Another day, another excuse to make oatmeal. There is always an excuse to make oatmeal, especially when its doused in maple syrup, Sunwarrior vanilla protein powder, pecans, carrots….aka the good stuff. I have made carrot cakes oats more times than I can remember but this was the first time trying it out with protein powder. Verdict? It’s an awesome concept because I don’t want a protein smoothie every morning, and sometimes I just desire a warming bowl of oats.
It’s also a really great combo because the vanilla protein gives the oatmeal more of a cake-y like texture and taste. Lets say it sort of gives the oats some va va voom.
Oh Martha, oh Christmas!
Now did I get a little slap happy with the syrup? Yes, I absolutely did. But when you sit in your basement and study aggregate demand curves all day, you would be too. So please, pardon my sugar overload.
Choosing between zoats and proats is somewhat comparable to choosing a favorite child. Well proats, you are my favorite child.
- 1 serving or 1/2 serving depending on how much protein you want of Sunwarrior raw plant based vanilla protein
- 3/4 cup oats
- 1 cup vanilla almond or cashew milk (may need to add more)
- 1/4-1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup grated carrots
- 1 heaping tbsp almond butter
- maple syrup for topping
- Cook in the microwave for 2 minutes