Officially my last recipe of 2020 and baked oatmeal just seemed right! It literally GOT ME THROUGH this year. Between moving to a new house while pregnant with Noah, having Noah, and adjusting to life with 2 under 2 having breakfast made in the fridge was needed! Baked oatmeal has truly become one of my favorite things. It’s soft and doughy, dense and flavorful, and incredibly versatile. I have so many different flavor options because the limit does NOT exist!
Plan for some new flavors in 2021 as well! But for now, go make this one because it tastes like dessert, but it’s breakfast. That’s how I like my breakfast to be! I love to pair mine with yogurt and peanut butter but you could add some fruit! Eat it as it is or dress it up! Enjoy!
-2 cups quick oats (you can use rolled but quick gives the best texture)
-1 1/2 cups almond milk (or any nut/ dairy milk)
-1/3 cup almond butter (you can substitute another nut/ seed butter)
-1/4- 1/3 cup maple syrup (depending on how sweet you like it!)
-1 tbsp chia seeds (or flax or hemp)
-1 tsp baking powder
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1/2 tsp almond extract (this is what really brings out the flavor!)
-1/2 tsp sea salt
-1/3 cup white chocolate chips (& more for the top)
-1/3 cup dried cranberries (& more for the top)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix together the wet ingredients. Then add in the dry, except for the chocolate chips and dried cranberries. Mix everything well! Fold in the chocolate chips and dried cranberries.
Pour the mixture into a greased dish (i used an 8×8 but you can use any similar size). Sprinkle the top with a few extra chocolate chips and dried cranberries if you’d like! Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 min. Make sure to check it around 25 min depending on what size pan you use! You want to make sure the center is soft but cooked.
This recipe makes about 4-6 servings depending on your hunger! Store in the fridge for up to a week or you can freeze some in individual slices too. Makes for the perfect prep ahead breakfast. In the morning, you can warm it up & eat it as it is. Or you can always top it off with some goods: nut butter, maple syrup, yogurt, fruit, etc! ENJOY!