Baked Oatmeal with Fruit

Baked Oatmeal with Fruit is a simple recipe that can be enjoyed any day of the year! Kids and adults will love this oatmeal made with fresh fruit and a little bit of sweetness.

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Oatmeal is one of my favorite things to enjoy for breakfast or snack. I often eat oatmeal because it’s quick and easy. Add your favorite fruit and other toppings including peanut butter or maple syrup. Before coming across this recipe, I tried a few different versions of baked oatmeal. While other recipes are adequate,  they often have two much sugar and not enough fruit. This recipe has the perfect amount of  sweetness and plenty of fruit. The maple syrup and pecans combine with the fruit to yield a wholesome and delicious breakfast.

I like to make this oatmeal with any fruit that is in season, whether it’s blueberries, strawberries, peaches, apples or bananas. My absolute favorite combination is the one I am sharing with you today. Our strawberry plants are producing a lot of strawberries right now. I harvest the berries straight from my garden and add them to this baked oatmeal with fruit recipe.

This recipe also reheats really well. Make a batch on the weekend and enjoy it throughout the week. You can add a small amount of milk to the oatmeal before reheating, if desired.

Baked Oatmeal with Fruit

Yield: about 5 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Baked Oatmeal with Fruit is a simple recipe that can be enjoyed any day of the year! Kids and adults will love this oatmeal made with fresh fruit and a little bit of sweetness.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans, divided
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 ripe bananas, peeled, sliced and divided
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, divided

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 2-quart baking dish.

In a medium bowl, combine the oats, half of the nuts, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Stir with a fork to combine. In a liquid measuring cup, combine the maple syrup, milk, egg, butter, and vanilla. Spread half of the sliced bananas in a single layer over the bottom of the baking dish. Top with half of the strawberries. Sprinkle the dry oat mixture over the fruit in an even layer. Pour the liquid ingredients evenly over the oats. Sprinkle the remaining nuts, strawberries and bananas over the top.

Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the top is browned and the oats have set. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.

Source: Annie’s Eats, originally from Super Natural Every Day by Heidi Swanson, via The Curvy Carrot

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