I know it's still January, but are we cool with having cake for breakfast?
I've never been a huge fan of New Year's resolutions. While I think that the beginning of the new year gives us an indicator that now would be a good time to reflect and begin again, I've always been the type of person to make a change as I see fit. Plus there are so many different types of fresh "starts" that I couldn't possibly keep track of them all. First day of school, first day of summer, birthday. I can commit to change whenever I want.
Also isn't healthy eating easier when berries are actually in season? Think about that.
So while everyone is talking about kale (it is really still a thing), words of the year, and organizing, I am here sending you a recipe for a cake. As an aside, can we just talk about how OBSESSED I am with the book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up? I consider myself to be a somewhat neat person. Not everything has to be super neat, but I do make sure the dishes are done before I go to bed and the clothes are mostly picked off of the floor. However, this book TOTALLY makes me want to downsize my stuff. Now that I am halfway done my tenure at my research position, I am very scared by the prospect of moving all of my stuff out of my apartment.
Mostly because it is a three floor walk-up with no elevator. The bed in particular was fun.
In any case, you guys 1) need to read this book and 2) need to make this breakfast. I know it seems a little complicated, but the methodology behind this is genius (hear me out). Simply whisk together all of the ingredients, stick it in the oven while you're getting ready for work, and BOOM, you got yourself a decadent breakfast in no time flat. You can even prep the oat mixture and bake it the night before. Feel free to switch up the pan for individual ramekins (so you can portion out your breakfasts) and make extras for the whole week. It reheats beautifully with a touch of almond milk. Sometimes, because I'm classy, I like to layer the yogurt and baked oatmeal like a layer cake so it makes me feel like I'm cheating. But you're not, because you got ALL the healthy goods in there. Feel free to mix up the peanut butters with other nut butters, but I find the Trader Joe's chia and flaxseed peanut butter or honestly, good old fashioned Skippy's works best here. If you're a massive peanut butter fan, you should probably give this a shot. Definitely. For sure.
Peanut Butter, Banana, and Chia Baked Oatmeal
Serves 3 (but feel free to double for a crowd)
Love you big time
23. Recent Grad. Human Vegetable Disposal. Putting the Chic in Chickpea.