Delicious, Nutritious, Yum!

 I recently worked with a nutritionist and have discovered better ways to prepare tasty, yet nourishing foods.  One of the recipes I am addicted to.  Not only is it nutritious, flavorful, but keeps me regular and makes for an easy breakfast when I have an early morning.  Make a batch and then have it throughout the week.  I eat it with some mixed berries and a glass of milk.

Apricot Baked Oatmeal

from Best Body Cookbook & Meal Plan, Sohailla Digsby, RDN, LD & Kim Beavers, MS, RDN, LD, CDE


Canola oil cooking spray

2 ½ cups dry rolled oats

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 ¾ cups milk

2 large bananas, mashed

2 eggs

¾ cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt

3 tablespoons chia seeds

¾ teaspoon almond extract (I use vanilla extract)

10 dried apricot halves, chopped

½ cup slivered almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.  Spray a 8×8 inch pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a Large bowl, whisk together the oats, baking powder and cinnamon.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the milk, banana, eggs, yogurt, chia seeds and extract. Stir to combine.
  4. Add milk mixture to the oats and stir until thoroughly combined.
  5. Fold in apricots.
  6. Pour the mixture into the prepared dish and bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Add almonds, stir and bake for 30-35 additional minutes until done.
  8. Allow it to cool before cutting into 12 pieces.

Yield: 6 servings (2 pcs/serving)

Calories 330, Fat 11 g, Cholesterol 65 mg, Sodium 170 mg, Carbohydrate 45 gm, Fiber 8 g, Protein 15 g




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