Based on the recipes I post, by now you probably think all I eat is candy and cake balls. However, I try to live a healthy and balanced life. Sure, I cheat every now and then…but I really do enjoy eating healthy.
As an avid runner, I need to be sure to feed my body things that are substantial….like oatmeal. Nothing sticks to your ribs like a bowl of hot oatmeal!
Full of fiber, oatmeal is a proven weight loss staple. Beyond purely dropping pounds, oatmeal has a variety of additional benefits, as seen here.
One morning, I was preparing my morning bowl of oatmeal, and I realized we were out of brown sugar. Drat. Sure, I eat my oats to be healthy, but a little sweet kick never hurts. I scanned the pantry for appropriate substitutes. Honey, peanut butter, syrup…nothing struck me. Suddenly, my eyes settled on an open box of cake mix and I had it!
Introducing: Cake Batter Oatmeal
1/2-3/4 cup oatmeal (I use quick oats)
1-2 Tbsp. soy coffee creamer (this makes the oatmeal richer; skim milk works, too)
1-2 Tbsp. cake mix (any flavor!)
Prepare the oatmeal as directed. Add the creamer and cake mix, stir, and you’re done!
Easy peasy. Enjoy!
This breakfast keeps me full all morning! I look forward to it in the morning.
It tastes like a bowl of cake batter, but (best part!) it is under 250 calories!
My only regret about Cake Batter Oatmeal is that I hadn’t thought of it sooner.