Lately, I’ve been thinking about abandoning my healthy living blog status and adopting healthy living blog poser status instead.
You see, I love cool whip. I eat mayonnaise. And sometimes I drink Coca Cola.
In my world, chocolate is an entire food group.
I’ve also kinda sorta really always detested oatmeal. Like, a lot.
And, to add insult to healthy living blogger injury, I have a weakness for cinnamon rolls. Especially those addicting concoctions in the mall.
Gosh darn you, Cinnabon.
Before you freak-a-leak, let me assure you, I haven’t had one since switching to a gluten free diet. Phew. Healthy Living Blogger status re-claimed!
However, whenever I pass the food court, I want to yell Sweet Jesus! because it smells so good.
Usually a Starbucks cinnamon dolce cappuccino quells my mall-induced Cinnabon cravings (HLB status reclaimed again?), but yesterday it just wasn’t enough.
Oh, and random side note, this scene makes me want to cry.
The white cups are back, my friends. Waaahhh! I ordered a grande just so that I could sip from a red cup! I know this lady understands.
Anyway, I couldn’t get those cinnamon buns out of my head. So I did what any healthy living blogger wannabe should do: I ate oatmeal.
Oatmeal that looked like a cinnamon bun. And tasted like a cinnamon bun. Sort of.
Let’s just call it a poser cinnamon bun.
In consuming this baked protein oatmeal cinnamon bun for breakfast yesterday morning, I think I may have solidified my status as a healthy living blogger. Except, to be a legit HLB, I should probably call it baked “prOATmeal.” Don’t forget, it’s mandatory for healthy living bloggers to slap creative names on their oat-containing kitchen concoctions. Yoats, anyone? Or how about OIAJ? Or, the Paleo version: Noatmeal!
“The Poser” aka Baked Cinnamon Bun Oatmeal
1/2 cup old fashioned oats (use gluten free oats, if sensitive)
1/2 cup liquid egg whites (or 4-5 egg whites)
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup water (you can use all water or almond milk, if you’d like!)
2 packets stevia (or sweetener of choice)
1/2 t. cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice (more if you like it extra flavorful, like I do)
1/2 t. vanilla
1/8 t. baking powder
chopped pecans (optional, but highly recommended!)
Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients, and pour into a greased round baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked completely though.
For the frosting:
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use MRM)
1 T. 2% plain Chobani yogurt
Mix together and drizzle over the hot cinnamon bun.
Nutrition per bun (makes one): Carbs: 31 g.; Protein: 27 g; Fat: 5 g; Calories: approx 320.
One of my New Year’s goals is to build a significant amount of muscle in the next three months, which means that clean protein and carb-packed pretend cinnamon bun poser meals may become my new best friends.
I’ll provide a bit more detail next Wednesday!
Have a beautiful Monday, and make sure to check out the other marvelousness happening in the blog world today at Healthy Diva Eats!
Happy New Year!
And thank you so much for your get-well wishes (they worked), and for offering your opinions about the blonde bob. I still haven’t decided whether or not to do it, but I’ll definitely let you know if it happens!
I want to know…
Which habits have you learned from reading healthy living blogs?
Before I began reading blogs, I had no idea that it was even possible to bake with protein powder. Or that pumpkin tasted so good. Or that smoothies could be green. Or that kombucha (my favorite drink) existed.
Any Cinnabon fans out there? What fast food/food court treat would you healthify, if you could?
Those buttery pretzels have always called to me, too. Oh, and DQ Blizzards.
What’s your favorite way to eat oatmeal? (It’s okay if you don’t like it. Believe me, I’ll understand )