Wake up to delicious home-baked goodness with this baked oatmeal recipe that is so good you will feel like you’re eating dessert. But the good news is that fresh fruit and nuts also add in lots of good-for-you flavor. Our favorite is that you can mix up the dry and wet ingredients the night before then combine them in the morning for a quick start to the day. It’s a great dish that is sure to impress any size crowd.
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 egg
- 3 Tbsp. melted butter
- 1/4 tsp. grated nutmeg
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- beans from one vanilla bean pod
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1 3/4 cups rolled oats
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 cup toasted almonds, chopped
- 3/4 pound dark cherries, pitted and halved
- turbinado sugar, for finishing
- milk or cream for serving
Preheat the oven to 350° and generously butter an 8” baking dish.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk the milk, maple, egg, butter, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla beans, and salt together well. In another bowl, combine the oats, baking powder, half the almonds, and cherries.
Pour the oat and cherry mixture into the dish in an even layer. Pour the milk mixture over the oats, everything should be saturated, and then sprinkle the top with the remaining almonds and the turbinado sugar. Bake on the middle rack for 30 minutes, or until the liquid is mostly absorbed but still moist.
Serve each bowl warm with a little more milk or cream.
Recipe shared from our friends at Electrolux