Strawberries and Cream Baked Oatmeal is perfect for a lighter breakfast casserole. Skim Milk and greek yogurt are added for a lightened creamy texture with fresh strawberries. I love the texture of baked oatmeal, it is not as crunchy as a granola bar and chewier than regular oatmeal. It is such a delicious alternative that can easily be customized with your favorite fruits or nuts.
I am really a fan of oatmeal during the busy work week. It is such a hearty and healthy breakfast and my kids will actually eat it (huge rarity around here)! Although, they would prefer waffles and pancakes every day of the week. I can’t say I blame them, but this oatmeal has the perfect touch of sweetness and can easily be disguised as a sweet little breakfast treat.
I will admit to buying the little microwave packets of oatmeal, but I have never cared for the fruit flavored varieties. They are always so overly sweet and the texture of dehydrated fruit is no treat. The addition of fresh fruit to your oatmeal is so much healthier and so delicious!
Okay, I can’t believe that Easter is this month already! It seems like we just got through Christmas. Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays due to the anticipation of really good brunch food with my family. This Baked Oatmeal recipe is the perfect addition to your menu for a healthier option.
- 2 C. Oats
- ⅓ C + 1 Tbsp. Light Brown Sugar
- 1 Tsp. Baking Powder
- Pinch of Salt
- ¼ Tsp. Nutmeg
- 1 Egg
- 1 C. Nonfat Greek Yogurt
- 1 C. Skim Milk
- 2 Tsp. Vanilla
- 2½ Tbsp. Butter; melted
- 2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
- 2 Tbsp. Light Corn Syrup
- 1½ C. Sliced Strawberries
- 3 Tbsp. Pecan Bits
- In a medium bowl; whisk together egg, greek yogurt, skim milk, butter, lemon juice and vanilla.
- In a large bowl; mix together oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.
- Add cream mixture to oats and stir.
- Add light corn syrup and stir.
- Add 1 C. of Strawberries to mixture and stir.
- Pour into greased 8X8 inch baking pan.
- Top with remaining ½ C, of sliced strawberries.
- Sprinkle with pecan bits (optional) and 1 tbsp. of light brown sugar.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes until top of oatmeal begins to lightly brown and firm.