Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Baked Oatmeal

Came from:  My friend, Catherine shared this recipe with me.  She found it on, although when I tried to find it I couldn't.  :(

Dry Ingredients:

2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup raisins
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon baking powder

Wet Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
1/2 cup applesauce
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 large egg, beaten

and... Cooking spray

How to: 

Preheat oven to 375°.

Combine the first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Combine the milk, applesauce, butter, and egg. Add milk mixture to oat mixture; stir well. Pour oat mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes. Serve warm.

Side notes: 

Catherine only uses 2 tablespoon of brown sugar because otherwise she finds it too sweet.  I also made it without nuts and thought it was good.  Try baked oatmeal for a unexpected morning treat. It's a mix between an oatmeal bar and traditional creamy breakfast oatmeal.  I understand they can be made in a slow cooker, but I haven't figured out how yet.  If you figure it out, email me and let me know. These portions yield: 5 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)

***UPDATED FEB 26, 2011***

This morning we woke up late and I had a craving for baked oatmeal but no time to bake it.  So I cut the portions in half (except the egg, which you can't really cut in half), tossed it all in a pot and brought it to a boil.  Once boiling I simmered until the it took on an "oatmeal" texture and this is what I got.

I'm munching as I type.  Mmmmmm-mmmm-GOOD!!  Plus, it made just enough for myself and my toddler son (exactly what you seen in the picture), and it only took me 10 minutes to cook!  I'm not sure if the baking powder is necessary this way.  Next time I'll remove it and see how it comes out.  I'll keep you posted!

-------------------------- END UPDATED PORTION -------------------------- 

Nutritional Information of original recipe:
(according to the print-out that Catherine gave me)
Calories:281 (24% from fat)
Fat:7.6g (sat 2.8g,mono 1.5g,poly 0.9g)

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