I know I have posted several oatmeal recipes already… but this is baked oatmeal. It definitely deserves its own oatmeal category:-) I got this recipe from one of my amazing roommates in college who got it from her friend, who got it from her mom, who got it from… who knows where. I won’t be able to give an original source for this one, but we have tweaked it enough that it might not resemble the original too much any way.(Here is a sample of the finished product to whet your appetite)We all know by now how much I love oatmeal and this is one of my favorites. It is truly like eating dessert for breakfast… or lunch or dinner:-) I love the texture, the flavor, the baked fruit, the smell. I love it all. I will forever be grateful for that dear roommate making this for us some chilly autumn morning. I don’t think she had any idea how in love with it I would be. So, how is it made? Put the eggs, oil and agave in a bowl and mix together. Then add the rest of your ingredients. I always use an apple… because when is baked apple a bad idea? I have used a variety of frozen fruit in the past, but for today peaches is the winner. Pour your oat mixture into a pan and bake for approximately 30 minutes. Check it once or twice and stir everything to make sure it cooks evenly. Like cookies or brownies, some will like their oatmeal more or less moist. Check it often toward the end to cook it to your liking. Once it is done, serve with an optional garnish of greek yogurt (an excellent way to add in more protein) and a little bit of cinnamon and agave. If you come up with new combinations I would love to hear about it!
1/3 C olive oil
1/2 C agave/honey
2 large eggs
3 C oats
1 C almond milk
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 t cinnamon (heaping)
1 apple, diced
1 C diced peaches, fresh or frozen **
Greek Yogurt, garnish (optional) *
- Heat oven to 350 F and lightly oil 8×8 pan. Mix oil, agave and eggs together in a bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir together and pour mixture into pan.
- Bake for 30 minutes stirring occasionally to cook oatmeal evenly. I usually check it at 15 minutes:-) Once it is baked to your liking, remove from the oven and let it sit for a minute to cool.
- Garnish with greek yogurt for protein and an extra dash of cinnamon and drizzle of agave… or whatever topping you so desire!
* I have always used the greek yogurt in the past, but since yogurt is the number one dairy offender in my life (a recent development) I left the yogurt off my serving.