Monday, November 25, 2013

Single-Serve Baked Oatmeal; Brown Bag Series #16

By: The Food Hunter

Nothing says good morning like a nice bowl of steamy oatmeal; but working outside the home prevents me from enjoying it as much as I'd like. So instead I make single-servings of my favorite breakfast to pack in my brown bag each day.

Oatmeal is recommended to maintain a healthy heart; its known to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Just another reason to eat it on a regular basis.

Single-Serve Baked Oatmeal
(printable recipe)

1/2 cup regular oats
1/4 cup apple sauce
1/4 cup skim milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
nutmeg to taste
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons ground flax
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon cashew butter

Mix all ingredients (except for the nut butter) together in a small bowl.
Pour 1/2 of the mixture into a small baking cup sprayed with cooking spray.
Spread the nut butter on top and cover with the other 1/2 of the oat mixture.
Bake at 375 for 25 mins