I don’t know about anyone else, but I have gorged myself for the last couple of months. I have been on the see food diet—see food and eat it! I realize that I need to do better and with the new year coming up in a few days it seems like the natural time to be the change I want to see! I was reading the latest issue of Healthy Cooking magazine and found an article about the Comfort Food diet. I had never really heard of it, but several recipes sounded yummy—especially the blueberry peach baked oatmeal. My family and I have been eating a lot of baked oatmeal since school started thanks to the abundance of good recipes on www.lynnskitchenadventures.com. We’ve tried double chocolate baked oatmeal, banana baked oatmeal, pumpkin baked oatmeal, and peanut butter baked oatmeal. So, really it seemed natural to try the recipe from the Healthy Cooking magazine. I did modify their recipe some because I was missing several ingredients, but my version was scrumptious!! I also think this would be heavenly with raspberries or blackberries instead of blueberries !
3 cups of quick cooking oats (original recipe called for old-fashioned oats)
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed ( I added a little less)
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon (not in the original recipe)
2 egg whites
1 whole egg
1-1/4 cups light vanilla soy milk (original recipe called for skim milk)
1/4 canola oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 can sliced peaches, drained (we just left them in slices but you can chop them if desired)
1 cup frozen blueberries
1/3 cup chopped pecans (original recipe called for walnuts)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in medium bowl. In small bowl, whisk together egg whites, egg, soy milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together. Stir in blueberries and peaches. Place mixture in a 13x9 inch pan, sprayed lightly with cooking spray. Add the pecans to the top. Bake uncovered for 35 minutes.
Spoon baked oatmeal into bowls and add a splash of soy milk. ENJOY!