Dessert for Breakfast: Carrot Cake Oatmeal Bake, Brownie Batter Oatmeal

Mar 10 2016
These oatmeal recipes are completely sensible, but they taste like dessert. Score! And keep reading for Clean & Hungry tips...

Hungry Girl's Healthy Carrot Cake Oatmeal Bake Recipe

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1/6th of pan (about 4" X 2 1/2”): 249 calories, 4.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 357mg sodium, 42g carbs, 7g fiber, 10g sugars, 10.5g protein

SmartPoints®
value 6*

Oats, fruit, veggies... Can you believe this cake-inspired recipe is so packed with good-for-you stuff? We're in love with this one!

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

3 cups old-fashioned oats

3 tbsp. plain protein powder with about 100 calories per serving

5 no-calorie sweetener packets (like Truvia)

1 1/2 tbsp. chia seeds

1 tbsp. cinnamon

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1/4 tsp. salt

1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/2 cup (about 4 large) egg whites

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 cup shredded carrots, finely chopped

1/2 cup canned crushed pineapple packed in juice, lightly drained

3 tbsp. raisins, chopped

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8" X 8" baking pan with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, combine oats, protein powder, sweetener, chia seeds, cinnamon, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt. Mix well.

In a medium-large bowl, combine almond milk, applesauce, egg whites, and vanilla extract. Mix until uniform.

Add mixture in the medium-large bowl to the large bowl. Stir until uniform.

Fold in chopped carrots, lightly drained pineapple, and chopped raisins.

Transfer the mixture to the baking pan, and smooth out the surface.

Bake until top is light golden brown and entire dish is cooked through, about 35 minutes.

MAKES 6 SERVINGS

Hungry Girl's Healthy Brownie Batter Oatmeal Recipe

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Entire recipe: 289 calories, 13g total fat (2.5g sat fat), 469mg sodium, 39g carbs, 8g fiber, 4g sugars, 9g protein

SmartPoints®
value 9*

This is the cure for a cranky morning -- you'll get the mental satisfaction of eating a big bowl of chocolatey goodness, and the physical satisfaction of staying full for hours.

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes

Cool: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 cup old-fashioned oats

1 1/2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

1/8 tsp. salt

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

2 no-calorie sweetener packets (like Truvia)

1 tsp. mini (or chopped) semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/4 oz. (about 1 tbsp.) chopped walnuts

Directions:

In a nonstick pot, combine oats, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, salt, and almond milk.

Mix in 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer.

Cook and stir until thick and creamy, 12 - 15 minutes.

Transfer to a medium bowl, and stir in sweetener and chocolate chips. Let cool until thickened, 5 - 10 minutes.

Gently stir, and top with walnuts.

MAKES 1 SERVING

Clean & Hungry Tips: For all-natural results, use natural sweetener, fresh egg whites, and pure extracts. And if you avoid added sugar completely, look for stevia-sweetened chocolate chips (like the kind by Lily's). For more recipes like these, order Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry... There's an entire chapter of oat-standing creations!

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