Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Baked Oatmeal

I'll be honest. I'm not an oatmeal fan. But as I've been on my weight loss journey, I've tried to like it more, because I know it has loads of health benefits! I found this recipe recently, and was determined to give it a try and make it a little healthier than originally posted. LOVE AT FIRST BITE. YUM. I served mine with about 1/4 C warm milk, and it was almost like a soft granola. VERY good and warm...and filling! :)

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3 c. oats (not quick-cooking)
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 c. Craisins, raisins, dried cherries, or other dried fruit
1 c. milk
2TBSP butter
1/4 C unsweetened applesauce
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs (or instead, I used 2 TBSP ground flaxseed with 6 TBSP water)

Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and Craisins. In a smaller bowl, mis together the milk, butter, vanilla, and eggs (or flaxseed mixture). Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture and whisk to combine. Pour into a deep 9" pie plate or an 8x8" or 9x9" baking dish. Bake for 40 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Serve immediately with a splash of warmed milk. 

Serves 8  -  7 pt+  (served with additional milk is extra pt+)

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Charlotte said...

Now THIS looks like something I could do. I, too, have been trying to like oatmeal more. Will definitely give this one a chance.

C Smith said...

My friend makes a baked oatmeal with a couple cups of mixed berries on the bottom. It doesn't add to the calorie content much and makes it almost like cobbler. You can add a little splenda to the berries.