Eat Yourself Skinny — Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

I’ve said it numerous times here on  my blog — with the millions of amazing recipes out there designed to be low calorie or low PPV, getting healthy has never been easier! Anything and everything you imagine can be made into a healthier version and when you eat it in moderation, nothing is off limits. The exact reason why I love Weight Watchers — 30 pounds gone (I’m moving at a snail’s pace) and I haven’t cut really anything out of my diet, just eating less of it.

That being said, I have a few “go-to” food blogs that simply have AMAZING recipes and are all great for my Weight Watchers plan. Case in point: Eat Yourself Skinny. I go to Kelly’s website weekly, especially when creating my menu for the coming week. There are so many great dishes, plenty of variety and best of all, she takes the guesswork out of tracking!! Each recipe she posts has all of the nutritional information, including serving size and points plus value. Seriously, great food + Weight Watchers tracking = THANK YOU, KELLY!!

As I was going through my morning routine, I came across her new upload for today: Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal. Sometimes, breakfast is a hard time for me to figure out what I want to make and most mornings I don’t want to spend time cooking anything. Enter baked oatmeal. All I have to do is prep once, bake it up and enjoy it throughout the week. LOVE it.

Here’s the recipe straight from Kelly’s website. I highly suggest you bookmark her page, BTW. I refer to it almost daily!

Baked Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

2 cups whole wheat rolled oats
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp chopped pecans
1/4 cup raisins
2 cups diced apples (I used Granny Smith)
3 eggs
2 cups fat-free milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 Tbsp Splenda brown sugar blend (or 1/3 cup light brown sugar)
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Grease an 8-by-8-inch baking dish and set aside.

In a small bowl filled with hot water, allow raisins to soak for about 5 minutes until nice and plump.  In a large bowl, mix together oats, baking powder and salt.  Stir in apples, pecans and raisins, then set aside.

In another bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Pour over dry mixture and gently stir to combine.  Pour everything into greased dish and bake for about 1 hour, until golden brown.  Serve and enjoy!

Yum! Kelly even suggests this as a dessert idea — sounds perfect for the holiday season!

Source: Eat Yourself Skinny

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