Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Healthier Baked Oatmeal Recipe

I run across baked oatmeal recipes over and over again on the web, but most of them contain tons of butter and sugar. Since I am trying to keep my hubby's cholesterol healthy, and my waistline happy, I came up with my own version of this yummy treat, and it's a hit in our home!

Michele's Healthy Baked Oatmeal

2 cups rolled oats
1/8 cup brown Splenda
1/4 cup regular Splenda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
dash of salt

Stir above ingredients together.

1 cup almond milk
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ripe mashed banana

Stir above ingredients together.

Stir in:

1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or your choice of nuts, or not)

At this point you may also stir in a little unsweetened, flaked coconut, dried fruits, etc...whatever you like.

Then spread out flat into an 8x8 pan (like a brownie pan) - that has been sprayed with non-stick spray (I used non-stick canola spray)

Then bake for 30-35 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Let cool for about 5-10 minutes, then cut into squares. You can then put it in the fridge for the morning if you want. May be eaten cold or heated up in the oven. (It's even better the next day this way!)


  1. Yum! I'm not a big oatmeal fan, but this looks great!

  2. This looks awesome..but I am still on the fence about Splenda. Does anyone have good info on it?

  3. I know what you mean about Splenda. I wish there were more solid research on it. I tried Stevia but ended up having an allergy to it. :(
    Since diabetes runs in my family on both sides, I just have to avoid sugar.

  4. I got my info on Splenda from and I will NEVER go back to it (I actually had withdrawal symptoms from it) - I sometimes use raw sugar, as unprocessed as possible (Demerara, caster - for cooking & because it doesn't spike my blood sugar like white sugar does) but my main sweetener is Alfafa honey (way less strong tasting than clover honey - health food stores can order it if they don't carry it).

  5. Does the alfalfa honey cause blood glucose spikes? I would be willing to give that a shot. I wish I didn't have that reaction to stevia...seemed so ideal.