Last summer i was all about the baked oatmeal and ate it on a regular basis… which of course resulted in all these different fabulous baked oatmeal combos: CLICK HERE
STRAWBERRY AND MANGO BAKED OATMEAL
CARROT CAKE BAKED OATMEAL (this one is my favourite!)
All of the baked oatmeals have a similar base recipe, but it is the flavour combos which are different and some use yoghurt instead of mylk and other sweetners etc
Is baked oatmeal similar to bars?
This is a question i have gotten asked numerous times so thought i would answer it here. No, the baked oatmeal doesn’t have the texture of bars. You would need to add more oatmeal then. It still has the oatmeal texture, but is baked and a little more crunchy ontop. It is not as loose as regular stove top cooked oatmeal is.
How long does baked oatmeal store in the fridge?
I have had mine in the fridge for about 3-4 days and it is still fine. But i would cover it with some foil or baking paper.
Also, you can divide it into portions and freeze in it’s seperate portions and then just reheat in the microwave (or possibly oven, but i have never tried this) when it is time to eat 🙂 This is usually how i store it, it also means that i don’t *have to* eat baked oatmeal if i don’t want to. I just reheat it when i want it 🙂
Makes about 4 portions – you can also bake in individual glass jars instead of one big form
200G ROLLED OATS (5DL)
350ML HOT(BOILING) WATER
100ML PLANTBASED MILK
2TBSP CHIA SEEEDS
150G FROZEN BLUEBERRIES
PEANUT BUTTER – HOWEVER MUCH YOU LIKE!
50-60ML STEVIA OR SUGAR (BROWN SUGAR ADDS A GREAT DEPTH TO THIS!)
CINNAMON, CARDAMUM, PINCH OF SALT
Preheat oven to 180C.
In a big bowl, add the rolled oats, chia seeds, sugar/sweetener, cinnamon, cardamum, pinch of salt. Mix. Add the boiling hot water (350ml), mix and then place a plate over the bowl and set aside for 10 minutes.
NOTE – you can also add some banana slices and blueberries into the mix above if you want this IN the mix, and not just on top like i did.
Grease a big form with a little neutral oil or vegan margarine. Or is you are using seperate mini glass forms.
After 10 minutes, add the plantbased milk and mix. Pour the mix into the greased form and add the chopped banana, blueberries and peanut butter on top.
Bake in the oven for 25- 30 minutes – cover with some foil or parchment paper after half the time to limit the risk of getting too crispy on top!
Once done, take out of the oven and allow to cool slightly before eating 🙂 Enjoy with some plantbased milk!