3 cups Oatmeal
1 tsp Baking Powder
½ cup Raisins
½ cup Dates (dried and chopped)
1/3 cup Walnuts
1/3 cup Slivered Almonds
1/3 cup Sunflower Seeds
1/3 cup Flax Seeds
¼ cup Chia Seeds
2 tsp Cinnamon (can use up to 1 TBSP of cinnamon if you really like the flavor)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/3 cup Maple Syrup
½ cup Egg Whites (or 2 whole eggs)
1 Whole Egg
1 2/3 cup Milk of choice
½ cup/oatmeal serving of vanilla Greek yogurt (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray an 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray of choice.
Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and then pour into prepared baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for ~35 minutes.
Please bear in mind that cooking times will vary based on your oven type and location; 35 minutes works great for me here in Hawaii.
Cut and serve while still warm; I like to top mine with a ½ cup of vanilla Greek yogurt for some additional protein.
Refrigerate any leftovers; they will be good for up to 1 week in the fridge.
Recipe by Andrea Gaines