This delish ENERGY boosting breakfast is in honor of National Raisin Day!
Raisins make a perfect sweet and healthy treat that will boost your energy without any added sugar.
They’re packed with potassium (needed for metabolism and proper body functioning) and fiber (to help extend the rev-up from their carbohydrates) and they’re ranked among the foods with the highest antioxidant capacities by the USDA Agriculture Research Service. They’re also fat and cholesterol free and naturally low in sodium.
We must say we never thought we’d be such fan of wrinkles, but raisins you’ve won us over!
Yogurt And Raisin Topped Baked Oatmeal
- 1 cup of steel-cut oats
- 2 cups skim milk
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- A large handful of raisins
- ¼ apple, cubed
- 8 oz plain fat-free yogurt
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
- Pour milk over oatmeal in a small, ovenproof pan. It should seem like there is way too much milk for the amount of oatmeal. That’s okay, though. The extra milk will bake off.
- Add cinnamon, cubed apples and raisins.
- Put in oven and cook for about an hour and a half, or until cooked but not dried out.
- Let cool. Top with yogurt and enjoy!
Note: This is a great breakfast to share. You can also eat it with a piece of fruit or a hard boiled egg. If you are just making the oatmeal dish for yourself, you can cut the recipe in half, but note that cooking time will be shorter.
*We’ll often put this in the oven to bake before heading out for our workout (when someone else is home to make sure nothing burns, of course.). This way, by the time we’re back and showered, our breakfast is ready for us! For a delicious variation you can also add a packet of instant coffee or seeds and nuts before baking or top with fresh berries after baking to change up the flavors a bit. As a weekend treat for kids, you can even add a little dark chocolate after baking. The heat will melt the chocolate right away so you can mix it in – this way a little piece will go a long way.
What do you do with raisins?