Saturday, 4 August 2012

Recipe: Baked Oatmeal

When I woke up this morning I fancied something a bit more interesting for breakfast, (well, brunch since I didn't get up until 11), than a bowl of Weetabix, but since it's coming up to the end of the pay month I am monumentally strapped for cash & so I had to try to rustle up something delicious yet healthy from what I already had in my store cupboard & fridge. I remember making baked oatmeal a long time ago for my flatmates at uni & it was pretty good, but every time I have tried it since then it has been, well, woeful. But I knew I would have all the ingredients for it so I flexed my Google skills & found a simple recipe that looked quite nice.


It turned out really well! It was crispy on top, chewy in the middle & ever so slightly gooey at the bottom- so good. I'll definitely be having this again, and it was delicious served with plain greek yogurt.

Baked Oatmeal: Serves 4
Adapted from allrecipes.com 
(You can use the slider on the original recipe to adjust portion sizes, which is what I did since I only made it for me)


You will need:
  • 120 g oats
  • 50 g brown sugar
  • 50 g golden syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 120 ml milk
  • 1 egg
  • 55 g melted butter
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of almond extract
  • handful of mixed dried fruit

1. Preheat oven to 175° C (I have a fan assisted oven so adjust accordingly if you don't).
2. Mix all the ingredients together in one bowl, starting with the dry & then add the wet. Stir the fruit in last.
3. Spread into a small baking dish, place in the middle of the oven & bake for about 30-40 mins.

Yum! Warm & sweet baked oatmeal. You could eat this on its own, with a splash of cold milk or with a bit of yogurt as I have done. Or, if you were having it as a dessert, which you could easily do, a scoop of vanilla ice-cream! You can also make this a slightly healthier version (which is what I did) by using skimmed milk, a light butter substitute (sacrilege I know, but try Lurpak Lightest, it's not as horrid as some others) & low-fat yogurt. This way it works out to about 315 calories per serving, or 395 calories with 100g of the yogurt.

2 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! I'll have to try it!

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  2. It is SO GOOD- def think it'll be even more perfect on cold winter mornings. Although if you live in LA you might not get too many of those ha x

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