Berry Baked Oats

I’m just going to put it out there: I think I prefer baked oats to regular bowls of oatmeal!  Like a cross between a cake and flapjack, these are satisfying, delicious, and so very handy to have on hand for breakfast in advance.

Servings: 4 - 6
Prep Time - 5 minutes
Cooking Time - 40 minutes

Ingredients

220g Just Natural Organic jumbo oats
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp Just Natural Organic ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt
500ml Organic Kitchen oat drink
1 tbsp Just Natural Organic milled flaxseed or Just Natural Organic chia seeds
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp blueberries fresh or frozen
2 tbsp raspberries fresh or frozen
2 tbsp Just Natural Organic pecans, roughly chopped
1 heaped tbsp Just Natural Organic desiccated coconut

How to Make it

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Mix together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, oat drink, flaxseed, and maple syrup in a large bowl.
  3. Lightly grease a deep, oven-safe casserole dish (8×8 or 9×5 works well).
  4. Place the oat mixture into the dish and leave to absorb some of the liquid for 10 minutes.
  5. Drop the berries in on top pushing some of them down into the oats. Top with pecans and place in the oven to bake for 25 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with desiccated coconut and bake for another 10 minutes. If the coconut starts to brown too quickly, cover the top with foil!
  7. Leave to cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing, or leave to set in the fridge overnight (once cooled).
  8. Serve topped with dairy-free yogurt of choice, a drizzle of maple syrup or agave nectar, and an extra sprinkling of roughly chopped pecans.