Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins
Low fat, not too sweet and the almonds give it a nice crunch. Try substituting dried blueberries, currants or raisins for the dried cranberries. You can also vary the nuts by substituting walnuts or pecans. This makes an excellent dessert when topped with vanilla pudding (or yoghurt) and sliced fresh fruit - I use strawberries. This baked oatmeal can be divided into squares for reheating later with a little more added milk.
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 2 cups 1% low-fat milk
- 1⁄2 cup slivered almonds
- 1⁄2 cup dried cranberries
- 1 apple, grated (I use Granny Smith)
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄8 teaspoon nutmeg
- Spray baking dish with non stick spray.
- Mix all ingredients together in baking dish.
- Cover and bake at 400 for 45 minutes.
If you like eating an oatmeal brick, this recipe is for you. The ratio of dry to liquid should be 2 cups oatmeal to at least 4 cups liquid. I will be spending the next hour trying to get the oatmeal off my lidded baking pan. I will never make this again.
It's a good thing my nephew likes oatmeal, otherwise, I wouldn't have tasted this myself and found it delicious. Instead of grating the apple, I chopped it. I like having a little bit of â€œtoothâ€� in it. Freezes well, and just needs a little liquid to bring it back to it's original goodness. Thnx for sharing your recipe, Protege.
I tried this and I liked it! It was easy to throw together and very yummy! I left out the almonds and added some Red River to add extra fibre. I should have added a bit extra milk because that made it a bit dry. I will definitely keept his recipe on hand, because I like to have a healthy snack like this in the fridge for those hungry moments.