Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Bananas

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I am not a fan of oatmeal.  But I really do want to like it.  The thought of a warm bowl of oatmeal on a cold winter morning seems really appealing but honestly I have never liked those oatmeal packets.  They are lacking in flavor and a mushy bowl of oatmeal really is not appetizing for me.  But after making this baked oatmeal my thoughts have completely changed.  If you are not an oatmeal fan this is the dish to change your mind!  My only complaint is that it bakes for 35 minutes and rests for an additional 10 minutes which is too long for me to wait in the morning.  I don't like waiting for breakfast but this is really worth the wait!  I made some minor changes to the original recipe.  I replaced the butter with oil and reduced the quantity.  I omitted the nuts and reduced the amount of blueberries.  You can change up the fruit in this to whatever you think will taste good.  I've also made it with strawberries and bananas.  Next I'm going to try it with apples!



Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Bananas
Adapted from Annie's Eats

Note:  Using the butter gives a lot more flavour.  I usually use oil to cut down on fat and just b/c I'm too lazy to melt the butter.

1 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp cinnamon powder
pinch of salt
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tbsp oil (I used olive oil) or you can use the original 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
1 tsp vanilla bean paste Halal Vanilla Powder or Extract
1 1/2 -  2 ripe bananas, sliced into 1/2 inch thick pieces
3/4 cup blueberries, divided

Preheat oven to 375 F.  Lightly grease a 1 1/2 quart baking dish.

In a bowl, mix together oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.  In another bowl, whisk together maple syrup, milk, egg, oil and vanilla bean paste.

In your baking dish arrange the bananas in a single layer.  Sprinkle half the blueberries on top.  Give the oat mixture a stir and spread in an even layer on top of the fruit.  Give the egg mixture a quick whisk to make sure the vanilla bean paste hasn't settled at the bottom.  Pour the egg mixture on top of the oats.  Sprinkle the remaining blueberries.  Bake for 35 minutes or until oatmeal is set.  Let cool 10 minutes and enjoy!

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18 comments:

  1. wow..looks so yummy and healthy too..lovely click!!
    Spicy-Aroma

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  2. I love oatmeal and I can't wait to try your recipe!
    I have never baked oatmeal and 40 minutes wait for breakfast is kind of long but if you say it is worth it then I will give it a go

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  3. Thats a very new one to me.. Looks so invitng. Bookmarking dear

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  4. really healthy n yummy one.looks nice.
    maha

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  5. This recipe sonds great! I Wanna try it!You got a wonderful space!
    Happy to follow you!!!! do stop by mine!!!!
    Good Food Recipes

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  6. I hate oatmeal but have never tried anything but the instant stuff. I will definitely have to give this a try because like you I've wanted to like oatmeal, but just never could.

    Visiting from Whimsically Homemade!

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  7. I definitely need to try this. Like you, I've wanted to like oatmeal but never did, but I've only tried the instant stuff.

    Visiting from Whimsically Homemade!

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  8. Asi, is this the recipe you were talking about??? I'm not a fan of oatmeal...unlike the Rufsmonster but since you recommend it I'll try!

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    1. Yes Nasham...this is it! I wasn't a fan of oatmeal either until I tried this recipe! It is sweet and it feel like eating dessert for breakfast to me.

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  9. I love oatmeal but not those packages. But I've never made baked oatmeal. Thanks for sharing I'll have to give it a try soon. Thanks for being a part of the YBR:)

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  10. Salaam Asiypa!

    I just noticed this one. No sugar! I can make this without any additions and (if I can follow directions properly), it should taste great! Yay.

    I started baking again for real. I'm tempted to make this one my next attempt :)

    Hope you and the boys are doing well, Insh'Allah.

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  11. What is vanilla bean paste though? What would you suggest as a substitute (if there's one)?

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    1. The original recipe calls for vanilla extract which we can't use b/c of the alcohol. You can buy vanilla in paste, powder and bean form too so if you can find any of those you can use that. But you usually need to go to a specialty store to find it like Williams-Sonoma. Otherwise just leave it out...it will still taste good!

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    2. I made this today without the vanilla...it was good but if you omit the vanilla I would suggest using the butter instead of the oil b/c the butter is more flavourful. Let me know how it turns out!

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  12. Asiya, Can we add Flex meal in this in place of egg for egg free version?

    Great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com

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    1. Honestly Veena, I don't know. I've never worked with Flex meal so don't know what the difference is. The egg is essential so you can't just leave it out. If you give it a try with Flex meal please let me know how it turns out. You can also post a picture on my FB page as well!

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