Baked Oatmeal Recipe

I have been a homebody all day. I haven’t left the house and it has felt good to stay home to watch CBS Sunday Morning, read the Sunday newspaper, do laundry, wash dishes and bake.

I made pancakes for Craig and I this morning. I topped mine with Best Life spread and lite maple syrup.

pancakes

pancake

For lunch, I had 3.5 inches of a Cousin’s ham and cheese sub. I was really hungry around 11:30, so I scarfed that and the rest of the Optimal Results Protein bar. I also celebrated Halloween with a Reese’s PB cup.  After they are all gone, I won’t be buying those for a while, probably not until next Halloween!

Then, I got in the baking/cooking mood. At first, I wanted to make South Indian Pumpkin soup. Then I quickly realized that I would want to eat a bowl of the soup if I cooked that. I didn’t want to be full before we were heading out to eat tonight at 6, so I made the Baked Oatmeal Recipe my co-worker gave me on Friday.

Baked Oatmeal

It turned out yummy, so I’ll share the recipe. Just to warn you, it’s not very sweet, but could easily be modified with ingredients you like.

Baked Oatmeal

Mix in a bowl:

  • 2 1/2 c oatmeal (not instant, can use Irish)
  • 3/4 c wheat germ (if you don’t use wheat germ, use 3+ c oatmeal)–this is what I did because I didn’t have wheat germ in the house
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 c no sugar-added applesauce (or diced fresh apple)–I used a fresh apple, again, because I didn’t have applesauce in the house
  • 6 egg whites (or 3 eggs)
  • 1 c skim milk
  • (optional: 1/4 c dark brown sugar)–I did this to sweeten it a bit

Pour in a 10 x 10″ shallow casserole dish, sprayed with cooking oil. Bake at 325 degrees uncovered 25-30 minutes, until the edges and tops brown lightly.

Cool, slice in 9 pieces, then freeze in baggies. Microwave or thaw overnight.

* I added cinnamon and ground flaxseed to my mix.

My co-worker recommended eating it as is or topping with 1 tbsp almond butter or topping with 1/2 cube of lowfat cheese and microwave for a few seconds to melt the cheese.

I figure this will be a nice snack to eat at work or before working out. Enjoy!

Off to do some ironing and put laundry away! Have a good rest of your Halloween!

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