I love breakfast. When you think of the delicious foods we can now class as breakfast foods, I’d be happy eating them for the rest of my life! As I love breakfast so much, I try and make time to sit down and enjoy every bite, but all too often, life gets in the way and my favourite meal of the day becomes rushed. Other than quickly made smoothies or yoghurt bowls, I’d started to feel stuck in a breakfast rut. Not anymore!
This recipe satisfies the gorgeously lazy weekend breakfast ritual of baking something that smells amazing, then devouring it while drinking coffee and reading the papers. But when prepared in advance, it also makes the perfect fast, tasty and healthy breakfast you need to be able to eat in a hurry, on the go or both.
- 2 cups of Scottish Oats (I just use supermarket basics brand. For GF, use GF oats)
- 1 cup of blueberries
- 1 cup of raspberries
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup of plain or Greek style yoghurt
- 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 3 large free range eggs
- 1 small ripe mashed banana
- 1/4 cup honey
- Flaked almonds for garnish
- Coconut oil or butter for greasing
- Pre heat your oven to 170c or 325F and liberally grease a baking dish with coconut oil or butter
- Combine the dry ingredients together in a bowl, including the berries
- Combine the wet ingredients together in a bowl including the mashed banana
- Mix the wet into the dry and fold together gently
- Pour the mixture into the greased baking dish and sprinkle with flaked almonds
- Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour until golden brown on top
- Allow to cool for 5 minutes then serve, or cool completely then store in the fridge
- This is a mildly sweet recipe, so if you want to up the sweetness use more honey, mashed banana or add some brown sugar.
I am just in love with this recipe! I’d never tried baked oatmeal before, but when I looked at other recipes and ingredients I though it sounded right up my street. I consulted a couple of different recipes including this one and this one, before making it my own.
It’s so good it could quite easily be mistaken for a more decadent cakey pudding and served as dessert with custard (or cream, nom!). Each bite is a mixture of sweet, tart berries, with little hits of creamy banana. The recipe can very easily be amended to use different fruit. Strawberries or cherries would be incredible and an apple and cinnamon one in the autumn would be amazing!
This is fabulous fresh from the oven or warmed up in the microwave along with some cool creamy yoghurt. It has a real pudding texture, but if you leave it to cool in the fridge, it becomes more cake like and can be cut into slices that can be wrapped in foil to be eaten on the go, or stored in the freezer for a later date.
It’s absolutely jam packed with healthy ingredients including whole grain slow release carbs from the oats, protein and healthy fats from the eggs and yoghurt and antioxidants from the berries. A serving comes in under 250 calories and contains 12g of protein. A perfectly healthy way to start your day!
Do you have rushed or lazy breakfasts? What is your favourite breakfast-in-a-hurry?