Posts Tagged ‘oatmeal’

Baked Oatmeal

This is the baked oatmeal dish mentioned in yesterday’s post….it has become one of my “staples”. Enjoy!

Baked Oatmeal

 from The Simply Gourmet Diabetes Cookbook

Makes 8 servings

“For oatmeal fans who want more protein in their breakfast, adding milk and egg white does the trick, making it somewhat like bread pudding. Since baked oatmeal keeps for several days in the refrigerator, you can make a batch on the weekend and reheat it during the week when you want a quick breakfast.”  Carolyn’s comment: it’s great!

Vegetable oil cooking spray

2 ¼ cps quick oats or 2 ¾ cps old fashioned rolled oats

½ cp firmly packed brown sugar

1 tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp sale (optional)

3 1/3 cps skim milk

4 egg whites, slightly beaten, or ½ cp egg substitute

1 TBS vegetable oil

1 TBS vanilla

Syrup or yogurt optional


Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8-inch square glass baking dish with vegetable oil cooking spray.

  1. In large bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt; mix well. In medium bowl, combine milk, egg whites, oil, and vanilla; mix well. Add to dry ingredients; mix until well blended.
  2. Pour into prepared baking dish. Bake, uncovered, 55 to 60 minutes or until center is set and firm to the touch. Cool slightly before serving. Top with sugar-free syrup or yogurt, if desired. Store, covered , in refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.

Read Full Post »


No...it wasn't cold...this photo was taken last year!

No…it wasn’t cold…this photo was taken last year!

We have much to celebrate (besides our love of knitting)  in our knitting groups….it seems that we had several celebrations since Stitches. While some of us were  dining out on the Friday night at Stitches we treated three of our gang for their birthdays – Karen K, Patricia and Sheri. Great food and drinks….and, of course, conversation.

March brought more birthdays to shout out about…..Cameron treated the Friday morning group to an afternoon bowling party. Oh what fun….and what interesting bowling scores for many of us.

The most recent was just last Saturday when we  celebrated Katie’s (of the Saturday group) birthday. Food is always part of our celebrations….there was pineapple, strawberries, homemade macaroons, and my now “infamous” baked oatmeal. I discovered this recipe in a health cookbook a few years back and have served it several times. Imagine my pleasure when Shari S. said her husband enjoys it so much that it is the breakfast dish that he brings to a bi-monthly business breakfast meeting when it is his turn. This dish has become a staple at breakfast/brunch gatherings. The recipe is forthcoming…watch for next post!

Look what Diane made for Katie!

Birthday CardBack of the card




And all the while we keep on knitting….check out Maurie’s latest hat!

Her latest hat...more details to follow!

Her latest hat…more details to follow!

Read Full Post »