It is REALLY difficult for me to get enough protein each day, so I try to take recipes that I love and add extra protein to give me a couple of extra grams. This is a recipe that I make often from the Clean Kitchen cookbook. This recipe was already packed with protein, but I’ve made a couple of changes over the years to try to get in as much as I possibly can. It’s one of my favorites for breakfast because I can bake this and not have to think about breakfast for a few days. The kids love it too!
1 pack Kodiak Cakes Protein-Packed Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal
1 pack Quaker Raisins and Spice Oatmeal
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 scoops Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 serving collagen peptides (usually 2 scoops)
1 tsp vanilla
2-4 TB honey
Pumpkin Pie Spice
Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl, mash bananas with this amazing tool. Add the egg, vanilla, and honey. Mix until combined. Add walnuts, oats, flour, protein powder, baking powder, collagen, and a couple shakes each of cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Stir until incorporated. Pour into the only loaf pan you will ever use again. No need to spray it – it won’t stick. Pinky promise. (Note: I do not promote USA Pan for money, but yo USA Pan – if you’d like a spokesperson, holla atcher girl).
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and top is nice and brown (it’s easy to undercook this). Allow to cool in the pan for 15-20 minutes, then turn out onto a plate or cooling rack to finish cooling. Enjoy as breakfast, dessert, post-workout, or just because.
Notes: If you do not want extra protein, you can skip collagen peptides. If you do not have those types of oatmeal packs, sub 1 cup rolled oats.