Superfood may be a marketing term… but if there is one food i would definitely call a superfood is oats!
Oats are such an amazing food! Not only nutritious – a great source of fiber, has beta glucans which can lower blood sugar and blood cholesterol, vitamins and minerals as well as one serving having around 5-7g protein!
You can also make so many different things with oats! Oat pancakes, in smoothies, oatmeal, overnight oats, baked oats, in burgers and patties, bread, bars, pizza crust and the list goes on.
Also, in the past i have made a bunch of different oatmeal combos… but have never gotten around to making baked oatmeal! And now i am wondering why it took me so long to try?
It may not be my absaloute favourite way to eat oats… but it sure isn’t my least favourite. I really liked the baked banana and apples in the oatmeal… it added extra flavour, and the texture was slightly different from normal stove cooked oats!
This is a breakfast you can make to serve many! Or maybe if you are running low on money (Or just love eating oats for breakfast!), but are tired of eating the same oatmeal over and over… then why not try baking it? 🙂
I will definitely be making more baked oatmeal combos in the future. Not to mention, i love having my oatmeal ready as a snack when i get home from school. Though i have to say… i do love a warm – freshly cooked – bowl of oats and well, this meal is eaten cold mostly, haha.
350ml boiling water
2 apples (diced)
1 banana (sliced)
2tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
3tbsp coconut chips
Optional: Raisins, walnuts
Preheat the oven to 180C.
In a bowl add the oats, cinnamon, brown sugar and nutmeg and the boiling water – mix and allow to sit and thicken for 10 minutes.
Then add the oatmilk and stir to make the oatmeal less thick. Then add the sliced apple and banana along with walnuts/raisins/peanut butter.
Place in a baking dish and spread evenly.
Bake in the oven for 30 minutes!
Take out of the oven, allow to cool slightly and then enjoy with some oatmilk and extra banana!
Store in the fridge several days – perfect as a snack!