Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal is the perfect way to start the day. It is heart healthy and has the wonderful flavor of carrot cake. The Easter bunny will love a bite for Easter breakfast.
Yes, another baked oatmeal recipe. This is my third one but it is the best one! Hubby asked me to make some baked oatmeal for his breakfast. He didn’t specify what kind so this is what he got, Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal. I already had the ingredients out as I was making myself a Carrot Cake Smoothie. (Yes, you’ll get that recipe at a later date) This one needed a topping though. What is carrot cake without a cream cheese frosting? So this one gets a cream cheese drizzle. Woo wee, Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal is so delicious. Every bite tickled my toes and elicited “ohs and ahs”. I think I even jumped up and down and did a few twirls. Happy dance time!
Dieting is so hard. Recipes like this make it a little easier. There are times when eating healthfully and staying within my calorie count seems so easy. I wonder why I fall off the wagon. Then the next day, the hunger is back and everything and anything sounds good. I think about food 24/7 and wonder why I thought dieting was so easy the day before. Riding out those waves seems to be the key for me. While I haven’t been perfect, I feel like I have a slight hold on it all. I’ve managed to lose about 6 pounds and am desperately trying not to let stress derail me. I’m trying to keep my resolution to put myself first.
When I tell someone I publish a healthy food blog, I also wonder if they are really thinking “What does this over-weight woman know about healthy eating?”. The point of this blog is not just about healthy recipes though It is about learning to live healthfully one bite at a time. I think I need to learn to give a better description of Food Done Light and remember what I really am trying to achieve with this blog is making myself healthy. I’m a work in progress and hopefully growing along with Food Done Light.
Which leads me to wondering if you have any suggestions for Food Done Light. Is there enough variety of recipes? Would like more emphasis on healthy living not just healthy food? Would you like more motivational posts? What part of healthy living is tough for you? Eating right, exercise? Let me know. I’m listening.
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Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal
- 2 cups uncooked rolled oats
- ¼ cup wheat bran
- 1/2 tsp . baking powder
- 1 cup chopped pineapple
- 1 cup grated carrots
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts
- 1 1/2 tsp . ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp . kosher salt
- 1 ½ cups Almond coconut milk or soy milk
- 1 over ripe bananas mashed
- 1 tsp . vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp . light butter melted
- ¼ cup egg substitute or equivalent to 1 egg
- ¼ cup real maple syrup or agave
Cream Cheese Drizzle:
- 2 tbsp . 1/3 less cream cheese softened
- 1 tbsp . confectioners’ sugar
- 1 tbsp . milk
- ½ tsp . vanilla extract
Preheat 375. Spray 8 inch square pan with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine oats, wheat bran, baking powder, pineapple, carrots, walnuts, cinnamon, and salt.
In another bowl, mix together milk, mashed banana, vanilla extract, light butter, egg substitute and maple syrup.
Stir in the liquid into oats mixture.
Pour into pan.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
Cool for 10 minutes.
In a small bowl, mix together ingredients for cream cheese drizzle. Using a fork, drizzle over baked oatmeal.
I calculated 6 Weight Watcher Smartpoints.
Happy Healthy Eating,
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