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Baked Oatmeal Cake


Here is a new way to enjoy your oatmeal!  Why not try it in cake form, right?  Let me add that I made a few changes to the original recipe and they will be listed in bold next to the original.

Baked Oatmeal               
1 cup oil (can substitute butter or applesauce) I used 1 c. applesauce
1 ½ cups sugar (can reduce)  I used Stevia, to taste
4 eggs
6 cups oats
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups milk
Combine all ingredients in order listed. Pour into greased 9×13-inch pan. Bake at 375° for 30-40 minutes until lightly browned. Can refrigerate overnight before baking. Serve topped with butter, brown sugar, and milk.  (I did not serve topped with butter, brown sugar and milk.  See my serving suggestions below.)

I should say that I don’t love this recipe plain.  Sure, if you did it with butter and sugar I’m sure it’d be fab!  But my healthified version definately needs some toppings.

Try if mashed up on some greek yogurt:

100_1334Or try it the way I’ve been having it for lunch the last few days.  I cut it down the middle and put peanut butter and a few chocolate chips in the middle.  Then I closed it up and topped it with just a tad bit of maple syrup.  Then I poured some milk on top like cereal!  Today I even added chopped strawberries and some stevia on top.


How will you have your oatmeal cake?


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This oatmeal could possible ressemble apple pie and vanilla ice cream.  It is SO good! 

Cook 1/4 cup of oats with 1/2 cup water on the stove along with half an apple chopped into chunks.  Make sure this all cooks together so the apples are cooked.  After cooking stir in 1 T. flax seed, 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder and cinnamon. 

Top the oatmeal with 1 Tablespoon of peanut butter over half and 1/4 cup plain oatmeal mixed with stevia on the other half. 

I’ve been having this oatmeal everyday this week and it is to die for!  All the flavors mix together wonderfully!

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This is not a loaded oatmeal recipe, meaning there is not banana or milk in the base.  I just made regular old oatmeal with water in the micro.  But it still tasted great!


1/3 cup old fashion oats cooked in the microwave with 2/3 cup water


While it’s warm stir in ¾ scoop vanilla protein powder, 2 T. lemon sugar free fat free Jello Pudding mix, and 1 small spoonful of poppy seeds.


There you have it!  Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Oatmeal! 

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Here’s another yummy oatmeal combo for you guys!

As always, I started with the fabulous Loaded Oatmeal Base.  Then I mixed in:

  • 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 T. chocolate sf ff pudding mix

Then I topped it all off with:

  • Sliced strawberries
  • 15 chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup Kashi Go Lean Crunch (for some crunch)
  • 1 T. peanut butter

Ok, so I know that peanut butter is no where to be found in chocolate covered strawberries.  But, c’mon, it’s peanut butter.  It just HAD to be included.

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I’ve been thinking about this bowl of oatmeal for a few days now and I was really excited to try it!  Let me just say, it was so good I wanted to have another bowl right after the first!  I’ll cut to the chase and tell you what was in this bowl of yummy goodness.

I started with the loaded oatmeal base.

I mixed in:

  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 box (I’m actually not really sure if it’s 1 T. so I’ll start saying 1/4 of a box) vanilla sf ff pudding mix

I topped the mix with:

  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1 packet truvia

This is a ton of berries.  When you stir it all together it tastes like a big bowl of berries with creamy bites mixed in as opposed to actual oatmeal.  It is sooo good!  Let me say, though, if you use frozen berries make sure you thaw them so they don’t turn your oats cold.  This whole bowl has about 330 cals depending on your brands.


The kids started their first session of swimming lessons today.  They did so great!  Caleb is a really good swimmer so I knew he would do awesome.  Brynley on the other hand gets a little nervous about things so I was really nervous for her…  But she did really well.  She did everything they asked of her and was even asking to go off the diving board!  What?!  Where did that courage come from?!  They’re excited to go back tomorrow.

It’s cold here.  I mean really cold.  Like I wish I had a jacket at swimming lessons this morning.  We have only been to the pool once and it’s June 8th for crying out loud!  I’m more than ready for this weather to warm up!  But looking on the bright side, the cooler weather is keeping me inside getting ready for the garage sale next week and doing other things around the house that need getting done. 

I hope you are all getting your Monday off to a great start!  Don’t forget to enter my YouBar Giveaway!  It ends Friday!

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100_0581This was a really good bowl of oats that used up some of the pumpkin puree I had in the fridge.  I started with the Loaded Oatmeal Base but I replaced the banana with 1/4 cup pumpkin. 

Stir in’s:

  • Cinnamon
  • Truvia (or other sweetener)
  • 1 T. vanilla sf ff pudding mix
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder


  • 15 chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup fiber one cereal (this is the pie crust 🙂  )
  • 1 T. peanut butter

This yummy bowl had me wanting to lick it after it was all gone.  This mix had 375 calories with the brands of ingredients that I used.


Hello bloggy friends!  I don’t have long to post because I have other things I’m trying to get done.  Sorry for the lack of updates lately.  I will try to get on here and update you all later.  If you’re lucky I’ll post a video of my daughter’s dance recital!  Oh…  Wait for it…  What movie is that from?  Here’s another clue:  “Wait for it… Aliens.”  Ok, it’s from Bolt.  I love that movie.  Talk about hilarious pigeons.  “Whole wheat is not the same as whole grain!”

Ok, enough crazy talk.  Have a great day everyone!

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This had been my favorite go-to bowl of oats lately.  I am loving it.  I got the idea from another blogger, but I can’t remember who!!!  I’m so sorry!  I’d really love to give credit where it’s due so if you’re reading this remind me of where I saw this bowl of oats! 

Into the oats I stirred:

  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • cinnamin
  • stevia

I topped the oats with:

  • 4 sliced dates
  • 1/3 sliced banana
  • 1 T. chopped walnuts/pecans
  • 1 T. almond butter



This bowl of oatmeal is outstanding and keeps me full for about 4 hours!  I love it and have been eating it every day for the last week!


Oh my gosh, you guys, I feel just sick.  I can’t find my garmin forerunner anywhere!  I cannot run without that thing!  It is here SOMEWHERE.  I ran just under 7 miles on Saturday (and it was great, btw!) and then I came inside.  I still had it when I came inside, so it is here somewhere.  I seriously feel like I’m going to barf.  I can’t just go buy another one.  They’re expensive!  And I have my longest runs coming up.  Oh my.  Ok, I’m going to stop whining about it and go start tearing my house apart.  I’ll get back on here and let you know if I found it.  Wish me luck.


ETA:  I FOUND IT!!!!!  I knew I had it when I was downstairs strecthing on Saturday so it had to be there.  I just started cleaning up the toy room and lo and behold, there is was on the floor!  Hurray!  My  heart was beating and I almost started crying I was so relieved!  Ok, now I’m off to have a great day! 🙂

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