Have you ever heard of Oatmeal Monday? No? Well, I hadn’t either until a few weeks ago. I’ll tell you all about it after this recipe.
- One 20 oz. can pineapple slices in juice (both the slices and the juice will be used)
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 cup vanilla protein powder (or oat flour)
- 1 cup vanilla almond milk
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 5.3 ounces (1 single-serve container) pineapple Greek yogurt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and coat a 9×13 inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Arrange pineapple slices (but not the juice!) in the bottom of the pan.
- Combine dry ingredients (oats, chia seeds, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and protein powder) in a mixing bowl.
- Whisk wet ingredients (pineapple juice, milk, honey, and yogurt) in a separate bowl. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until well combined.
- Pour mixture over pineapple slices. Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes until center is set.
- You can enjoy this oatmeal warm, you can let it cool completely in the pan before slicing it and freezing it for later.
So what is Oatmeal Monday? I am glad you asked!
According to Wikipedia (which we all know is completely factual and never incorrect lol), Oatmeal Monday (AKA Meal Monday) began in the 17th century at universities in Scotland. Unlike modern American universities where students pay a pretty penny for a meal plan, students at these Scottish universities provided their own fuel and food, including a lot of oatmeal. Each school designated “meal Mondays” throughout the semester for their students to return home for supplies. Eventually, the second Monday of February became an academic holiday known as “Oatmeal Monday.”
Oatmeal Monday is a holiday of the past, but as an official Oatmeal Enthusiast, I still celebrate Oatmeal Monday by eating copious amounts of oatmeal.
Let me know in the comments:
- If you could eat any cake for breakfast, what cake would you choose?
- Do you like oatmeal? If so, what are your favorite oatmeal toppings?