Baked Oatmeal

Happy New Day!

Yes, I mean “New Day” and not “New Year.” Yesterday was the first day of the new year and quite frankly, it sucked. I went to get gas and while I was waiting in the car while the gas tank was filling, a really nasty looking man was banging on my window asking for money. Scared the bee-geebies out of me. Thank goodness that my Hubby was filling his car up on the other side of me.

Then my dog gets sick in my car….

THEN we hit a deer on the way home from my Mom’s…

This is not how I wanted to start the New Year.  I was whining on Facebook about my day and one of my dear friends wrote “Happy New Day tomorrow!”

That is how I’m approaching the New Year…no resolutions, never can remember them anyways come July. I’m going to do New Year’s themes this year. Every month will have a theme and the theme will be achievable.

This month’s theme is “Eat more fruit and veggies.” My Hubby and I talked about trying a vegetarian diet for a month to see how we would do, but I can’t give up not having a big old burger once in a while.

So we are going to eat more fruit and veggies…

Starting right NOW!

This recipe has been haunting me for months ever since I saw it in an e-mail from the blog, Annie’s Eats.

It’s a cross between a cobbler and a muffin…

but gooier and healthier.

I had overripe bananas and under-used blueberries in the frig, so this recipe was perfect…

and easy!

You layer the fruit in a sprayed baking dish. Combine the dry ingredients and sprinkle it over the fruit.

Pour the wet ingredients over everything.

Sprinkle with more fruit and bake.

and eat.

A great way to start “A New Day”…

Happy New Day!

Baked Oatmeal
A Kitchen Muse: Annie’s Eats
Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 4-6
An easy to make, delicious way to start your morning!
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts or pecans, lightly toasted, divided
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2-3 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced ½-inch thick
  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen), divided
  1. Preheat the oven to 375˚ F. Lightly grease a 2-quart baking dish. In a medium bowl, combine the rolled oats, half of the nuts, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Stir with a fork to combine. In a liquid measuring cup, combine the maple syrup, milk, egg, butter, and vanilla. Spread the sliced bananas in a single layer over the bottom of the baking dish. Top with half of the berries. Sprinkle the dry oat mixture over the fruit in an even layer. Pour the liquid ingredients evenly over the oats. Sprinkle the remaining nuts and berries over the top. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the top is browned and the oats have set. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.

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