Sweet maple drizzled over whole grain oats, dashed with fragrant poppyseed, and baked in zesty orange juice. This healthy baked oatmeal is simply heavenly! To be frank, a bowl of sloppy oatmeal has never been my cup of tea. It’s goopy and heavy and never sounds delicious in the morning. However, baked oatmeal, now that’s a whole other story! This orange poppyseed baked oatmeal is changing the oatmeal game.
Actually, I first made baked oats while on this fitness kick. Sick and tired of oatmeal for breakfast and craving
a different texture cake. If you haven’t noticed I. Love. Cake. If I could go back, I’d tell myself, “girl just eat the damn piece of cake.” Because truth is, one piece of cake isn’t going to kill you. Hell, a whole cake won’t! It’s actually the other 90% of your life. How you move, the thoughts you have, the information you consume, it’s how you fuel your mind and body. That’s why I am so passionate about sharing my story, or more my journey with you all. Because life is meant to be celebrated. And I’ll be damned if I ever skip cake on my birthday again because it doesn’t fit into my “diet” and I hope you never do either.
Baked oats is basically cake for breakfast. Except made with natural sugar and full of fiber. And I think you’ll love it because it actually fuels the body for all the adventures ahead.
Have a healthy breakfast they say
The old me used to weigh out every gram. Count every damn carb and constantly stress over calories in vs. calories out. And society praised my shrinking waist. But, what no one saw was that my level of self love and self worth was also getting smaller.
Then one day it just clicked. Like I hit a glass wall in front of me at full speed and was sent flying backwards. Forced to wake up.
A “healthy” breakfast isn’t a low carb one or high protein one. It isn’t a plate of fresh fruit and it isn’t a green juice, or a puffy pastry either. It’s whatever YOUR body needs THAT day. Which is going to change day to day, from season to season. So slow down, listen, and have a little grace with yourself.
How to make orange poppyseed baked oatmeal
Ok, enough chit chat. Let’s talk about how incredibly easy these baked oats are. Simply mix all the ingredients together in a big bowl, pour the mixture into an 8×8 square pan, sprinkle with some shredded coconut, and bake until golden perfection.
Meal prep breakfast and leftovers:
So, obviously orange poppyseed baked oatmeal is delicious otherwise I wouldn’t be raving about it. But, the best part is you bake it once and you’ve got breakfast for the whole week! Because who’s got time to prepare a nutritious breakfast every single day of the workweek? Am I right?!
Once the baked oatmeal has cooled, slice into portions and seal into airtight meal prep containers. I recommend storing these in the fridge. The citrus from the OJ will stay fresher if it’s refrigerated. Grab a slice as you run out the door and thank me later 🙂
For more breakfast ideas check out:
- Healthy Breakfast Cookies
- Lemon Poppyseed Granola
Zesty citrus adds a burst of flavor to your morning routine. This orange poppyseed baked oatmeal tastes like a slice of cake aka heaven.
- 2 1/2 cup gluten-free oatmeal
- 2 tbsp. poppyseeds
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 cup water
- 1 2/3 cup orange juice
- 1 Tbsp. orange zest (optional)
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut for topping
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Zest and orange if desired.
- Combine all the ingredients, except shredded coconut, into a bowl and mix well.
- Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper or lightly coated with coconut oil.
- Transfer batter to the pan and sprinkle with the top with shredded coconut.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes!
- Slice and enjoy.
- Serving Size: 1 Slice
- Calories: 300
- Carbohydrates: 35
- Fiber: 5
- Protein: 4
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