Switch Up A Classic!

Are you tired of the typical microwaved oatmeal for breakfast?  Sure it’s nutritious with its fiber and heart health benefits, but try switching up the everyday oatmeal with this delicious recipe called “Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal”.

What You Need:

2 cups rolled oats
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cups skim milk
1/2 cup apple sauce
2 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbs unsalted butter, melted
1 large apple (a tart apple works well) peeled and diced
1/4 cup raisins
*Optional – pecans, walnuts, dried cranberries
Directions:
1. First, peel, core and dice your apple and soak your raisins in boiling water until they are plump, drain them, and then set both the apple and raisins aside. Preheat your oven to 350 deg F, and spray your baking dish with cooking spray (8x8inch pan).
2. Next, in a large bowl, mix together oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In a different, smaller bowl, whisk together the milk, apple sauce, egg whites, melted butter and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and stir well. Add your diced apples and raisins.
3. Pour the mixture into your baking pan and bake for 20 minutes, until the oatmeal turns beautifully golden brown and no longer jiggles in the center. Serve warm on its own, with some milk or fruit!
This is a perfect breakfast to start your day that is loaded with flavor and filling to keep you going!
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