Tuesday, January 22, 2013

baked oatmeal

You know what they say....breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Most of the time, I'm running out the door, coffee in one hand and granola bar or slice of toast in the other. I'm usually starving by about 10am.

I made a pan of baked oatmeal this past weekend. It's delicious and keeps me unbelievably full. I went with a pretty straightforward recipe, but I'm looking forward to changing it up (maybe some quinoa or steel cut oats?).

Every morning, I scooped out a portion into a bowl poured a bit of almond milk over it (you can use whatever milk suits you) and popped it in the microwave for about a minute. Sprinkle on some fruit (berries...bananas...oooh, pears would be delicious!) and you have yourself a quick and wholesome breakfast.

baked oatmeal
recipe via a kitchen cafe

3 cups rolled oats
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup oil
1 cup milk (I used almond milk)
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup applesauce
1/4 cup flax seed
2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 13 inch round pan or a glass 9 x 12 dish.

Mix together syrup, oil, and eggs. Mix with remaining ingredients. Bake for 35 minutes in a round pan or 25 minutes in a 9 x 12 dish.

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