A Breakfast Time Saver Recipe

Breakfast, that meal we health professionals constantly push as the most important meal of the day — Unfortunately finding the time to cook breakfast does not always happen with busy work, school and life schedules. One idea, make something on the weekend you can simply reheat during the week.  Viola, breakfast in 1.5 minutes, you can heat it up while you brush your teeth!  Follow this simple recipe idea:

Baked Oatmeal

2 1/4 cups milk (almond, coconut, cow, soy, etc.)
2 tsp. unsalted butter (or coconut oil)
1/8 tsp. salt
1.5 cups steel cut oats
1/3 cup dried apricots, craisins or other dried fruit
1/3 cup raisins
1 Golden Delicious apple, peeled and grated
3 Tbsp. brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, sugar in the raw, agave or other preferred sweetner
3 Tbsp. chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Spray glass casserole 9×13 dish. Heat milk and butter until milk steams, about 1-2 minutes in measuring cup. Mix salt and oats in dish. Chop apricots. Mix apricots, raisins and the sugar/honey or other sweetner into oats. Shred apple into oats and mix to combine.

Bake oats, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Stir, then top with remaining sugar and the nuts. Bake 15 minutes longer, or until the oats are chewy. Store in fridge and reheat in the morning! Magical breakfast is served every morning and not from a package.

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