Oatmeal Brunch Casserole

Oats and the soluble fiber that comes with them help moderate blood sugar levels by slowing digestion. They taste great combined with fruits and nuts in this hearty breakfast casserole.

Recipe from Diabetic Living
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  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons margarine or butter
  • 1/2 cup regular rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped apple or pear
  • 3 tablespoons dried tart cherries or golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
Lightly coat a 1-quart casserole with cooking spray; set aside. In a small saucepan bring the milk and margarine to boiling. Slowly stir in oats. Stir in apple, dried cherries, walnuts, vanilla, and salt. Cook and stir until bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Pour into the prepared casserole.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake about 5 minutes more or until bubbly around the edges. Cool slightly. If desired, serve the warm oatmeal with additional milk. Makes 2 servings.


  • For 4 servings:

    Prepare as above, except use a 1 1/2-quart casserole and a medium saucepan (in step 1).


  • Tip:

    To toast nuts, spread in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden, shaking pan once or twice.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 299, Fat, total (g) 10, chol. (mg) 2, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 45, Monounsaturated fat (g) 3, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 5, fiber (g) 5, sugar (g) 24, pro. (g) 10, vit. A (RE) 0, vit. A (IU) 388.72, vit. C (mg) 2.95, Thiamin (mg) 0.19, Riboflavin (mg) 0.23, Niacin (mg) 0.4, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.14, Folate (g) 24.19, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0.49, sodium (mg) 248, Potassium (mg) 387, calcium (mg) 181.74, iron (mg) 1.44, Milk () 0.5, Fruit () 1, Starch () 1.5, Fat () 1.5, Carb Choice () 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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