Consider this a breakfast treat; an oatmeal cookie for the 7 a.m. risers, if you will. This recipe transforms normal oatmeal into something wonderfully warm and gooey. This simple and satisfying breakfast is a mix between an oatmeal cookie and traditional creamy oatmeal. With 251 calories per serving, you are ready to start your day.

Speed up the process by treating yourself to a handheld mixer for the egg, milk and vanilla extract.

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Cranberry Banana Oatmeal Bake

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 45 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Serving size: ¾ cup

Ingredients

  • 2 medium ripe bananas
  • 1½ cup dried craisins
  • 1 cup uncooked quick oats
  • ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Stevia® (or your favorite sweetener)
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 9" x 9" pan with nonstick baking spray.
  2. Spread the banana slices on the bottom of the dish and top with ¾ cup craisins, ¼ tsp of cinnamon and ½ Tbsp of the sweetener of choice.
  3. Cover with foil and bake until the bananas are soft, about 15 minutes.
  4. While that is baking, mix together the oats,⅛ cup of the nuts, baking powder, remaining cinnamon (¾ tsp), salt, brown sugar, and remaining sweetener (1½ Tbsp) in a large bowl. In another bowl whisk the milk, egg and vanilla extract.
  5. Once the bananas are soft, remove the foil and pour the oat mixture over top.
  6. Pour the milk mixture over top of the oats, making sure to evenly distribute it.
  7. Top with remaining craisins (¾ cup) and walnuts (⅛ cup) and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: (¾ cup)

Calories: 251

Fat: 5g

Carbohydrates: 48g

Fiber: 5g

Protein: 5g

Sugars: 32g

Sodium: 138 mg

Vitamin A: 4 %

Vitamin C: 7 %

Calcium: 5 %

Iron: 6 %

WWP+: 7

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