Looking for an indulgent breakfast that’s as healthy as it is hearty? Try baked oatmeal! Packed with flavorful ingredients and nutrients to boot, you’ll love the recipe for Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal from The Washington Post.
Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal
1 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon plus 1 pinch salt
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (do not use quick-cooking or instant)
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups low-fat milk (1 percent)
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1 large egg
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 medium Golden Delicious apple (unpeeled), cored and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (1 cup)
1 or 2 medium carrots, scrubbed well, then shredded (1 cup)
1/2 cup raisins
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish or a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate with cooking oil spray.
2. Mix together 1/2 cup of the pecans, 2 tablespoons of the coconut, 1/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon, the brown sugar and a pinch of salt in a medium bowl.
3. Stir together the oats, baking powder, the remaining 3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a mixing bowl.
4. Whisk together the milk, maple syrup, egg, oil and vanilla extract in a liquid measuring cup.
5. Pour the milk mixture over the oat mixture, stirring to combine, then mix in the remaining 1/2 cup of pecans and the remaining 2 tablespoons of coconut, plus the apple, carrots and raisins.
6. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Top with the pecan-coconut mixture. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden at the edges and just set at the center. Serve warm.
Makes 8 servings, 1 cup each.
Nutrition info: Calories 340 | Fat 18g | Protein 8g| Carbs 41g
Nutritional information is provided by The Washington Post.
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– Team Fitstar