Baked Oatmeal

I confessed last week that I was a fast food breakfast junkie. That is not something I am proud of so this summer one of my things-to-do-in-my-nightgown was to find breakfast recipes I could make in advance, then carry with me to school to eat. I found a recipe for Baked Oatmeal that seemed like it would be a great breakfast

I love oatmeal. I am not fond of the instant oatmeal packets, however, finding them too creamy or mushy or something. This recipe uses real oats which interested me right away. Plus, all the ingredients are just mixed together and baked in a pan... so simple!


Baked Oatmeal

1 1/2 c quick or old fashioned oatmeal
1/4 c Eggbeaters (or 1 real egg)
1 t vanilla
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
3/4 c milk
3/4 c peanut butter (I used Chocolate Dream and Jeanne suggested Nutella)
1/4 packed brown sugar
3 T aguave nectar (or 1/4 c white sugar)

Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray 9 by 13 pan with Pam. Mix all ingredients together well. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until edges are brown and firm. The oatmeal has a cake like texture.

Here's the best part: Serve with hot or cold. You can add warmed milk or syrup or sprinkle mini chocolate chips on it. Sliced bananas would be great, too!

WW points: a 3/4 cup serving (without toppings or milk) is 4 points.

Terri Steffes
Terri Steffes

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