Welcome to Bake Squad 8!
This week we are ditching all refined flour, refined sugar and
baking something healthy!
This Baked Oatmeal is how we've been using up our overripe bananas these days. We all have that one last overripe banana that always ends up in the bin. After making endless banana breads, muffins and smoothies, we called it quits to anything with even a teeny tiny bit of banana.
And then one day, we stumbled upon this recipe when we were searching for healthy breakfast ideas. Though it read "Healthy", it had refined sugar! LOTS of it! The quantity was more than twice of what we use in our daily cuppa. Moreover, the final product too did not turn out like what we had expected.
But we liked the idea of Baked Oatmeal for breakfast. So we started making changes, one ingredient a time.
After 4 trials, we had successfully eliminated eggs and refined sugar from the recipe. The outcome was nearly perfect with a balanced flavour. The dish itself is subtly sweet with mashed bananas and fruits. However, if you like your Oatmeal sweeter, feel free to drizzle a tablespoon or two of honey after it is baked. For us, it was like eating a large bowl of oatmeal-raisin cookie dough for breakfast! Now, who wouldn't love that!
But wait. It does get better. This breakfast bake has approx. 7g fibre and 9g protein per serving! Impressive isn't it? This is currently a hot favourite at our place! We really hope it transforms your mornings too!
Serves 2 nos
1 cup Rolled oats 1/2 tsp Baking powder 1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon A pinch of salt
1 Medium Banana, mashed
1 1/2 Tbsp Coconut Oil 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract 2 Tbsp Honey (Optional) 125 g Blueberries, or mixed berries
3/4 cup Milk
1. In a bowl, mix rolled oats, baking powder, ground cinnamon and salt.
2. In another bowl, combine mashed banana, coconut oil and vanilla extract.
3. Add Oats from step 1 to the mixture from step 2 and combine well.
4. Take an oven safe bowl / pan.
5. Sprinkle some berries on the bottom of the dish.
6. Layer Oats mixture from step 3 on top of the berries. If you are making individual servings, split Oats mix into two equal portions.
7. Pour milk on top of the Oats.
8. Sprinkle some more berries on top.
9. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 deg C for 20 minutes or until set.