Oatmeal for breakfast after a run is great. But ... protein oats for breakfast after a run is without a doubt even better. What is protein oats? It's simply a bowl of oatmeal, but mixed with protein powder! Why is this better than plain old oatmeal? Because after a run it's not only imperative that you replenish your carbohydrate stores (that's where the oats come in), but also that you supply your muscles with the protein they need to rebuild and repair themselves
*Editor's Note: This post was originally published on February 11, 2013. You are reading an updated version that more accurately reflects Hungry Runner standards. However, the recipe has not been altered in any way. Enjoy your oatmeal, Hungry Readers! Here it is. The moment you’ve all been waiting for. OK, I’m exaggerating a little. Not all of you have been waiting. Or at least you just didn’t know that you were waiting for this. But if you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know that this has been a highly requested recipe, and it’s been a long time coming. When I first started blogging, almost every morning I would post a photo of my breakfast on Instagram. Almost every morning it consisted of a big, gratuitously-topped bowl or jar of oatmeal. Almost every morning, at least one follower would leave a comment asking me for the recipe.
Remember when I used to be obsessed with oatmeal? When I used to eat it for breakfast every single day, and every morning I would greet my Instagram feed with a decadently delicious-looking bowl of oats? You remember, don't you? I may have outgrown my Obsessed Over Oats stage, but just because I don't eat oatmeal for breakfast every morning anymore doesn't mean I can't still make a mean bowl. Proof: my breakfast yesterday morning (pictured above). I woke up in the mood for oats, and so that's what I made.
When you wake up, and there are tons of peaches in your fridge, what do you do? Make Oatmeal, of course! Banana-peach Oatmeal to be specific. Because, I’m just sayin’, this would not be my new favorite oatmeal recipe if it weren’t for the bananas. Without the bananas, it would just be peach oatmeal, there would be no fun “mash-up” of two different fruits, and quite frankly, that would just be boring
On the previous episode of Pointless Stories About My Obsession with Chocolate Covered Katie Recipes, I rambled on and on about oatmeal, and chocolate, and god knows what else, only to tell you that I didn’t make this AMAZING Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Baked Oatmeal, but instead made Chocolate-Banana Almond Butter Oatmeal
Once upon an afternoon, Chocolate Covered Katie posted this Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Baked Oatmeal recipe. And even though it was lunch time, and I had already eaten oatmeal for breakfast that morning, I almost dropped what I was doing and whipped up the recipe on the spot, right there and then. Because, well… just look at it
What’s better than baked cinnamon bun oatmeal? Baked cinnamon bun oatmeal filled with blueberries and bananas!