Baked Oatmeal

I have to switch things up to keep my boys interested and engaged in a meal prep plan.  If I do the same thing day after day, week after week, they get bored.  When searching for a recipe to offer them something different and nutritious, I found options of “Baked Oatmeal”.  I substituted some things, added some stuff and adjusted it to our liking…..

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Here’s your chance to get creative, blueberries and strawberries may not be your pick, so why not try apples or peaches….pumpkin..bananas…..your options are endless!  I have not tested the variations, because so far we love the mixed berries.  I will eventually switch it up and try them all.  As we try them I will update the post to let you all know what we think….

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish really well.  Combine all the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in a separate bowl.  Slice or dice the fruit as needed.

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Dry Ingredients – Mix in one bowl.

  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup unpacked brown sugar
  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats

Wet Ingredients – Mix in a separate bowl.

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ½ cups Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp butter or coconut oil, melted

Fruit

  • 2 cups berries (I prefer 1 cup blueberries and 1 cup strawberries mixed)  If you don’t like berries, there are different variations listed below.

In the baking dish layer 1/2 of the oats mixture, topped with 1/2 the fruit and then the remaining half of the oats mixture.  Pour the wet ingredient mixture on top.  Place the remaining 1/2 of fruit on top.

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Bake for 40 minutes until the oats are tender and it has a cake like texture.  Cut into individual servings and refrigerate.  This is great to eat straight out of the oven or warm up the next day.  It makes for a quick and easy breakfast or snack.

If you prefer a different variation, substitute the following in place of the 2 cups of berries.

Variations:

  1. Banana Nut – 1 cup of mashed bananas and 1/2 cup of pecans.
  2. Apple Cinnamon – 2 cups of diced apples
  3. Peaches n Cream – 2 cups of diced peaches
  4. Pumpkin – 1 cup of puree pumpkin and 1/2 cup pecans (for a little extra kick – add 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice!)

ENJOY!

One thought on “Baked Oatmeal

  1. Citrus and Cinnamon February 3, 2018 at 7:56 am Reply

    This looks so yummy! I bet super healthy too – thanks for sharing the recipe!

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