Michigan Fruit Baked Oatmeal Recipe
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries or cherries
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 cups fat-free milk
- 1/2 cup chunky applesauce
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
- Optional toppings: vanilla yogurt and additional dried cranberries and sliced almonds
- 1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Transfer to a 3-cup baking dish coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with almonds.
- 2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until set. Serve with toppings if desired. Yield: 3 servings.
1 cup (calcualted without optional toppings) equals 259 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 73 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 10 g protein.
Reviews for Michigan Fruit Baked Oatmeal
"I've made this for a Christmas brunch the past few years, and it's been a big hit. It's got lots of good flavor, and is an easy way to serve oatmeal and keep it ready without it getting "gloppy". Love the cranberries!"
"I love to serve oatmeal in different forms, and baked oatmeal is wonderful! This one is so good with all the different fruits and applesauce. Will make this again."
"I have made this at least 5 or 6 times now. It has become one of my favorite breakfasts. Tastes great with the cinnamon chunky applesauce I canned!"
"Just oatmeal with fruit, nothing special"
"I did not have chunky applesauce, so it may be better with that or with some chopped apples as others have suggested. I think it needs a touch of salt and some cinnamon. It was good, but I think it would be less trouble to just make some oatmeal and add in the fruit, etc."
"I made this for Breakfast for my Husband and I yesterday and it was Delicious! It will be a keeper for sure and can be changed out with other fruits as well. I used maple syrup and chopped fresh apples with an individual cinnamon apple sauce and added 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Generous serving so we have enough for leftovers too! Will try individual dishes next time. A wonderful new flavor for breakfast or whenever! Will be great for Winter even in Fl."
"This by far the best baked oatmeal I've ever had. I added a chopped apple and used chopped walnuts instead of almonds. It's so creamy and was really good the next day. Next time I'm going to make this for dessert and put a scoop of vanilla ice cream on it. YUM!! Give it a try...you won't be disappointed."
"I am baking this dish now and would like to know if it serves 2 or 3. I am seeing 3 under the picture and 2 servings at the end of instructions. Sure hope it is as good as it sounds."
"LOVED IT!! i used maple syrup instead of sugar, vanilla extract instead of almond, and almond milk instead of dairy. added 2tbsp of wheat germ to the mix, and sprinkled slivered almonds on top before baking. PERFECTION!!"
"Took almost a full hour to bake, but the almond flavor with the craisins was fantastic! I didn't think it needed more sugar either."
"It took the full 45 minutes at least in my oven . Did not use Almond extract, put chopped apple in place of applesauce . Everyone an add a little more sugar to suit their taste."
"This was a hit at our family's post-Thanksgiving brunch. People came back for seconds. Even though the mixture looks very soupy before baking, don't worry! It all works out in the end."
"Great little recipe...I freeze it and have it through out the week."
"Great photogaph. Not only does it taste good it looks wonderful!!!"
"This provides the best oatmeal treatment I've tried. Thanks a bunch."
"I added apples and I think it needs a pinch of salt. The recipe calls for a lot less sugar than others and I thought it tasted just as good without the extra carbs."