Friday, 02 March 2012 15:31

Healthy Black Forest Baked Oatmeal Featured

I read somewhere that people who ate dessert for breakfast had less cravings throughout the day and they actually lost more weight than those who swore off sweets completely.

When I read this I immediately began thinking about day desserts I could transform into breakfast. The possibilities were endless. I adore the combination of bitter chocolate and sweet cherries so I decided on making black forest cake baked oatmeal.
These little cakes are incredible. It took about five minutes to throw together and the flavour combination is my favourite yet! They are healthy, low fat, vegan, and have no added sugar. They are also portable which is perfect for those busy mornings. I topped mine with a cherry and thick cream which made them so decadent!
Healthy Black Forest Baked Oatmeal Recipe: 
1 cup rolled oats (not instant)
½ cup applesauce
½ cup fat free milk (or dairy free milk, to make vegan)
¾ cup pitted cherries (fresh or frozen)
½ Tsp. vanilla extract
¼ cup chocolate chips
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
1 Tbsp. cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 375.
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.
Spray a muffin tin with cooking oil. Fill the tin to the top with oats. It should make about six – eight oatmeal cakes.
Bake uncovered for 20 minutes. For a light crust, broil for an additional 3-5 minutes until lightly browned.
Serve on it’s own or with fresh fruit, yogurt, or milk.

1 Comment

  • Comment Link jules Saturday, 03 March 2012 18:29 posted by jules

    fabulous photo ! definitely caught my eye. i LOVE sweets for breakfast. i'll bake something decadent for everyone else and dream about it all night 'til i can really enjoy it for breakfast the next morning. i love that this is healthy as well.

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