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Portion-Sized Freezer-Friendly Baked Oatmeal

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We love baked oatmeal at our house, and this portion-sized freezer-friendly baked oatmeal is perfect for on-the-go healthy snacks or breakfast!

The following is a guest post from Brenda of Sugar-Free Mom.

Whether you are trying to lose weight, eat healthier, or lower your grocery bill, I’ve got a recipe for you to try! It’s economical, versatile, freezable, portion-controlled, and downright delicious.

You will love this freezer-friendly baked oatmeal!

This Freezer-Friendly Baked Oatmeal is great if you’re looking for ways to eat fewer pre-packaged food items, provide healthier snacks for your kids, have some freezer snacks on hand, or just make more of your own food to help you stick to a food budget!

Not only is this recipe super easy AND delicious, it’s also not made in a big casserole dish! It makes 18 individualized baked oatmeal portions for ease of serving, packing in lunches, or taking on the go.

This recipe also has very little processed sugar. In fact, you can just use Stevia, sucanat, and natural fruits to do all the sweetening without any processed sugar at all.

Oh, and it’s very inexpensive to make!

Ingredients for Portion-Sized Oatmeal

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 6 1/2 droppers full stevia (I use Sweetleaf Stevia)
  • 1/2 cup Sucanat or brown sugar (Note: if not using any Stevia increase your choice of sugar to 1 cup.)
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 cup fruit of your choice — frozen or fresh blueberries, fresh or dried cranberries, frozen or fresh mango, or chocolate chips (see nutrition info below)
  • 5 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup flax seed, ground
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups 1% milk

How to Prepare Baked Oatmeal

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

2. In a large bowl, mix eggs, vanilla, applesauce, and Stevia until combined.

freezer-friendly baked oatmeal

3. Add Sucanat, banana, and other fruit of your choice. If using chocolate chips add them last.

4. In another bowl, mix oats, salt, baking powder, flax seed, and cinnamon.

5. Dump dry ingredients into wet ingredients; mix well.

6. Pour in milk and stir until combined.

7. Spray one 12 and one 6-cup muffin tin with cooking spray or use cupcake liners.

8. Scoop mixture evenly into muffin cups.

9. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the center of each muffin is set.

10. Cool and enjoy — or freeze them in gallon freezer bags.

A Few Tips:

  • I buy the basic ingredients at Aldi and the rest at Target or Whole Foods.
  • You can find many varieties of chocolate chips without refined sugar at Whole Foods and online.
  • I use grain-sweetened or stevia-sweetened chocolate chips, but carob chips are also delicious as well.
  • Using different fruits does not change the nutrition info all that much.
  • Using chocolate chips does change the nutrition info and you will see that difference noted above.
  • This recipe freezes wonderfully in zip-top freezer bags.

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Freezer-Friendly Portion-Sized Baked Oatmeal

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Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword easy breakfast, freezer friendly, freezer meal, oatmeal, quick snack
Servings 18 muffins
Author Brenda

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 6 1/2 droppers full stevia I use Sweetleaf Stevia
  • 1/2 cup Sucanat or brown sugar Note: if not using any Stevia increase your choice of sugar to 1 cup.
  • 1 banana sliced
  • 1 cup fruit of your choice — frozen or fresh blueberries fresh or dried cranberries, frozen or fresh mango, or chocolate chips (see nutrition info below)
  • 5 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup flax seed ground
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cup 1% milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • In a large bowl, mix eggs, vanilla, applesauce, and Stevia until combined.
  • Add Sucanat, banana, and other fruit of your choice. (If using chocolate chips add them last)
  • In another bowl, mix oats, salt, baking powder, flax seed, and cinnamon.
  • Dump dry ingredients into wet ingredients; mix well.
  • Pour in milk and stir until combined.
  • Spray one 12 and one 6-cup muffin tin with cooking spray or use cupcake liners.
  • Scoop mixture evenly into muffin cups.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the center of each muffin is set.
  • Cool and enjoy — or freeze them in gallon freezer bags.

Nutrition Info for Baked Oatmeal:

Nutrition Info with Fruit: Servings: 18* Serving size: 1* Calories: 155.7* Fat: 3g* Fiber: 3.7g* Carbs: 25.2g* Protein: 5.7g* Points+: 4* Old Points: 3*

Nutrition Info for Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal: Serving size: 1* Calories: 196* Fat: 6.7g* Fiber: 4g* Carbs: 30.3g* Protein: 6.1g* Points+: 5 Old Points: 6*

Other Oatmeal Recipes You Might Enjoy:

  • Easy Baked Oatmeal
  • Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets
  • Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
  • Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars
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Brenda Bennett is a homeschooling mom of three and author of Sugar-Free Mom.com, where you will find great recipes for yourself and your family, as well as health-related issues about exercise and refined sugar-free alternatives.

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