Baked Oatmeal Casserole


I am not a fan of oatmeal, so I am always looking for ways to camouflage the oatmeal and yet eat something healthy for breakfast. So, imagine my joy when I stumbled across this dish from Urban Nester. And, it included yummy strawberries and bananas and nuts! One-pot dish for breakfast - sign me up!

I made this last night and stuck it in the fridge. Aaron ate it cold—since it hits 80 degrees at 8am here—and proclaimed that it was delicious.  It is an easy thing to make ahead of time and you can eat it or freeze it for a week.

Be a star at breakfast when you serve your family this scrumptious meal for breakfast.






INGREDIENTS


2 cups rolled oats (Her recipe called for gluten-free rolled oats. I didn't have any, so I used Quick Oats instead.) 
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup walnut pieces
1 cup berries (your choice)
1/2 cup chocolate chips
2 cups milk
1 large egg
3 tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ripe banana, peeled, 1/2 -inch slices

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Generously spray a 2-qt pan with cooking spray. 

In a large bowl, mix together oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, half of the walnuts, half of the chocolate chips, and half the berries. 

In another large bowl, mix together milk, egg, butter, and vanilla extract. 

Add the oat mixture to the baking dish. Add the remaining walnuts, chocolate chips, and berries. Add the banana slices in a single layer on top. 

Pour the milk mixture over the whole thing and shake the pan a bit to make sure all the oats get soaked evenly. 

Bake it for 30-40 minutes or until the top is a golden brown and the milk has set. If you want it extra sweet, just sprinkle some more brown sugar on the top. 





Comments

  1. Looks great, but instead of chocolate chips I would use blueberry's and also replace the brown sugar with Stevia-then you have a yummy breakfast that is good for you.

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    1. Hi there, did you make the day/night before and warm it up for breakfast or have it cold? Or did you make it the morning you ate it??!!

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    2. Thanks for the suggestion to use blueberries and Stevia!

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    3. I actually made this the morning we ate it. However, it makes a lot for just two people :) So, I stuck the rest in the freezer and warmed it up whenever we wanted it for breakfast or a snack. It was still yummy! Thanks for asking!

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  2. In the pics you have 2 slices of butter on top before baking, but I did not se that as part of the instructions. Was the omission a mistake, or did you decide it works better without the extra butter?

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    1. Good eye! That was my husband's last minute addition because he decided he wanted to add butter to it. I was about to stick it in the oven and a little bit of butter never hurt anyone, right? ;)

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  3. Made this and it was amazing however when I pulled it out of the oven I noticed the egg s eperated a little. Any suggestions?

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    1. So sorry to hear that! By separating, do you mean the egg mixture curdles? If so, try bringing all your wet ingredients to room temperature first before combining, and pour gently into the mixture. Let me know if that works. I have made this several times and have not had that happen to me before. If anyone else has any suggestions, please feel free to jump in.

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  4. could you use organic coconut oil instead of butter?? I can't eat butter..makes me sick.

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    1. I just tried this. I mixed up my milk (I used almond milk), egg, and vanilla, then melted my coconut oil and added it to that. However, because the coconut oil has such a high melting temperature and I had added it to a cold mixture, it formed little hard pellets. I ended up straining them out and doing the recipe with no butter at all. Doesn't change a thing and it's still delicious!

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    2. Tony, thank you for responding to Janasusbird's question! And I am so glad you liked it!

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  5. Could i use heavy cram instead of milk and thin it with water instead of milk?

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  6. I used Almond milk instead of milk, White chocolate and raspberries, and used yogurt butter. Turned out amazing. My teenage boy is making noise with every bite. :) Thanks for your recipe!

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    1. Oooooh, I love white chocolate and raspberries combo! Sounds like you hit it out of the park with your teenager! Way to go! I have never tried yogurt butter before. Need to add it to my list. Thanks for sharing your experience and come again :)

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  7. This looks wonderful. Only wish I could figure out how to print only the recipe and not all the other pages.

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    1. Highlight only the recipe portion-print preview-then change to "selected portion", or similar. Then print.

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    2. Thank you for answering the question above. I am working on adding an easy printable widget to this blog and that will make it much easier to print. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Do you have the nutritional information on this recipe

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    1. Sorry, I don't. I just know it's healthier than some other breakfast options :) and I can eat oatmeal without really tasting it too much. Haha.

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  9. Looks great, going to make this for brunch this week. Can I put this together the night before and then bake in the morning?

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    1. Absolutely! That is what makes this so versatile.

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    2. I tried putting it together the night before but the bananas were brown in the morning. I'd suggest mixing the dry ingredients in a Ziploc bag the night before, then add in the milk mixture and the fruit in the morning.

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  10. Could we use steel cut oats instead?

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    1. I don't see why not. I am sure it will not affect the recipe one bit.

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  11. Im confused as far as what the end result is... how is it served? Does it harden at all so that we cut it like a bar? Or is still soft, mushy, and therefore served in a bowl like normal oatmeal??? I am looking forward to trying this out soon!!

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    1. So glad you are going to try it out soon! It does harden up enough to be cut like a bar but not too hard. It is not soft or mushy to be served in a bowl like regular oatmeal but I am thinking if it were left out for a while after taking it out of the refrigerator, it could be.

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  12. This was SO good! I made it with blueberries instead, but the base recipe was perfect and I've got a million other flavor ideas I want to try now. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Natalie, so glad you tried it and came back to share your experience! Blueberries sound great! I did the same thing - used this as a base and tried some other combos as well. Isn't it fun when we get to be creative with our food? Thanks again for stopping by!

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  13. I am addicted to this stuff!! Have been making one a week! LOVE it cold <3

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    1. One a week! Haha.. you are addicted! I don't blame you though - with the variety of options, it makes it tough to restrict oneself :D I love it cold, too, actually! Glad you are enjoying it :)

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  14. How hard do you think it would be to use frozen fruit?

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    1. I use frozen strawberries in this all the time, and it turns out great-trying frozen raspberries next!

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