FoodRevolutionize Breakfast: Try This Easy Baked Oatmeal Casserole

Revolutionize Breakfast: Try This Easy Baked Oatmeal Casserole

Baked oatmeal - Delicacies
Baked oatmeal - Delicacies
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6:56 AM EDT, April 30, 2024

The first thing that comes to mind with oatmeal is undoubtedly porridge. Instead of cooking it the conventional way, boiled in milk, why not try something different, like a baked version? This method transforms it into a dish that not only looks and tastes like a dessert but is also perfect for a sweet dinner or breakfast treat.

Oatmeal is well-known and, when prepared creatively, can win anyone's heart. Versatile in its use, it shines not just at breakfast time (as porridge, muesli, or an addition to smoothies) but also in evening meals (forming the base of meatballs or a crust for minced meat cutlets) or as a crunchy coating for pork chops. My latest delightful find is a fruit casserole.

Oatmeal Fruit Casserole

The oatmeal casserole offers a quick and effortless route to a nutritious and fulfilling dessert. Oatmeal is packed with both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber helps reduce bad cholesterol levels and stabilizes blood sugar, while insoluble fiber aids digestion and keeps you feeling full longer. Additionally, it's rich in B vitamins, mineral salts, and antioxidants.

Try this casserole if classic porridge no longer excites you or you're simply looking for a variation. There's no need to precook the oats; baking them with butter and fruit turns them soft and delicious. Feel free to use any fruit you like—strawberries, blackberries, or blueberries.

Baked oatmeal
Baked oatmeal© Adobe Stock | Photographer: Denise Torres

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups of rolled oats,
  • 3 tablespoons of honey,
  • 2.5 ounces of butter,
  • 4-5 apples,
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice,
  • 1/2 cup of blueberries,
  • 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries or chopped strawberries,
  • 4 tablespoons of your favorite nuts.

How to prepare:

  1. Peel the apples, remove the cores, and chop them.
  2. Toss the apples in lemon juice to keep them from turning brown.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the oatmeal with honey.
  4. Add roughly 1.8 ounces of coarsely grated butter.
  5. Mix the oatmeal thoroughly with honey and butter.
  6. Include the chopped apples, raspberries, and chopped nuts. Gently blend all the ingredients together.
  7. Grease a baking dish with some of the butter.
  8. Transfer the oatmeal, fruit, and nut blend into it.
  9. Smooth out the top so the ingredients are evenly spread, and dot it with the remaining butter.
  10. Preheat your oven to 392 degrees Fahrenheit.
  11. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the casserole is golden and crispy.

Enjoy your meal!

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