Go beyond the warm bowl of oatmeal!
We know that oats are nutrition power houses, a great fiber source, and are all around good for us to eat! Oatmeal may be a staple breakfast item in your house, or maybe you’re not the biggest fan – I know, oatmeal can be bland! The blandness however of oatmeal is its’ strength, it creates a blank canvas to explore a lot of different flavors and combinations that will make oatmeal your favorite morning meal!
Cook once, eat it many times
This baked oatmeal recipe is delicious and warm, perfect for those chilly winter mornings. The best part about this recipe is you could make a large batch to keep in the fridge and eat all week long! Ever feel lazy in the morning, or pressed for time? With this recipe, you’ll have breakfast ready to go with just a quick trip in the microwave. You can even freeze this recipe to enjoy for weeks!
Feel free to incorporate your own twist on this baked oatmeal recipe. Pick your favorite fruits, and you can even add nuts like toasted pecans or walnuts!
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Large mixing bowl
- Baking pan
- 2 cups rolled oats old-fashioned, not quick cooking
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup nuts or sunflower seeds optional (walnuts, pecans or almonds all work well!)
- 1 and 3/4 cups milk
- 2 tbsp sweetener (honey, sugar, alternative sweeteners)
- 2 eggs OR 2 Tbsp chia or ground flax seeds + 6 Tbsp water. Mix, and let sit for 5 minutes (it will thicken in texture)
- 2 tbsp melted butter, coconut, or vegetable oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-2 cups fruit fresh or frozen (like berries, apples, peaches, etc)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 9×13 inch pan with nonstick spray, oil, or parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients, except the berries. Mix well.
- Then add the dry ingredients and mix well, until all is incorporated.
- Pour the batter into the pan. Sprinkle the berries on top of the batter, and gently mix them in.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes, until the top, is nice and golden. If you want a softer oatmeal, try baking it a few minutes less.
- Top with a drizzle of honey and yogurt.
- Keep leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge for 5 days. Leftovers can be frozen and reheated in the oven or microwave.
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