Monday, April 18, 2011

Baked Oatmeal

My friend Kevin made this version of baked oatmeal for me. I was not sure about baking oats but this is really good. He gave me the recipe and I made some modifications for you. I tried it out on my friend Arlene and it is a keeper! It is like a baked oat cake. When you get up in the morning you will look forward to putting a slice in the microwave. Top it off with fresh fruit and some plain yogurt for a real treat. You might even find seasonal substitutes for the blueberries.

BAKED OATMEAL WITH BLUEBERRIES 6 Servings

1 1/2 cups skim milk
1/2 cup egg beaters
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 1/2 cups old fashion rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 - 2 cups frozen blueberries

Optional toppings: fruit, milk yogurt

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly spray 1 ½ quart casserole (8 X 8) with no-stick cooking spray. In medium bowl, combine milk, eggs, oil, and vanilla. Mix well. Set aside. In large bowl, combine oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix well. Add liquid ingredients, mix well. Let stand about 30 minutes - 1 1/2 hours (longer soak makes a softer cake like product). Fold in the frozen blueberries right before baking. Pour into prepared casserole dish. Bake, uncovered for 35 to 45 minutes or until center is dry and firm to the touch. Cool slightly before serving or cut into 6 servings and refrigerate to microwave later.

Top as desired.

6 Points Plus

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