The whole “overnight oatmeal” trend never really appealed to me until I ran across a picture of Overnight Cake Batter Protein Oatmeal on Pintrest. Cake Batter? AND Protein? You have my attention.
Lately, I have been on a health kick with Farrells, and was pleased to see that the nutritional info for the original recipe would fit right into my plan with just 33 grams of carbohydrates and 20 grams of protein per serving. The catch? I was out of plain oatmeal, and furthermore, I’ve been attempting to use all of those extraneous pantry items that you purchase with good intentions and never manage to get around to eating. I did have strawberry oatmeal packets, and the idea for my own version was born.
Strawberry Shortcake Protein Oatmeal
Makes 2 servings
You will need:
- 3 packages of instant strawberry oatmeal
- 1/4 cup vanilla protein power
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond extract (or vanilla, if you don’t have any. It’s ok to double up.)
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 pinch salt
- Strawberries for garnish (optional)
If you checked out the original recipe, you will notice I did not add any sweetener, and reduced the salt. The additional sweetener and salt found in the pre-packaged oatmeal packets will be more than enough.
1. This one is super simple… the hardest part is patience. Mix all ingredients thoroughly, cover, and let sit in the fridge for at least 1 hour, or overnight.
2. You can eat this cold, which again, didn’t sound the greatest to me at first but is totally worth trying. You can also heat if that is your jam.