A Tropical Breakfast: Pineapple Banana Baked Oatmeal

2 Aug
Tropical baked oatmeal delicious! Photo by Jess B.

Tropical baked oatmeal delicious! Photo by Jess B.

Over the winter I got really into baked oatmeal for breakfast. To American readers it may seem like I’m coming to the party a bit late. But baked oatmeal is not as well known here in the little old UK, tho I intend to change that! We have been missing out! Prepared in advanced, baked oatmeal is just so easy to reheat a portion each morning. It provides a near instant warm and filling breakfast. So much quicker and easier than faffing with making porridge in my beffudled achy ME/CFS morning state. And it’s so versatile. Banana and blueberry, apple and cinnamon, chocolate chip, the possibilities are endless!

Baked oatmeal recipes commonly contain eggs. As you will all know by now, and are probably sick of hearing, I can no longer tolerate eggs. They were one of the (many) foods I reacted strongly to in a recent food IgG intolerance test. No more baked oatmeal for me, or so I thought.

Ingredients. Photo by Jess B.

Wet Ingredients and Tropical Fruit. Photo by Jess B.

I stumbled upon the amazing vegan and allergy friendly food blog Oh She Glows and several recipes for baked oatmeal sans oeuf – baked oatmeal without even a trace of egg – yay!

It may seem strange to be touting a baked oatmeal in the middle of the summer. But remember I live in the UK where gorgeous sunny summer weather is anything but guaranteed. Tho so as not to slander British weather entirely I will say we have recently had several weeks of very hot weather. It’s basically been too hot, we’re never happy!

British weather eccentricity aside, the pineapple and banana gives this oatmeal a tropical note and a firm nod to summer and hot weather whilst the oats and bananas give the dish a nice filling soluble fibre base. So make this recipe and let the tropical fruity flavours take you off to your own little slice of tropical paradise, think gorgeous white sand beach, lush palm trees, turquoise sea waters lapping at the shore and warm sun basking in a clear blue sky….ummm heaven.

My dad saw the dish of baked oatmeal, still warm fresh from the oven filling the kitchen with a gorgeous aroma and dived straight in! He enjoyed a piece as his afternoon power snack, and why not, it’s a perfectly healthy alternative to cake! Breakfast or snack, you have to try this recipe!

Using the ingredients listed here this baked oatmeal is gluten, wheat, dairy, yeast, egg, almond, brazil, soya, oil and coconut free.

Dry Ingredients. Photo by Jess B.

Dry Ingredients. Photo by Jess B.

Wet Ingredients. Photo by Jess B.

Wet Ingredients added to dry. Photo by Jess B. Don’t be alarmed, hazelnut milk is pale brown in colour!

Makes 6 – 8 portions.

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten free oats
  • 1/2 cup sorghum flour (or other gluten free flour)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger

Wet Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups of hazelnut milk (or other dairy free milk)
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Fruit options

  • 1 banana chopped
  • 1/2 a fresh pineapple chopped

Sprinkle of brown sugar

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 350Β°F / 180Β°C / Gas Mark 4.
  2. Lightly grease a 10 x 10 inch baking dish.
  3. Place all dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir well.
  5. Fold in the chopped pineapple and banana.
  6. Pour your oatmeal batter into the prepared baking dish.
  7. Sprinkle the top with a little brown sugar.
  8. Bake in your preheated oven for 55 – 65 minutes until golden and slightly firm to touch.
  9. Allow to cool in the dish. Once completely cool cover with cling film (plastic wrap to non Brits!) and store in the fridge. Come breakfast time, place your portion in a bowl, cover and reheat in the microwave until piping hot (approx 1 minute). Serve with a splash of your preferred non-dairy milk. Enjoy.

This baked oatmeal recipe is the perfect non-egg oatmeal recipe that as I say at the top can be jazzed up any way you choose. Any fresh or frozen fruit combo would work. It is definitely going to give me endless possibilities for non-egg breakfasts πŸ™‚

Recipe adapted from Oh She Glows.

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12 Responses to “A Tropical Breakfast: Pineapple Banana Baked Oatmeal”

  1. currankentucky August 2, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    So simple, yet so brilliant. Thanks!

    • myjourneythrume August 2, 2013 at 11:49 am #

      It’s all about being simple when you have ME, not enough energy to do complicated stuff in the kitchen!

      • currankentucky August 2, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

        So true and as i say “if it works, it works”!

  2. thehomeschoolingdoctor August 2, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    Aw. You are killing me here! I really like oatmeal a lot, but I can’t eat it right now as I try this GAPS diet out. But thoughts of things like these keep me motivated! But it looks and sounds absolutely great. I’ve never had baked oatmeal. It’s on the bucket list. Is that a British phrase too? Thanks for clarifying cling film. πŸ™‚

    • myjourneythrume August 3, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

      I thought I’d replied to you yesterday but apparently not! I’ll blame dodgy French Internet! How is GAPS going? I thought baked oatmeal was an actually an American term cos I got it from sister. Who knows! We call oatmeal porridge and its cooked on the stove top. But baking it is so much easier, much me ME friendly πŸ™‚

  3. Trisha August 3, 2013 at 12:24 am #

    That looks really good! I’m going to have to give it a try. And, yes, thank you for clearing up the cling film thing! I hadn’t heard that term before, even though we have some British relatives and I love learning the British terms for things.

    • myjourneythrume August 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

      Thank you for reading and commenting πŸ™‚ there are so many differences between British and American English, porridge for oatmeal being one! Where abouts are your British relatives from?

  4. E. Milo September 20, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

    Never heard of baked oatmeal and never knew they didn’t call it cling film here! Gonna try this recipe this weekend. πŸ™‚

    • E. Milo September 20, 2013 at 6:00 pm #

      PS: since I was a kid, I wanted to write a Irish/UK- American translation phrase book. I have so many! It occurred to me that, yes, here they say “Saran Wrap” – the brand name -in the same way we say Hoover. There are things that are Irish only, I think, such as hot press- do you have those? My siblings grew up in America and I’d have to explain things like “take the piss” and “sweet FA” and “chrimbo”… I love this stuff!

      • myjourneythrume September 21, 2013 at 6:33 pm #

        I love it too! I recently had a conversation with Terri over at the home schooling doctor blog comparing different American and British English words, there are so many! Zucchini for courgette, trash for rubbish, rutabaga for swede, gas for petrol, pants for trousers etc etc. I love it! You should definitely write that book!

    • myjourneythrume September 21, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

      Let me know how it goes πŸ™‚ it’s one of my fave breakfasts, I love that you get something hot with minimal effort. I make it and freeze it in portions, taking one out the night before and just reheating it in the microwave come breakfast time. With a splash of cool rice milk and fresh banana, perfect! Hope you like it.

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