Baked Oatmeal

For breakfast this morning we had baked oatmeal.  As I have re-committed to Eating Clean I wanted to start the day off right. This is one of my go-to breakfasts when we have holidays, company or just want something decadent but healthy. As you can see from the scattered chairs we’ve had a lot of company over the last few days. This morning as my family enjoyed some much needed quiet time, I treated us to a tasty, healthy breakfast.

The original recipe this is based on came from The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook by Tosca Reno.  I substitute unsweetened applesauce for a shredded apple because I prefer my hot cereal to be creamier and I always beef up the vanilla.  Vanilla just warms up a dish in my opinion. If you’re in the market for a healthy recipe book that everyone in your family will enjoy this is one I would highly recommend. Everything we’ve tried from this book has been delicious.

Baked Oatmeal

  • 2 c large flake oatmeal
  • 2 c skim milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 c dried cranberries or cherries
  • 1/2 c slivered almonds
  • 1 c unsweetened applesauce
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup (you can substitute brown sugar)

Instructions:

  • Heat oven to 400
  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl
  • Pour into an oven proof baking dish.  If you spray the dish with cooking spray the cleanup is a lot easier.
  • Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes.

Extra Information:

This dish usually serves 4-6 people and can be doubled or tripled as necessary.  I often pair this dish with scrambled eggs and whole grain toast when we have company and it makes a nice breakfast for everyone.   One of my favorite things about this particular breakfast dish is that it keeps well in the fridge.  If I make some on Monday I usually have breakfast ready for Tuesday without much effort.  I say usually because besides being a tasty breakfast it also makes a nice snack.

I hope you enjoy this breakfast!  It’s one of our favorites.

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