Admittedly, I’m not the hugest fan of oatmeal. I think this is partially due to the fact that I ate it every.single.day. while I was nursing, in an effort to try and increase my milk supply…sort of turned me off a bit. But, this cold and dreary weather had me craving something warm and hearty in the morning, so on Sunday morning I gave recipe a whirl.
Verdict: DELICIOUS!! This is way better than ordinary oatmeal- and a big hit with the whole fam
I found the recipe here. Of course, there are tons of tweaks you make to this recipe (raspberries, blueberries, chopped apples, peaches, raisins, chocolate chips?!).
Here’s what you’ll need (recipe yields 6 servings):
- 1 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional…but added a delicious texture!)
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup maple syrup (the author of the recipe I found used sugar-free and said it turned out great)
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2-3 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup blueberries (or fruit of choice)
- brown sugar (optional- but just because it was Sunday Funday, I liberally sprinkled the top of mine with it )
Here’s how you do it:
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Lightly grease a 2-qt baking dish
- In a medium bowl, mix the oats, half of the walnuts, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Stir to combine.
- In a separate bowl, combine the syrup, milk, egg, butter, and vanilla.
- Spread the sliced bananas in a single layer over the bottom of the baking dish. Top with half of the berries. Sprinkle the dry oat mixture over the fruit in an even layer. Pour the liquid mixture evenly over the oats.
- Spread the remaining nuts and berries over the top. Sprinkle brown sugar over everything. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the top is browned and the oats have set. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.
Anyone else have a similar recipe or have any tweaks?