In my quest to be a Gluten Free I ran across some problems at breakfast. If I go somewhere and sit down I’m okay, eggs and potatoes will do, but what about my jaunt into the local coffee shop? No muffins, bagels, croissants or biscotti for me.
Recently I went to my local coffee shop St. Thomas Roasters and they had Baked Oatmeal. I asked about the recipe and it was gluten free, yay! Their oatmeal was very simple, just some brown sugar. As I sat there I couldn’t help thinking of all the better things I could put into my own baked oatmeal… so I did! I made my first attempt with peaches, and it was good but it needed a bit of tweaking. Here is the recipe I used for my second (and very successful attempt).
Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Bananas
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1.5 teaspoons cinnamon
- a dash of salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 cups milk ( I used Organic Fat Free)
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon agave syrup (or maple syrup). If you don’t have agave, add more brown sugar.
- 3 tablespoons melted butter, slightly cooled
You can use whatever fresh fruits, dried fruits, or nuts that you like. Here is what I used:
- 2 fresh Bananas, sliced
- 1/2 cup fresh Blueberries
- Grated peel of one small Lemon
- Juice of 1/4 lemon wedge.
Preheat your oven to 375. Butter an 8×8 pan and set it aside.
Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
Combine all the liquid ingredients, leaving 1/2 the butter in the dish. Mix them with a whisk and set the bowl aside.
Mix your Add-Ins together in a small bowl.
Next, add the fruit mixture to the dry ingredients and combine. Then move them into the buttered baking dish.
Pour the liquid mixture over the oat mixture. Use your spoon or scraper to gently move the liquid around, making sure all the oats are covered.
Next I took 1/3 cup of crushed almonds and spread them over the top, then drizzled the rest of the melted butter over the top.
Put in the oven and bake 35-45 minutes. Let it cool a bit and enjoy!
I usually cut mine into 9 pieces. Each piece will have around 200 calories depending on what you add and how much sugar you use. In the fridge it will keep about a week, I like to warm my piece in the microwave and drizzle a little milk on it. If you make your own version, please let us know what delicious combos you’ve tried!