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 
(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.


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

  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