Monday, November 19, 2012

Baked Oatmeal with Peaches

This time of the year, with the holiday season rapidly approaching, it seems as though time speeds up. There's just never enough time in the day to get to everything done that needs to get done. I have a specialty baking business, and as you can imagine, this is the busiest time of the year for me.

Eating right is probably one of the first things I let slip. Well that and vacuuming! Anyway quite often my meal consists of a leftover sugar cookie and a cup of coffee. Too bad sugar cookies don't contain any fruits and veggies. I'm making an effort not to slip back into that rut this year and have been looking for ways to add fruits and veggies into some of my favorite meals.

Baked oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfast foods to make during the cooler months of the year. Served warm, it's like eating a fresh-from-the-oven oatmeal cookie. It's so comforting and delicious. Trying to stick to my goal of eating better, I decided to add a little more nutritional value to this meal by adding some fruit.

I changed up my usual recipe for baked oatmeal by adding Del Monte peach slices in extra light syrup. The peaches, which have 1/3 less calories than peaches in heavy syrup, added a wonderful sweetness to the baked oatmeal. I replaced some of the milk in the recipe with the syrup from the peaches which allowed me to cut down the amount of the sugar called for in the original recipe.

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Baked Oatmeal with Peaches
Ingredients
4 cups Old Fashioned Oats
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups milk (Use the liquid from the canned fruit and reduce the amount of milk by that much.)
4 eggs, slightly beaten
1 can Del Monte sliced peaches in extra light syrup, roughly chopped, reserving the syrup
2/3 cup brown sugar

Method
Combine oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; stir in milk, syrup, eggs, chopped peaches and brown sugar. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes. Serve hot.


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71 comments:

Sarah said...

I'd have to say one of my 'healthier' favorite meals is Lime Chicken Soft Tacos. So refreshing and not bad for you!

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Steph said...

This looks wonderful, we love baked oatmeal but have yet to try it with peaches. We try to eat a lot of chicken and I love finding new ways to change it up.

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some oven roasted veggies from the fridge (i make a big batch for the week on the weekend) over some black beans and rice. quick, easy and oh so good.

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i'm all about eggs these days--frittatas and omelets can be healthy, filling, and delicious!

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With holidays one of our comfort foods to make are Turkey Pot pies loaded with veggies. Makes me feel good the family is eating their veggies

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Veggie quesadillas are yummy, good for me, and make me feel good

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The peaches look so good, I would put it in my arugula and vinaigrette salad, I usually put figs. It's a healthy salad that's quick to make.
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I love to make what I call "pantry dump soup." I take any veggies I have on hand in my pantry, fridge, and freezer and dump them into a pot of veggie broth and cook. Always turns out delicious and couldn't get any more healthy!
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