I’ve been craving baked oatmeal and I had some luscious looking strawberries waiting to be used. It was time for more fruit baked oatmeal! I love the way it can be eaten warm or cold, whatever I’m in the mood for. I really prefer to eat my baked oatmeal cold because it’s more like a crispy oatmeal cookie with milk.
I measured my oats and cut up the berries into quarters since they were large berries.
I mixed the eggs, applesauce, oil, sugar and milk together in a separate measuring bowl.
I whisked together the whole wheat flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl then stirred in the oats and berries. Finally I stirred the wet ingredients into the dry and pour them into my sprayed 9×13-in baking pan.
A sprinkling of brown sugar on top and they were ready for the oven.
I baked this oatmeal a little longer, about 40 minutes, for a little extra brown crispiness around the edges. I wanted even more of a cookie feeling this time.
It looked and smelled heavenly! I scooped some warm oatmeal into a dessert dish and added a little soy milk and had a midnight snack. I couldn’t wait until morning to eat this deliciousness!
I’ve never been a big oatmeal fan but the baked varieties have me hooked. Summer or winter, they’re great to have on hand for delicious bowls of goodness.
Strawberry Baked Oatmeal
3 cups diced strawberries
3 cups quick cooking oats
2 large eggs
1/4 cup applesauce (I use those small tubs of applesauce)
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup sugar (or Splenda)
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup brown sugar, for sprinkling
Spray or grease a 9 x 13-in pan.
Slice strawberries and add to a mixing bowl with the oatmeal.
In another mixing bowl whisk togther the eggs, applesauce, oil, sugar and milk. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in the oats and strawberries.
Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir well.
Pour the oat mixture into the prepared pan.
Sprinkle the brown sugar over the top.
Bake in preheated oven at 350 for 30 – 35 minutes (or more if you want it browner and crispier).
Serve with yogurt or milk if desired.
Delicious warm or cold.