Strawberry and mango baked oatmeal | Vegan

It’s been a while… almost a whole summer where i haven’t made any baked oats.

What can i say, i go in phases. At the moment i have been loving just plain stove top boiled oats with different flavour combos… as well as overnight oats being a go to for my early work mornings.

But now when school begins and it is getting colder, then i am beginning to crave baked oats again.

Baked oats tastes more like dessert to me…. which i can’t complain about, because who doesn’t want to eat dessert for breakfast, hahah.

In the past i have made snickers baked oats, carrot cake baked oats, strawberry and vanilla baked oats…. and now i have gone for a more fruity version of baked oatmeal.

I have only tried making this recipe with rolled oats,  so i don’t know how it would work with quick oats or other forms of oats. But you may need to adjust the liquid amount due to the absorption of the oats may vary.

Many don’t like oatmeal – they find it bland, boring or just a weird texture. But by making overnight oats or baked oatmeal you can get all the health benefits of the “superfood” oatmeal. Of course, superfood is just a marketing term but oats are filled with lots of nutrition.

Nutrition:

Oatmeal is rich in iron and zinc. A source of protein (around 5-7g protein per serving oats) as well as rich in fiber and specially beta glucans, which can help lower LDL cholesterol. Which can be beneficial for many! 

Oatmeal is also very filling which can be a positive thing for many as it will help keep you satiated until your next meal. Compared to maybe cereal or toast which may not keep you full for as long. If you don’t already eat oats, i would recommend you to try to implement them into your diet. Whether it is through oats, overnight oats, baked oatmeal or even just adding them to scones mix, pancake mix or why not make a healthy-sugar free granola?

So, how to make the baked oatmeal… because that is why you are all here, right!

For 4-6 servings.

Time. c.a 45 minutes

Recipe

Ingredients:

5dl oats.

250g strawberries – fresh or frozen.

250g mango – fresh or frozen

2 tbsp coconut shreds

1-2 tsp vanilla sugar/powder.

1-2 bananas.

2 tsp chia seeds.

Pinch of salt.

Pinch of cinnamon.

350ml boiled water.

80ml plantbased milk (optional, coconut milk)

How to:

In a bowl add the oats, vanilla sugar, chopped strawberries, mango & 1 banana – mashed, 2 tsp chia seeds, salt, cinnamon and coconut shreds . Pour over the boiling water. Mix and cover with a plate.

After 5-10 minutes when the oats have absorbed the water, remove the lid and add 80ml plantbased milk. Mix until combined.

Pour the oats into a baking tray and spread out evenly. Add some strawberry, mango and banana slices on top. Then bake in the oven at 180C for 30-35 minutes.

Take out of the oven and eat warm with some extra vanilla yoghurt, and why not some crushed walnuts on top for crunch!

 

 

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