S’mores Baked Oatmeal
Meet my breakfast for the past 3 days.
You meet s’mores for breakfast. S’more for breakfast meet you.
Now before we get too far into this recipe. I should disclose that I used bananas instead of marshmallows. I did this for a number of reasons:
1) if you bake marshmallows they disappear (bummer)
2) because bananas are delicious
3) marshmallows are one of those foods I can take or leave
If marshmallows aren’t a take-or-leave kind of food for you, add them on during the last 5 minutes of baking time so they get nice and puffy and golden.
Thoughts to make this baked oatmeal even more s’more-like = if you can find a campfire, you should use it to cook this baked oatmeal. I’m not sure how that would work, but I’m sure you can find a boy scout or a manly man who knows how to cook over a fire. Actually, don’t do that. That sounds complicated.
I’m so in love with baked oatmeal. Let’s take a trip down baked oatmeal memory lane: grapefruit streusel baked oatmeal, carrot cake baked oatmeal, and pumpkin snickerdoodle baked oatmeal. That grapefruit streusel one is pretty high on the favorite breakfast list. BUT THIS. THIS s’mores oatmeal is a wee bit higher on that ahh-my-gosh-yummy-breakfast list.
Let’s have a brief discussion on baked oatmeal and why they’re fun.
Baked oatmeals are fun because they’re a dense oatmeal cake for breakfast. And this one has gone s’mores style because summer AND s’more weather is coming! IT’S COMING. So step 1) is to test this recipe out before summertime s’more weather arrives.
You are gonna love it.
S'mores Baked Oatmeal
Yield: serves 4-5
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minute
Total Time: 50 minutes
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup milk
1/2 cup natural almond butter
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
scant 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
chocolate chunks (i used 62% scharffen berger baking chunks)
2 bananas, thinly sliced
5 graham cracker sheets, crumbled
Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a bowl, combine all baked oatmeal ingredients. Pour into a greased oval dish (I greased mine with coconut oil). Top with chocolate chunks, bananas and crumbled graham crackers. Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes, or until oatmeal is set.