This is an amazing recipe for baked oatmeal. Not only is it easy and delicious, but it is incredibly healthy (just don’t tell your family that part) with quinoa, steel cut oats, bananas, blueberries, raspberries and even protein powder.
Of course, we think of oatmeal as a breakfast food, but this recipe is so yummy you can top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a very tasty dessert. For my brunch I served it with Slow Cooker Applesauce, Greek yogurt, nuts and pomegranate seeds.
2. Prepare the fruit: 3 or 4 bananas, sliced; 2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen); and 1 cup raspberries (frozen might be fine, but I prefer fresh ones because they are plumper and hold their shape better.)
6. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 4 cups of your favorite milk (dairy, almond, soy, etc.), 4 eggs, 2 scoops of your favorite protein powder, 2 teaspoons vanilla, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and a dash of salt.
8. Sprinkle half a cup of coconut flakes over the top.
TIP: If you like, toast the coconut first in a 375 degree oven,
but watch it very carefully. The first minute looks like no change is happening and suddenly it turns brown very quickly.
9. Bake at 375 degrees until nicely browned and dry on top, about an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes.
IMPORTANT NOTE: While quinoa is very healthy for us, many people have not embraced the texture. If you and your family or guests are not quinoa fans, you may be happier preparing this recipe with just oatmeal and no quinoa.
Enjoy this along with many of the easy brunch recipes to come.
Print recipe: Baked Oatmeal Recipe