Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Baked Oatmeal

What is it about snowy weather that makes you want to morph into Betty Crocker and bake everything and anything site (and then eat it...)? 

Well, anyway, a snowy morning called for some yummy amazing smelling breakfast. In a blizzard when the mood strikes you sort of have to go with what you have on hand. I ended up having (most of) the ingredients for baked oatmeal! Well interwebs, this was a huge success! 
I adapted a recipe from pinterest (shocking, I know). The adaptations were mainly due to missing ingredients and because I wanted to do this with as little sugar possible. 
 I also got to do the super chic "put your food in recycled jars" thing. Oh yes, I turned 26 feet of snow (lemons) into jars of awesome baked oatmeal (lemonade).
Okay, recipe time!

Baked Banana Oatmeal (adapted from here)

1 cup rolled oats
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8th(ish) of a cup of brown sugar
1 cup almond milk (I used vanilla unsweetened)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 bananas
sprinkling of hemp seeds and more brown sugar

1. Preheat your oven to 375º.
2. Combine the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
3. Mix the wet ingredients in another bowl.
4. Slice the bananas and put them in a sprayed baking dish
5. Pour the oats over the bananas and then pour the liquid over the oats
6. sprinkle with hemp seeds and brown sugar

Bake for 35-40 minutes or until set. It will smell amazingly! Enjoy, enjoy!

I recommend serving with some more almond milk splashed on top!

**my notes. the original recipe called for walnuts (not a huge fan) and butter (really doesn't need it) and maple syrup (it was so perfectly sweet with just a little brown sugar). But for sure, experiment with what flavors you like!
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Pride In Photos said... {Reply}

This is great...I am always looking for new ways to do oatmeal because of the cholestrol thing ya know:)

Secret Mom Thoughts said... {Reply}

I have to try it. Looks delicious.

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said... {Reply}

FABULOUS!!!!!!! I have been wanting to make some more breakfast type things like this to break up the boring cereal & processed things.

Tish said... {Reply}

this sounds amazing! i think i will give it a try over the weekend. thanks for posting the recipe! way to make lemonade out of lemons! ;)

Ms POSH said... {Reply}

I love oatmeal with peanut butter.
POSH

Mary Gene Atwood said... {Reply}

Love oatmeal, and this is another way to enjoy and a grab and go!

Mary Gene Atwood said... {Reply}

Love oatmeal, and this is another way to enjoy and a grab and go!

Dina Lettre said... {Reply}

So true...and that sounds amazing!

Deanna said... {Reply}

perfect...snow & oatmeal!!

Saun said... {Reply}

Looks yummy.... Did you get a snow day ? we haven't used any of ours yet. Don't you wish if we didn't use them they would let us out 5 days early haha wishful thinking

Sarah Carletti said... {Reply}

I love baked oatmeal and I love the healthy version! It doesn't need to be junked up. And the jars? Very cool!