From the kitchen of my best friend Deb comes a delectable low calorie treat! A fantastic healthy baked treat choice for the holidays – super comfort food in the cold!
Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a standard loaf pan with non stick spray, and construct your oatmeal bake in three delightfully simple steps:
BOTTOM LAYER: Simply spread a single layer of your favorite fruit or berries on the bottom (about 1.5 cups). My personal favorite is raspberries (pictured in the loaf) as it gives a nice tart flavor; blueberry banana is pictured in the slices below.
MIDDLE LAYER: Mix the following ingredients in a bowl, and then spread evenly on top of your fruit layer:
- 1 cup oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup splenda
- 2 cups milk
- 3 tbsp egg whites
- 1 tsp vanilla
Bake at 350F for 45 minutes. We suggest placing a cookie sheet covered in tin foil underneath the loaf pan, as Deb has noted that once in a while it has a tendency to expand over the top of the loaf pan.
TOPPING: Deb’s secret is to froth 1/8 cup of skim milk and spoon on top. I enjoy sprinkling a bit of Splenda and cinnamon on top of the froth. Delish!!
Makes 4 substantial servings, or 8 smaller snacks.
If you split it into 8 servings, per serving (with raspberries as fruit):
- 100 calories
- 6g protein
- 17g carbs
Enjoy! I also encourage you to share recipes and healthy cooking ideas with your friends – it’s a great way to have fun and support each other in leading a healthy lifestyle – Deb and I have a blast doing this together!
I’d also be thrilled to hear about any modifications you come upon with this recipe, or others on my website (posted here).
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