Baked oatmeal is one of my favorite weekday breakfasts. I can reheat leftovers at work and if I’m feeling fancy, drizzle some warm milk over the top. Ever since September rolled around, I’ve been craving baked oatmeal and baked pumpkin doughnuts. At least I have one crossed off my must-make list!
This particular baked oatmeal recipe couldn’t better represent fall. Between the pumpkin, cranberries, and apple…it’s a breakfast fall delight in every bite.
For added nutrition, the recipe calls for wheat germ and walnuts which are both good sources of omega 3 fatty acids while the wheat germ also adds additional fiber to make for a very filling start to the day.
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/3 cup wheat germ
1/3 cup dark brown sugar, lightly packed
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1 1/2 cups skim milk or milk substitute
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup apple, chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
Preheat the oven to 375 F. Spray an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, wheat germ, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, and cranberries. In a separate bowl, combine the soy milk, pumpkin puree, melted butter, egg, and vanilla, whisking until the mixture is smooth.
Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, and stir to combine all of the ingredients. Add the apple and combine with the wet oatmeal mixture. Spread the oatmeal into the baking dish, and sprinkle with walnuts.
Bake for about 20 minutes, until the oatmeal has set and the top is golden. Serve warm, topped with additional soy milk, if desired. Yield: 5 servings.
Nutrition Information (per serving): 375 calories; 12.8 g. fat; 45 mg. cholesterol; 261 mg. sodium; 57.6 g. carbohydrate; 7.8 g. fiber; 12 g. protein
Result: I threw this oatmeal together in about 15 minutes one morning and it baked while I got ready for work. Any recipe I can make on a weekday morning isn’t too labor intensive or timely. I love that between the apple and cranberries there is about a half serving of fruit, and the walnuts, milk, and egg add protein. Delicious…enjoy!
Short post today…busy day ahead!
Question: What’s for breakfast this morning?