December 26, 2023 64 Comments
Healthy baked oatmeal is always a hit in my house. It’s like a muffin (and a pudding).
I talk a lot about oatmeal and have featured two overnight recipes – Crockpot Oatmeal with Old Fashioned Oats and Overnight Oatmeal with Chia Seeds.
This is probably a recipe that you will make ahead of time. I don’t know many people who have time before work to bake for their family. You can freeze it into squares and reheat in the microwave or just leave the tray in the fridge for the next week. Hot breakfast in 30 seconds!!
- ridiculously easy to do
- convenient for the AM rush
- comforting and satisfying
It’s like a little love in a bowl, and healthy baked oatmeal adjusts. You can add any fruit you may have in the kitchen. I used some frozen sliced peaches and blueberries because I’m too lazy to cut anything. You can use apples, mangoes, strawberries, pears, etc.
All you do is mix it up, bake it, and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to eat it. You can also cut it into squares and freeze it for individual servings. Freezes well and can be reheated in the microwave from frozen.
This recipe has 1/2 the sugar of most other baked oat recipes. I changed it because if it’s not sweet enough for you – it’s easy to add some sweetener to the finished product.
You can also make it without adding maple syrup or sugar. You don’t need it if you’re trying to cut down on added sugar. I
My son likes a little milk and maple syrup added to his “microwave” baked oatmeal. It’s nice to give him a hot breakfast when I’m literally trying to get him out the door.
I put some peanut butter or plain yogurt in mine because I like a saltier shot.
This recipe can be made gluten-free if you use certified gluten-free oats. Many oats are processed in the same machines as wheat, so you need to be careful when buying them.
Do you make baked oatmeal? What do you put in it?
Healthy Baked Oats Recipe
2 cups of old fashioned oats
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 1/2 cups sliced fruit
1 cup of milk
1 cup plain yogurt
2 eggs, beaten in a bowl
1/4 cup maple syrup, honey, brown sugar, or sugar
Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray an 8×8 pan (or equivalent) with nonstick spray. Mix oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, allspice and cinnamon. Add the fruit, milk, plain yogurt, eggs and syrup and mix. Spoon into the pan and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 20 minutes, remove the foil and bake for another 25 minutes until golden brown.
Enjoy hot, cold or room temperature. If covered tightly, it will keep in the fridge for a week.
For one serving (1/8 of the recipe) using low-fat milk and yogurt = 170 calories, 3.6 g Fat, 27.6 gr carbohydrates, 8 gr sugar, 7.1 g protein, 3.1 g fiber, 163 mg sodium, 6 SmartPts
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