I am not a fan of oatmeal, so I am always looking for ways to camouflage the oatmeal and yet eat something healthy for breakfast. So, imagine my joy when I stumbled across this dish from Urban Nester. And, it included yummy strawberries and bananas and nuts! One-pot dish for breakfast - sign me up!
I made this last night and stuck it in the fridge. Aaron ate it cold—since it hits 80 degrees at 8am here—and proclaimed that it was delicious. It is an easy thing to make ahead of time and you can eat it or freeze it for a week.
Be a star at breakfast when you serve your family this scrumptious meal for breakfast.
2 cups rolled oats (Her recipe called for gluten-free rolled oats. I didn't have any, so I used Quick Oats instead.)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup walnut pieces
1 cup berries (your choice)
1/2 cup chocolate chips
2 cups milk
1 large egg
3 tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ripe banana, peeled, 1/2 -inch slices
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Generously spray a 2-qt pan with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, mix together oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, half of the walnuts, half of the chocolate chips, and half the berries.
In another large bowl, mix together milk, egg, butter, and vanilla extract.
Add the oat mixture to the baking dish. Add the remaining walnuts, chocolate chips, and berries. Add the banana slices in a single layer on top.
Pour the milk mixture over the whole thing and shake the pan a bit to make sure all the oats get soaked evenly.
Bake it for 30-40 minutes or until the top is a golden brown and the milk has set. If you want it extra sweet, just sprinkle some more brown sugar on the top.