What’s the big deal with oatmeal? For most people, it reminds them of food that old people eat. For me, its a lifesaver. Its literally the easiest to make, keeps me full for a good three hours and you can play with so many variations.
Baked oatmeal is the perfect lazy weekend breakfast. I also love making this for brunch (absolutely delicious paired with coffee BTW).
Below is a fun and quick recipe if you have a big family, a big tummy or just really love oatmeal.
BLUEBERRY HONEY BAKED OATMEAL
2 and 1/2 cups rolled oats
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
2 cups unsweetened almond milk (regular milk works fine too)
1/4 pure honey
1/2 cup blueberries
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C. Grease a casserole dish with a little bit of butter.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Mix well.
Next, combine all the the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. In a separate bowl, mash 2 ripe bananas with a fork until soft, then mix together with all the wet ingredients. Stir well to combine.
Pour the bowl with the wet ingredients over the bowl with the dry ingredients.
Fold in the blueberries.
Spoon the oatmeal mixture into the prepared casserole dish and smooth out the top. You can sprinkle the chopped walnuts on top or fold it in the mixture (whichever you like best!) I also sprinkled a bit of my favourite cereal (Great Grains) on top just because I love it.
Bake, uncovered, for about 30-35 minutes, or until the oatmeal is bubbly around the corners and most of the blueberries have burst.
Cool the oatmeal for 10 minutes before serving. Drizzle some honey on top, if desired.
*This recipe can be made the night before, just cover it and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, just preheat the oven and let it sit on the counter while the oven heats up. Uncover, stir gently and bake!
If you prefer strawberries or apples, it works too! Remember to dice up the apples into small cubes before folding in the mixture.
I hope you love it and let me know in the comments below if you guys made this!