If you don’t love the texture of regular oatmeal, then this Baked Oatmeal is for you! It’s drier and more bar-like than a bowl of boiled oats, and it’s almost like a fruit crisp than a “healthy” breakfast. Another perk: it’s very easy, but still impressive enough for company. Mix it up, pour it into a baking dish, and brew another pot of coffee while your breakfast bakes.
Easy Baked Oatmeal
Baked Oatmeal dresses up regular rolled oats, making them feel special enough for lazy Sunday brunch and easy enough for company.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 45 MinTotal time: 55 Min
- 2½ cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ cup walnuts (or any nuts/seeds)
- 2½ cups nondairy milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1½ cups fruit of choice
- Preheat oven to 450F and lightly oil a 2-quart casserole dish.
- In a large bowl, combine oats, baking powder, and walnuts.
- Add milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and fruit. Stir until evenly combined.
- Pour mixture into prepared casserole dish and gently smooth out the surface. Bake for 45 minutes or until browned and bubbly around the edges.
- Cool at least 5 minutes before slicing.
- Serve topped with a splash of nondairy milk, a dollop of peanut butter and extra fruit!