Double Berry Pecan Oatmeal Bake

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As much as I love oatmeal, sometimes even 10 extra minutes before work is too much time to spare on breakfast. An alternative is an oatmeal bake – basically an oatmeal casserole – and they are the perfect solution and last all week when kept in the fridge. Just portion out a piece each morning and you’ll be set. This week I made a blueberry, raspberry and pecan version and it is so good. It would be perfect for a July 4th brunch – such pretty  red, white (greek yogurt) and blue colors and so delicious with a dollop of greek yogurt on top!

Here’s how you make it (4 large servings):

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (375F)
  2. Put 2 cups frozen raspberries and 1/2 cup pecans in the bottom of a non-stick 8×8 pan – set aside
  3. Mix together 2 cups oats, 4 tbsp chia seeds, dash vanilla, 2 tsp cinnamon, 2 tbsp maple syrup and 2 cups unsweetened almond milk – pour mixture over berry/pecan pan
  4. Top with 1 cup frozen blueberries, 1/2 cup pecans and 2 tbsp almond milk
  5. Bake for 20 minutes covered and an additional 10 minutes uncovered

I will definitely be posting more flavor alternatives, but feel free to switch up the flavors and ingredients to your liking. Banana/walnut would be amazing, or apple/walnut or mango coconut (my college roommate’s idea!) – options are endless!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup pecans (divided in 2)
  • 2 cups oats
  • 4 tbsp chia seeds
  • dash vanilla
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups + 2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)

Let me know what you think! What are some of your time-saving breakfast ideas during the work week??

CHH

 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. foreign2food says:

    That’s a food porn pic if I have ever seen one! Nice recipe too!

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