I am a big advocate of breakfast being the most important meal of the day. Breakfast for me is also the meal I look forward to the most. I go to bed dreaming of what I’m going to eat when I wake up. For some reason, it’s not problematic to me that I basically eat the same thing every morning: oats, oats and more oats. I think if I had to choose one thing to eat for every meal for the rest of my life, it would be oats.
Previously, I was a huge Weetbix kid. I would eat them every morning for breakfast before school. But in winter, there was something a little less appealing about a cold bowl of cereal. I wasn’t a fan of the run of the mill oats-and-milk porridge back then (unless it was doused in brown sugar) so boy was I glad when I discovered the overnight oats trend, and the fact that porridge didn’t have to be such a vanilla (literally) alternative!
Baked oats are a recent discovery of mine and they are fantastic for all those meal preppers out there. I work a full time job so I am all about saving time in the mornings and having breakfast ready to go.
One of the fantastic things about this recipe is that you can make a big batch and it stores perfectly well in the fridge for four or five days: just whack some in a bowl, pop it in the microwave and you’re good to go. Another is that you’re getting the goodness of oats, eggs and fruit all in one tasty package.
In my mind, it’s the perfect farewell to cold weather and a big old ‘hollaaaa’ to summer. Also, are ramekins not the cutest way to serve a meal? I swear they make anything look amazing.
If you try this recipe, let me know! xx
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 1.5 cups frozen strawberries and blueberries
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (Celcius).
In a large mixing bowl, combine all wet ingredients.
Add in the oats and berries and stir to combine. Add cinnamon and nutmeg to your liking.
Divide the mixture between 4 ramekins or in one large baking dish. Bake in the oven until cooked through and coloured on top.