We all know baked oats are a vibe.
Now is our chance to change your mind, and this delicious Pecan Pie Baked Oats recipe may just do the trick.
Packing a punch from all angles, with healthy fats, high-quality carbohydrates, and a generous serving of protein - this recipe may taste a little naughtier than the macros make out.
Need a quick brekkie? Or a healthy, filling snack on the go? Create batches of these mouthwatering Protein Pecan Pie Baked Oats and keep them fresh in the fridge, or freeze for a later date (check out our storage tips at the bottom of this page).
Protein Pecan Pie Baked Oats Recipe
Servings: 1 (feel free to multiply measurements for desired breakfast/snack prep)
Nutritional Information (p/serving): 345 Calories | Fat: 11g | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 25g
Ready to bake? Here's what you'll need...
Pecan Pie Baked Oats
½ cup rolled oats or quick oats
1 scoop protein powder (vanilla, chocolate, or similar works great!)
1 ripe banana or apple puree
¼ cup almond milk
½ tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp - 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
Optional Salted Caramel
1 tbsp cashew butter
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tbsp water
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Microwave all ingredients together in a small bowl and mix until combined. Either bake in the middle of the baked oats for a gooey centre or drizzle on top. (This step only applies if you are adding the optional Salted Caramel ingredients.)
Simple recipes always taste the best, and it doesn't get much more straightforward than this...
Preheat the oven to 175C/350°F. Grease a ramekin or oven-safe pan with cooking spray.
In a blender, combine all the ingredients for the baked oats until smooth, about 1 minute. Stir through pecans.
Pour the batter into the prepared ramekin. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out with just a couple of crumbs. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before serving.
Meal Prep: The protein pecan pie baked oats will keep well in an airtight container for 2 days at room temperature and up to a week in the fridge. You can also prepare unbaked batter in ramekins and refrigerate for up to three days.
Freezing: You can freeze the protein pecan pie baked oats before or after baking and it will keep for up to 3 months.
A tasty dessert, breakfast or a mid-morning snack... However you eat it, share your culinary skills with us on Twitter: @GymsharkCentral
Recipe Creation by Amy Lee.