If you are a regular reader of my little blog, you know how much I love oatmeal.
I eat it every morning.
I'm not kidding.
A sliced orange and oatmeal with a spoonful of almond butter and a dash of almond milk.
Until my mid-morning snack of course :)
Anyway enough about me.
We had a carry in breakfast after the sunrise service at my church on Easter Sunday, so this was the perfect opportunity for me to try a new baked oatmeal recipe.
The combination of the oats, blueberries, bananas and walnuts is delish!!
This recipe is definitely a keeper!
The bake dish came home empty.
Guess there are other oatmeal lovers in the world too :)
Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries
2 cups rolled oats (not instant)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups milk
3 T butter, melted and cooled, divided
2 tsp. vanilla
2 medium ripe bananas, sliced 1/2 inch thick
1 1/2 cup blueberries
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter an 8 x 8 baking dish (or a dish of a similar size).
In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, walnuts, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
In another bowl, whisk together the milk, egg. half of the melted butter and vanilla.
Arrange the banana slices and about 2/3 of the berries in the bottom of the bake dish.
Cover with the oat mixture. Pour the wet ingredients evenly over the oats, pressing the oats down a bit if necessary to make sure they are evenly moistened. Sprinkle the remaining berries over the top.
Sprinkle a little raw sugar on top if desired.
Bake until the oatmeal is set and lightly golden on top, 35 to 45 minutes. Serve with the remaining 1 1/2 T melted butter drizzle over the top.
recipe from shaunasever.com
Note - To toast walnuts, arrange chopped nuts on a baking sheet in a single layer. Place in a 350 degree oven for 8 - 10 minutes.
Toss once or twice during the bake time. Check frequently so they don't burn.