I love oatmeal! A lady that used to cook for Meals on Wheels in Forsyth County gave me this recipe several years ago. It’s a great way to turn a healthy “standard” into a new family favorite. I fix this for breakfast but you could serve it for a healthy dessert. If you eat dairy it would be great with a little ice cream on top!
2 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oatmeal (you can purchase gluten free oats)
3 oz. honey
1 cup milk (you can use almond, coconut or other dairy alternative milk)
1/2 Tab. baking powder
1 Tsp. cinnamon
1 Tsp. vanilla
Pure maple syrup
chopped apples, dried fruit, nuts, etc. You can add these to the oatmeal before its baked or let individuals top their oatmeal as they wish (optional)
Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients and pour into an 8×8 or 9×9 inch pan. Bake about 30 minutes. (golden brown on top) Remove from oven and punch holes into the oatmeal with the handle of a wooden spoon. Pour pure maple syrup over the oatmeal. ( If you haven’t used pure maple syrup you are in for a treat. It is so much better than artificially flavored maple syrup. (which is really just thick maple flavored liquid sugar) Be careful about the amount you use because it is sweeter than regular syrup and it is easy to get recipes too sweet.) Dish out into individual serving bowls. You can top with more milk, toppings or just eat it as it comes out of the oven.
Oatmeal is an important source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Many people use it to help control high cholesterol. If you eat grain, this is a good one to add to your diet.
Eat breakfast and have a wonderful day!!
*** Information contained within this blog is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.