This Refined Sugar-Free Baked Oatmeal is a winner sweetened with coconut sugar and applesauce which makes it moist and nutritious!
This recipe originally posted Oct. 19, 2011 and was my very first recipe to be published on this blog! Today it’s been updated with new pics and some revisions, only slightly as the original is still the best! Because of this recipe I then created the recipe that took my blog global and went viral early on and which is still my highest traffic source to this day, published back in Feb. of 2012, Personalized Baked oatmeal cups!
The original recipes adds 1 cup of blueberries, but this time I just used bananas, so it’s a Banana Baked Oatmeal. You can certainly add in whatever fruit you love, peaches, strawberries, raspberries, just be sure to drain after washing or thaw and drain if using frozen.
Seen here topped with some Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of cinnamon!
And now I am revealing the very old pic I decided to keep just to encourage you if you’ve just started blogging. Taking pics daily makes a big difference and eventually it all comes together for a great drool worthy photo!
OLD PIC BELOW!!
New And Improved Baked Oatmeal!
It is Better than EVER!
This recipe came from my sweet friend in PA who says it is an Amish recipe. SO really no idea who originally created it. The problem was it was delicious, but loaded with high calories! It originally had a cup of sugar and almost a cup of oil!!!
I began experimenting with my new favorite sweetener Stevia and came up with an average baked oatmeal, but it wasn’t outstanding.
Unfortunately, (MY BAD) some of you may have made the first Baked Oatmeal I posted. I am dreadfully sorry about that since now I have completely perfected this dish and I hope you will forgive me just this once. I Promise to never, ever again put up a recipe I am not completely smitten with!
So on the ingredient sides I switched the oil for applesauce and took out the white refined sugar all together and replaced it with a mix of Stevia in liquid form and Sucanat, another favorite sweetener I adore. You could alos use honey in replace of the sucanat.
You can even reduce the calories more by using water in place of my milk, but I don’t think its as delicious.
This recipe is LARGE and great for overnight guests! It can be prepared pretty quickly and even the night before if you so choose.
Hope you enjoy!!
This recipe has become a big hit on Pinterest, but did you know I’ve adapted the recipe to be completely sugar free as well as portioned controlled?? It’s true, check this one out: Personal Sized Baked Oatmeal with Individual Toppings to please the whole family!
UPDATE: APRIL 2014
- I subbed the sucanat for coconut sugar since I had none left, both just as tasty and delicious, kid and hubby approved!
- The original recipe used 1/2 cup of sucanat , I reduced it to 1/4 cup and subbed coconut sugar in its place.
- I left out the blueberries and added another 2 banana’s.
- I added flaxseed meal where the original had none, and increased the applesauce to compensate.
- Everything else remained the same!
- 3 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 5 full droppers of stevia (Get $5 off first order using my code: YAJ035)
- 1 1/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened
- 1/4 cup Sucanat* See notes
- 5 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 3 cups 1 % milk
- 1 cup mashed banana or fruit of choice
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix first four liquid ingredients together.
- Add sucanat. flax and oats.
- Mix the salt, baking powder and cinnamon in a bowl then pour into the wet and mix well.
- Add the milk, mix thoroughly.
- Add the fruit gently to the wet mixture.
- Pour the mixture into a 9 x 13 baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: 6*