This Berry Baked Oatmeal is my go-to dish when I have to make breakfast for a bunch of people. It doesn't take much time to put together, it's hearty and, most importantly, delicious!
I love oatmeal...with a passion. If I wasn't married I would probably eat it for dinner a couple times a week. In fact, when I was single that's exactly what I did, which is not healthy. Now that I'm married I still have it most mornings. I love putting chia seeds and flaxseed in it for extra protein and fiber and topping it off with fresh fruit, nut butter and granola. Delicious.
Baked oatmeal is often my go-to dish when I have to make breakfast for a bunch of people too. It doesn't take much time to put together and the fact that it's baked seems fancy. You can jazz it up so easily. For you moms with kids, oatmeal is also a great way to sneak in some veggies. Check out my Zucchini Bread Baked Oatmeal!
I got this recipe from a friend a while back and decided to try and "veganized" it. I traded the white sugar for pure maple syrup, used flax eggs and almond milk, and left out the butter. Even with all of those changes you don't miss a thing! This bake is a great recipe to make at the beginning of the week too, because it's easy to reheat. I hope you like it!
- 2 ripe bananas, cut into ½ inch slices
- 1 flax egg*
- 1 ⅔ cups unsweetened almond milk
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- ½ cup toasted, chopped walnuts (divided)*
- 1 ½ cups blueberries and chopped strawberries (or whatever kind you have on hand)
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and spray an 8x8 inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
- Slice your ripe bananas and place them in a layer on the bottom of your baking dish. Set it aside.
- In a large mixing bowl prepare your flax egg by whisking together 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed and 3 tablespoons of water. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
- Once the flax egg has thickened, whisk in the non-dairy milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
- Lastly, stir in your rolled oats, toasted walnuts and berries. If desired reserve some of the nuts and berries to sprinkle on the top.
- Pour the batter on top of your sliced bananas in the baking dish and spread it out to be level. Sprinkle the top with any reserved berries and walnuts.
- Bake for about 25-35 minutes, or until set.
- Let cool for a few minutes before serving plain or with more berries and maple syrup.
*To toast your walnuts, place them on a baking dish in an oven heated to 375 degrees for about 7 minutes.
*To make a flax egg, whisk 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water and let sit for five minutes until the texture turns "yolky"
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 311Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 31mgSodium 276mgCarbohydrates 49gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 7gSugar 21gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 8g
Nutrition information is a rough estimate provided by Nutrionix and should be used for informational purposes only.