Healthy Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Breakfast, Cooking, Featured

 

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Yum!  This is way better tasting than the apple cinnamon oatmeal you get in packets from the store, not to mention better for you!  I sprinkled some shredded coconut and sliced almonds to the top of mine and it was delicious!  Definitely a hearty breakfast that will keep you full and energized.   It’s also great re-heated the next day with some milk or almond milk. Try making it on a Sunday evening and you’ll have breakfast all week.  Hope you like it!

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I baked mine in an 8X8 dish which gave me 9 large servings.  (I like a lot of breakfast!)  If you want more, smaller servings, you can bake it in a 9X13 pan and make 12 servings.  Just reduce your baking time to 20 minutes.  The nutritional info below is based on 9 larger servings and includes the sliced almonds and shredded coconut.

Nutritional Info:  250 calories, 10.5 grams of fat, 32.7 carbs, 6.5 grams of fiber, 8.3 grams of protein

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Healthy Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

(makes 9-12 servings)

3 cups of old fashioned or quick cooking oats

1/3 cup of brown sugar (you can replace with honey or skip completely)

2 teaspoons of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of salt

2 teaspoons of cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg

1-2 dashes of pumpkin pie spice

2 scoops of vanilla protein powder (optional.  I used Arbonne vanilla protein shake mix)

1/4 cup of flax seed meal

1 cup of nonfat milk (or almond milk–vanilla almond milk would be good!)

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 cup of unsweetened applesauce

2 teaspoons of vanilla

2 tablespoons of coconut oil

2 cups of chopped or shredded apples (I don’t peel mine)

1/2 cup sliced almonds (optional)

1/4 cup shredded coconut (optional)

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8X8 or 9X13 baking dish with non stick cooking spray.  Mix oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, spices, flax seed meal, and protein powder (if you’re using it) in a large bowl.  In a medium bowl combine milk, eggs, applesauce, vanilla, and coconut oil.  Pour wet ingredients in with the dry and stir to combine.  Stir in apples.  Pour into your baking dish and use a spatula to make it even.  Sprinkle almonds and coconut on top.  Bake 25 minutes if using an 8X8 dish or 20 minutes if you’re using a 9X13 dish, or until edges are lightly browned.  It will continue to set as it cools.  Let sit about 5 minutes then enjoy!  Store covered in the refrigerator.

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Source:  Adapted fromhttp://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=751521

 

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