Healthy Black Forest Baked Oatmeal
1 cup rolled oats (not instant)
½ cup applesauce
½ cup fat free milk (or dairy free milk, to make vegan)
¾ cup pitted cherries (fresh or frozen)
½ Tsp. vanilla extract
¼ cup chocolate chips
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
1 Tbsp. cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 375
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.
Spray a muffin tin with cooking oil. Fill the tin to the top with oats. It should make about six – eight oatmeal cakes.
Bake uncovered for 20 minutes. For a light crust, broil for an additional 3-5 minutes until lightly browned.
Serve on it’s own or with fresh fruit, yogurt, or milk.