51Breakfast Recipes |
Apple Baked Oatmeal
Estimated preparation and cooking time: 50 minutes
31⁄2 cups skim milk
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
3 cup dried fruit (we used
cranberries and snipped
1⁄8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1 medium apple, peeled and
1 . preheat oven to 350°F .
2 . In 4-quart microwavable, ovenproof casserole dish,
heat milk 1–2 minutes in microwave . mix in oats
and set aside .
3 . snip apricots . mix apricots, cranberries, salt, and
maple syrup into oats and milk mixture . shred apple
and add to casserole dish . stir until evenly mixed .
4 . Bake uncovered 20 minutes . stir and bake 15
minutes or until oats are chewy .
5 . Allow to cool slightly and serve .
Yield: 10 servings
Serving size: 1/10 recipe
Per serving: 160 calories, 1 g total fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg
cholesterol, 32 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 12 g sugars, 8 g
protein, and 80 mg sodium
CACFP: Serve with 3⁄4 cup fluid milk and 1⁄2 cup fruit, such as
sliced peaches .
]other dried fruits, such as raisins,
blueberries, and cherries, may be
substituted for cranberries and
]rolled oats are whole grains that
have been steamed and flattened
(literally rolled over) so they cook
more quickly .
]oats are a heart-healthy food rich
in soluble fiber and antioxidants .
]Be sure to use pure maple syrup .
the pancake syrup found in
grocery stores is corn syrup based,
artificially flavored, and contains
little to no real maple syrup .
]native Americans began making
maple syrup well before europeans
came to the new world .
]up until 1885, maple sugar was
less expensive than cane sugar in
the united states .
]Baked oatmeal is a popular dish
among the Amish . our version is a
slightly healthier twist on this old
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