Baked Oatmeal Casserole

I’m not a big breakfast person in general and people tend to think I’m crazy for not being a fan of pancakes, waffles and donuts! (I know, you probably agree with them :)) However, I do try to eat breakfast each day and I’m always interested when I come across a new idea that would work well to pack and take to work in the mornings. This casserole didn’t turn out exactly as I thought it would, a little softer than expected based on another photo I saw, but I have to add it to my blog because it is packed with flavor! So yummy and an overall healthy dish! Bonus…very easy to make!

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You start by mixing the dry ingredients with half of the berries, pouring it in your casserole dish and then topping with the rest of the berries and the banana. Following that, you mix the wet ingredients in a bowl and evenly pour into the dish.

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This recipe calls for everything to be baked in a 10×10 baking dish which I don’t have and clearly need 🙂 This is an 8×8 dish so I didn’t use quite all of the ingredients and it probably still came out a little thicker than if it was baked in a larger dish. I’ll repeat though, so yummy! I’ve had this the next day as well after keeping it in the refrigerator and it was just as good! I’ll definitely make this again and use this for an easy breakfast to take to work. Check out the recipe below and enjoy!

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Baked Oatmeal Casserole

Ingredients:
  • 2 Cups Oatmeal
  • ⅓ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon (I added a little extra cinnamon bc I love this spice)
  • ½ tsp Salt (I cut this down to 1/4 tsp)
  • ½ Cup Chocolate Chips (again, I did not use this full amount listed, completely by preference)
  • 1 Cup Strawberries
  • ⅔ Cup Blueberries
  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 Tbsp Butter (cooled)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray a 10×10 casserole dish generously with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, mix oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, half the chocolate chips, & half the berries. Stir well and pour into casserole dish. Add the other half of the berries & chocolate chips to the top of the mixture. Then, slice the banana & add to top.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine milk, egg, butter, & vanilla. Whisk thoroughly. Pour on top of oatmeal mixture, making sure the all oats are soaked evenly.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes. Then, remove casserole & add a tablespoon of brown sugar to the top of the casserole for added sweetness (optional.) Bake for an additional 5 or 10 minutes or until the top of the casserole is golden brown.

 

As always, thanks for reading!

 

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