Baked Oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal -   Here’s a great heart healthy recipe! Oatmeal is touted for being high in soluble fiber which can help lower cholesterol. It’s also a great hot breakfast on a cool fall or downright cold winter morning. If you are just cooking for yourself – a batch of this may last you a few days (you can store the leftovers in the fridge, and just warm up in the microwave), but a family will likely gobble this recipe down in one sitting. You can also add whatever type of fruits you like… giving it an added boost of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It smells like apple crisp when it’s baking, ahhh yum!  

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 egg whites, or ½ C egg whites in the box
  • 1 C Skim Milk
  • 1 T olive or canola oil
  • 6 T unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 T honey
  • ¼ t salt
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 t nutmeg
  • 3 C regular oatmeal (rolled oats)
  DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  1. Mix ingredients together
  2. Spread into 9×13 sprayed baking dish 
  3. Add your favorite fruit (if you want them cooked – I chose to add in blueberries and raisins) Don’t worry if it looks a little watery – the oatmeal will soak up all the liquid while cooking.
 
  1. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden around the edges
  2. If you want fruit that was not cooked (I used Bananas) – chop and place on individual servings.
  3. Enjoy your hearty and healthy breakfast!
    Nutrition Analysis: (without fruit) Makes 6 servings: – Per Serving: Calories 243, Total Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 2 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 1mg, Total Carbs 41g, Fiber 5g, Protein 10g, Sodium 308mg (if you use ¼ tsp salt), Calcium 17%, Iron 12%,  Zinc 10%   Exchanges: 2 Grains, ½ Lean meat, ½ Other carbs

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