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Strawberry Orange Coconut Protein Baked Oatmeal

Here is another healthy baked oatmeal recipe for you! There is no added refined sugar, oil, butter, nada! Even better it allows you to get your protein, vitamin C, fiber and some omega’s in with today’s recipe. Add your shredded, unsweetened coconut on top so that it comes out nice and toasty ;).

Strawberry Orange Coconut Protein Baked Oatmeal and a dash of cinnamon

First order of business? The winner of my giveaway has been announced!

Go over and check out to see if it was you! (Feel free to take a peek at that delicious and healthy cheesecake while you’re at it 😉 )

Second order of business? An APOLOGY!!


OK, so I just found out that my contact form has not been working. SO if you have tried to email me and you haven’t gotten a response it’s because I never got the email! I AM SO SORRY! I know there have been clicks on that form (and I was always like..hmm that’s weird, why click on something that says contact me and not send an actual email, but just thought that maybe people wanted to see what exactly that tab had on it? I don’t know) But, for those of you who tried to email me, please don’t think that I would just ignore your questions! I would never! The problem has been fixed, so if you accept my apology I would love for you to resend your questions so that they may be answered as they ought to have been!

Third order of business? A Story!

So, I was leaving the office the other day and was walking back to my “room”. I was just minding my business and all walking on the curb instead of the sidewalk because 1. It’s more fun that way 2. Gotta exert my inner gymnast of course 3. I’m still a child remember? We’ve talked about this haha.

Anyway, the next thing I know a cop pulls up next to me. I was immediately like, “OMG GREAT, he probably thinks I’m drunk, or something” and then I think “OH SHOOT? Is this considered road?”

Why did I think that? Well the day prior I walked a different, new route and ahem.. me walking in the street… stopped abruptly and looked around when I came up on a sign that read:


No, it didn’t say “fined”, or something less dramatic. I was all like “punished?” What a scary word.  Luckily, no one was around and I hopped back on the sidewalk that that. However, this is why I wondered if they considered curb= road since I wasn’t all that far away from the other route.

He goes: “You are just walking for exercise right?’

Me: more confused (isn’t that strange wording for a question?) and deciding that yes he probably thinks I’m drunk say, “Yes?” I mean I suppose you could say that. I was merely just walking back.

He goes: ” Ok, I thought so. If not I was going to offer you a ride and take you to wherever you’re headed”.

Me: still confused, but very pleased that 1. I’m not about to be punished and 2. He didn’t flat out ask me what I was frolicking on the curb just said something like “Oh thanks, I’m good!” and that was that.

Now I think it’s just time to ponder what had just happened with food of course! Perhaps while your baking this baked oatmeal recipe?

Anybody else think that story was weird?

Anybody else have a run in with the cops? (hehe I know I know, my run in was benign)

Strawberry Orange Coconut Protein Baked Oatmeal and a dash of cinnamon
Strawberry Orange Coconut Protein Baked Oatmeal
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
1 bowl 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 bowl 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Strawberry Orange Coconut Protein Baked Oatmeal and a dash of cinnamon
Strawberry Orange Coconut Protein Baked Oatmeal
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
1 bowl 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 bowl 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease an oven safe bowl
  2. Peel and cut up half an orange*
  3. Add all ingredients except coconut to a mixing bowl
  4. Add liquid of choice (I use water) until batter thins**
  5. Use a spatula to pour oatmeal mixture into pre-greased bowl
  6. Top with the coconut
  7. Place in oven and cooked approximately 25 minutes or until cooked
Recipe Notes
  1. If you don't use psyllium or depending on your protein powder, you will need much less liquid. If you use less liquid, you won't have to bake it so long. Just keep an eye on it.
  2. I like to use kitchen scissors to cut oranges. It makes the process so much quicker.
  3. Feel free to mix the coconut in. I like to put it on top so it gets toasted since toasted coconut is so yummy.
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  • Beverly September 1, 2016, 8:47 PM

    Wow, this sounds great. Always looking for new ways to enjoy my oatmeal.
    Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party,

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon September 2, 2016, 9:23 PM

      It was tasty! I love baked oatmeal in particular. I always go on long baked oatmeal kicks haha and love trying out new combos!

  • Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands August 29, 2016, 4:01 PM

    Sounds like a delicious combination and quick and easy breakfasts that include oats are always a win! Thank you for linking up with us for Meatless Monday!

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon August 30, 2016, 8:33 PM

      Yeah I love oatmeal for breakfast and have it in some form or fashion pretty much every morning. Quick and easy is a must for me and oatmeal fits the ticket!

  • Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner August 29, 2016, 11:19 AM

    I like the strawberry and orange combo! Thanks for linking up today

  • Helen at the Lazy Gastronome August 29, 2016, 8:21 AM

    I love the little pictures you add! Great recipe – Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon August 30, 2016, 2:49 PM

      I’ve been told that the pictures help relay my personality very well which is why I try to add them in, especially if it helps my readers get to know me better! I’m glad you like them 🙂

  • Kimmythevegan August 28, 2016, 10:07 PM

    Mmmm strawberry and orange. Yum =) Sounds like a great breakfast or snack. Love it.
    Hmmm I haven’t really had a run in with police anytime recently. I can’t believe anyone would be “punished” for walking on the road. Geez. I’m sure glad he was just going to offer you a ride (strange, but nice?).
    Thanks for sharing at Healthy Vegan Fridays! I’m pinning & sharing.

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon August 30, 2016, 8:31 PM

      It was a …second breakfast..for me haha, but Yes! It would work well as either! I’m glad for that as well, also still puzzled by the sign, but I’m pretty sure I’m never going to get the story on that one lol.

  • Melissa Ruddy August 28, 2016, 7:23 PM

    I have a run in with the Cops daily. (I work with them) Most of the time they are pretty decent people. More then likely he was just making sure you were ok. All I can guess is people must walk in the road A LOT for them to put up a sign about it. Maybe there was a bad accident or something in that area. Anyhow bake him some oatmeal and he will be your friend for life, Lol

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon August 30, 2016, 8:29 PM

      Yeah pretty much all the cops that I’ve had a chance to meet have been decent and good. I think he was just being nice! I have no idea about the sign, it just totally threw me haha, even stranger because it was sort of in an isolated area I feel, so …well I have no idea! I’ll keep that last part in mind. Never hurts to have a cop for a friend!

  • Jeri Glynn August 25, 2016, 5:52 AM

    Maybe he thought you were cute & wanted to impress you. Love this recipe!

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