27 Sep, 2021 In CookingFood

Healthy Recipes: Baked Fruit Oatmeal

Are you an oat lover? 

This is an easy and delicious recipe great for breakfast or as a snack!

Oats are a good source of protein, fats, and carbohydrates (mostly present as starch and fibre). They’re also rich in vitamin b1 (thiamine) and minerals such as manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium.

In addition, they contain many antioxidants, including a unique group called avenanthramides which may help to reduce blood pressure and provide other health benefits within the body!

Oatmeal

But first, some stats about this recipe!

 

  • Total time to prepare and cook: Approx. 50 minutes
  • Vegetarian and vegan friendly 
  • Nut-free
  • Servings: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 150g rolled oats
  • 325ml unsweetened plant milk e.g., soya 
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp. *crushed flax seeds
  • 1 apple (diced)
  • A handful of frozen blueberries, strawberries and/or raspberries 

* For the crushed flax seeds simply buy whole flax seeds (found in supermarkets, groceries, and health shops), add to a blender and blend until finely crushed.  

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (gas mark 4).
  2. Add the rolled oats, soya milk, baking powder, maple syrup, cinnamon, banana, and crushed flax seeds to a blender. Blend until a smooth texture is achieved.
  3. Add the diced apples to the mixture and mix until well combined.
  4. Lightly grease a baking dish with some oil. You can line the baking dish with parchment paper if desired. The size of the baking dish used was 25 x 17 x 6cm.
  5. Pour the mixture into the baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  6. Top the mixture with frozen blueberries, strawberries and/or raspberries.
  7. Bake at 180°C on the centre rack for about 40-45 minutes, until firm and lightly golden brown on the top.
  8. Take out the baked oatmeal from the oven and let it cool before serving.
  9. Cut it into portions, serve, and top it with your desired toppings.
Oats

Serving ideas

I love serving it with unsweetened plant-based yoghurt, fresh fruit e.g., peaches, seeds, and nuts / nut butter.

It’s important to use nut butter which doesn’t contain any added sugars, oils, and artificial preservatives/additives.

You can make your own nut butter from scratch or else purchase it locally from high-quality brands such as MUNCH A BUNCH or Meridian

 

Storing tips

Store in the fridge, in an airtight container for up to 4-5 days.

 

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