My daughter is currently obsessed with “dinosaur oatmeal.” The package boasts little dino eggs that “hatch” once you add the hot water to the packet. While I don’t mind her eating this on occasion, I love it when she eats something a little more wholesome. I tried this no sugar added baked Georgia peach oatmeal on her the other day. The Verdict: She loved it! Ate the entire bowl with no complaints.
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And since I am following Trim Healthy Mama, I am always looking for good and easy E meals. The firm, bar-like texture provides a tasty breakfast that I can make on Sunday and warm up all week. Not only is it an easy “E” meal, it is also cheap! More on that in a bit! (And if you have no clue what Trim Healthy Mama is, you can read about how it helped me lose 22 lbs postpartum here).
Inexpensive Meal Option
I think everyone knows that oatmeal is cheap. But when you just eat a bowl of mushy oatmeal, it kind of tastes cheap too. I mean, besides my daughter and her happy hatching oatmeal, who else gets excited about oatmeal? Well I do when it is baked! It completely changes the game and texture. I can get excited about it when it is good & cheap.
.34 Organic Applesauce
.08 Almond milk
$3.65 makes the whole pan of No Sugar Added Baked Georgia Peach Oatmeal
$5.19 – that is the cost of one breakfast meal at my favorite fast food chain
One will feed my whole family and is full of good grains and fruit. The other is full of who knows what kind of preservatives and fat. It also would cost more than $20 to feed a family of four breakfast!
No Sugar Added Baked Georgia Peach Oatmeal
Finding sugar free recipes can be really difficult. I was thrilled to find a baked oatmeal recipe on Sugarplum’s Kitchen that had zero added sugar. I made just a few minor changes to make it Trim Healthy Mama compliant.
Ya’ll I have made this twice in one week. It is good. It is an “E” meal and we all know “E” meals are a little more difficult to come up with so I love that I can prep once and eat on it all week.
Peel 3 Ripe Bananas
The riper the better. Since this recipe is sugar free, you are relying on the natural sweetness of the fruit.
Mash the Bananas
Use a fork and smash the bananas until there are no large chunks left. It will still be lumpy.
Add Ingredients & Mix
Add the remaining ingredients except for the peaches and mix until well incorporated.
Place in Baking Dish
Spread your oatmeal mixture into the prepared baking dish.
Add Sliced Peaches
Slice your juicy Georgia peaches up into thin slices and place them on top of your oatmeal.
Bake the no sugar added baked Georgia peach oatmeal for 25-30 minutes in a 9×9 pan. Mine was perfectly golden brown and set at about 28 minutes. You can cook it in a 9×13 pan for 20 minutes to yield a thinner product. I prefer the thicker squares that you get in the 9×9 pan.
Cool and Slice
Allow the baked oatmeal to cool for 5 minutes. Slice into squares and serve. I like to add a dallop of plain greek yogurt to mine for some added protein. My daughter likes hers with a splash of milk.
The end result is a mildly sweet oatmeal that will leave you full and satisfied. Healthy carbs combined with low fat make this a nice Trim Healthy Mama “E” option.
If you need some other THM meal ideas, check out my protein packed “S” Salad, 6 THM lunches to take to work, Salmon Cream Cheese Sushi Roll Ups, and 5 THM meals to make with leftover chicken.
- 3 ripe bananas
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (vanilla or regular)
- 1/3 cup applesauce
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp Stevia
- 2 ripe Georgia peaches
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mash the bananas with a fork until there are no large lumps.
- Add all other ingredients except for the peaches. Stir until well incorporated.
- Spread the mixture into a prepared 9x9 glass baking dish.
- Slice the peaches into thin segments (you can leave the skin on). Lay the thinly sliced peaches on top of the oatmeal.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes. Mine was perfect at about 28 minutes. The edges should be lightly brown and the oatmeal firm.
- Let cool for about 5 minutes. Cut into squares and serve.
I hope you enjoyed this no sugar added baked Georgia Peach oatmeal!
What could I use instead of bananas? I am allergic to them. Just wondering…
Maybe try unsweetened applesauce, but add THM recommended sweetener.
Renee Burkhardt says
I wonder if you could use unsweetened canned peaches?
Stacy Craft says
I think it would work if you used unsweetened (or even the kind that is sweetened with stevia) and just drain well.
Has anyone ever cut into servings and froze this? I love this but don’t eat it fast enough.
Stacy Craft says
Yes, baked oatmeal freezes great!
The recipe calls for “prepared baking dish.” Do you spray with olive oil, fat free spray, etc.?
Stacy Craft says
I usually just spray with olive oil .
Can I store leftovers and how do I keep them fresh? Thanks
Stacy Craft says
Hi Beth, yes! This recipe is great leftover. I often make it on a Sunday and eat on it throughout the work week. I just store it in the fridge and microwave a portion when ready.