Pie for Breakfast……
I joined a 12-week fitness challenge group a little over two weeks ago and I am currently on day 3 of week 3. Some people have been a part of the challenge longer, and some are just starting. There are those who are beginners, and others, like myself, who have been at this a long time and are training other people. I’m finding that most of the newer “recruits” are dreading oatmeal. They don’t like oatmeal, they don’t like anything about it, and just want a different way to eat it. A lot of people are suggesting overnight oats, which is a great suggestion. I was on the overnight oat train for well over 2 months where that is all I ate for breakfast, but I want them to know that there is more out there!
I still eat oatmeal every single day as a part of my routine breakfast, with one egg, and a piece of whole grain toast, and sometimes smoked apple chicken sausage, but that is because I enjoy it. A bit of brown sugar, and some liquid whipping cream, and I’m all over it. But not everyone likes basic oats like that. Back in November I had posted a recipe called Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal. If you didn’t know any better you would swear that you were just eating apple crumble for breakfast, and probably feel a little bit guilty. To jazz it up a bit, and add to the overall yum factor, not to mention the health equation, I whipped up some coconut cream to put on top.
This recipe may sound extravagant, and extremely time consuming, but it isn’t! And one of the bonuses is that it is just as amazing leftover as it is straight out of the oven! It is only 283 calories for the entire bowl so that still leaves you room for some toast on the side, or possibly a nice generous helping of smoked apple chicken sausage. 😉 If you wanted to make a bigger portion, for the entire family, or so there are leftovers, you could multiply the recipe by 4 and cook it in a pie plate, or square baking dish. However you choose to make this, save some, share it, or eat it all, once you pull it out of the oven you can sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal
By Angie Gouchenour
½ cup red apple chopped (I used gala. You want a firm apple)
½ cup old fashioned oats
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ Tablespoon light butter
1 Tablespoon egg whites
¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
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