I created this recipe based on necessity. I did some googling around to see if I could find a recipe that would fit all my needs, but I didn’t find exactly what I wanted. These High Protein Oatmeal Breakfast Squares, are a do-ahead meal or snack that include a nice balance of complex carbohydrates, fiber, protein and healthy fats. These squares turn out more like a bread. Good for splitting in half and topping with nut butter, jam, butter, or a drizzle of maple syrup! The ingredients are simple and mostly shelf stable, which means you can make them anytime.
I got the idea for these squares, by mixing in an egg to the kids oatmeal. I wanted it to be a more nutritionally complete meal, and it was a hit! Here’s how I did it:
- Get out your serving bowl and whip 1 egg in it.
- Add desired amount of pre-made oatmeal, from the fridge, and mix well
- Microwaved the mixture until eggs are cooked and give it a good stir.
The down side to this method is, it’s hot and requires waiting time to cool down. So, that’s what lead me to the do-ahead oatmeal bake, with basically the same ingredients! I store these in the fridge and heat them quickly in the microwave in the morning. You could totally use this as the entire breakfast, but I’ve been pairing it with some pan fried ham and additional fruit. Wowza, these kids like to eat!
This High Protein Oatmeal Square recipe, is super versatile. To be honest, I still have many variations and things I’d like to do differently. There are some similar recipes that call for less eggs and 3/4 or 1 cup of greek yogurt, which is another option to try.
High Protein Oatmeal Breakfast Squares
Contains roughly 18 grams of protein and 25 grams of carbohydrate, per 1/6th of recipe
- 2 cups rolled oats. Look for gluten-free if needed
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 2 scoops collagen protein powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup milk or milk alternative (I used 1/2 cup canned coconut milk and 1/2 cup water)
- 6 eggs
- 2 bananas. One sliced for the top and one mashed
- 1-2 Tbs honey (optional)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup frozen blueberries or 1/2 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Spray an 8×8 baking dish with oil, or use fingers to coat oil on all sides, if no spray on hand
- Mix all dry ingredients (oats, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, chia seeds, collagen powder) in a bowl
- In a small bowl, mash the banana and whisk in 6 eggs
- Add the honey (optional), milk and vanilla to the egg and banana
- Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir to combine
- Add the blueberries (I used frozen unthawed, blueberries) or raisins. Stir to combine
- Pour into oiled baking dish and smooth with spatula
- Put your banana slices on top
- Bake 30+ minutes until lightly browned on top and baked through
Recipe inspired by Chelsea Amer Nutrition