Clean Eat – Organic Baked Oatmeal

We hosted our monthly Shabbat brunch club this month and in the spirt of clean eating in this house I decided to make several healthy dishes to accompany the unhealthy (which is just as worthy of sharing because it was ridiculously delicious…post to follow).

oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal

2 cups organic old fashioned oats
1/3 cup organic light brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup walnut pieces (we only had pecans so that is what we used)
1/2 cup organic blueberries
1/2 cup organic strawberries
1/2 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips (dairy/soy/nut free mini chocolate chips)
2 cups organic Fat Free Milk
1 large organic brown egg
3 tbsp organic butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ripe organic banana, peeled, 1/2 -inch slices
INSTRUCTIONS
 
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Generously spray a 2-qt pan with coconut oil cooking spray.
In a large bowl, mix together oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, half of the nuts, half of the chocolate chips, and half the berries.
In another large bowl, mix together milk, egg, butter, and vanilla extract.
Add the oat mixture to the baking dish. Add the remaining walnuts, chocolate chips, and berries. Add the banana slices in a single layer on top.
Pour the milk mixture over the whole thing and shake the pan a bit to make sure all the oats get soaked evenly.
Bake it for 30-40 minutes or until the top is a golden brown and the milk has set. If you want it extra sweet, mix just sprinkle some more brown sugar on the top.
**You can make this ahead of time. You can also freeze it if you need to really prepare far in advanced  although I did not try this. I did however prepare two days in advance. If you do make sure that you put the bananas on the bottom instead of on top. Its delicious served warm or cold… and especially yummy if you mix it in nonfat free yogurt (according to the kids!). They called this CAKE!
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