Breakfast & Brunch, Fruit, Healthy

Baked Oatmeal with Fruit

January 3, 2012
Did you make a New Years Resolutions?  I never really do.  Not for any particular reason, just because I never have anything major I want to accomplish at the beginning of the year.  Things always pop up during the year, but nothing really stands out on January 1st.  However, this year I have some minor goals for both my life and Krissy’s Creations.  Here are a couple:

*Post more savory items on Krissy’s Creations.  I love to cook {as much as I like to bake}, and I want to show you some of my favorite recipes.

*Work out more.  This has been a goal of mine for quite some time.  Because Steve and I are on the road so much I’m never able to get into a routine of working out.  But this year I want to start and not stop.  Hopefully that happens :).
There are definitely more things I want to accomplish in 2012, these are just the ones that stand out.
I know one goal that I don’t need to worry about adding to my list is eating healthy.  I have a pretty healthy and balanced diet.  I eat healthy during the day so I can enjoy something sweet at the end of my night – that is my reward :).  Plus, I’m a baker.  What can I say?  I love my sweets!
One of my favorite healthy breakfast items is this Baked Oatmeal with Fruit.  It’s pretty much rolled oats mixed with some nuts, maple syrup, almond milk, and fruit.  The nuts add a crunch – the maple syrup adds a slight sweetness – the almond milk is soaked up by the oats and adds flavor – and the fruit brings the oatmeal up a notch and goes perfectly with oatmeal.

 

The best part about this oatmeal, other than that it’s healthy and delicious, is that it can be easily adapted to what you have on hand.  I like to use pecans in this recipe, but you can use any type of nut, such as walnuts or almonds.  If you don’t have maple syrup, you can use honey or agave nectar.  I always use almond milk because its healthier and I like the taste better, but you can use any type of milk you have on hand.  And lastly, you can use any type of fruit you like.  My favorite combination is banana and blueberries, but I’ve used raspberries and blackberries and they were just as delicious.

 

So if one of your resolutions is to eat healthier, or if you’ve been looking for a delicious and satisfying breakfast, you’ve got to make this oatmeal!  Enjoy and Happy New Year!

Baked Oatmeal with Fruit
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Makes: 2 Individual-Sized Dishes (Ramekins)
½ cup Rolled Oats
3 tablespoons Pecans, Chopped
¼ teaspoon Baking Powder
¼ teaspoon Cinnamon
Pinch Salt
2 tablespoon Maple Syrup
½ cup Almond Milk
1 Egg White
½ teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Large Banana (Or 2 Small Ones)
1/3 cup Blueberries
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  Lightly oil 2 individual-sized dishes; set aside until needed.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the rolled oats, 2 tablespoons of chopped pecans, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.  Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, almond milk, egg white, and olive oil.
Place the sliced bananas on the bottom of each dish.  Evenly divide the rolled oats mixture between each dish.  Pour half of the liquid mixture over one dish, and pour the remaining liquid over the other dish.  Sprinkle the remaining 1-tablespoon of chopped pecans, and the blueberries, on top of each dish.
Place the dishes on a baking sheet and bake until the oatmeal has set, about 30 minutes.
Allow the oatmeal to cool for 5 minutes after removing from the oven.  Serve and enjoy!
*This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled to make more.  If you do this, you can bake it in a larger casserole dish.
Recipe inspiration from Annie Eats.

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  • Julie @ Table for Two January 3, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    looks great, Krissy! I love baked oatmeal — I have some dried cranberries on hand at home and lots of oats sooo I could totally make this 🙂 I know what you mean by resolutions — you already saw my kitchen goals so I hope to get those checked off — and I really hope we cross paths this year 🙂 I know I’ll see you at FBF in March..soo excited!! 🙂

  • Maggie Wescott January 3, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    This looks delicious Krissy!  I eat oatmeal almost every morning for breakfast and never once thought about baking it…what a novel idea!  I have a goal to workout more this year too, well run more.  Happy New Year!

  • Lauren at Keep It Sweet January 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Can’t wait to see some of your savory items!

    This looks delicious, perfect breakfast!

  • Anna @ hiddenponies January 3, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Sounds great! My goal is also to post more savory recipes…I find it hard with winter lighting to get pictures of any of our dinners, and I tend to cook more freely than baking, so I have to really make an effort to make things into duplicatable recipes, but I want to try! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with in 2012 🙂

  • Tina@flourtrader January 3, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    This is a great mix of goodies for breakfast.  Oatmeal is something that keeps you from getting hungry too soon and I try to eat more.  This recipe will help. 
    Kudos to you for having some resolutions this year, looking forward to your savory posts!

  • beti January 4, 2012 at 3:42 am

    I love baked oatmeal, it’s so worth the time it takes in the oven because normally when I wake up I eat something that doesn’t take time to make

  • Joanne January 4, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    I love your resolutions! Especially because they involve more deliciousness on the blog. 😛

    I’ve really been meaning to get on the baked oatmeal bandwagon.  It seriously sounds like the best way to start your day off right!

  • Onionchoco January 4, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    It looks totally delicious! Healthy and yummy? It’s possible 🙂
    All the best for the whole new year.

  • Lisa_earlymorningrun January 5, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    This sounds delicious! Definitely want to try it out soon.

  • Melissa Karras January 5, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    This looks great! I love doing baked oatmeals (especially because you can bake it the night before and just rewarm it in the morning for a fast and fulfilling breakfast!). Recently I did a caramel apple version (http://cupcakesaremylife.blogspot.com/2011/12/caramel-apple-baked-oatmeal.html) and a banana version (http://cupcakesaremylife.blogspot.com/2011/11/baked-banana-oatmeal.html)! Good luck on your healthy resolutions for the New Year!
    Melissa

  • MamaE January 5, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Looking for a way for my husband to take oatmeal to work….  if I baked the night before, could he take with him and reheat?  i.e.  do you think it would still be as tasty this way??

  • Krissy's Creations January 5, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Baking the oatmeal really brings it to life!  You’ve gotta try it 🙂

  • Krissy's Creations January 5, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    I agree with you Anna – It’s hard because of lighting at night.  I’m going to try to always make a little more and then take pictures the next day.  Enjoy!

  • Krissy's Creations January 5, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    So true!  Oatmeal definitely keeps you hungry longer – This is why it’s the perfect breakfast choice 🙂

  • Krissy's Creations January 5, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    It so is worth it! 🙂

  • Krissy's Creations January 5, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    It is!  Jump on that bandwagon 🙂

  • Krissy's Creations January 5, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    It is possible!  And this oatmeal is it 🙂

  • Krissy's Creations January 5, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Thanks Lisa!  You’ve got to give it a try 🙂

  • Krissy's Creations January 5, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Hi Melissa,

    Your versions looks delicious!  Love the different flavors 🙂

  • Krissy's Creations January 5, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Yes it would!  I have baked larger quantities and re-heated the next day and its been just as tasty.  Enjoy 🙂

  • Krissy's Creations January 5, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Thanks Lauren!

  • Krissy's Creations January 5, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Ooo Dried Cranberries would be delicious in this oatmeal! Enjoy 🙂

  • Kasi January 6, 2012 at 2:25 am

    Hi, maybe this question has been answered already, sorry… But, could you substitute the almond milk with something else?  (soy maybe?)  I’m SERIOUSLY allergic to almonds, so that definitely wouldn’t work for me.  This looks so delicious, though! 🙂

  • Krissy's Creations January 6, 2012 at 3:59 am

    Hi Kasi,
    Yes definitely! You can use any type of milk you like, soy, normal, coconut – Whichever you prefer.  Enjoy 🙂

  • Courtney January 6, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    I received some mini ramekins for Christmas and have been looking for creative, healthy, and tasty recipes to try with them.  This pretty much fits the bill!

  • Ally January 6, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Mmmm, this sounds incredible! Perfect breakfast.
    xo
    http://www.allykayler.blogspot.com

  • Karen Monahan January 8, 2012 at 5:34 am

    I made this tonight and it is amazing!  I used vanilla soy milk instead of almond, walnuts instead of pecans and raisins instead of berries.  The end result almost reminded me of dessert, kind of like a banana bread type of flavor.  (Bananas at the bottom are brilliant.  I didn’t think it would work, but they kind of caramelized and melted into the oatmeal.)

    I do have a question, though…Is the oil absolutely necessary?  I have to eat low fat due to stomach problems, and I would love to be able to exclude the oil from the recipe.

  • Krissy's Creations January 9, 2012 at 4:45 am

    Sounds great with your substitutions!  Yes, you can leave out the oil.  I would add a little bit more milk to compensate.  Enjoy 🙂