I run 5 days a week. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. So naturally with the cold temperatures I come home and want a warming recovery breakfast. Oatmeal is perfect!
You will need a 2-quart baking dish. I suppose an 8 x 8-inch square would work as well.
Butter the bottom and sides of the dish. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl add the oatmeal.
Salt and baking powder. I use kosher salt.
Cinnamon, ginger, ground cloves and nutmeg.
Mix all of the dry ingredients together.
Set the mixture aside.
In a medium size mixing bowl, add the egg to the milk.
Add the coconut oil. Now in Utah my coconut oil solidifies during the cold seasons. I just drop my jar of coconut oil into a large cup of hot water and wait for a few minutes and it will liquefy.
Whisk the wet ingredients together. You will notice the the coconut oil begins to solidify again! That’s ok. Just ignore it everything will bake just fine.
Pour the wet ingredients over the oatmeal mixture.
Stir to moisten. The mixture will seem very thin, but the oatmeal will absorb the liquid.
I have become fond of adding dried cranberries or dried blueberries into my oatmeal. Fresh would be awesome!
Pour the mixture into the buttered baking dish that you set aside earlier.
Once the oatmeal has absorbed all of the liquid, remove from the oven.
I never wait long enough for the oatmeal to cool. I just dig right in.
You can top your oatmeal with whatever floats you boat!
The oatmeal is great drizzled with a little skim milk. OR my favorite topping is yogurt and bananas.
I’m going to side track for just a moment and talk “yogurt”. I have come extremely fond of Wallaby creamy Australian style yogurt. I prefer plain/nonfat. Vanilla used to be my first choice, but it has become too sweet to me. So I always by the plain/nonfat.
Not all yogurts are created equal. Check the side panel of some yogurt in your refrigerator…go on…I’ll wait!
Look for “Live Active Cultures”. How many cultures are in your yogurt? Wallaby is packing 6 different cultures. Yoplait or a grocery store brand generally has one. I try to buy a brand that has several active cultures, and is organic.
I really have a very strong opinion about this. I could go off about why on earth would you buy that garbage yogurt when you are not getting the nutrients packed in other brands of yogurt…. Enough said.
This is probably one of my all time FAVORITE meals for breakfast. Baked oatmeal topped with Wallaby yogurt, banana’s and just a tiny sprinkle of brown sugar.
I’m in heaven.
Stick to your ribs goodness that is good for you!
Let me share some healthy changes you can make to the oatmeal. You can use almond, rice or soy milk. You can omit the fat all together. You can use Agave instead of brown sugar. Play with this recipe to fit your likes and lifestyle and your health needs.
1/3 cup sliced almonds
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons flax seeds
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground clove
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 1/2 cups milk
1 large egg
2 tablespoons coconut oil (melted of it has solidified)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup dried cranberries or blueberries
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