Thursday, September 12, 2013

Oatmeal Bake Casserole

This recipe is probably a favorite because once you get the idea of how to make it you can change it up every time. You won't need to remember exact measurements or specific ingredients, it's more of move as you feel type of thing. I chose the ingredients I use because they're the healthiest and lowest in calories. For example, a banana is high in potassium and has lots of fiber but also has 110 calories in just one medium banana! So I chose berries instead - which each cup has only 80 calories. (1 cup of bananas has about 200 calories) So that is more than double. But if you like bananas use them- after all it's a fruit- it isn't like you are choosing a donut or cookie!

You can make this for almost any occasion. I think it is best for breakfast, snack of if you're hosting a brunch party- maybe for a shower or on Christmas morning. Something new and difference is always nice.

Oatmeal Bake Casserole

3 cups of quick oats
1 tsp. of cinnamon
1 tsp. of honey
1/4 cup of mixed slithered almonds, raisins, cranberries
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 1/2 cup of sliced strawberries and blueberries
2 eggs
1/2 cup of soy vanilla milk

Preheat oven to 350
1. mix all your dry ingredients together except for the fresh fruit and honey
2. pour into a pan and spread evenly
3. add the honey and the fruit evenly across the oatmeal mixture
4. bean the eggs and mix with the milk
5. pour it over the mixture
6. bake at 350 for 35 minutes

Serve Warm!
It's so good!
Calories- less than 200 per slice.

Note- you can always add chocolate chips if you want to go "unhealthy"