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Michigan Fruit Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Michigan Fruit Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Whole-grain oatmeal is a delicious way to start every day. For a change, swap chunks of granny smith apples for the dried fruit. Leftovers warm well in the microwave.—Jeanette Kass, Ravenna, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:3 servings


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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.