Pineapple Upside Down Oatmeal

Want dessert for breakfast?

…You said yes, right?! Awesome. You’re my kind of person.

Today’s recipe was inspired by an old-fashioned recipe that was my grandpa’s favorite dessert:  Pineapple upside down cake.

But I wanted to make it healthier.  Not a lot of sugar and butter. Not even using eggs. (mostly because I currently don’t have any in my fridge)

The perfect solution seemed to be blending this cake with a hearty bowl of oatmeal.

I have to admit, this recipe rocks! It’s definitely a great substitute for the old-time favorite that’s full of fat and sugar.   AND it’s dessert for breakfast. Win, win situation here people.

Note: I used 2 small ramekins for those that are pictured.  Yours will be bigger if you use a larger ramekin. 🙂

Pineapple Upside Down Oatmeal

Makes 1 serving

  • 1 tsp packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp crushed pineapple in 100% juice
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp Splenda (or other sweetener of your choosing)
  • 1/16 tsp baking powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 3 Tbsp water

Preheat oven to 375 F.  Prep a medium ramekin or 2 small ramekins by spraying the inside with a little non-stick cooking spray.

Sprinkle brown sugar into the bottom of your ramekin.

Drain the juice from your pineapple into a small bowl, then sprinkle the drained pineapple on top of the brown sugar in your ramekin.

Dump all other ingredients into the small bowl that contains your pineapple juice. Stir to combine and pour mixture into your ramekin.

Bake ~20-25 minutes or until it’s set. If you want it a little crusty on top, you can place it under the broiler for 1-2 minutes.

Run a knife around the outside of your ramekin and flip the “cake” onto a plate. Dig in!

Estimated nutrition info: 238 calories, 3g fat, 48g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 17.9g sugar, 5.5g protein

[This also gives you a punch of vitamin C (60% DV) and a pretty decent serving of iron (11.5% DV). Yay!]

Question of the day:  What time do you eat breakfast?

I have to admit, waiting for these little guys to come out of the oven was a little torturous for me.  I tend to be more of the “microwave for 2 minutes” type of breakfast eater. But I promise these are worth the wait!!

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