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Michigan Fruit Baked Oatmeal

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.
  • Makes
    3 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Transfer to a 3-cup baking dish coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with almonds.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until set. Serve with toppings if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 259 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 73mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 4g fiber), 10g protein.

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