Baked Oatmeal should be so good, you would happily eat it as a dessert. That is what I am for when making mine and I feel this recipe ticks all the required boxes. It is not quite as healthy as standard oatmeal (if done correctly and don’t bother doing it unless you want to indulge a bit), but it is still a great source of healthy carbohydrates, proteins, fruit and contains a variety of nutrients.
You can make any filling you want really, I like to go with the more traditional blueberry and banana, but any fruit will do. Or you can even omit the fruit if you REALLY want and go with a golden or maple syrup.
You want to get individual baking trays (like featured in the photo) if you can. If not, you can definitely use a larger tray but you will have to up the serves that you are making. This recipe is for one.
The only other thing I have to add really is do not forget to add the salt. Most people (myself included a while back) think it sounds weird, but it really works in oatmeals. The salt works in bringing out a sweeter and slightly nutty flavour in oats. Just don’t go overboard, otherwise it will be weird.
- Small amount of coconut oil or vegan butter to grease the baking tray
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup non-dairy milk, I usually use soy for this
- ½ banana (you can eat the other half like a normal person or slice on top at the end)
- ½ cup blueberries
- ¼ cup strawberries
- 1-2 tablespoons raisins
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Dash each of cinnamon and nutmeg (even better if using grated nutmeg)
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon of sugar (live a little)
- 1 teaspoon chia or flax seeds (optional)
- 1 tablespoon coconut cream (optional but REALLY recommended)
- Grease a small baking tray and preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius
- In a bowl, mash half a banana and mix in your oats
- Add all the remaining ingredients, minus the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix well
- You should have a perfect consistency now (just slightly wetter than you would choose to have oatmeal), if not add a little extra milk or water
- Sprinkle on the reserved cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar
- Bake for 20 – 25 minutes and serve
- Get it into ya!
The Beatles “The Beatles (The White Album)”
Shock gasp horror, I have never told ya to listen to The Beatles. Why would I not do that??? Maybe because I assume you are already aware of them! I certainly hope so.
Anyway, I expect The Beatles would like some baked porridge, especially Ringo. Don’t you just love Ringo???