As part of my health and wellness goals for 2012, I am making an effort to eat breakfast and eat healthier in general. I am not much of a breakfast person (being allergic to eggs really spoils the first meal of the day) and I don't like to start the day with a sandwich or dinner food, so most of the time I just grab a cup of coffee. To kick off the New Year, I switched from coffee to green tea and whipped up a batch of healthy baked oatmeal. The original baked oatmeal recipe is from Pennsylvania Amish Country, but since I won't be plowing fields or harvesting crops I made some adjustments to lower the calorie count. It is still really tasty and retains the same texture (kind of like a soft granola bar), and can be sprinkled over yogurt or just eaten plain.
What you will need:
2 cups rolled oats (I use McCann's quick cooking oatmeal)
1 cup dry roasted flaxseeds
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup soy milk (you could substitute the milk of your choice here)
1/2 cup melted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup dried cranberries.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Next, mix oats, flaxseeds, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.
Beat in milk, eggs, honey, melted butter and vanilla extract.
Stir in dried cranberries.
Spread into a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast either plain or over yogurt : )
What is your favorite breakfast food to start the day right?