Strawberry-Banana Oatmeal Bake

I have been making it a point to get back to basics this year with my diet. During and after my pregnancy, my diet got all out of whack and I found myself eating a lot of things I normally wouldn’t.

This oatmeal bake is my approach to getting back to basics, in a fruity, hearty, delicious way.

This is a great breakfast to start your week. Or to end your week, for that matter. Good stuff.

 

Ingredients – This recipe was adapted with minor changes, from Super Natural Everyday

2 cups rolled oats

2 cups milk

1 large egg

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup toasted walnuts, chopped

1 1/2 cups strawberries, sliced

2 bananas, sliced

1/2 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt

1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup pure maple syrup, more for serving

3 tablespoons butter, melted

*For a more luxurious bite, serve with a mixture of 1/3 cup maple syrup, 1/8 cup half and half and drizzle over.

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mix all the dry ingredients together: sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, walnuts and oatmeal. Mix all wet ingredients together, egg, milk and vanilla extract. In a 9×13 buttered baking dish, line the bottom of the dish with sliced bananas. Then layer bananas with sliced strawberries. Evenly pour on dry oatmeal mixture. Then pour milk mixture over the oats, making sure all the oats are covered with milk mixture. Cover with sliced strawberries and a sprinkle of walnuts. Drizzle melted butter over the top and bake for 45 minutes on the upper 1/3 of the oven rack.

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5 Comments

  • Posted January 30, 2012 at 1:10 PM | Permalink

    Hi Eliza! Your blog is so lovely! I can’t wait to try this variation on Heidi’s recipe (one of my favorites). Just thinking about the strawberries + maple syrup I might not not be able to wait until tomorrow morning ;)

  • Posted February 18, 2012 at 9:41 AM | Permalink

    Hi Noelle,

    Thanks for the sweet compliment:) You have a pretty lovely blog, yourself:) And as for this oatmeal bake – it’s killer. Hope you enjoy it.

    Thanks for stopping by,
    -E

  • Posted July 19, 2012 at 7:50 PM | Permalink

    This sounds so yummy!!! You know me anthying with Oatmeal. I am totally going to try this one! I have been craving Mom’s oatmeal cookies, but too dangerous to make them when I am the only one that is going to eat them. hehe

  • Teri
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 8:03 PM | Permalink

    Oven Temp at 350?
    You do not give oven temp.
    Can’t wait to try it, sounds so nice and simple yet nutrious.
    Like your site, Thank You

  • Posted September 11, 2012 at 10:14 PM | Permalink

    Hi Teri,
    Bake it at 370 degrees Fahrenheit (post updated). This is seriously the best breakfast ever! Thanks for stopping by and hope to hear from you again:)
    -E

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