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.

Here’s the recipe:

Baked Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Ready In: 1 hour
Servings  12
Ingredients
  • 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)
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Mix all ingredients, adding raisins & craisins last.
  3. Mixture will be soupy.
  4. Pour in greased 9×9 casserole.
  5. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar if desired.
  6. Bake at 325 for 45 minutes.
  7. Let cool & cut into squares.
Footnotes

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

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2 thoughts on “Breakfast Goodness

  1. Janet,
    I think you could use just about any vanilla protein powder – like from GNC or somewhere. This is what I use: http://www.chikenutrition.com/ and really like the flavor. I use it to make smoothies, etc, as well, so I bought something that tasted good all on it’s own. As for points values, I think it would be good for it as it is low/no sugar and high protein/low carb (it’s whey protein).

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