Sunday, November 6, 2011
Oatmeal Apple Frittata
Makes 6 servings
This morning I made a batch of oatmeal for my kids, but we ended up behind schedule and did not get a chance to eat it before heading out the door. Once I had dropped them off at school, I decided to take the uneaten oats and combine them with some apples and a few of other basic ingredients, and voila! I created an easy oatmeal apple frittata. It turned into the perfect after school treat.
1 cup oatmeal (gluten free if you have an intolerance)
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce/ pumpkin puree
Pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups chopped apples
2 teaspoons chopped walnuts for topping
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon flaxseed
2 teaspoons raisins
1 teaspoon vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cook oatmeal following package directions.
3. In a bowl, mix the oatmeal with the eggs, apple sauce, salt, cinnamon, apples and vanilla.
4. Pour into a baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.
5. After its done baking top with chopped walnuts, maple syrup, honey, and flax.
Oats are a great way to give your kids strength and energy throughout the day. They are loaded with fiber and taste delicious. Oats also are rich antioxidants that reduce bad cholesterol, they are also loaded with manganese, and B vitamins. If you are on a gluten-free diet, there are even gluten-free oats out there!