Fruity Baked Oatmeal

Although I eat oatmeal for breakfast nearly every day, I am just about the last kid on the block to try baked oatmeal. What gives?

For one thing, I didn’t understand what the hype was about. Everyone knows that oatmeal is better cold, so I have been solidly on the overnight oats bandwagon for a long time, but this weekend I finally got around to trying this baked oatmeal that I keep hearing about.

I liked it. Chris did too.

Chris really must have liked it. He isn’t a fan of bananas at all, but he still ate every bite of his oatmeal and even commented on how the apples at the bottom were so yummy and tasted a bit like apple pie. Read carefully below. Those were bananas. Don’t tell Chris.

 Adapted from Healthy Food for Living via Prevention RD.

Ingredients:

  • olive oil Cooking spray
  • 1 banana, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1/8 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/8 cup raisins
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (cow or soy milk works too)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp butter or margarine, melted (I used yogurt butter.)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (I bet this would also be good with honey instead.)

Directions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 375*F.
  • Lightly coat 2-large ramekins or small oven-safe bowls with olive oil spray.
  • Layer the banana slices on the bottom of the bowls, then top with the frozen blueberries. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, dried cranberries and raisins, brown sugar, pecans, baking powder, and spices. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, butter or margarine, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. Set aside.
  • Spoon equal amounts of the oat mixture on top of the bananas and blueberries in each bowl.
  • Pour even amounts of the milk mixture over the oat mixture in each bowl.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the top layer is lightly browned and crisp.
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.

Servings ~ 2
Calories ~ 436, Fat ~ 11 g, Carbohydrates ~ 86 g, Protein ~ 9 g

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8 comments
  1. branny said:

    Amazingly I just wrote up a very similar post about how often I eat oatmeal but how Id never try a recipe for it! I’ll have to wait awhile to post it because otherwise I’d look like a copycat!

    • Brit said:

      Sorry to steal your thunder! Now I’m super curious to hear what you have to say though. I think you should publish anyway. 🙂

  2. lifeisbeachykeen said:

    How funny that your Chris thought the bananas were apples. We’ll just keep that a secret. 🙂

    • Brit said:

      In the interest of full disclosure, he did realize that they were bananas after a few bites, but he still ate the oatmeal anyway. He said that the bananas were good “like this” just not in their standard form.

  3. Looks delicious… but is it worth the time? Regular oatmeal is so yummy as is.

    • Brit said:

      I guess that is a personal preference thing. I will probably always like overnight oats best. I like my oatmeal cold. Next best for me is baked oatmeal for sure because of the added texture. The top layer gets this crust remenicent of a crunchy granola bar. Mmmm. 🙂

  4. KrisB said:

    We just tried baked oatmeal last week and everyone was a fan. I didn’t use any apples (hehe) though.
    I’m in total agreement with you that cold overnight oats are the best way to eat oatmeal.

  5. Matt said:

    And I really like baked oatmeal…

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