I’ve got another baked oatmeal recipe for you! These days I’ve been eating a lot of steel cut oats. They simmer on the stove in the morning while I’m working (before the kids wake up) and I really don’t mind the wait.
Sometimes, though, it’s nice to switch it up. By switch it up, I mean instead of steel cut oats, how about some baked rolled oats? I’m crazy like that.
Baked oatmeal is simple to throw together. You mix up the ingredients in one bowl and throw it in the oven. What comes out, about 20 minutes later, is a warm and puffy oatmeal bake that everyone loves.
Some baked oatmeal recipes have a ton of sugar–so much that they could be classified as dessert. This one is lightly sweetened with a little maple syrup. It’s more than enough sweetness for me (I usually just use a banana to sweeten my steel cut oats), but you can always top yours with a little more if you think it needs it.
Berries are some of the best fruits, health-wise, on the planet. Their vibrant colors indicate that they are rich in antioxidants, which help our bodies fight free radicals that can lead to illness. I eat berries, whether fresh or frozen, all year long. They are also great inflammation-fighters. The warm berries dotted throughout this healthy baked oatmeal recipe add a perfect sweet and tart flavor to the oats.
Baked oatmeal is just as good for leftovers as it is fresh out of the oven, so go ahead and make a batch to enjoy today and tomorrow!
Triple Berry Baked Oatmeal
Makes 4-8 servings, depending on serving size
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups mix of blueberries, blackberries, and cut up strawberries
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Grease a medium baking dish and set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, baking powder, and salt. Add the milk, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla. Stir well. Stir in the berries.
Pour the mixture into your casserole dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Enjoy!