Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Double Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

If you’ve ever been out to breakfast with me, this won’t come as a surprise, but I’m sort of in love with oatmeal. It’s such a simple food, and yet it is so delicious. While I could honestly eat plain oatmeal with a little Truvia and a lot of cinnamon every day and be perfectly content, I am always looking for new ways to enjoy this healthy breakfast staple. I went grocery shopping hungry after the gym yesterday (big mistake!), and these Hershey’s Cinnamon Chips magically jumped right off the shelf and into my cart. Once I got them home, I started wondering what to do with them since Cesar doesn’t like cinnamon (who in their right mind doesn’t like cinnamon??), and I certainly don’t need to eat an entire batch of cookies on my own. Then I remembered seeing a baked oatmeal recipe that included chocolate chips on Healthy Food For Living, and I realized that it would be easy to minimally modify it and have a yummy breakfast treat on hand for the next few days.

Double Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Double Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Recipe adapted from here
Makes 3 Servings

1 cup old fashioned oats
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp Ideal Brown Sweetener
Pinch of salt
1 tbsp cinnamon
6 packets Truvia
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp butter flavored extract
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice + enough unsweetened vanilla almond milk to make 1 1/2 cups
3 tbsp egg whites
1 tbsp Hershey’s Cinnamon Baking Chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray three mini loaf pans with non-stick baking spray.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together dry ingredients with the exception of the cinnamon chips.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine. Stir in the cinnamon chips.

Pour into the prepared loaf pans. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until the oatmeal appears set.

Double Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal 2

Nutrition Information per serving
Calories: 175
Fat: 4.7g
Carbohydrates: 22g
Protein: 6.8g
Calculated on Sparkrecipes.com

You can eat this warm or cold, topped with maple syrup or peanut butter, sprinkled with extra cinnamon chips…..the options are endless! My personal preference is to reheat it in the microwave, add some unsweetened almond milk, and sprinkle it with even more cinnamon.

If you need further proof of my love affair with oatmeal, check out my oatmeal board on Pinterest!

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