This berry baked oatmeal is the perfect way to jazz up breakfast with its gorgeously sweet-tart combination of blueberries, raspberries, cinnamon, vanilla and walnuts.
Where I come from, we don’t really have oatmeal. We have no-nonsense PORRIDGE. It’s the same, but I can’t bring myself to refer to a warm bowl of creamy oats as anything but porridge. Except of course when I bake it, because “baked porridge” doesn’t sound very sexy does it?
Wait, nor does “Baked Oatmeal”. Moving on.
So baked oatmeal is a relatively new discovery for me, but I really dig the way it can jazz up weekday breakfasts, and the fact I can make a batch ahead of time and quickly reheat it all week long. This berry baked oatmeal is gorgeously sweet and tart with its combination of blueberries and raspberries. A hint of vanilla and cinnamon creep through, and the walnuts add texture. I like to serve mine with a dollop of creamy greek yoghurt and a drizzle of honey. So delicious!
- For Oat Mixture:
- 1¼ cup rolled oats
- ½ tsp baking powder
- pinch of sea salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1½ cups milk
- 3 tbsp maple syrup or honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg, beaten
- For Berry Topping:
- 1½ cups mixed berries (I used half blueberries, half raspberries)*
- ½ cup chopped walnuts**
- 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
- Preheat oven to 350F/175C
- Grease a 9 inch pie dish or 9x9 inch baking pan with butter or coconut oil
- In a large bowl, combine oats, baking powder, salt and cinnamon, set aside
- In a medium bowl or measuring jug, whisk together milk, syrup, vanilla and the egg until well combined. Add the wet ingredients to the oat mixture and give everything a good stir. Transfer the wet oat mix to the pie dish
- Arrange the berries and nuts on top of the oat mix in an even layer, drizzle with remaining syrup
- Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes until set in the middle and slightly risen. Serve with yogurt and a little more syrup or honey if desired
Adapted from The Food Network.
*Play around with your combination of berries! Strawberries and blackberries would be great too.
**Slivered almonds can be substituted for walnuts