Bored of Breakfast? Look No Further!

In an attempt to spice up my weekend breakfasts, I found a great website called “Eat Better America,” which takes typical American meals and “healthifies” them. No, I am not making that word up, that is the catch phrase on their website! Anyways, this website contains thousands of recipes that use basic ingredients that everyone cooks and bakes with.  I am a huge fan of baked oatmeal, so I found a delicious recipe for Baked Apple-Raisin Oatmeal, and immediately needed to make it!

Oven-baking is an easy way to eat your whole grain oatmeal. This recipe is packed with juicy apples, plump raisins, and spices galore. In addition, oats are loaded with fiber, which helps keep you fuller for longer. One serving of oatmeal provides both soluble and insoluble fiber, iron, calcium, and folic acid.

Baked Apple-Raisin Oatmeal

Serves: 8

Ingredients:

2 cups chopped, unpeeled apples or pears (2 medium)

 2 2/3 cups old fashioned oats

½ cup raisins

2 tsp ground cinnamon

¼ tsp salt

4 cups light vanilla soymilk

¼ cup real maple syrup

2 tbsp. toasted walnuts- optional

Preparation:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray. In casserole, stir together apples, oats, raisins, cinnamon, salt, soymilk, and syrup.

Mix all ingredients in the glass casserole dish- this allows for easy clean up!

2. Bake uncovered 45-50 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed.

3. Pour additional soymilk over each serving; sprinkle with walnuts if desired.

 

One cup of baked oatmeal and fruit is a great way to start your day!

Nutrition Facts:

1 serving (1 cup) 230 calories, 3.5 g fat, 0mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 41g CHO, 4g fiber, 18g sugar, 8g protein

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