This past weekend my husband and I got together with a few friends and went bowling. I used to bowl when I was a kid, and I actually won a few trophies over the years. Since I hadn’t bowled in awhile I wasn’t sure how rusty I would be. Well, I don’t know if luck was on my side or if I remembered some of my old tricks, but I won both games! I almost forgot how fun the game could be.
When we got back from bowling I wanted to make something I could just throw in the oven in the morning. I decided on something more nutritious and filling than my weekly Saturday morning Cinnamon Buns. I’ve been craving oatmeal lately and found this great recipe that I could choose fruit my whole family would like.
After cooking this oatmeal I let it sit a bit so that it wouldn’t be too hot for the kiddies. I also added some cream and a drizzle of maple syrup on top. I was really happy with the outcome and the little sprinkle of chocolate chips added the perfect sweetness without taking away the flavors of the fruit. It’s a great dish to make when company comes over. Make it ahead and pop it in the oven in the morning!
Recipe adapted from Inspired Taste
Mixed Fruit Baked Oatmeal
By January 29, 2013Published:
- Yield: 9 Servings
- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 40 mins
- Ready In: 60 mins
An easy, nutritious breakfast that you can make ahead and pop in the oven in the morning.
- 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 Tbsp. orange zest
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. fresh ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 cups strawberries, sliced
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 1 large egg
- 3 Tbsp. butter, melted
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 ripe bananas, sliced
- Lightly grease a 9X13 baking dish and set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together oats, brown sugar, baking powder, orange zest, cinnamon, nutmeg, half the strawberries, half the blueberries, and half the chocolate chips.
- Pour into prepared baking dish and spread evenly.
- Arrange the remaining strawberries, blueberries, and chocolate chips on top.
- In another large bowl mix together milk, egg, butter, and vanilla. Pour over all ingredients.
- Gently shimmy the baking dish to make sure the milk goes through to the bottom.
- Cover and refrigerate over night.
- In the morning, remove baking dish from the refrigerator and preheat oven to 375 F. Slice the 2 bananas and spread evenly over oatmeal mixture.
- Bake oatmeal for 35-40 minutes or until nicely brown on top.
- Remove from oven and let cool for about 5-10 minutes.
- Enjoy with a splash of cream and a drizzle of maple syrup!
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