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Oatmeal reminds me of my grandmother. She always stresses the importance of a good breakfast and hot cereals, like oats, are among her favorites. I’m looking forward to passing along this recipe to her.
I’ve tried baked oatmeal before and I always felt there was something missing. I have finally arrived at a version that hits the spot in every way – sweetness from the blueberries, ripe bananas, and pure maple syrup, texture from the walnuts, and ratio of fruit to oats. I’m in love with this recipe.
I scooped a heaping portion from the dish and poured cold milk over top and it was perfect for me with no additions. Of course, feel free to add brown sugar or any other toppings you desire. You could certainly also play around with the fruit combinations, but try it this way first. It’s a keeper.
Preheat oven to 375. Grease a 1-1/2 quart casserole dish.
Lay the bananas in a single layer in the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle 1/2c of the blueberries over bananas.
In a bowl, combine the oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Stir and sprinkle over fruit.
Whisk milk, egg, butter, syrup, and vanilla. Pour over oats, coating evenly. Sprinkle remaining blueberries and walnuts over top. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until golden and bubbly and set in the center.
Serve with milk.
Leftovers reheat well the next day. Store covered in refrigerator.
Additional toppings might include: brown sugar, additional maple syrup, more walnuts, milk/cream, etc.
Hi there checking in again...I made this again with success! Yay! I think what happened last time is I may have confused some measurements for the liquids between teaspoons and tablespoons...turned out perfect!
I just made this and there was liquid in the bottom and mine didn't look like yours...what did I do wrong? I drained my blueberries too! I will see how it is tomorrow morning..I baked it for 45 mins and the top is pretty browned I didn't want to leave it longer to burn...
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First time making a baked oatmeal and this recipe was delicious! :) I ended up substituting the maple syrup with a smaller amount of organic honey and the walnuts with pecans and it worked very nicely. Thanks!
Thanks for making this while we were there. I'm not one who eats oatmeal for breakfast, but have always wanted to try baked oatmeal. I liked the blueberries and bananas in it and plan on making it for a brunch soon.
We love plain old baked oatmeal. I imagine this recipe will make my family feel like they are staying at a bed and breakfast :-). Nuts are deadly to me, but the rest of the ingredients seem like they will definitely perk this recipe up nicely.
Hi Lynette, there are two things I can think of that may have altered the results for you. First, did you use quick oats or old-fashioned, rolled oats? Quick oats would not set up the same way as rolled oats. The other thought is if you used frozen blueberries? Frozen blueberries would add more liquid to the recipe than fresh. I will go back and adapt the recipe to say "fresh" blueberries. I'm so sorry that this recipe didn't turn out well for you. :(
Quaker Oats old fashioned rolled oats and fresh blueberries... I am determined to make this work! then i can move on to the pumpkin pecan baked oatmeal! lol I will try to make it again when my bananas ripen up..
Thanks Lynette... I've never had anyone have trouble with this one before, so I'd love to figure out what happened, too! Thanks for sticking with it. You're awesome. I hope you enjoy the pumpkin version. :)
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