- Healthy Family Brekkie : Apple Raisin Baked Oatmeal [Make Ahead Freezer Meals]
Healthy Family Brekkie : Apple Raisin Baked Oatmeal [Make Ahead Freezer Meals]
- 3 cups oats
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar or maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (add more if you like the flavor)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 1 medium apple, finely chopped
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 1/3 cup chopped almonds/walnuts/cashew/pistashios
- Additional milk (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 Degree Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Whisk eggs and milk; stir into dry ingredients until blended. Let it stand for 5 minutes. Stir in apple, raisins and walnuts.
Transfer to an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake uncovered for 35 to 40 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Serve with additional milk if desired.
Oats is such a healthy ingredient and is widely used in a variety of ways in our regular diet. Some benefits at a glance are:
- Oatmeal can boost a kid’s brainpower
- Eating oatmeal lowers kids’ risk of juvenile diabetes, pediatric obesity and heart disease
- Eating oatmeal may boost your kids’ immune system
- Oats are higher in protein than other whole grains, and may help reduce incidence of asthma in kids.
- Oatmeal is chock full of fiber, and kids need fiber to help move food through the digestive system.
This oatmeal recipe is a fantastic dish to start the day. An all-day breakfast, this dish is loaded with the goodness of oats, fresh fruit, nuts and dried fruit. There are endless variations; the recipe is easily adapted with whatever fruits and nuts you have on hand. And the best part? It can be made ahead of time and reheated. The perfect make ahead breakfast which can be served on busy weekdays.
Oatmeal is such a satisfying breakfast, especially in the winter when a warm belly feels oh-so-good. Even better is a big pan of baked oatmeal, since it can easily provide you with many servings, meaning you bake it once and have breakfast ready for much of the week… perfect for busy mornings! It’s simple, quick and delicious. This is the perfect recipe for playing around with, and swapping out fruit combinations given the time of year and what’s in season in your area.
Diwali is just around the corner, which means more holidays for the kids! Make this delicious batch of baked oatmeal before the long holiday weekend, so you’ll have a hearty breakfast item on hand for the holiday. All you need to do is cut out a piece, reheat in the microwave, and add a splash of milk and some fresh fruit. And you are good to go! It truly is a phenomenal dish! Kids are sure to love it, reason being this baked goodie smells just like apple pie. Kids will actually think they are having apple pie for breakfast! I envision baking this every weekend and either having it right then and there, or saving it and re-heating it for those busy weekday mornings. This is hands-down one of coziest winter morning breakfasts you can treat yourself to. You seriously have to try it.
This Apple Raisin Baked Oatmeal is very versatile, which means nobody will get tired of it. Add toasted wheat germ, ground flaxseed, or finely shredded coconut to the oats to flavor them up differently. Instead of fresh apples, you can use blueberries, peaches, or a combination of fruits that are available during the season.
|Serving Size 1 Serving|
|Per Serving% Daily Value*|
|Calories from Fat 462|
|Total Fat 51.3g79%|
|Saturated Fat 12.8g64%|
|Dietary Fiber 37.1g148%|
|Vitamin A 11% · Vitamin C 25%|
|Calcium 139% · Iron 92%|