Tuesday, February 3, 2015


After eating one bite, my husband said, "This is one of the best dishes you have made. You make this in a bigger container and I'll quit buying my cereal and eat it every morning."

Do you think he liked it? You know what? I did, too. Besides being the best tasting baked oatmeal dish I have ever made, I love the way you can personalize it to your families "likes".  

I did make it again yesterday morning in a larger container and made it "lighter" for my husband. The recipe is below. I spooned out the rest from the pan and broke it up into granola-like cereal. Storing it in a plastic container, I placed it in the refrigerator for him to enjoy again this morning. He likes to add Greek yogurt to it. (That's what he does when he eats cereal.) 

If you want to enjoy it warm, just heat your serving in the microwave for 20 - 30 seconds on High, depending on your microwave. Taste like it just came out of the oven!


1         large egg
1/4     cup canola oil
2        tablespoons + 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
1-1/2  cup old-fashioned oats
1-1/2  teaspoons baking powder
1/2     teaspoon salt
1/2     teaspoon ground cinnamon
2        tablespoons finely shredded unsweetened coconut*
2        tablespoons chopped dates*
1         tablespoon mini chocolate chips*

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 1 - quart size baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine the egg, oil, and brown sugar. Beat with a whisk until well mixed.

In another bowl, combine the oats, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon with a whisk.

Add oat mixture to egg mixture and stir just until moistened.

Stir in coconut, dates, and chips.

Spoon in baking dish 

and bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

Serve warm alone, or with milk
or yogurt.

Makes 3 generous servings. Double the recipe for more servings. Bake in a baking dish around 9 x 9 - inches or slightly larger. 9 x 13 - inch pan is a little too large. 

*Feel free to add equivalent amounts of your favorite  "add-ins" such as raisins, craisins, dried apricots or other dried fruit....even nuts if you like.


1/2      cup liquid egg substitute
1/4      cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4      cup canola oil
3         tablespoon brown sugar blend
3         cups old fashioned oats
3         teaspoon baking powder
1          teaspoon salt
1          teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3      cup unsweetened coconut
1/3      cup dried fruit (I like chopped dates the best)
2         tablespoon mini chocolate chips 

Prepare same as above recipe but bake in a 9 - 1/2 - inch Corning Ware dish (if you have it) for 20 minutes.

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