Thursday, January 5, 2012

Baked Berry Oatmeal

 I do not remember  where I read someone blogging about baked oatmeal, but I knew then I had to find a recipe to make it! Breakfast around here is usually rushed and quick. I normally make a big batch of gluten free oatmeal or another gluten free grain cereal to accompany our egg white omelets each morning at the beginning of each week. I stumbled upon a gem of a book "Super Natural  Every Day" by Heidi Swanson. I made her quinoa patties last night for supper and while I was cooking them in the skillet I found this delicious recipe for baked oatmeal. Using her recipe I tweaked it to come up with this yummy breakfast dish!
2 cups of gluten free rolled oats ( I used Bob's)
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
1/3 cup of sucanat
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp celtic sea salt
2 cups of skim milk
1 egg + 1 egg white
3 TBS of extra virgin coconut oil/butter melted
1 TBS vanilla extract
2 cups of mixed fresh berries sliced

Preheat oven to 375 and coat 8x8 baking pan with nonstick spray.
In a large mix oats,half of nuts,sucanat, baking powder, cinnamon and salt, set aside. In another bowl mix milk, eggs, coconut oil, and vanilla. Layer half of the sliced berries on bottom of pan then top with oat mixture. Slowly pour the milk mixture over oats then top with remaining berries and nuts. Gently tap pan on counter to make sure milk mixture is evenly distributed. Bake for 35-40 minutes until browned. Enjoy!

*This might work ok if you make it ahead the night before, cover with foil, and refrigerate though the milk mixture may get absorbed and result in a dryer texture. If you make it this way let me know how it turns out.

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