Finding recipes that boost nutrition yet are tasty isn’t always easy. Baked oatmeal recipes have been trending on TikTok. While that social media platform has brought many simple cooking and food hacks into the mainstream, the reality is that sometimes these ideas are quite tasty. Have you whipped up this food trend?
If you are unfamiliar with baked oatmeal TikTok food trend, it is rather simple. Basically, oatmeal and the other ingredients are combined in a blender. Then, the batter is divided into ramekins or other containers and baked (or some people microwave it). The resulting treat is more like a gooey, rich cake then that typical bowl of morning oats.
While the spoonful has that sweet, almost decadent taste like a cake, it isn’t as guilty. Since it is made with all the same ingredients as a typical oatmeal breakfast, it is a great way to start the day or even substitute that late night treat.
What does a nutritionist say about baked oatmeal recipes?
Recently, FoodSided spoke with RXBAR RXercise ambassador Mia Swinehart about the baked oatmeal trend as well as some easy ways to boost nutrition and healthy eating habits. For Swinehart, this food trend has been a great way to introduce people to the concept that good for you choices are easy.
Swinehart mentioned that she recommends that people make small swaps, which can make the transitions seamless. Even if someone loves a pizza or cake, there are many recipes that can offer that flavor satisfaction with a little healthier twist. It is one of the reasons why baked oatmeal recipes work so well.
In her partnership with RXBAR, Swinehart shared a simple recipe that is one of her breakfast staples. Here’s how to make her version of Baked Oats.
- 1 packet of RX A.M. Cinnamon Spice Oats
- 1 tbsp almond flour
- 1/2 ripe banana
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup plant-based milk of choice
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 /2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of sea salt
- For swirl topping: RX Nut Butter Maple Almond Butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend into a smooth batter (you can leave some bits of oats unblended for texture).
- Pour batter into an oven safe bowl, ramekin, or small baking dish.
- Swirl @rxbar maple almond butter around the top of the batter.
- Bake for 25 minutes and enjoy!
While this recipe is simple, it packs a lot of nutrition. The protein in the RX AM Cinnamon Spice Oats and RX Nut Butter keeps energy levels high. And, a few extra pieces of fruit on top would be delicious. Plus, the layers of flavors make it a wonderful choice for breakfast, lunch or even a swap for cake as a dessert.
Even though make home cooks have become more confident with their cooking techniques, the reality is that many people can experience food boredom. Swinehart believes that these TikTok food hacks can be helpful to keep people engaged and make healthy eating fun.
Swinehart believes that little tweaks can lead to lasting habits. While no one can modify food choices and instantaneously see dramatic change, the reality is that small modifications can lead to lasting lifestyle choices. Finding the food choices that work within a person’s lifestyle is key to success.
As a nutritionist, Swinehart understands that it might be easy for her to appreciate the benefits of healthy eating, but she wants everyone to taste the difference. Whether it is her recipe for Baked Oats or the next food trend, boredom doesn’t belong in the kitchen. There is always something in the pantry that can spark excitement.
For Swinehart, she always has the following items in her kitchen. Those three things are RX Nut Butter, hummus and some berries. With those three items she always has a healthy, tasty food choice that can be adapted in many ways.
While the baked oatmeal recipes might not be the only way to spark more healthy eating habits, it is one option that can be a small tweak that could lead to bigger changes. Are you ready to transform that morning bowl of oatmeal into something more?