Do you get post workout hanger? I am always looking for easy, fun recipes for our Core Strength Fitness peeps. This past week I was talking about nutrition with one of our members who said she was struggling with healthy breakfast ideas (She works out hard in the mornings with me). I immediately thought of baked oatmeal. There are 100+ baked oatmeal recipes out there but most of them call for processed sugar or a million other ingredients. Below is the recipe I’ve adapted and often make during the cooler months as an easy go-to breakfast or post workout snack. These baked oatmeal treats are a perfect snack for after one of our hard core kickboxing, kettlebell, or strength and conditioning classes. They contain healthy carbohydrates (banana and oats) and protein (egg, PB Fit and hemp seeds) that will help feed your muscle and replace glycogen stores (our stored carbohydrate that our bodies use for energy). They are also pretty low in fat (which is good for fast absorption of the carbohydrate and protein! Your muscles can use these nutrients faster:)) Another thing that I love about these is that they are extremely versatile! You can change up the flavor profile by adding different fruit and/or spices.
You can either make these in a large pyrex dish and cut them into squares OR in muffin tins for easy to grab portions (my favorite way). They are great either heated up or cold!
4 Cups oats
½ Cup PB Fit
¼ Cup hemp seeds (optional for additional protein and healthy fat)
3 Chopped apples (or ½ cup other fruit. Berries work well)
1 ½ Cups milk of choice
3 Mashed bananas for sweetness
1 Tsp baking soda
½ Tsp cinnamon
Directions: Combine all dry ingredients first. Once dry ingredients have been combined add eggs and milk of choice. Let sit for a few minutes while the oats absorb the liquid. Place batter in either pyrex dish or equally separate into muffin tins that have been either lined with cupcake liners or coated with cooking spray (coconut oil or olive oil suggested). Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes until done. If you are using muffin tins bake for 15-20 minutes until done (test with toothpick or knife. Should come out clean). Let cool before removing from muffin tin. Yields 24 cups. Serve with nut butter or yogurt.
Variety: Instead of mashed banana use ½ can pumpkin puree, 4 TBSP honey, and add pumpkin spice to make an awesome fall flavored breakfast.
What is your favorite pre or post workout snack?
PS. If you plan on eating these as breakfast or a regular snack, you can easily add some nut butter on these for some additional healthy fats to help keep you fuller for longer!
Let me know if you like them! Comment below or shoot me an email info@CoreSFGym.com