Make: Triple Berry Baked Oatmeal
We were at Costco for the first time last weekend and got carried away in the produce section. It all looked sooo good! I've been majority craving fruit -- berries mostly -- so I stocked up. Forgetting that Zac & I are currently the only two people in our household at the moment who eat fruit, I found that by the following Saturday morning, we still had lots of berries left that needed to be eaten...
I was just going to freeze them, but then I asked myself what I could make to use up all those berries. Naturally, the first thing that came to my mind was a dessert. Perhaps, cheesecake?! Yum... But then I tried to think of something slightly more healthy, and I'm not sure how, but baked oatmeal came to my mind. So, I did what any normal person does & turned to Pinterest.
I clicked on the first picture that caught my eye -- it was Christine Skari's recipe & I had everything on hand to make it. Of course, I put my own spin on her recipe... mainly because I'm not good at following directions :)
Luckily, my version turned out amazing. I mean... look at this goodness!
Below is my take on her baked oatmeal, and it's safe to say, I'll be making this again & again!
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
3 tbsp honey
1 1/2 tbsp melted butter
3 cups of berries - I used strawberries, blueberries, & raspberries
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup diced pecans
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips -- because everything needs a hint of chocolate!
A splash of pure maple syrup
1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a bowl, mix together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt & brown sugar, then set it aside.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, vanilla, honey, & butter.
4. In a 9"x13" baking pan, arrange 2 cups of the mixed berries. Then cover the berries with the dry bowl mixture in an even layer. Next, pour the wet bowl mixture on top. After that, add the rest of the berries on top. Sprinkle on the almonds, pecans, and mini chocolate chips. Lastly, drizzle with maple syrup.
5. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the oats have absorbed all the liquid.
*Recipe adapted from Apple of my Eye
This can be served warm or cold -- or mixed into yogurt -- or mixed with more almond milk -- or with whipped cream on top.. really, the possibilities are endless!
Let me know if you make this & how you made it your own!
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