Hello everyone! Today I’m back with another autumn inspired, high protein recipe for you! This Cinnamon Protein Oats is what I like to call a winter warmer. It’s a delicious hearty hot comfort meal which brightens up those cold and glum winter days. I love spices year round but Autumn is the ultimate excuse to use those sweet and fragrant spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. They are really quick and easy way to add sweet and spicy flavour to even the most basic recipe. For this Cinnamon Protein Oats recipe I used the Cinnamon Danish Impact Whey Protein & Butterscotch Sugar-Free Syrup from MyProtein. I highly recommend both although you can definitely use your preferred brand of protein and use maple syrup or honey to your porridge oats.
Lately I’ve also been loving including seasonal fruit and produce in my recipe such as pears, plums, figs and berries. Not only are these ingredients cheaper this time of year but they tend to be much fresher. If you love seasonal recipe, check out this Plum, Berry & Granola Yoghurt Bowl. I was actually inspired to create this oatmeal porridge combination by @BalanceAfya who shared a delicious Coconut & Fig Chia Jam Yoghurt Bowl on Instagram. I love using Instagram & Pinterest for tasty healthy food inspiration.
Discovering fresh fruit chia jams has been an absolute game changer for my breakfast and snack recipes. Although regular jams and jellies can be an occasional treat in a balanced healthy diet, homemade chia jams is a lighter healthier alternative. Which means you can eat it a bit more indiscriminately, within reason of course. This Fig Chia Jam was quite easy to make and even easier to eat. I’ll definitely be making a lot more of it this season!
Cinnamon Protein Oats
- 90g oats
- 240ml milk of choice
- 50g Cinnamon Danish Impact Whey Protein Powder* or 50g Vanilla Protein Powder
- ½ tsp cinnamon (not necessary if using Cinnamon protein powder)
- ¼ tsp each of allspice and nutmeg (optional)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Fig Chia Jam
- 4 figs
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp chia seed
- 2 tsp sweetener
- a squeeze of lemon juice
- 2 small pears, sliced
- mixed seeds or nuts
- Low Sugar Syrup
Cinnamon Protein Oats
- Combine spices, vanilla extract, oats and milk in a saucepan and simmer on a medium heat for 8-10 minutes. Alternatively
- Once oats are cooked, remove from heat and allow to slightly cool before adding protein powder.
Fig Chia Jam
- Meanwhile, scoop out and mash fig pulp then cook on a low heat in separate saucepan. Add water as needed and cook until figs start to breakdown.
- Remove from heat then add chia seeds, sweetener and lemon juice and allow to cool.
- Serve your cooked Cinnamon Protein Oats in bowls and top with the Fig Chia Jam, sliced pears and seeds/nuts
*Although I really like the MyProtein Cinnamon Danish Whey Protein you can definitely use your preferred brand of protein. If your using Vanilla or Plain add ¼ tsp cinnamon.
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Serving Size:1 bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 475Total Fat: 9gCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 28g
Calories calculated using semi-skim milk and a teaspoon mixed. Nutrition information is based on the exact ingredients and quantities used to create the recipe which can be used to estimate calorie and macronutrient content of similar recreations.