Baked Oatmeal with Apples & Raisins
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Serves: 4-6 (or makes 16 snack bars)
 
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1¾ cups nondairy milk (or water)
  • 1 large apple, cored and chopped (peeled or unpeeled)
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. degrees. Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Stir all of the ingredients (oats, milk, apple, raisins, cinnamon, and nutmeg) together in a medium bowl.
  3. Spread the batter evenly into the pan, and bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. To serve for breakfast, spoon into bowls with a little nondairy milk, To serve as snack bars, allow to cool completely before cutting into 16 squares.
Notes
Instead of an apple, try a banana, pear, or a cup of pineapple, raspberries, strawberries, and/or blueberries.

To further sweeten this dish, blend 2 ounces pitted and quartered dates (3 to 4 Medjool or 6 to 8 Deglet Noor) with the nondairy milk before mixing.

A favorite variation of mine is to substitute 1½ cups of sliced strawberries and ¼ teaspoon of ground cardamom for the apple, raisins, and nutmeg.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1/16 recipe, 1 bar Calories: 78 Fat: 1.5g Saturated fat: 0.3g Carbohydrates: 14.7g Sugar: 4.6g Sodium: 4mg Fiber: 2.2g Protein: 2.7g Cholesterol: 0
Recipe by Straight Up Food at http://www.straightupfood.com/blog/2014/05/01/baked-oatmeal-with-apples-raisins/