Healthy Morning Baked Oatmeal with Berries and Coconut
This baked oatmeal recipe is full of goodness: fresh berries, thick coconut, toasty pecans, and maple syrup. You can make ahead and reheat throughout the week, or prepare the night before and slide into the oven first thing in the morning.
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 35minutes
Total Time 45minutes
Author Stephanie Stiavetti
1/3cupcoarsely chopped pecans
1/2cupsmixed berriesfresh or frozen
2cupsmilksoy milk, almond milk, or whatever you prefer
Plain yogurt or crème fraîche(optional)
Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Place the oven rack in the top third of the oven. Set butter in a deep casserole dish or 8-inch square baking dish and set the dish in the oven. Allow to heat for about 5 minutes, or until the butter is melted. Remove the dish from the oven.
While the butter is melting, mix together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Pour into the baking dish with the melted butter, and toss the oats until they are coated with butter. Stir in pecans and coconut, mixing well, then toss in berries. Make sure blueberries are evenly scattered around the dish.
In the same bowl (yay fewer dishes!) whisk together the egg, maple syrup, and vanilla. Mix until well combined, then mix in the milk. Slowly and evenly pour over the oats. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the top turns gently golden and the edges are bubbling merrily away. Allow to cool a few minutes before serving. Top with fresh yogurt or crème fraîche, if you like.
You can use whatever kind of milk you want for this recipe: cow's milk, soy milk, almond milk, help milk, you name it. Not a fan of maple? Use agave nectar, or your sweetener of choice. You can use any kind of nuts or seeds you like, and you can plop frozen berries into the baking dish, right out of the freezer, just before sliding it into the oven. I've also used dried cranberries here for a delicious effect, though you'll want to add another 1/4 cup of milk to account for their plumping action.I like to cook up a big dish of this stuff at the beginning of the week, and then heat up a few scoops in the microwave every day before work. It's a fast, easy breakfast recipe that's very, very good for you.