fruity baked oats
I could not offer a more simple, balanced, delicious make ahead breakfast than this one! I wasn't even sure I was going to write this as a "recipe". But at The Health Boost we are passionate about simple real whole foods and ingredients. Being healthy does not require fancy ingredients and long winded fussy recipes. So here it is, a simple fairly rustic and fail safe recipe for a balanced breakfast. What fruit will you pick to make yours?
150g oats (naturally gluten free)
2 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoon sunflower seeds
2 tablespoon desiccated coconut
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 pear, chopped, skin on
1 apple, chopped, skin on
100g fresh blueberries
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
300ml milk of choice ( I used almond)
Prep time: 15mins
Cooking time: 20-30mins
- Grease a tin or ceramic dish (I used a dish measuring 20x26cm).
- Clean and chop the apples, pears and clean blueberries.
- Add all the fruit to a large mixing bowl.
- Add the oats, seeds, coconut, baking powder and cinnamon and mix.
- In a separate mixing bowl, add the milk, eggs, honey, vanilla and combine well.
- Pour the mixture into the fruit and oats mix and stir to combine.
- Add the combined mixture to the pre-prepared dish.
- Bake in the oven for 20-30minutes depending on how set you want the oats to become.
the health boost tip
This recipe can be adapted to use whichever fruits are in season. It is best eaten the next morning, warmed up with a few spoonfuls of Greek yoghurt.
Although quite sweet as using lots of fruits, this breakfast offers a pleasing balance of slow release carbohydrates, natural sugars, protein and essential fatty acids.