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
1.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.
2.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.
3.Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes, until the fruit gets soft.
4.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.
5.In the other bowl combine together wet ingredients, 3 tablespoons of maple syrup, egg, milk and vanilla extract.
6.When the fruit is baked, put the mixture of dry ingredients with oats over it.
7.Then pour the mixture of wet ingredients with milk all over the oats. Try to spread it as evenly as possible.
8.Add the other half of walnuts on the top and sprinkle it with the remaining cinnamon.
9.When everything is set, bake it for 45 minutes, until the top gets that brownish golden colour and that crunchy texture.
10.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