Thursday, February 4, 2010

baked sweet potatoes.

I am oddly stuck on certain foods for a long time and then done with them! Right now sweet potatoes are my absolute favorite food! Which is so weird considering I have never liked them my whole life!!! I have made them a few different ways but this is my current favorite method.

2 sweet potatoes.
peeled, cut in half, then in half again, then in slices about 1/4" thick.
arrange on baking dish.
drizzle small amount of melted butter and sprinkle kosher salt over...
sprinkle brown sugar over the top... and then shake some cinnamon and paprika over it all.
Cover and bake at 400 for about an hour (I really like them well done) and then remove foil and let bake until golden brown and caramelized. YUM!
I eat half for dinner and the rest for breakfast. and NO I don't share!

I will post my second favorite method another day.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Baked Oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal

(My suggestions are in italics)

1 cup oil (can substitute applesauce, which lowers the fat and calories significantly and still tastes very yummy!)
1 1/2 cups sugar (can use 1 cup of sugar)
4 eggs
6 cups oats (quick oats taste better than old-fashioned oats in this recipe)
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups milk (I've used skim milk to lower fat and calories and it tasted just the same as when I used higher fat milk)

Combine all ingredients in the order listed. Pour into greased 9x13- inch pan. Bake at 375 for 30-40 minutes until lightly browned. Can refrigerate overnight before baking. Serve topped with butter, brown sugar, and milk (we usually just top it with brown sugar).

Yields: approximately 8-10 servings

This recipe was adapted from Crystal Paine's Baked Oatmeal recipe.

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