Tired of traditional oatmeal? Celebrate National Oatmeal Day tomorrow, October 29, by trying Driscolls' fanciful and tasty Baked Strawberry Oatmeal. Add a bit of fun and delight your kids by creating whimsical shapes using cookie cutters.
Baked Strawberry Oatmeal
- 2 cups oats (quick-cooking)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 7 whole Driscoll's strawberries, hulled
- Driscoll's Blueberries, Strawberries and/or Raspberries (optional for topping)
- In a large bowl, mix together oats, brown sugar, milk, baking powder and a beaten egg. In a separate bowl puree strawberries with an immersion blender or use a a blender or food processor to puree the strawberries. Mix pureed strawberries into oat mixture.
- Pour oat mixture into 13x9 inch greased baking dish. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 375 degrees until mixture is thick and slightly firm. Remove from oven, let sit five minutes then cut into squares and serve.
Optional topping: Before baking sprinkle brown sugar (about 1/4 cup) on top of the oatmeal.
Only 219 calories
This recipe was created by Mom Blogger, Kristy Bernardo.
*Note: According to The Daily Green, a consumer’s guide to green from GoodHousekeeping.com, the healthiest type of oatmeal is made from whole-grain, steel-cut oats, also known as coarse-cut or Irish oats, because they retain more of the nutritious (though tough) bran layer. The more common "rolled oats" are steamed, flattened and lightly toasted. "Instant" oatmeal is pre-cooked and usually has sweeteners and flavors added. Nutritionists say you're better off buying unsweetened, and adding a touch of honey, maple syrup, agave or other flavoring.
Oats are an excellent source of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, thiamine, iron, beta-glucan (which may help regulate blood sugar) and the antioxidants, which may help promote healthy circulation. Oatmeal is also believed to help reduce harmful cholesterol levels and it may boost the immune system.
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