Oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfasts – the flavor combinations are endless and the fiber keeps me full most of the morning. Some days I just don’t wake up in time to make a batch of oatmeal on the stove. With a little planning I can make delicious baked oatmeal in single servings, which is easy to reheat for breakfast on the go.
Note: The applesauce in this recipe can easily be replaced with canned pumpkin puree or mashed bananas. Adding some chopped nuts will make it more flavorful and provide some healthy fat.
(makes 6 two-muffin servings)
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats (uncooked)
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- pinch salt
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ cup plain, fat-free Greek yogurt
- 1½ cups milk (your choice)
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup finely diced apple
- 2 tbsp. raisins (optional)
- ½ cup applesauce
- Preheat oven to 375 F.
- Spray a muffin tin, or use muffin liners or a large baking dish.
- Combine oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and sugar; mix well.
- Whisk egg, yogurt, milk, and vanilla until well-combined.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, then fold in apples and mix gently.
- Divide into muffin tins, filling about halfway.
- Bake 15-18 minutes if using a muffin tin or 25-30 minutes if using a baking dish, until golden brown.
- Store extra servings in the refrigerator and reheat for 45 seconds in the microwave.
Approximate nutrition information (for two “muffins” or ⅙th of recipe): 200 calories, 3 g fat, 36 g carbohydrate, 8 g protein
If you have time, serve with a topping of Greek yogurt, maple syrup, or peanut butter.
Topping ideas: Greek yogurt, maple syrup, warm milk… ice cream…
Makes 5 large servings.
Approximate nutrition (per serving, no toppings): 175 calories, 3 g fat, 32 g carbohydrate, 6 g protein
What’s your favorite oatmeal flavor?