Are you one of those people who just love to have a sweet breakfast before they start the day? If so, you should definitely try this recipe, which will leave you fully satisfied until lunch.
I don’t know if there is anyone in the world who doesn’t like oatmeal in some way. I, personally, prefer baked oatmeal. Being in the fall season, I tried this recipe made with over-ripe bananas, oats, pears and a bit of maple syrup to add to taste, but it is sweet enough even without it.
Baked oatmeal is perfect for preparing a night before, when you know that you’ll have a busy day ahead, but don’t want to miss a good, tasty breakfast. Just microwave it for a few seconds, and your breakfast is ready!
TIPS FOR PREPARING OATMEAL :
- You can use whatever you like in this recipe, I used fall inspired ingredients. If you add a bit of vanilla and cinnamon, and even some pumpkin spice, it will really bring the flavour to the top, and leave you with a very soothing smell.
- Don’t worry about getting hungry after this oatmeal, but if you prefer, you can add some Greek yoghurt on the side for a more filling effect.
- This recipe will turn out as great if you use apples instead of pears. Also, non-dairy milk does the job. You can play with the ingredients and spices, and in each way it will turn out great.
- You can also freeze it up to 3 months. Just take it out of the freezer and microwave until it is warm enough. You can also keep it in the fridge for 4 to 5 days after preparing.
PREP TIME: 20 mins
COOK TIME: 35 mins
TOTAL TIME: 55 mins
1 1/2 cup diced and peeled ripe pears, 1-/2 inch dice
2 large ripe bananas, (the riper the better) sliced into 1/2″ pieces
1 cup uncooked quick oats
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup fat-free milk, or plant based milk, such as almond or soy 5 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 large egg
5 tablespoons chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking paper to an 8×8 or 9×9 inch baking dish and sprinkle with a bit of cooking spray.
- Put banana slices on the bottom of the baking sheet in a single layer, then add pears over it. Top with ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of maple syrup.
- Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes, until the fruit gets soft.
- On the other side, while the fruit is being baked, mix oats, baking powder, half of the walnuts, a pinch of salt and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon.
- In the other bowl combine together wet ingredients, 3 tablespoons of maple syrup, egg, milk and vanilla extract.
- When the fruit is baked, put the mixture of dry ingredients with oats over it.
- Then pour the mixture of wet ingredients with milk all over the oats. Try to spread it as evenly as possible.
- Add the other half of walnuts on the top and sprinkle it with the remaining cinnamon.
- When everything is set, bake it for 45 minutes, until the top gets that brownish golden colour and that crunchy texture.
- Serve to your taste warm from the oven.
Calories: 225kcal, Carbohydrates: 39.5g, Protein: 5.5g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 32mg, Sodium: 72mg, Fiber: 4.5g, Sugar: 22g