On a whim, I entered a contest on She Runs Strong to win an entry into a mud run/obstacle course 10K that is happening next weekend. My friend Megan posted on FB that she wanted someone to do it with if she won. Well, we both won!! Now….here’s the thing: I am scared of mud. I mean, if I was running for my life or to save my dog’s life, or whatever, bring it on! But to voluntarily submerge myself fully clothed and shoed into mud on a Saturday afternoon?? Never been my idea of fun. I totally didn’t expect to win this! Maybe God is trying to tell me to try it, because I’ll love it! Everyone that I’ve ever talked to has had a lot of fun at these types of runs. I will just be sure to be prepared with a change of clothes and some clean undies, lol! I am excited, though, really, especially for the obstacles! I’ve always watched shows with obstacles and thought “I could SO do that faster!!!” so here’s my chance to find out what I’m made of!
Full recap to come!! (Rogue Runner Race)
My Blueberry Banana Nut Oatmeal Breakfast bake turned out SO good! So as I promised, here’s the recipe:
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 tbsp ground flax seed
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, divided
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/2 tea baking powder
3/4 tea cinnamon
1/4 maple syrup (sugar free is what I used)
1 cup milk (I used almond milk)
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
1 tbsp butter, melted and slightly cooled (I used I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter light)
1 tea vanilla extract
2-3 ripe bananas peeled and sliced
1 cup blueberries (I actually used a whole small package-not sure how much that is)
Preheat oven to 375. Lightly grease a small casserole dish. Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl (up to the salt) and the wet ingredients in the other (up to the vanilla.) Spread the sliced bananas in a single layer over the bottom of the casserole dish. Sprinkle half of the blueberries evenly over the bananas.
Pour the dry ingredients in a layer over the bananas.
Then, pour the wet ingredients over the oats in an even layer. Sprinkle the remaining blueberries , walnuts and the almonds on top, then bake for 35-40 minutes until the top is browned and the oats have set.
I’m taking it with me to work tomorrow for breakfast. I had it this morning, too, and it is delicious!! You can change this up with whatever fruit and nut combination you want!
Have you ever done a mud run with an obstacle course?
How did you like it?
Do you have any recipes for healthy breakfast casseroles that you like?