June 1, 2012

Baked Oatmeal with Fruit

This has been one of our favorite recipes lately.  We love it because it is easy to make (literally takes 8 minutes to prep), it is a forgiving recipe, it is healthy (no added sugar), you can use whatever fruit you have on hand (in our case mangoes) and it is delicious!


1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
¼ cup chopped walnuts or pecans, lightly toasted, divided
½ tsp. baking powder
¾ tsp. ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt
¼ cup maple syrup
1 cup milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Fruit (we generally use 4 mangoes); the recipe calls for 2-3 ripe bananas and
1 cup blueberries; play around and do whatever you would like!

Preheat the oven to 375˚ F.  Lightly grease a 2-quart baking dish.  In a medium bowl, combine the rolled oats, half of the nuts, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.  Stir with a fork to combine.  In a liquid measuring cup, combine the maple syrup, milk, egg, butter, and vanilla.  Spread your fruit in a single layer over the bottom of the baking dish.  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 fruit over the top.  Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the top is browned and the oats have set.  Let cool 10 minutes before serving.


Thanks to Annie’s Eats for this wonderful recipe.  We eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

1 comment:

Deb said...

YUM! now I know my go-to friends for recipes (: this is great because it's a quick breakfast I make for the kids that has protein from the oats--but this is a new spin on it. Can't wait to try this one,please post more!!