Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oats

In the land of flavor combos, peanut butter with banana and chocolate with peanut butter are both pretty high up on the list. I honestly don't know if I could choose if I had to. Which is exactly where this baked oats recipe comes in. Why compare them when I can throw them all together into one delicious flavor party in a pan?!

I used my favorite superfood powder, Ka'Chava, to bring the chocolate flavor while kicking up the nutritional content. So these oats don't just taste great, they're also packed with protein, fiber, greens (YES greens), omega 3's, and I could go on . You can use the code allroadshealthy10 for a $10 store credit over on their website.

I also brought in one of my favorite peanut butters, Nut Butter Nation's traditional recipe. It's just SO good and creamy. It's the perfect addition to the oats and of course to drizzle all over the top!

Here's What You'll Need:

-2 cups rolled oats
-2 scoops chocolate Ka'Chava
-1 tsp baking powder
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1/4 tsp sea salt
-2 bananas, sliced
-1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or the milk of your choosing)
-1 egg (or egg replacement)
-1 tsp vanilla
-1/4 cup pure maple syrup
-1/2 cup Nut Butter Nation traditional recipe peanut butter (plus more to drizzle on top)
-2 tbsp coconut oil, melted


1) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2) In a large bowl, mix together the oats, Ka'Chava powder, sea salt, baking powder, and cinnamon.
3) In another bowl, whisk together the almond milk, egg, vanilla, maple syrup, peanut butter, and coconut oil.
4) Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and mix together thoroughly.
5) Grease or line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper.
6) Spread the slices of one banana on the bottom of the pan.
7) Pour the mixture into the baking dish over the banana slices.
8) Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, spread the remaining banana slices over the top of the oats, and return to the oven for an additional 30-35 minutes until fully cooked. 
9) Slice into 6 pieces, drizzle with extra peanut butter, serve, and enjoy!

You can easily make this recipe vegan by using an egg replacement. Also, on the opposite end of the spectrum, if you also prefer dairy to almond milk, feel free to switch it out! This recipe is definitely adaptable, and I'm sure it'll still taste just as delicious. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Vanilla Chai Protein Waffles

Coming off of the Newport Beach Cleanse this week, I was really excited for waffle Wednesday. I couldn't really think of a way to incorporate waffles, even spiralized ones, into the cleanse without using eggs (which weren't permitted) as a binding agent. But that gave me two full weeks to think of some new, delicious waffle combinations, and trust me they were brewing (see what I did there). 

Besides waffles, I was thinking about this Chai tea conentrate I received from Dona Chai, which inconveniently came right around the time I was starting the cleanse (and caffeine is not permitted). Chai is easily one of my favorite flavors. I'm not super into very sweet things, but give me something that's a spice-y sweet, and I am SO in! 

As I was really getting into the details, I thought, is there anything better than chai? Only vanilla chai. So why not add in a scoop of my favorite superfood powder, Ka'Chava and also keep it gluten free and protein packed by using Almond Pro almond flour. So it was pretty much all laid out in my mind, I followed it through, and the result is REALLY. FREAKIN. GOOD. So let's get into it.

Here's What You'll Need:

-1/2 cup Almond Pro almond flour
-1 tsp baking powder
-1 scoop vanilla Ka'Chava (you can use the code allroadshealthy10 for a $10 store credit)
-1/4 cup Dona Chai chai tea concentrate
-2/3 cup water
-1 egg
-Pinch sea salt
-1 tbsp coconut oil

Serves 2


1) Heat up your waffle maker. I also usually coat mine in a little coconut oil so that the waffle doesn't stick, but do whatever you normally do.
2) Mix together all ingredients in a bowl. Yes, it's that simple. I generally do the dry ingredients, and then add in the wet. But realistically, it's all going to the same bowl eventually.
3) Add half the mixture to the waffle maker, and cook according to your waffle maker's instructions.
4) Remove the cooked waffle, and repeat with the second half of the batter.
5) Serve, top with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!

I cooked up some peaches in a little maple syrup and cinnamon to top mine, and I would definitely recommend the combo! But feel free to do whatever works for you. Let me know what you think in the comments below and what toppings you are going to add or have added to yours!