My Mom has been in town for the weekend and she will be headed back home later this morning. This makes me sad, but I want to send her off with a tummy full of good food! I kept reading about people making baked oatmeal*. I combined a few different recipes, tweaking to include what I like (and had on hand) and cutting out additional fats. Here is what I came up with.
Easy Like a Sunday Morning Baked Oatmeal with Berries (totally deserves the long-ass name)
2 cups quick cooking oats
2 cups skim milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup raisins
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup Sugar Free Maple Syrup
3 tsp Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray an 8x8 pan with non-stick spray. Combine all ingredients above in a bowl and pour into prepared baking pan. Place in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes until desired consistency.
Remove from oven and cut into 6 sections. I topped ours with frozen mixed berries that I put in the microwave for 2 minutes (stirring every 30 seconds) and sprinkled with Splenda. What resulted is a filling, yummy breakfast that looks pretty too! This was quick to throw together and I usually have everything needed on hand.
I hope you are enjoying your Sunday morning!
*Baked Oatmeal Recipe Inspirations can be found:
TJ’s Test Kitchen – The Oatmeal Experiment (I’m really not a stalker, I promise! She just has great recipes!)