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Oatmeal Berry Blast

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • 3 c. old fashioned (not instant) oatmeal (uncooked)
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 c. milk (low-fat or nonfat)
  • 1/4 c. vegetable oil (such as canola or sunflower oil - not olive oil)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 c. applesauce
  • 2 c. fresh, canned (drained) or frozen fruit (such as blueberries)
  • Optional toppings: Low-fat or nonfat yogurt (vanilla- or fruit- flavored) or milk


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a 2-quart casserole dish.
  2. In a bowl, mix dry ingredients: oatmeal, brown sugar, cinnamon and baking soda.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix moist ingredients: milk, oil, egg and applesauce.
  4. Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Pour into casserole dish and bake for 20 minutes (uncovered).
  5. After baking 20 minutes, remove from oven and fold in fruit.
  6. Bake uncovered for an additional 15 to 20 minutes. Top with low-fat or nonfat yogurt (vanilla- or fruit-flavored) or milk, if desired.


Makes eight servings.

Per serving: 300 calories, 10 grams (g) fat, 2 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 30 milligrams (mg) cholesterol, 190 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber and 60 percent of the daily value for vitamin C.

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