You guys love your baked oatmeal as much as I do. Hot damn.
When I asked you what recipes you wanted more of, so many of you messaged me asking for baked oatmeal. Little did you know I had this gem in the works to share with you.
I would like to introduce you to Sexy Adaptogenic Baked Oatmeal aka the libido boosting breakfast.
This low-sugar, plant-based, powerhouse breakfast is going to be your new favorite. First you may be asking yourself “what the beep is an adaptogen?”. And don’t feel awkward because I did the same thing not too long ago.
Adaptogens are a natural substance to help our bodies in some way our another. Whether that is manage stress, normalize something in the body or give us some sort of boost. The are very common in foreign countries like India and China. The allow us to handle any stress, recover quickly and increase energy in some way or another. Some even help with infertility, fatigue, etc. They help to balance our hormones, one of my favorite topics ever.
Today we are using my two go-to adaptogens: maca and ashwagandha. Two adaptogens I take daily and have seen serious difference from both.Maca has helped boost my energy a lot while ashwagandha has helped me to manage my daily stresses, stay a bit more at ease and not be a stress ball 24/7.
You can use powder forms of adaptogens like we are today or just buy capsules and take them like any vitamin. It is a bit more fun to make recipes with it but of course that isn’t always too easy to do daily.
I recommend starting off with the powders and getting a feel for them by adding to smoothies, muffins, etc. then try supplements when you really want to commit to taking these daily. And you do have to commit in order to see a difference.
WHAT YOU NEED
Rolled oats (old fashioned or quick will work)
Cayenne (optional but I love using cayenne when I can for an extra boost/kick)
- These adaptogens are not cheap. If you are iffy about using them, you can of course make this recipe without but that takes away from why this baked oatmeal is extra special
- These are the powders for maca and ashwagandha I use and these are the supplements for maca and ashwagandha I take daily!
- This recipe stays well in the fridge so it is a perfect meal prep dish to enjoy for the week.
- 2 cups of rolled oats
- 1.5 cup of almond milk (you can use any milk you wish)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted and cooled
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup nut butter (I used creamy almond)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ashwagadnha
- 2 teaspoon maca powder
- 1/2 teaspoons cayenne
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- Mix-in's: cocoa nibs and coconut flakes
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
- Spray your pie dish or skillet with cooking spray (mine was about 8 inch)
- Combine all ingredients, except the mix'n's into a large bowl
- Pour oat mixture onto greased pie dish and top with your mix-in's
- Bake in the oven for about 35-40 minutes or until the top of the oatmeal looks golden and crispy
- Let it cool for a few moments and serve while still warm
- Feel free to add some greek yogurt or toppings of choice!
- *This can be made ahead of time and reheat or eat cold! Will stay good for 5-7 days in fridge