Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Baked Oatmeal


 I hope you had a wonderful holiday season!  

I wanted to share one of my favorite breakfast recipes.  This is an adaptation of a recipe from a cookbook I have called Super Natural Every Day and it's a deliciously warm and healthy start to the day.  Lately I make it just about every weekend and when we have company too.



 I've eaten oats all my life but I don't think I've ever eaten them baked until trying this recipe.  I love the addition of the fruit, both a bottom and top layer and have found that either blackberries or raspberries are my favorite.  You can use either frozen or fresh, although I actually think I prefer frozen as the berries can be crumbled a bit.


I make mine dairy free by using coconut oil and almond milk, but you can easily use butter and cow's milk.   If you haven't cooked with coconut oil before, it's one of my favorite alternatives to butter with all kinds of health benefits.  I buy this huge tub at Costco and use it every day. 



The oatmeal is so easy to put together and it frees up time to accomplish other tasks while it's baking in the oven (like unloading the dishwasher - always a morning chore in our house!).   I cut the recipe in half when it's just the four of us and there's rarely a bite left (but if there is, you can easily reheat in the oven the next morning). 


 While I think it's plenty enough sweet as is, you can always add a little maple syrup to your serving.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!   


Baked Oatmeal
(Adapted from the cookbook Super Natural Every Day)

2 cups rolled oats
1 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. fine sea salt
 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
2 cups milk
1 or 2 eggs (I use 2 small)
2 Tbsp. coconut oil or butter, melted
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup berries (raspberries, blackberries, etc)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Mix together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.  In another bowl, mix together the maple syrup, milk, egg, coconut oil and vanilla extract.  Arrange half of the berries on the bottom of a baking dish (I use a 9" pie plate).  Cover the fruit with the oat mixture and then drizzle the milk mixture over the oats and fruit.  Arrange the remaining half of the berries across the top.  Bake for 35-40 minutes, until golden and set.

  

28 comments:

  1. Gosh, this looks good especially in this horribly cold weather. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. We tried this for supper tonight!!! And it was so good. I used whole milk and butter and would've loved to compared the taste to yours. I bet the almond milk gives it a good flavor. Dad loved it too! ~ Mom ~
    P.S. We had some left over and I'm already looking forward to breakfast! :-)

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  3. Looks delicious! I have been wanting to try coconut oil. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Looks warm and nourishing, especially in your neck of the woods. Keep warm, Kathleen in Az

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen... yes, the weather has been arctic here!

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  5. I love my supernatural everyday cookbook! The quinoa cakes are delish! I also love baked oatmeal. I make one with apples and cranberries.

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    1. The apple and cranberry combination sounds delicious... I'll definitely have to try that!

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  6. Looks delicious and I love that it's healthy!

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  7. Yum! This looks and sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing your recipe!
    Claudia

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  8. Yum, this sounds so good! My girls would eat oatmeal for every meal if I let them so this is right up our alley. ;) I'll have to try it this weekend. Have you ever made crock pot oatmeal? It's so nice to wake up to a hot breakfast that makes your house smell so good.

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    1. Hi Hillary, I hope you enjoy the recipe! I've not put rolled oats in the crock pot, only steel cut. I'll have to try that!

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  9. Hi, we love oatmeal bake with peaches. We have it at least 3 mornings each week. :-)

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    1. Hi Carla, peaches sound delicious - I'm going to try that!

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  10. mmm.. Sounds perfect for our frigid below zero mornings. I have a recipe with steel cut oats in the crock pot, but love that this one is so (ready) much quicker. Can't wait to try this!

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  11. I'm so into baked oatmeal recently, but have only tried a couple recipes. Yours looks delicious! I keep all those ingredients except berries on hand, so I need to stock my freezer with some! I'll have to try this out. :)
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  12. I haven't ever heard of baked oatmeal, actually! This looks delicious and I look forward to giving it a try - thank you!

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  13. I love oatmeal and baked oatmeal is a favorite of mine. I make mine with blueberries but will have to try it with raspberries. Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. It looks wonderful. I am an oatmeal eater so i know my family woul love it. Have you ever used rice milk to make it? I prefer rice milk in all my baking. I have not trued the coconut oil but my daughter is a fan. We still like butter in our home and even though half of us are lactose intolerent it doe not cause any tummy aches.

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    1. Hi Kerrie, I have not ever tried rice milk... I will have to!

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  15. All of your recipes that I've tried have been great, so I'm sure this one will be, too. Looking forward to trying it!

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that you have enjoyed the recipes, Rita! I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday.

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  16. I have never had baked oatmeal, so can't wait to try it. Thanks for the recipe. I buy the same coconut oil. Have you tried it when making popcorn? Gives it such a good flavor. Great comments..good ideas to try .Stay warm!
    Patty

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  17. That sounds REALLY good- and I am saving this recipe to try for the grandkids. I have never eaten baked oatmeal but it sounds wonderful, I love coconut oil, too...and...don't laugh it makes a great cleanser for the face if you have dry skin. It makes your skin feel like a baby's butt after you wipe it off with a warm damp cloth- xo Diana

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  18. My try at baked oatmeal is in the oven right now. I can't wait to try it! Thanks for the recipe. Have a great weekend.

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  19. This recipe looks amazing…I truly eat oatmeal almost every morning and my favorite fruit to put in it are raspberries!…Can't wait to try this receipt…We have been using more coconut oil for its great nutritional value…Thanks Andrea!

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  20. This looks so yummy! Perfect for breakfast. Baked oatmeal - can't wait to try!

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  21. I made this yesterday morning and it is divine!!! It was my first experience with coconut oil and in the end, I really like the stuff. Thanks for once again sharing a great recipe!

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