Banana and Blueberry Baked Oats

Too many of you were asking about this favourite of mine on my Instagram this morning so here a quick post for you all. ¬†If I have time in the morning, baked oats are defiantly the way to go ! It’s such a different texture from your usually porridge oats in the morning that it’s a fabulous change ! Oats are fabulous at keeping you full throughout the day too so here is my simple banana and blueberry recipe! I hope it can satisfy your taste buds ! I am working on new combinations too as we speak.

Difficulty: Easy

Serves: 1-2 (depending on how hungry you are)

1 cup of rolled oats (80-90g)

1 tablespoon of flaxseed (8g – add water to turn it into an flaxegg)

1 banana

80g blueberries

1 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)

Set the oven for 200 Degrees (fan)

Measure your oats into a bowl and cover in boiling water and leave for 5 minutes

Add your flaxegg and give it a stir

Then add your chopped banana and blueberries and stir (sometimes I leave some to one side side to decorate)

Pour the mixture into a oven proof dish

Place in the oven for around 20-30 minutes until brown and crispy on top

It really is that simple ! So the only excuses not to try baked oats is time ! It also makes the kitchen smell divine ! If you try it out I would love you to take a photo and tag me it in on my Instagram @first_steps_to_running

Ellie

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This charity has and continues to help my own struggle with anorexia with my long term aim being able to raise money for them especially through running. Without them, I would probably be in an eating disorders clinic and have a very different view to life that I do know. This blog and recovery account on Instagram @first_steps_to_running shows people all the first steps and the challenges someone with anorexia faces in recovery as well as all the positives that the process has taught me.

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