Recently, I visited Austin & went to this cute little French cafe where they were serving Baked Oatmeal. My friend was ordering it so I figured, what the heck…. I’ll give it a try!
Can I just tell you my mind was blown?? I’m an oatmeal fan but this is like oatmeal in cake form! YUM!
I decided to give it a whirl at home, here’s my first try which I think it pretty good! I’m going to keep working on it though so I’ll keep you in the loop as I tweak it & make it better.
This recipe is moist & yummy. Next one will be a bit drier. Stay tuned…..
2/3 Cup Chopped Nut or Nut mix of choice (I used a mix of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds & dried cranberries)
2 Cups Old Fashioned Oats
2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
3/4 teaspoon Coarse Kosher Salt
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
1 3/4 Cup Milk (I used almond milk)
1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 teaspoons Vanilla or Orange Flower Water
1 1/2 Cups Frozen or Fresh Berries
2 teaspoons Coconut Sugar
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees & line a 9 inch pan or casserole dish with parchment paper.
- In a mixing bowl mix all the dry ingredients: nuts, oats, cinnamon, baking powder, salt & nutmeg.
- In a separate mixing bowl mix the wet ingredients: milk, maple syrup, eggs, oil, & vanilla/orange flower water.
- Place half the fresh or frozen berries in the bottom of the baking dish.
- Pour the dry ingredients on top of the berries.
- Add the wet ingredients on top of the dry ingredients. Make sure all the oats are wet.
- Add the rest of the frozen berries on top.
- Sprinkle the coconut sugar on top.
- Bake for about 45 minutes or until top is golden brown.
- Remove & let cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy immediately OR save for the next day as an easy breakfast.