I'm not a big oatmeal fan. I've tried to be. I know it's super healthy and filling. My brother eats it all the time. He'll even put cocoa in it and make chocolate oatmeal for a snack.
This pretty much changed my mind. I really liked it this way. I think it's a texture thing. I liked it more firm like a casserole rather than all soggy and mushy in a bowl. The apples were fantastic!
I'm pretty sure I will use splenda when making this again. It will sweeten it fine without adding a ton of calories.
I ate this for breakfast for a couple of days after and it was still great. I just microwaved it and added a little splash of milk and it was perfect. Not mushy at all.
I seriously love breakfast for dinner. On the other hand, I can't tell you how many times I'll make pulled pork or something with leftovers and totally want a sandwich in the morning of breakfast. Clearly I am backwards.
I also made awesome zucchini egg fritatta nests to go along with this. It was an excellent dinner.
This is linked up with Foodie Friday from Designs from Gollum. Also with Friday Favorites from Simply Sweet Home. And - Flashback Friday at Kitchen Bouquet. Oatmeal reminds me of something I ate when I was a kid so a definite flashback for me! And, not to forget, Vegetarian Foodie Fridays at Breastfeeding Moms Unite.
2 2/3 cups old fashioned oats (not instant)
1/2 cup golden raisins
4 cups milk, 1%
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tbsp. I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, melted
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
2 medium apples, unpeeled and chopped
Heat oven to 350. Mix everything together and pour into a 9 x 13 pan coated with cooking spray. Bake uncovered 40 - 45 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Serve with additional milk if desired.
Total calories = 1979 calories
8 servings = 247 calories per serving
1 serving Apple Baked Oatmeal + 3 Zucchini Egg Frittata Nests = 478 calorie dinner
Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.