Baked oatmeal just got an upgrade: Birthday Cake Baked Oatmeal, with protein powder! Each mini muffin is only 15 calories!Jump to Recipe
These mini birthday cake baked oatmeal muffins have 15 calories, 1 gram of protein, 2 grams of carbs, and zero grams of fat.
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Most mornings I eat oatmeal, so it’s important to me that I have a zillion ways to prepare it. You can see the basic structure of my current meals every single day here. But one of those ways I like oatmeal is BAKED OATMEAL.
It started with my cinnamon roll baked oatmeal here. It was my first attempt at baked oatmeal, and it did NOT disappoint!
Now, that original recipe has transformed into many different ways I make it, with many more to come.
For this Birthday Cake Baked oatmeal, I took the original recipe, made it into mini muffins, and used cake batter flavorings and sprinkles.
The full recipe made 20 mini baked oatmeal cups, which brought the calories down for each cup to 15! HOLY MOLY. That’s definitely a low calorie win to me. Of course, I’ll eat 10, but I like feeling like I have big volume for fewer calories.
How to make Baked Oatmeal
Baked oatmeal is actually very easy to make. The only hard part, is that it does take a while to cook. These mini muffins took 20 minutes, but regular size muffins, or a cake pan cake take up to an hour.
Just keep in mind the cooking time when you want to make these. The bonus, is that it stores VERY WELL. In fact, I think the leftovers, cold, are actually tastier than eating it warm. But, you decide!
Ingredients for Birthday Cake Baked Oatmeal
Here’s a list of the ingredients I used to make the baked oatmeal, with birthday flavors.
- Almond milk (vanilla unsweetened). I do think the almond milk has a birthday batter flavor. Plus, it’s only 30 calories per cup, so that’s a definite win to me!
- Plain nonfat Greek Yogurt– I use this a lot, especially in baking. It gives baked goods a nice texture and more protein, for not a lot of calories.
- cake batter flavoring – This is a product I just started using when I saw it at Walmart last year. Massive flavor for zero calories!
- Liquid egg whites – This helps the oatmeal stick together well, while bumping the protein a little more.
- Monk sugar. You all know I use the Lakanto zero calorie sugar everywhere. It is a delicious substitute for low calorie baking, and there is no after taste to me!
- Rolled oats – It is Oatmeal, so yeah. I used oats.
- Baking powder, to help with the rise.
- Salt, for flavor.
- And then 2 tablespoons protein cookie butter, birthday cake. In total transparency, I made this recipe with and without the birthday cake protein powder, and I actually did NOT notice a difference in taste. Without the protein powder, you won’t have as much protein. However, using vanilla, or any flavor you have in your pantry would probably work. I think it doesn’t need it because of the cake batter extract.
What can you eat with baked oatmeal?
Since I’m a BIG fan of balance, (see my balanced plate meal plans here), I would look at this dish and ask myself, what’s it missing?
The only food groups missing are fruit and veggies. And since I don’t think it’s necessary to eat both at breakfast, I would just add some fruit to this meal and it covers my grains, my protein, and fruit!
If I didn’t add the protein powder, than eating baked oatmeal with eggs or turkey bacon is also a great idea.
Birthday Cake Baked Oatmeal with Protein Powder
- 1 tablespoon sprinkles
- 1 tablespoon whipped cream
- Whisk together wet ingredients. Almond milk, Greek yogurt, liquid egg whites, and cake batter extract, Add the monk sugar to the wet ingredients.
- Whisk together the dry ingredients. Oats, baking powder, salt and protein powder.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients and let soak for 5-10 minutes while the oats absorb the liquid.
- Using a mini muffin pan, scoop 1 tablespoon of oatmeal batter into each mini muffin pot. Add sprinkles to the top of each oatmeal muffin.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until batter is no longer wet.
- Remove from oven and cool. Optional: Top with whipped cream.
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