So, sometimes (ok a lot of the time) I’m looking at my Pinterest board for food inspiration, and the other day I came across this baked oatmeal recipe that I saved forever ago. (According to Pinterest, “forever ago” is 31 weeks!)
Not being a huge fan of breakfast, I hadn’t gotten around to making this. But I thought it would be a good alternative to my energy bites. And about a month ago, my friend brought a baked oatmeal recipe to a brunch and it was good. I looked at this recipe, realized I had all the ingredients and, while the oven was on to bake other things, I decided to whip this up since it just takes mixing wet and dry ingredients separately and pouring them in a pan. It is really that easy, and so tasty!
This recipe ends up tasting like a healthy cobbler (which I really liked since I’m not into sweets too much) and I added some Greek yogurt and flax seeds on top to give it a little more tart and nutty taste. It is a great breakfast that stood up to being reheated in the microwave.
Makes 4-6 servings
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, divided
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup maple syrup, agave or honey
- 1 cup milk (I used almond)
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup berries, fresh or frozen, divided
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Lightly grease a 2-quart baking dish. In a medium bowl mix the oats, half of the walnuts, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Stir to combine. In a liquid measuring cup combine the syrup, milk, egg, butter and vanilla.
- Spread the sliced bananas in a single layer over the bottom of the baking dish. Top with half of the berries. Sprinkle the dry oat mixture over the fruit in an even layer. Pour the liquid ingredients evenly over the oats.
- Sprinkle the remaining nuts and berries over the top. Bake for 35-40 minutes until the top is browned and the oats have set. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.