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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Chris's Week Ten Recipe: Cherry-Berry Baked Oatmeal

I've never made baked oatmeal, and thought today was the day to give it a try. It took a while to track down a recipe that was low on sugar, but I found one here. This is my own version:

Cherry-Berry Baked Oatmeal

1 c old-fashioned oats
1 T brown sugar
dash cinnamon
2 c skim milk
1/2 t almond extract
1/2 c unsweetened applesauce
1/2 c frozen Trader Joe's Very Cherry Berry Blend

Combine dry ingredients. Add the almond extract to the milk. Add the milk and applesauce to the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the frozen fruit, then pour the mixture into a greased 1 qt casserole dish. Bake for about 40 min at 350F or until set and just starting to turn brown on the top.

NB: any frozen fruit should work with this recipe. You don't have to thaw the fruit. In fact, I suspect that the fruit 'floats' better in the mixture when completely frozen.

Would I make this recipe again? Num, num, num... you bet I would! The result was creamier than regular oatmeal and had a nice, subtle flavor.

1 comment:

  1. Do not double the frozen fruit - it gets too watery!