Baked oatmeal sounds like a strange thing, but TRUST ME, you’ve got to try this! Not only is it nutritious and filling, it is delicious and very versatile. My recipe is loosely based on one that was posted anonymously on another blog, so “thanks”, anonymous poster! We did make several changes, so feel free to experiment and find what works for you.
- 6 cups of organic oatmeal
- 3 1/2 cups of buttermilk
- 1/4 cup freshly ground flour (rye will really help break down the phytic acid)
(The night before, mix the above in a large bowl and cover. Let it sit on the counter overnight.)
- 3 bananas, mashed
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/3 cup grade B maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled (if it’s still hot, it will cook the eggs when you mix it in!)
- 1 cup of dried fruits and/or nuts
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon (we like to add lots of spices, such as pumpkin pie spice or nutmeg. Be creative!)
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Mix all of the remaining ingredients into the oatmeal mixture, then scoop it into a grease 9×13 baking dish. Smooth it out and bake for one hour.
- Cut into squares (think bread pudding) and serve with cream, more maple syrup or fresh fruit to top!
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