Baked Oatmeal

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Once in a while, the bowl of morning oatmeal can get a little boring. Switch it up by throwing your oats in the oven and have a great on-the-go breakfast! Prepare it while you’re getting dressed in the morning or the night before. Our version is filled with apples, bananas, and cinnamon! 

Baked Oatmeal (Modified from Skinnytaste)

What you’ll need:
1 cup of quick oats (uncooked)
2 medium ripe bananas (the riper the better) sliced in ½” pieces
1 Gala or Fuji apple, cored and diced (you can also use granny smith)
¼ cup pure agave nectar (or honey)
1 cup of fat free milk
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. baking powder
¾ tsp. cinnamon
Pinch of salt
(Optional) 1 tbsp of Splenda or Stevia (for a little added sweetness)

Makes 6 servings

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375° F.  Lightly spray a baking dish (8×8 or 9×9) or a loaf pan, with cooking spray; set aside. Arrange the banana slices in a single layer on the bottom of the ceramic dish. Sprinkle half of the apples over the bananas, 1/4 tsp of the cinnamon, 1 tbsp of the agave and cover with foil. Bake 15 minutes, until the bananas get soft.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the oats, baking powder, remaining cinnamon, and salt; stir together.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining honey, milk, egg, and vanilla extract.

Remove the bananas from the oven, then pour the oat mixture over the bananas and apples.

Pour the milk mixture over the oats, making sure to distribute the mixture as evenly as possible over the oats.  Sprinkle the remaining apples over the top.

Bake the oatmeal for about 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the oatmeal has set. 

Nutritional Analysis: 169 calories, 2g fat, 35g carbohydrates, 3.3g dietary fiber and 4.5g protein per serving

Ilen & Lauren Bell are the husband and wife team behind Black Fitness Today, born, in 2011, out of their motivation to change culture, build a platform and lead the charge. Their purpose is to help change the culture towards health and fitness in the African-American community, showcase those who are making an impact, and promote healthier living. They also aim to serve as a platform for African-American fitness and health professionals and enthusiasts who are otherwise overlooked in traditional fitness media.

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