This is a favorite "go-to" recipe from Marcia, one of our MM Groupies. It's easy to make ahead, refrigerate in individual servings, and grab and go for a quick breakfast or snack. Reheating is as easy as using the microwave. In fact, Marcia likes to double this and bake it in a 9" x 13" pan so she is sure to have plenty on hand.
Fruity Baked Oatmeal
Preheat oven to 325.
Coat a 8" square pan with cooking spray.
Stir together in a large bowl:
2 cups quick rolled oats
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup dried cherries, cranberries, or golden raisins
1 firm pear, chopped into 1/4" pieces
Whisk together in another bowl:
1 1/2 cup nonfat milk
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. canola oil
1/2 - 1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
Stir liquids into dry ingredients until just moistened.
Bake until all liquid is absorbed, about 45 minutes.
Cut into 12 pieces.
Each serving is 133 calories, 5 g fat, 87 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, and 4 g protein.
Count this as 3 units and 1 whole grain.