Friends, I am so excited! I have been in a little bit of a creative funk for the past few weeks, with little motivation to create or photograph new recipes, and I just hit a wave of inspiration. Maybe its just that I am finally feeling at home in our new world of California and our new lifestyle as college students, but I am feeling good and I am excited to share all of the goodness and happiness with you!
Up on today’s yummy food agenda is this warm baked strawberry oatmeal. It is so perfect for a chilly fall day. Plus, it is so much less labor intensive that stove-top oatmeal. With this one, you can just pour all of the ingredients into an oven safe bowl, pop it into the oven for 35-40 minutes, and prepare your cuddly warm reading space while it bakes. Then when its done, let it cool for about five minutes, and then dig right in.
Another great thing about this recipe is that you can swap out the strawberries for just about any other fruit you love, like peaches, blackberries, raspberries, bananas, or apples. After you pull it out of the oven, you can top it with granola, nuts, fresh fruit, peanut butter, or anything else that your heart desires.
This baked oatmeal makes warm, healthy breakfasts easy. I hope that you have a chance to try it out for yourself. If you do, please do let me know what you think here or on any social media platform!
So much love and peace,
- ♥ 1/2 cup oats
- ♥ 1 cup water
- ♥ 1/4 maple syrup
- ♥ 1/4 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
- ♥ 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- ♥ 4-5 strawberries, sliced in half
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Add all ingredients except strawberries into an oven safe bowl and stir together.
- Arrange strawberries on top or mix them in.
- Place the bowl onto a baking sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes.
- Pull out and let cool for about 5-10 minutes.
- Top with any additional foods, and eat up!