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Baked Oatmeal from Super Natural Every Day

November 22, 2013

Baked oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfast dishes to make because it reheats so well. There are just two of us in the house, and we usually don’t eat breakfast at the same time, so having something ready to warm up comes in handy. A while back, I got a copy of Heidi Swanson’s Super Natural Every Day from the library, and I flagged her version of baked oatmeal right away.

Baked Oatmeal

It’s got bananas on the bottom, berries on the bottom and top, and walnuts mixed in and sprinkled on top. So many flavors and textures, and it all adds up to a delicious, hearty breakfast.

I made this recipe along with my blogging friend Michele. Be sure to check in with her blog, Veggie Num Nums, to see how hers turned out!

Recipe notes:

  • The recipe, which appears here on Williams-Sonoma’s site, is almost the same as the one in the book. The recipe in the book provides an option of using 1/3 cup natural cane sugar (such as Sugar in the Raw), added to the oat mixture, instead of the maple syrup. I’m not a big maple person, so I opted for the sugar.
  • When I scooped it out of the baking dish, I noticed that there was some extra liquid on the bottom, even though the oatmeal was cooked through. I think using frozen berries might have caused this. It wasn’t a big deal, but next time I’ll thaw and drain them first.
  • My husband, not a nut fan, declared this good, but “too nutty.” I think it would work out fine to leave the nuts out and serve them on the side for sprinkling on individual portions. More nuts for me!

If you have the book, here are a few other recipes that I’ve tried and liked:

  • Lemon-Zested Bulgur Wheat: This is another great hot cereal that reheats well.
  • Chickpea Wraps: This was a welcome change from the usual sandwich selections. I used pita bread instead of a tortilla or wrap.
  • Cabbage-Chickpea-Curry Soup: Tons of curry flavor; perfect for chilly weather.
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