Some people I know eat oatmeal every day for breakfast, most with the same toppings EVERY DAY! I tend to get bored with the same meal every day. Usually I have cereal for breakfast during the week because I’m in a rush. However, this baked oatmeal is so much tastier than boring high fiber, low sugar healthy cereal.
Coconut oil seems to be the craze these days. Even though it may have some health benefits, it is still an oil meaning it is still high in fat, meaning its high in calories. That being said, this is not your healthiest of oatmeals but it sure is tasty. I dialed down the sugar from the original recipe but next time I want to try decreasing the coconut oil.
This recipe as written is vegan. I use chia seeds in my version as they are source of omega-3 fatty acids. Baked oatmeal is usually something I like to make on a lazy morning so if you have real butter, cow’s milk, and a chicken’s egg lying around just use those!
*note: I was too hungry this morning and ate some oatmeal before snapping a pic!
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
2 T brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 mashed banana
2 cup unsweetened soy milk (or whatever you have)
1 T chia seeds (or ground flaxseed or an egg)
3 T water (if using flax or chia)
3 T coconut oil, melted (or butter)
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups fruit (fresh or frozen)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 8×8 baking dish. Set aside.
If using flax or chia seeds, combine 1 T with 3 T of water in small bowl. Let sit for ~5 minutes to gelatinize.
In large bowl, combine all dry ingredients together and stir to mix.
In medium bowl, combine all wet ingredients and stir to mix.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, thoroughly mix.
Sprinkle 1 c fruit on bottom of baking dish. Pour oatmeal mixture on top. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup of fruit.
Bake for 40 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes and enjoy!
Note: reheat in microwave with a splash of milk or water
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