Baked Oatmeal with Fruit

It’s not very often that I see a recipe one day and then make it the very next, but that was the case with this recipe.  I knew I had raspberries on hand that needed to be used up, and I had plenty of time to make it. {This was over a month ago by the way. I just never got around to posting.}  I was pretty happy with the results and was excited that I was able to eat the leftovers every morning for the rest of this week since Tim isn’t a fan of oats unless they’re found in cookies.

While I did like this flavor, I don’t think I’ll use raspberries again in the future.  They were just slightly too tart for me.  So, I”ll probably go with blueberries next time, and then after that I might try peaches, or an apple and cranberry combo or cinnamon, apple and raisins. 🙂

*Actually since it took so long from when I wrote this entry to actually adding the picture and posting, I have made it again.  I used 2 bananas, blueberries, pecans, and also added 1/2 cup of ground flax.  Delicious!  I debated pretty hard about adding some coconut, but chickened out.  I’ll definitely try that some other time. 🙂  I probably should have added a little more milk since I added the flax, it was noticeably dryer and I should have know better.

Baked Oatmeal with Fruit

Source:  Annie’s Eats

Ingredients:
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
¼ cup chopped walnuts or pecans, lightly toasted, divided {I used sliced almonds}
½ tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt
¼ cup maple syrup
1 cup milk {I used vanilla almond milk}
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2-3 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced ½-inch thick {I used two bananas}
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen), divided {I used fresh raspberries}

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 375˚ F.  Lightly grease a 2-quart baking dish.  In a medium bowl, combine the rolled oats, half of the nuts, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.  Stir with a fork to combine.  In a liquid measuring cup, combine the maple syrup, milk, egg, butter, and vanilla.  Spread the sliced bananas in a single layer over the bottom of the baking dish.  Top with half of the berries.  Sprinkle the dry oat mixture over the fruit in an even layer.  Pour the liquid ingredients evenly over the oats.  Sprinkle the remaining nuts and berries over the top.  Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the top is browned and the oats have set.  Let cool 10 minutes before serving.

Serve with additional maple syrup if you wish.

Yield – about 5 servings.

Menu 10-22-2011

Sorry folks!  I don’t know what my problem is but I’m in a major food rut.  So, I’m sorry I haven’t been posting any new recipes.  Tim’s work hours have been crazy, plus he has been helping harvest corn with his dad. This means he hasn’t been home for dinner, therefore I haven’t felt the need to cook regular meals.  On top of that, I’m obviously still working at my sucky job and I’m just busy in general so I haven’t had time to upload anything new here.  Really, how did I ever find the time?  I don’t know how other bloggers do it!

But with that being said, I’m going to try to make an effort to get back into the swing of things.  I’m starting with posting my menu for the next several days.  And then tonight I plan on uploading pictures and getting caught up on some recipes that I made over my break from blogging.  Hopefully I’ll be able to add 3 or 4 posts on here tonight and/or tomorrow.

Menu:

tonight – omelet type of thing with bell peppers, onions, kale, and eggs

tomorrow – split pea soup

not sure of the order of the following:

shrimp fried rice

honey baked chicken with roasted broccoli

sea scallops – not sure how I’ll prepare them yet…

shredded beef BBQ sandwiches, sweet potato fries, and a vegetable

 

I’m not sure how many readers I have left, but THANK YOU!

Cinnamon Honey Butter

I found this recipe on Pinterest (my new addiction!) and it claims to be a copy cat of the Texas Roadhouse butter.  I don’t really know about that, but it is really good!  Serve it on biscuits, rolls, toast, waffles, pancakes, or my favorite – baked sweet potatoes.  Get creative.  We even put in on baked acorn squash and it was fab!

Cinnamon Honey Butter
2 sticks of butter
1 cup of honey
2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup powdered sugar

Mix all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer until combined and as fluffy as desired. You can add more powdered sugar if necessary. I used the beater blade in my mixer, but the whisk may have been a better choice.

Store in the fridge.  I keep mine in a smallish-sized mason canning jar.

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