Many of you have asked for my baked oatmeal recipe. I used to make one that was so, so good, but not so healthy. I happened upon a recipe on the web on a WLS board and have been tweaking it for the past few months until I reached a point where it was reliably making the same moist, yummy goodness I had enjoyed in the not-so-healthy version.
This is a great breakfast bar. I usually eat one (almost) every day. They are great to make ahead and freeze or refrigerate. I make a batch about every two weeks, refrigerate my squares and warm one a day in the microwave.
The little princess loves them, too, as does SuperMan.
If you don’t have protein powder, you might have to fiddle with the moisture levels. I had to increase the moisture (adding the Greek yogurt) to get it the right consistency after baking with the added protein from the powder. I have a non-WLS friendly recipe, so if you are interested in that, let me know in the comments and I can put it up here.
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Ready In: 1 hour
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup cinnamon applesauce (one single serve cup)
- 2 scoops protein powder (I use vanilla)
- 1/4 cup Splenda brown sugar blend
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup craisins
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 small container Greek Yogurt (~1 cup)
- Preheat oven to 325.
- Mix all ingredients, adding raisins & craisins last.
- Mixture will be soupy.
- Pour in greased 9×9 casserole.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar if desired.
- Bake at 325 for 45 minutes.
- Let cool & cut into squares.
This is easily refrigerated or frozen and can be reheated. I usually make a batch and refrigerate until ready to eat. Then you can warm a square in your microwave for about 30 seconds and it tastes just-baked fresh.
And here is the link to print it out via allrecipes.com