Baked Oatmeal

Like many breakfast I the hardest meal for me. It’s not that I don’t like it, I just barely have time to make it before running out the door. When I do have time I can’t figure out what to make, which brings me to today’s recipe: baked oatmeal. I came across this recipe and loved the fact I could make it the night before, and freeze it for later consumption. So I gave it a whirl.

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Ingredients:
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds, pecans) I used walnuts
1/3 cup drive fruit (raisins, cranberries, cherries)
1 1/2 cup 2% milk (I used coconut milk)
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp melted butter
1 large egg

Preheat oven to 375

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In a bowl mix together oats, brown sugar, nuts, dried fruit, and baking powder.

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In a separate bowl whisk the milk, applesauce, butter and egg.

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Stir into oats mixture until combined.

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Coat an 11×7 baking dish with non stick cooking spray and pour batter into dish. Bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees.

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After baking allow to cool and cut into single servings. Wrap in plastic wrap and store in the freezer using freezer bag. In the morning remove from wrap and heat in the microwave for about 45 seconds or until gooey and warm. Enjoy!

I’ll admit I like the taste however I may play around with the recipe more. It didn’t come out as firm as I thought it would initially but the next day it was perfect. Overall I will be making again and once I come up with a recipe I’m completely happy with I’ll post again. Feel free to give it a shot and tweak it to your desire.

What’s your go to breakfast meal? Send me your recipes, I would love to try them.

Desiree