King Cake Baked Oats

Enjoy the flavors of Mardi Gras for breakfast (or as a snack or even dessert) with this easy recipe filled with fiber and some protein!


FOR THE BAKED OATS – 2 cups (221g) old fashioned oats – 1 1/4 cup (310g) milk of choice – 1 ripe banana (80g) or 1/4 cup applesauce – 1/4 cup (71g) almond butter – 2 eggs, room temp – 2 egg whites, room temp – 2 Tbsp maple syrup or honey – 2 tsp baking powder – 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, plus 1 Tbsp – 1 tsp ground nutmeg – 1 tsp orange zest (~1/2 an orange) – 1 tsp almond extract – 1/4 tsp salt


FOR THE PROTEIN POWDER GLAZE – 1 /2 cup (71g) powdered sugar – 1/4 cup (27g) vanilla protein powder – 2–3 Tbsp milk or water – 1/2 tsp vanilla extract – Green, yellow, and purple sprinkles

FOR THE BAKED OATS 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8×8″ baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. 2. Combine all baked oats ingredients in a blender or food processor (minus the Tbsp of ground cinnamon) and blend on high until smooth and batter-like. 3. Pour 2/3 to 3/4 of the batter into the prepared baking dish. 4. Add the Tbsp of cinnamon to the remaining batter and blend until mixed. 5. Drizzle over the original batter and swirl with a toothpick or chop stick until swirled through. 6. Bake for 30-32 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. 7. Let cool slightly while you make the glaze.


FOR THE PROTEIN POWDER GLAZE – Whisk ingredients, minus the sprinkles, in a small bowl. – Pour over the baked oats after they’ve cooled. – Sprinkle the mardi gras sprinkles on top and serve!

Directions (cont'd)

Enjoy this festive meal prep breakfast!