Simple Baked Oatmeal

DSC_3155Guest Post by Anne, author of the blog, fANNEtastic food.

This simple, nutritious, and versatile breakfast recipe is perfect for a group brunch or to make ahead so you have a healthy breakfast ready to go during the week. Enjoy plain or topped with yogurt or extra fresh fruit. Double (or triple!) the recipe for larger groups. Makes ~4 servings

2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup dried fruit (we used raisins)
1/4 cup chopped nuts (e.g. walnuts or almonds; optional)
2 Tbsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 cup skim or low-fat milk
1/2 cup applesauce
1 very ripe banana, chopped (optional)
2 Tbsp. oil
1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 375.

1) In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry, stirring gently until mixed.

2) Coat an 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray; pour in batter.

3) Bake for 20 minutes; fork check to test doneness. Serve warm.


About the Author: Anne is the writer behind the food and fitness blog fANNEtastic food, which she uses as a way to motivate others to lead happier, healthier lives through nutrition and exercise, whether encouraging them to try healthy twists on a traditional recipe, to go running for the first time, or to embrace yoga. Stop by her blog for delicious healthy recipesrunning training planshealth tips, and lots of fun. You can also follow her on Twitter@fANNEtasticfood, or on Facebook.

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