I could write an essay on baked oats; on the different methods, flavours, on the first time I tried them, when I was once a little obsessed... but my sister once told me that recipe posts should be for just that; a recipe. Not an excuse to write a best selling novel. So rather than rambling I'll get straight to the recipe. I hope you enjoy them, that they feel like a small snippet of joy in what is a pretty hard time for many of us, and that you have a lovely day.

INGREDIENTS {serves 1}

55g oats

2 tsp chia seeds (7g)

30g vanilla protein powder

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 large banana, well mashed (approx 60g)

185ml milk (approx 3/4 cup)

1-2 tsp honey/maple syrup

12g chocolate chips

Pinch of salt


+ Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees + line/ grease a small oven safe dish.

+ As the oven heats prep your oats: in a bowl combine the oats, chia seeds, protein, baking powder, and a pinch of salt.

+ Next add in the milk, honey and mashed banana. Mix well.

+ Empty the mixture into the oven safe dish and top with the chocolate chips.

+ Bake for 25 minutes, until starting to turn slightly golden.

+ Remove from the dish and serve with topping fo choice - berries, nut butter & yogurt are a fave of mine.