Thursday, July 18, 2013

Favorite for Breakfast

I have been making a few new recipes and a few old standbys and thought I I would try to share them with you! First, I have had a request to share my baked oatmeal recipe. What's like about this one is that you can make it and then reheat and eat it the rest of the week. And it's not just plain old oatmeal. I tend to tweak it a bit and try different things in it, but I'll give you the my recipe and the link to the original. Hope you like it


I have provided the link with the original recipe for the oatmeal that I make, but I usually make some modifications, so I'll list my recipe below, and you can check out the link if you want to!I also usually make 1/2 a recipe bake it in a bread pan and eat one serving fresh. Then chop it in to squares put it in the fridge and take out portions for breakfast each morning. When I reheat it I usually add in some milk and warm it in the microwave.


Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Bananas (Substitute strawberries/raspberries for bananas)

Ingredients:

2 medium ripe bananas, (the riper the better) sliced into 1/2" pieces - substitute sliced strawberries or raspberries for the bananas if wanted

1 1/2 cup blueberries

1/4 cup maple syrup (you can use honey or agave if you want)

1 cup uncooked old fashioned oats

1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

1/2 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp cinnamon

pinch of salt

1 -2 tsp. of chia seeds or flax seed

3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk - vanilla flavored

1/4 cup plain greek yogurt

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375° F. Lightly spray a 8 x 8" or 9 x 9" ceramic baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.

Arrange the banana slices in a single layer on the bottom of the ceramic dish. Sprinkle half of the blueberries over the bananas, 1/4 tsp of the cinnamon, 1 tbsp of the syrup and cover with foil. Bake 15 minutes, until the bananas get soft.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the oats, half of nuts, baking powder, remaining cinnamon, and salt; stir together. In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining syrup, milk, egg, and vanilla extract.

Remove the bananas from the oven, then pour the oat mixture over the bananas and blueberries.


Pour the milk mixture over the oats, making sure to distribute the mixture as evenly as possible over the oats. Sprinkle the remaining blueberries and walnuts over the the top.

Bake the oatmeal for about 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the oatmeal has set. Serve warm from the oven.

Enjoy it warm out of the oven (that's when it's best!!) and then for the rest of the week add a little milk or almond milk and reheat it and eat it!


3 comments:

Sonya Kimmet said...

Great reminder! Used to make baked oatmeal too but got away from it. It may be time to try it out again...once it cools down enough to turn on the oven :) PS, I like to top with nut butter and a bit of coconut under the toaster oven...so yummy!

Brittany said...

That looks delish! I think i'm going to try and make that for quick breakfasts this week.

Brittany said...

I just made it, and so good! I used frozen blueberries and it turned out great