My kiddos do not like oatmeal. I think it is a texture thing...we are all big on texture 'round here. But we all know how stinkin' healthy oatmeal is for us. This was a quandary for me until I experimented, tweaked, and re-tweaked all the recipes floating around for baked oatmeal and came up with this bad boy!
Tonight, for dessert, my kiddos requested this baked oatmeal. OATMEAL FOR DESSERT!!! I love it!
I have created this form of baked oatmeal and added in lots-o-sneaky, healthy ingredients, cut down the sugar by a lot, as well as eliminated regular oil or butter. I have a feeling you will be seeing lots-o-varieties of baked oatmeal in the coming months because the possibilities and combinations are endless!
Whether it is for breakfast, snack, or dessert, you can feel good about putting this into your families bellies.
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
- 3 cups oatmeal
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup ground flax
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch nutmeg
- 2 TBSP Agave Syrup (you could use real maple syrup as well)
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil....this stuff is miracle oil!
- 1 cup finely diced, peeled apple...about 1 large or 2 small
In a medium bowl, combine oatmeal, baking powder, salt, ground flax, cinnamon and nutmeg.
In a separate small bowl, combine Agave syrup, vanilla, milk, yogurt, eggs, and applesauce.
Pour melted coconut oil into dry mixture and stir. Add rest of wet ingredients, stir to combine. Fold in diced apple. Pour batter into prepared baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes. You can eat it like a piece of cake, or break up a piece in a bowl and splash some milk on top. ENJOY!!!
This recipe was linked at:
Frou Frou Decor
Simply Sweet Home