Looking for a healthy breakfast idea? Try this baked oatmeal recipe and let me know what you think. While it does contain a small amount of sugar (from maple syrup, raisins, and carrots) it is also rich in vitamins, whole grains, fiber, and a little protein from the eggs, nuts, and and dairy.
These can me made a head and packed to go, and they freeze beautifully.
Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal
- 2 cups oats
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 egg
- 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 ½ cups milk
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup carrot, grated
- 1/3 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Grease an 8X8 pan with one Tbsp of coconut oil.
- In a large bowl, combine oats, walnuts, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, cream cheese, milk, maple syrup, the remaining oil, and vanilla (small lumps are OK).
- Add wet ingredients to dry and stir to combine.
- Fold in carrots and raisins.
- Pour mixture into pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until set.
- Let cool for ten minutes, then slice and serve.
Anne McCranie is a Portland (Sellwood), Oregon based Personal Trainer and Licensed Massage Therapist. She offers this recipe to tickle your taste buds. Please see your medical professional for specific dietary advice.