At the beginning of the year I told you I would be bringing you some healthified recipes this year. A healthified recipe is simply created by either subtracting or substituting ingredients to create healthier versions of the recipes we love! The first I got ready to make baked oatmeal this year I healthified it by substituting the oil with applesauce and adding a few extra nuts and chopped apples. Guess what happened? It is so much better! It turned out tastier and a bit lighter than it’s unhealthified version.
I will only use this recipe in the future! I served it with baked fruit compote and the meal was hearty and delicious. Perfect for a cold winter morning.
Hot out of the oven we add a splash of milk and breakfast is ready! This is such a good recipe for those who eat on the go or for a snack at work. Bake this up on the weekend and it will feed you all week-long!
- 3 eggs
- ½ cup applesauce (sweet or unsweet)
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 3 cups oats (instant or old fashioned)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1¾ cup milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat together eggs, applesauce, and sugar.
- Add dry ingredients and milk. Beat together well.
- Pour into a greased 9" x 13" baking dish.
- Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle ¼ cup Turbinado sugar on the top. Bake for an additional 10 minutes.
- Cut in squares and enjoy!
* Add raisins, nuts, chopped apple, chopped dates or any other favorite ingredient to crank this oatmeal up a notch!