BAKE your oatmeal for a healthy make-ahead morning meal! It’s the ultimate travel-friendly breakfast and an HG instant classic: delicious hot or cold, no utensils needed, and SO FILLING! Here’s a yummy basic recipe, plus three flavor-packed variations...
Simple Oatmeal Bake
1/6th of recipe: 205 calories, 4.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 338mg sodium, 33g carbs, 6g fiber, 3g sugars, 8.5g protein
Freestyle™ SmartPoints® value 5*
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 tbsp. chia seeds
5 packets natural no-calorie sweetener (like Truvia)
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup (about 4 large) egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8" X 8" baking pan with nonstick spray.
In a large bowl, combine oats, chia seeds, sweetener, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.
In a medium-large bowl, combine almond milk, applesauce, egg, and vanilla extract. Mix until uniform.
Add mixture in the medium-large bowl to the large bowl. Stir until uniform.
Transfer the mixture to the baking pan, and smooth out the surface.
Bake until top is light golden brown and entire dish is cooked through, about 35 minutes.
MAKES 6 SERVINGS
Easy Oatmeal Bake Variations!
Want to dress up your oatmeal bake, but not ready to improvise? Try one of these yummy Hungry Girl twists on the classic recipe above, and click on “Get the Recipe” for the full recipes!
PB&J Oatmeal Bake
1/6th of recipe: 263 calories, 7g total fat (1g sat fat), 360mg sodium, 39g carbs, 7.5g fiber, 6.5g sugars, 11.5g protein -- Freestyle
Add 1/4 cup powdered peanut butter
to the dry ingredients. Add 1 1/2 tbsp. creamy peanut butter
to the wet ingredients. Once batter is mixed, gently fold in 3/4 cup chopped freeze-dried strawberries
. Before baking, top with 1/4 cup chopped freeze-dried strawberries
, and lightly press to adhere.
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Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal Bake
1/6th of recipe: 271 calories, 9.5g total fat (4g sat fat), 339mg sodium, 38.5g carbs, 7g fiber, 7g sugars, 9.5g protein -- Freestyle
Replace vanilla extract with 3/4 tsp. coconut extract
and 1/4 tsp. almond extract
. Once batter is mixed, fold in 1/4 cup roughly chopped unsweetened shredded coconut
and 1 1/2 tbsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
. Before baking, top with 1/2 oz. (about 2 tbsp.) sliced almonds
, and 1 1/2 tbsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
. Lightly press to adhere.
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Maple Bacon Oatmeal Bake
1/6th of recipe: 242 calories, 5g total fat (1g sat fat), 428mg sodium, 39.5g carbs, 6g fiber, 9g sugars, 9.5g protein -- Freestyle
Cook 2 slices center-cut or turkey bacon
until crispy. Once cool, roughly chop. Reduce vanilla extract to 1 tsp. Add 2 tsp. maple extract
plus 1/4 cup lite pancake syrup
to the wet ingredients. Before baking, top with chopped bacon, and lightly press to adhere. After baking, drizzle with 2 tbsp. lite pancake syrup
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