Fruity Baked Oatmeal

This is a favorite "go-to" recipe from Marcia, one of our MM Groupies.  It's easy to make ahead, refrigerate in individual servings, and grab and go for a quick breakfast or snack. Reheating is as easy as using the microwave.  In fact, Marcia likes to double this and bake it in a 9" x 13" pan so she is sure to have plenty on hand.

Fruity Baked Oatmeal

Preheat oven to 325.
Coat a 8" square pan with cooking spray.
Stir together in a large bowl:
     2 cups quick rolled oats
     1 1/2 tsp baking powder
     1/4 tsp salt
     1/4 cup chopped walnuts
     1/3 cup dried cherries, cranberries, or golden raisins
     1 firm pear, chopped into 1/4" pieces
Whisk together in another bowl:
     1 1/2 cup nonfat milk
     2 eggs
     3 Tbsp. brown sugar
     1 Tbsp. canola oil
     1/2 - 1 tsp. cinnamon
     1/2 tsp vanilla
Stir liquids into dry ingredients until just moistened.
Bake until all liquid is absorbed, about 45 minutes.

Cut into 12 pieces.
Each serving is 133 calories, 5 g fat, 87 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, and 4 g protein.
Count this as 3 units and 1 whole grain.


Yummy!