Archive for March, 2009

Baked Oatmeal Light

I’ve seen quite a few recipes for baked oatmeal on various food blogs and in different cookbooks. I wanted something different from my standard oat bars and was focused more on a pre-workout carb breakfast than worrying about getting in some veggies or extra protein. This is what I came up with and I’m quite pleased.

This is not something you cut into squares, throw in a ziploc baggie and eat with your hands – use the oat bar recipes for that. This is put in little tupperware containers and eaten with a spoon. The consistency is kind of like Thai sticky rice.

I purposefully left it at a four serving recipe because that’s all I need for the week, but you can easily double it, bake it in a 9×13 and make breakfast (plus a snack!) for a week.

Baked Oatmeal, Light

2 cups oats
2 Tablespoons Splenda Brown Sugar blend
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1½ cups Hood Calorie Countdown skim milk
½ cup 1% cottage cheese
1/4 cup egg whites

Preheat oven to 375°.

Mix everything together.  Pour oat mixture into an 8×8 baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake for 20 minutes.

Makes four servings, each:
231 calories
2.8 g fat
34 g carbs
15 g protein


Snickerdoodle Blondies

Wow. I don’t know what else to say. Just wow. Also, thank the heavens for cheat meals. I got this recipe here. I am normally a chocolate girl – all things chocolate! Don’t waste dessert calories unless it’s chocolate! Well let me just tell you…uh…wow.

Make these.

PS. I abhor nutmeg so I left it out.

Snickerdoodle Blondies
adapted from Dozen Flours

2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon grated or ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter, room temperature
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
a pinch nutmeg

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease and/or line a 9×13 inch pan. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and set aside.

2. In large bowl, beat together butter and brown sugar for 3-5 minutes. Add in the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla, and beat until smooth.

3. Stir in the flour mixture until well blended. Spread evenly in prepared pan (mixture will be somewhat cookiebatter-ish, so it’s best to spread it out with a greased spatula or your hands). Combine the granulated sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a little bowl. Evenly sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over the top of the batter.

4. Bake 25-30 minutes or until surface springs back when gently pressed. Cool before cutting. Makes 20-24 bars.

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