Lately, I've been hearing a lot about how good baked oatmeal is. I guess I've never been "into" oatmeal that much, unless it has a bunch of brown sugar on it. That kind of defeats the purpose of a healthy, oatmeal breakfast though. I might as well just eat my cocoa crispies and be done with it.
Well, a very sweet patient brought this recipe to work for baked oatmeal and it was already lightened up.
Mrs. Smith always comes in the office with her husband and we talk about American Idol, Dancing with the Stars and other celebrity gossip while I do her ultrasound. I love how Reality TV transcends all ages and demographics. Mrs.Smith is, what those concerned with political correctness might call, a "mature American" and she is up on all that stuff. Her husband always helps her up from the table after her treatment and she always says, "thank you" to him. They are so sweet.
Back to the recipe....
It uses unsweetened applesauce in place of any fat and whole recipe is only 7 points! It has a dense, cakey consistency and I actually quite liked it. I paired it with some scrambled eggs for protein. Eggs and oatmeal together make a great breakfast that will ward off hunger. The protein, fiber and carbohydrates keep your blood sugar level and help you feel full longer. Try it this weekend for something new.
Sweet Mrs. Smith's Baked Oatmeal
Mix together: 1/3 unsweetened applesauce 1 egg 1/4 cup Splenda dash of cinnamon
Add: 2 c. quick oats 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 3/4 cup skim milk
Pour into a greased loaf pan (9x4x4) and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Cut into 6 pieces and each piece is a just little over 1 point. (1.17 to be exact)
I put a little drizzle of maple syrup over mine for fun. Hey, at least it wasn't a bunch of brown sugar!
Now, I better go watch my DVR recording of American Idol from this week so I can dish with Mrs. Smith.
I love to bake and cook, but it seems like I am always on a diet. To keep my sanity, I give myself one "cheat day " a week. On that day I have permission to splurge a little. I'd hate to do a cooking blog that was all healthy recipes, so I created Cheat Day Cafe so that I could share some of my non-diet recipes too. Cheat days make life more interesting! So here is a collection of healthy, real person, family recipes and a few "cheats" thrown in for fun.