Simple Baked Oatmeal Recipes
Baked oatmeal has become one of my favorite quick hot breakfasts, and also occasionally as a dessert. I'm not the kind of person who enjoys the taste of a bowl of oatmeal. But additives and fruit and things make all the difference for me, and so does baking. Plus, you don't have to stand over the stove stirring. You just combine the ingredients and pop into the oven for 15 minutes. What you get is a perfectly cooked, hot flavorful bowl of wonder. Shown here are Mixed Berry Chia and Banana & Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeals. Just posting this is making me want to go make more.
The basic recipe is simple (For two Servings): combine 1 cup oatmeal with 1-1/4 cups liquid in an oven-safe container. Stir in 1 tablespoon oil and Add desired toppings. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Let cool a bit. Eat. enjoy!
When I say "liquid" and "oil" - it all depends on what you have on hand and your diet. For the liquid you can just use water. I usually use vanilla almond milk or coconut milk. Regular milk works too, of course. When I say "oil" I mean coconut oil, butter or ghee.
Now you can get creative and personal where the variations come in. For the berry chia, I added 1 tablespoon chia seeds and 1/3 cup blueberries and raspberries, plus a teaspoon vanilla and a dash of salt. For the banana peanut butter, I sliced in a small banana and added 1 tablespoon peanut butter and a few dashes of cinnamon. After baking I topped it with coconut flakes and a dollop of honey.
I got a hankering for sweets one night and made chocolate chip dessert oatmeal. I'm sure kids would love this for breakfast, haha. Added 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips, a few dashes cinnamon, 1 tbs melted coconut oil, and topped it with fresh strawberries.
What's your favorite oatmeal flavoring combination??