Dorm Room Cooking: 10 Minute Healthy Blueberry Scone




About: I'm a senior at Harvey Mudd in Claremont California. This past summer I worked at Make Magazine. I love working out and eating well, and I enjoy concocting healthy recipes for not-so-healthy dishes (though u...

Finding ways to make meals in a college dorm is tricky, especially if you dont have a kitchenette, which I dont. I've gotten pretty bored of oatmeal, and one can eat only so many nutela-banana sandwiches. A couple weeks ago I made these dessert bread-bar things out of mainly oats and protein powder, so this morning I tried to make something similar without an oven, using my microwave. It actually turned out pretty good!


1/2 Cup Quick Cook Oats
3/4 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
3 Tbs Ground Flaxseed 
1/3 Cup Frozen Blueberries
1/4 tsp. Baking Powder
Optional: Sweetener


In a [very] microwavable bowl, mix together all dry ingredients, and add just enough water so it combines. Then add a little bit more. Stir in your blueberries and microwave on medium-high for 5 minutes. 
Separate the oatmeal chunk from the sides of the bowl with a spoon, and then flip out the chunk onto a paper plate so it's upside down. Microwave again on medium-high for 2-3 minutes for a gooey scone, 3-4.5 minutes for a crunchy scone.
Let it cool for a couple seconds, and enjoy!

Switch out the blueberries for bananas, nuts, chocolate, peanut butter, or your favorite add-ins.

Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size: 1 Scone
Calories:            400

Fat:                    13g
    Sat. Fat:       1.5g
    Omegas:        5g
Carbs:                44g
    Fiber:             12g
    Sugar:             7g
Protein:               34g




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    I think you might just be my savior. :-)

    After nerve damage from a surgery(not surprising I'm afraid) I became anorexic, and then I became pre-diabetic. With no appetite it's impossible to gain weight since I get full after like 10-15 bites.
    This is high calorie and oats are low glycemic , so it's a win win for me. Thank you.

    If you want them a little sweeter you can order coconut sugar from Amazon(They have a multi pack for about 4 bucks a pound(organic, sustainably grown, hand harvested. I'd say a decent price) Coconut sugar is also much lower than oats on the GI scale AND it helps stabilize blood sugar. It also contains a ton of nutrients, including a good amount of Potassium, which is important in regulating your glucose levels It's also pretty strong, so ot too much is needed and it tastes sorta like brown sugar with a hint of caramel.

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    Glad to know you like the recipe! And thats a good suggestion with the coconut sugar, I've heard good things about that stuff.


    5 years ago

    You are nominated for the 601Contest: Breakfast! Congratulations!


    5 years ago on Introduction

    WOW!!!!!! I found it - you did use protein powder here and it worked!!! :) I will be making this VERY SOON! I look fwd to all your instructables - just discovered them and you're inspiring!


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I applaud you! Only uni students can come up with this sort of ingenuity and make it work!


    6 years ago on Introduction

    This is fantastic! Now I can have something sweet without going into a sugar coma. :D


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I like the 10 minute idea for a delicious looking scone! Yummy! Thanks for sharing and do have a splendorous day!