Saturday, August 9, 2008

Healthier Baked Oatmeal

I've really enjoyed reading this blog for the money-saving advice and occasional recipe. One recipe she's shared a few times is for baked oatmeal, and everyone in my little family enjoys it. I realized the recipe, although wonderful, was not as healthy as I try to cook for my family. So, I use the following recipe from the Cooking Light website because it's healthier and delicious. The leftovers are great microwaved and we get two to three breakfasts out of it. The important thing is that my family is eating oatmeal!

Baked Oatmeal


2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup raisins
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
1/2 cup applesauce
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 large egg, beaten
Cooking spray

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.

5 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)

CALORIES 281(24% from fat); FAT 7.6g (sat 2.8g,mono 1.5g,poly 0.9g); IRON 0.8mg; CHOLESTEROL 47mg; CALCIUM 148mg; CARBOHYDRATE 48.8g; SODIUM 171mg; PROTEIN 7g; FIBER 3.4g

Cooking Light, OCTOBER 2003

The full recipe can be found here.

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