07 November 2011

Baked Oatmeal with Berries

There is nothing better than a warm meal to start your day! This baked oatmeal with berries is insanely delicious and filling! Better yet, it only takes a few minutes to prepare. You will have time to finish getting ready for the day while it bakes in the oven and fills your kitchen with the smell of cinnamon and vanilla. If you have a larger crowd for breakfast, this recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.

Baked Oatmeal with Berries
(Inspired by Annie)
Yield: 4 Servings

1 C. Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
1/4 C. Walnuts or Pecans, chopped, divided
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
3/4 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
Pinch of Salt
1/4 C. Maple Syrup
1 C. Milk
1 Large Egg, lightly beaten
2 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter, melted and slightly cooled
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
2-3 Ripe Bananas, sliced
1 1/4 C. Frozen Berries, divided

Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Lightly grease a 2-qt. baking dish. In a medium bowl, combine the oats, half of the nuts, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; stir to combine. I use a liquid measuring cup to combine the maple syrup, milk, egg, butter and vanilla. Spread the sliced bananas in a single layer on the bottom of the baking dish. Top with 1/2 of the berries. Then, evenly distribute the oat mixture over the fruit. Pour the liquid ingredients over the oats. Sprinkle with the remaining nuts and berries. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the top is slightly browned. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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