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Carrot Cake Baked Oat Squares | Make-Ahead Breakfast

Carrot Cake Baked Oat Squares | Make-Ahead Breakfast
Lauren Dawes
Writer and expert2 years ago
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Anything that tastes like having cake for breakfast gets our vote. 

It’s almost hard to believe that something this delicious can be so macro-friendly, but trust us, these baked oat squares are the perfect healthy treat to get your day off to a strong start. Made without any added sugar and very minimal fat, each square is only 135 calories and provides almost 7g of protein.  

They’re ideal for making up in a batch and storing in the fridge for a few days, so you have a quick grab & go breakfast on hand for days when you’re rushing out the door. If you have the luxury of time to make a bit more of an event of it though, we strongly recommend going all out with the extra toppings. Our winning combination has to be a drizzle of peanut butter, slices of bananas and a sprinkle of chia seeds — and thanks to our Powdered Peanut Butter, you can enjoy all the flavour of your favourite nutty spread, just with 70% less fat. What a win.  

Makes 9 squares 

Ingredients

Instructions

1.

First add the rolled oats, protein powder, and raisins to a large bowl and mix together to evenly combine.  

2.

Next add the ground ginger, baking powder, milk, grated carrot and Sugar-Free Maple Syrup. Stir everything well to get a combined mixture and then carefully pour into a lined baking tray. Leave to chill in the fridge for 1 hour to allow the oats to soak up some of the moisture. 

3.

Once chilled, then bake the oats at 180°C for 25 minutes.  

4.

Once cooked, carefully remove from the baking tin and allow to cool for a few minutes before slicing up into 9 even squares. Place into zip-lock reusable storage bags and store in the fridge for an easy grab & go breakfast later in the week.  

5.

If serving immediately, top with a drizzle of our low-fat Powdered Peanut Butter by mixing a tablespoon of the powder with a few tablespoons of water. Finish with sliced banana and a sprinkle of chia seeds. Delicious. 

Nutritional info per serving:

Calories135
Total Fat2g
Total Carbohydrates19g
Protein6g

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Lauren Dawes
Writer and expert
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Lauren is an English Literature graduate originally from the South. She’s always loved swimming, has discovered the power of weight training over the past few years, and has lots of room for improvement in her weekly hot yoga class.

On the weekends she’s usually cooking or eating some kind of brunch, and she enjoys trying out new recipes with her housemates – especially since shaking off student habits, like mainly surviving off pasta. Above all, she’s a firm believer in keeping a balance between the gym and gin.

Find out more about Lauren’s experience here.

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