I first heard about baked oatmeal from this blog. And, apparently, this recipe is included in Heidi Swanson’s cookbook Super Natural Daily. I have not yet gotten a chance to check out this cookbook, but I really want to as I absolutely love to read her food blog.
It’s awesome. She seems really cool. That’s that.
Anyway… baked oatmeal. Yes. So you know how macaroni and cheese is good but then one day you try baked macaroni and cheese and it’s, like, way better.
That’s what baked oatmeal is like. I think it might be a new favorite of mine. Delish.
After making this the other morning I would say that the main thing I learned (other than the fact that baked oatmeal is awesome) is to make sure your butter is all the way melted and to try to truly evenly coat the oats with the egg/butter mixture before baking. Yes this dish is going to look rustic anyway, but these little steps do matter to the presentation.
Needed: 1 3/4 cups oatmeal, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon aluminum free baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, a pinch of sea salt, 1/2 cup cream, 1 1/3 cup milk, 1 egg, 3 tablespoons melted butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1-2 bananas and 1 cup berries (I used blue berries).
*Note: this recipe usually contains nuts. I think you should totally include some nuts. I forgot to buy anyway. I’m a dork.
In a bowl combine the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and sugar.
In a separate bowl combine the cream, milk, egg, melted (and slightly cooled) butter and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine.
In a greased baking dish line the bottom with sliced banana. Spread the oat mixture above this in an even layer. Pour the egg/milk mixture over this. Try to really coat every oat. Add berries over the top.
Bake at 375 F for 30-40 minutes. Enjoy with coffee or tea in the morning with the ones you love. (This last part is just a suggestion. But it’s totally for your own good, so go for it.)