Home-style Baked Oatmeal
I adore the summer season, but I can’t lie. These chilly, September morning temperatures are everything. I’m not ready for pumpkin-everything, but I am starting to fancy warm, comforting breakfasts and cinnamon. Who’s with me? This baked oatmeal satisfies my post-summer, early Fall cravings like nothing else.
Baked oatmeal is a 1-dish, easy family breakfast, with just a handful of ingredients that I typically have in my pantry and fridge at all times. You’d never guess it’s such a simple recipe because the end result tastes indulgent like a fancy oatmeal cookie. Yes. Like cookies. I can’t even tell you how satisfying baked oatmeal is with a cup of coffee or milk. Drool.
Easy Oatmeal Breakfasts
I’m kind of obsessed with oats these days. They’re versatile, always on-hand in the pantry, and as far as meal prep goes, the options are endless. For baked oatmeal, bananas, blueberries and oats are bound together with a few eggs, and spiced up with cinnamon and vanilla. You can prep it the night before and bake in the morning, and even portion it out and reheat one piece at a time throughout the week.
As I’ve shared before, oats contain more protein than most other grains, and are loaded with vitamins and minerals. One half cup of oats provides 51 grams of carbs, 13 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat and 8 grams of fiber, in just 303 calories.
Not only is it a nutritional rock star, oats do this amazing thing when they’re planted with other crops. The plants provide shade that inhibits weed growth. That means less herbicide and cleaner food. Oats also take less water to grow than many other crops, and its sustainability makes me feel proud to serve it to my family and nourish my own body with recipes like:
Baked Oatmeal Ideas
I can already smell this baking in the oven with apples later this Autumn (in place of the blueberries and bananas), and topped off with a crunch of walnuts or sliced almonds. When entertaining, I top each square with a dollop of Greek yogurt and drizzle with maple syrup. Who’s coming over?
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Warm, cinnamon vanilla baked oatmeal with blueberries and bananas.
- 1 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- dash of kosher salt
- 2/3 cup blueberries (4 ounces)
- 2 bananas, sliced (2 cups sliced)
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Grease 8×8 baking dish.
- In a bowl, mix oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, blueberries and bananas. Put in baking dish.
- In the bowl, whisk the milk, syrup, egg and vanilla. Pour on top of oats.
- Cover and bake for about 25-30 minutes. Serve with additional maple syrup if desired.