Thursday, September 27, 2012

{recipe} Strawberries and Cream Baked Oatmeal

Don't you just love those weekend mornings where you naturally wake up early and are super productive before noon? Those mornings are my favorite. I love waking up early, making tea and cooking breakfast on the weekends. Then sitting curled up in bed watching food network.

This is the perfect breakfast to make on a lazy Sunday morning. It will fill your house with a delicious smell of baking oats and fresh fruit. And did I mention that it takes minutes to throw together! It is also great in lunches the next day!

Make this the next time you get up early and are craving a healthy homemade breakfast!

Strawberry Banana Cream Baked Oatmeal Squares
Recipe Credit:

2 cups old fashioned oats
1/3 cup loosely packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 large egg
1 cup milk
1/4 cup half and half
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 medium ripe banana, mashed
3/4 cup chopped strawberries (about 4 large berries)
*1/2 ripe peach (had leftovers)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a baking dish with nonstick spray – I used a 10×7 dish, but an 8×8, 9×9, round cake pan or another size close to that will work too.

2. In a large bowl, combine oats, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon, mixing until combine. Measure out the cup of milk, then whisk in egg and vanilla extract. Add half and half to the milk mixture, then stir it into the dry oats. Mix in mashed banana and melted butter, then chopped strawberries, then scoop the batter into the baking dish. Bake for 30-33 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the top is set. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes before serving. Top with strawberries, bananas and milk or half and half infused with vanilla extract.

Note: If served immediately, squares may not hold together perfectly. If they are left to cool, they should hold together fine and be able to be eaten with your hands. 


  1. yum Sim! this looks delicious!

    ps. look at these profesh picccsss. :)

    1. thanks Jenny! I took them in the natural light! WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!