a link to a few of my favorite ingredients that I love to use in these recipes below that I have tried and tested. Please feel free to check them out but please keep in mind:
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Chocolate and Strawberry Baked Oatmeal
- 300 Grams of Rolled Oats
- 600 Milliliters of Warm Water
- 1 Small Bag of Frozen Strawberries
- 1/2 Cup of Silk Dark Chocolate Almond Milk
- 2 Scoops of Vega Chocolate Protein Powder
- 1/2 to 1 Cup of Chocolate Chips (I typically use Enjoy Life.)
- 1/4 Cup of Maple Syrup (Optional for added sweetness.)
- Soak your oats for an hour ahead of time with the warm water and preheat your oven to 355F degrees.
- Add your soaked oats, almond milk, and protein in a bowl until well combined. The protein powder can be slightly clumpy so stir until smooth.
- Then, stir in any extras like chocolate chips. You really don’t need the maple syrup, but if you’re not used to less sweet plant based meals you may need to add a little sweetness.
- Pour into a deep casserole dish or baking pan.
- Insert the strawberries down into the oatmeal, slightly spaced apart. I used whole strawberries but feel free to slice them smaller if you like.
- Place the casserole dish in the middle of the oven rack for 45 minutes.
- Enjoy! You can eat this hot and warm straight out of the oven, but it also tastes great cold then next morning.