Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Baked oatmeal

My mom and dad both love oatmeal.  I wasn't surprised when I grew into loving oatmeal, too.  I prefer to make it from scratch instead of from the prepackaged individual packets that you buy from the store.  But, those individual packets are so convenient!

I saw a recipe for individual baked oatmeal on Pinterest and wanted to try this version.  It seemed like a great make-ahead recipe that could last through the week.  The result was really tasty and super easy to take along on the drive to work.  I topped some with raisins, Craisins, and white chocolate chips, and stirred in frozen blueberries for four different varieties. The source was Sugar-Free Mom.

Individual baked oatmeal

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 5 cups, Old Fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 3/4 cups milk
  • Optional toppings: raisins, walnuts, chocolate chips
  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix eggs, vanilla, applesauce, banana and honey together in a bowl.
  3. Add in oats, flax, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and mix well with wet ingredients.
  4. Finally pour in milk and combine.
  5. Spray a 12 and 6 capacity muffin tin with cooking spray or use cupcake liners.
    Pour mixture evenly into muffin tin cups.
  6. If using toppings add them onto the tops of muffins now. If using fresh or frozen fruit, drop it right into the batter.
  7. Bake 30 minutes until a toothpick in center comes out clean. Cool and enjoy or freeze them in gallon freezer bags.

 Note: the original recipe includes Stevia as an option for honey.

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