First of all, I just want to say how touched I am from reading all of your comments on my post last week in which I announced the official launch of my new business, Sugarcrafter Sweets. It means more to me than I can put into words, and I can’t thank you enough for your support. Second, I wanted to answer a question that I’ve been asked a few times since my announcement – no, I’m not going to stop blogging. I’ll still be here on Sugarcrafter, cooking and baking up delicious things…although I may be posting a little less frequently now that I have a business to run!
Along those lines, today I have a simple recipe for baked oatmeal. I made mine with bananas and cherries that I had frozen from last year, but you can use strawberries, blueberries, or any other kind of fruit that you like. Also, feel free to get fancy with the spices, perhaps using nutmeg instead of cardamom or sprinkling a little cinnamon-sugar on top. It’s a perfect way to start your day. I hope you enjoy it!
- 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cardamom
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup cream
- 2 large egg whites
- 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 ripe bananas, sliced
- 2 cups whole sweet cherries, halved
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray a 12×8″ pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, baking powder, brown sugar, spices, and salt.
In another bowl, whisk together the milk, cream, egg whites, butter, and vanilla.
Arrange the banana slices on the bottom of the dish.
Spoon 2/3 of the cherries over the bananas, and then sprinkle the oat mixture over the top. Drizzle the milk mixture over the top of the oats, making sure all of the oats are moistened. Scatter the rest of the cherries on top.
Bake 35-45 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.