Winter is here.
I would say fall is in the air…but evidently I either 1) missed fall, or 2) have mistaken the temperature for what seems like it should be winter. Either way, winter is in fulllll swing here in Wenatchee in my opinion. I woke up yesterday morning to snow on the tips of the mountains, and this morning? the backyard covered in frost.
I’m not by any means complaining The weather is actually insanely gorgeous here. Even when its 50 degrees out, I haven’t been wearing more than a light sweater and jeans. Unlike Seattle, when it gets cold here, the sun is still shining, which makes it not that bad after all. With that being said, I did totally turn on the heat today (don’t tell the husband).
Rolled oats- are high in fiber, cancer fighting phyto-chemicals, blood glucose and insulin regulating properties, and can lower bad cholesterol.
Cinnamon- improves the body’s ability to utilize blood sugar, and boosts brain activity
Maple Syrup-fewer calories and a higher concentration of minerals such as manganese and zinc than honey
In other news, we have barely gone out to eat, with the exception of grabbing a sandwich. We have been wayyy to busy! Can you believe that??? I am dying to get out with the husband and explore some of the restaurants here and good eats. We’ve already gotten a “tip” on the best mexican restaurant here in the valley, and boy, I can’t wait to try. (One must prepare for eating an insane amount of chips and guacamole).
With the temperatures dropping, and us on the run what seems like everyday, I figured it may be nice to have something warm to eat for breakfast this week. Living here, I find myself craving warm, heartier foods. For instance, the other day I opened the fridge to make a salad for lunch, only to get shivers running down my back at the thought of eating cold lettuce. No, I wanted something warrrrmmmm.
So with those thoughts running through my head this week during menu planning, I thought breakfast- oats, warm, cinaminny, oats. Baked oatmeal!
Make this oatmeal for your week ahead, it will make you feel warm and fuzzy inside
Hearty, but Healthy Baked Oatmeal
adapted from Amy Bites
2 large egg whites
1/3 cup brown sugar, loosely packed (could swap for stevia, but the hubby objected)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup natural, no added sugar, applesauce
1 cup plus 2 T. low-fat milk
3 cups rolled oats
*can also add apples or fruit of your choice, I opted to add when serving for the plain man in my life
Spray baking dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl, add egg whites.
Add brown sugar, baking powder, maple syrup, nutmeg or cinnamon, and salt. Mix well. Whisk in butter, applesauce, and milk, then add oats. Stir well, and refrigerate overnight.
Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 35-40 min, or until set in the middle.
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- Lauren: Congratulations!:) I check your blog from time to time and I really enjoy it.
- Staci: By the way, these have become my staple for bringing to potlucks, they’re tasty and rich and I’ve...
- Christina: Wow! These sound so delicious. Gluten free is an added plus in my book. I am always looking for GF recipes...
- zephra milde: Does anyone think these could be made without egg whites? Maybe flaxseed eggs instead? Any other...
- Danielle: How to you “slice them” I am terrible at cutting them into thin slices. They are so tough to...