Resistant nikki’s recipe lab_ blueberry baked steel-cut oatmeal (aka – blueberry breakfast cake!)

Today, I took a break from our usual Sunday Pancakes and made baked oatmeal instead. Easy apple crumble cake recipe Oats are a grain, so I still try to be careful about my portions so I do not cause a spike in insulin. Apple crumb tart recipe Since the whole insulin resistance thing, I’ve started buying steel-cut oats, also known as Irish or Scottish oats.

Homemade apple crisp pie recipe Steel cut oats consist of entire whole grain groats, the inner portion of oat kernels, and they’re cut into 2 or 3 small pieces. Recipe apple crisp pie They are processed less that other types of oats so they retain more fiber and protein. Recipe apple streusel pie The glycemic index of steel cut oats is 42, compared to 50 for old-fashioned rolled oats. Apple crisp pie recipe with oatmeal (Anything below 50 is considered low glycemic.)

I’d never made baked oatmeal from steel cut oats before, so I based my recipe on a baked steel cut oats recipe from Nourished Kitchen. Easy apple crumble pie with oats The pictures of the oatmeal over at Nourished Kitchen look amazing, however I had to change the recipe to decrease the amount of egg (my husband is allergic) and dried fruit due to the sugar. Apple pie crumb topping easy Amazingly, my first go at it came out quite good!

2 flax eggs (2 Tb. Apple cranberry crumb pie easy ground flax meal + 6 Tb. Apple pie crumb topping recipe oatmeal warm water, left to sit and thicken for a few minutes)

1 egg (If you want, I think you could do a third flax egg instead!)

The night before making the baked oatmeal, place the oats in a dish or Tupperware that has a lid. Apple crumble pie from scratch Cover the oats with water, apple cider vinegar, and a pinch of salt. Apple pie recipe with streusel topping Let them sit on your counter top to soak.

• Then, place a paper towel in your strainer and drain the water from your oats.

• While water is draining, melt the butter. Apple crisp pie recipe crumb topping Then mix together the butter, apple sauce, vanilla stevia drops, flax eggs, and regular egg.

• Finally, gently mix in the fresh blueberries. Apple pie w crumb topping recipe (Or whatever other mix-ins you want to use: almonds, dried cherries or apricots, peaches, etc.)

• Grease baking pan with butter. Easy apple crumb pie topping Add the oat mixture. Apple streusel pie recipe Bake for 45 minutes.

Now I wanted to make sure I got some protein along with these oats, so I made an almond butter sauce inspired by this one by Amanda at Running with Spoons. Apple pie recipe with crumb topping from scratch I made only a few small changes because I wanted it to have a bit more protein and I wanted a bigger batch. Apple pie recipe with crumb topping paula deen Also, I added more cinnamon, which helps reduce insulin resistance. Simple apple pie recipe crumb topping So I used:

I mixed the whey protein, almond milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in my blender bottle. Apple pie recipe crumb topping oatmeal (I use Jay Robb protein or Tera’s whey, because they are both sweetened with stevia.) Poured it in a bowl, and used a mini whisk to mix in the almond butter until I had a nice creamy sauce.

The whole batch as I made it had about 240g of carbohydrates, 73g of fat, and 43g of protein. Dutch apple pie recipe crumb topping I figured about 8 generous servings, so each serving has about 30g carbs, 9g fat, and 5.5 g protein. Apple pie topping recipe The vanilla almond butter sauce brings all of these values up, most notably the protein.

Speaking of sauce, I bet these would both be great on this baked oatmeal:

I am posting this to Wellness Weekend on Diet, Dessert, and Dogs!

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) August 21, 2011 at 8:33 AM

Oh my goodness, I would have gone to town on your oatmeal cake. Apple pie topping recipe brown sugar Not the biggest fan of steel cut oats. Streusel apple pie recipe I mean I like them, but if I’m going to have a bowl of oatmeal, they’re just not creamy enough for me. Dutch apple pie recipe oatmeal crumb topping However, looks like they make great baked oatmeal bars, and yes, I think they would be delicious topped with chocolate coconut butter, but then I’d probably eat a dirty shoe topped with that stuff. Easy apple pie recipe with streusel topping Hehe, so good! 🙂 Reply Delete

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