This dish was created out of the need to have more hours in a day.
The kids are at home and not in their frameworks for a few days now,
And most of the time I find myself in the kitchen.
Between making breakfast, lunch and dinner I have found the perfect solution for a good breakfast / dinner,
Warm, nutritious and balanced.
This dish takes 5 minutes of work including washing the dishes.
All you have to do for it is mix, add toppings and voila, put it in the oven.
It’s a great way to make something little and good together with the kids that’ll indulge everybody.
Michael and I enjoyed some quality time together while decorating the porridge.
Wonderful fruit can be spreaded on top in many shapes and forms.
It could be a smiley face,
Or a big heart,
It could be circles or triangles,
And you can just place the hypnotizing and beautiful fruits on top.
What’s so amazing about this recipe is its ability to adjust itself to any home and any number of dishes that you want to make by using a simple formula.
Rather it’s one person eating it or number of people this recipe will provide a wonderful solution,
Because you can make it in a few sizes and forms to suit your home and your needs.
All that’s left for you to do is to choose the fruit you like,
Mix all ingredients and let the oven do its magic 🙂
Days of health and peace, that are tasty and joyful to us all 🙂
Baked Oatmeal Porridge
Ingredients: suitable for a round baking pan 24cm (9.5”) diameter for between 4-6 dishes.
- 3 cups instant oatmeal
- 3 cups liquids (Non-dairy milk / regular / water) – I used 1½ cups of water + 1½ non-dairy milk
- ⅓ cup maple syrup (For alternatives, have a look at “A little extra From Me”)
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Optional toppings: 2 tablespoons of chia seeds, ½ cup frozen berries, 1 tablespoon cocoa for cocoa porridge, or any other spice that you like.
Portions can be adjusted according to the number of diners – The formula says that each cup of oatmeal is suitable for two diners.
A personal version can also be made with ½ cup of oatmeal and ½ cup liquid. The ratio between oatmeal to liquid is 1:1, so if you put 1 cup of oatmeal, put 1 cup of liquid.
Also when it comes to the fruit the diversity is up to you, you can cut the fruit into cubes or place them as a fruit fan on top of the porridge, anything you choose will fit and will be wonderful.
- Preheat the oven to 355°F (180°C) on turbo mode (Turbo mode isn’t a must)
- In the baking pan put all ingredients, oatmeal, liquids, maple syrup and cinnamon and mix well.
- Add fruits into the porridge or place on top of it (I placed slices of pear on top).
- Put in the oven and bake for between 20-25 minutes.
Take out of the oven and serve with love 🙂
A little maple syrup / almond butter or any other spread you like can be spread on top of the porridge.
A little extra from me:
- Can be kept in a sealed box in the fridge for up to 4 days.
- Make sure to choose a pan that’s suitable for the oven.
- Maple syrup can be substituted for any other sweetener you choose 🙂
- Can be heated in the microwave or in a little pot – Add a little milk before heating and mix well after.
- Can combine any fruit you like – apple, pear, strawberries, berries, persimmon, orange, ginger zest, banana and more..
- The cocoa version works wonderfully with slices of banana on top.