Baked Oatmeal (from Jody)
Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine the following:
2 1/2 C rolled oatmeal
1/2 C steel cut oats
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 C brown sugar
Mix with a wire whisk and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the wet ingredients:
1 beaten egg
2 C milk
1/3 C applesauce
1/4 C vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir gently till combined.
Place mixture into a 9×11 baking pan that has been sprayed with PAM (I use glass). Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from oven and gently fold in 2 cups of fresh fruit or 1/2 C of nuts, or both, or neither. Just stir gently if you don’t add anything.
Place back in the oven for 20 more minutes.
Spoon into bowls and add milk if desired.
OR … After the oatmeal cools, place it in a lidded container and store it in the refrigerator.
Spoon out desired amount and heat in the microwave, add milk if desired and enjoy.
I NEVER add milk to mine. Never. I think it would defeat the whole “this tastes just like a warm oatmeal cookie” sort of idea.
Which would bring me back to the peanut butter toast that I ate every morning for about 15 years.
Let me know if you try this and what you think.
Black Bean Salsa (or Black Bean Salad if you wish)
[We like this best with tortilla chips to use as a salsa]
3 -15 oz cans black beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups frozen corn, thawed and drained
2 large tomatoes, diced
1 large green pepper, diced
1 large red and/or yellow pepper, diced
1/2 cup chopped red onion
3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 T rice vinegar
2 T apple cider vinegar
1 lemon, juiced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 t cumin
1 t coriander
1/2 t crushed red pepper or pinch of cayenne
pinch of salt
Mix it all together and sever cold. This is even better a couple of days later. The best part … Fiber is 12 grams per serving, fat is 1 gram per serving. This is both good, and good for you.