Monday, September 24, 2012
Healthy Nutty-Ella Baked Oatmeal Recipe
Y'all already know how much we love baked oatmeal at my house. It's absolutely amazing. You can make extra and easily heat it up in the microwave and its just as amazing as if it just came fresh from the oven. I have an extra special treat in this recipe. Capella Flavor Drops!
What are Capella Flavor Drops you ask? They're a great way to add amazing flavor to anything you make. I'm going to be bringing you quite a few recipes featuring these powerhouse drops. You literally only add a drop at a time to flavor whatever you're doing. They are honestly that concentrated. If you're at all like me, flavor is important to you, but you also want to watch what you're eating. These drops are a great way to do this as they have no fat, no carbs, no gluten, no calories and no sugar. That means they won't actually alter anything but flavor in your recipes.
The first thing that popped into my mind when I got the opportunity to use these drops was to make a healthy nutella-like baked oatmeal. Nutella is a big fave at my house (some people have been known to hide it away so they don't have to share). While I love nutella and hazelnuts are good for you, I don't love all the fat that comes with it. I thought using these drops would be a great way to bring that taste to a baked oatmeal. I've also added some butter flavored drops as there isn't really any fat in this recipe and they give it the illusion of being a rich treat.
This recipe makes 2 servings. I typically bake mine in one cup ramekins. I split the recipe between 4 of them because then you don't have to have an entire serving if you'd like to diversify you're breakfast. You could easily half this recipe to make just one serving or bake it in a bigger dish. Another note, you can use whatever liquid you like in this recipe. I've used coconut milk, almond milk, milk and coffee creamer with great results each time.
Healthy Nutty-Ella Baked Oatmeal
1 cup oats (I use old fashioned)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup milk, water, liquid
dash of salt
1-2 tablespoons of sugar or coconut sugar
2 drops Butter Capella Flavor Drops
2 drops Double Chocolate Capella Flavor Drops
2 drops Hazelnut Capella Flavor Drops
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Pour into greased baking dish or ramekins. Bake for 20 minutes or until firm. Broil on high for 3-4 minutes. Remove from oven. Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.
Susie Savors: I'm still not telling you where my Nutella stash is. But, this is a good substitute. Not exactly the same melt in your mouth textures, but for being oatmeal it's a pass. Plus with the drops we can control the flavors so there is no overload of one flavor over another.
*This is a sponsored post. All opinions and content are my own.*