Posts Tagged With: breakfast

oven oatmeal

i wanted to mix up my usual oatmeal routine…and it’s a saturday, so it seemed appropriate to do so. i hadn’t made baked oatmeal in years, but it was as easy as i had hoped.

i substituted the skim milk for soya milk and the oats for quick-cook oats…it was divine.

this is a simple (and well deserving of re-posting) recipe for any banana-and-oat lovers:


1) Bananas

Slice 2 bananas. You can add these however you like – in with the wet ingredients or arranged in a pattern on the top (and/or bottom!) of the dish. (You’ll need an additional mashed banana for the wet ingredients below)

2) Combine the dry ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt

3) Combine the wet ingredients:

  • 1 egg, beat
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1.5 cups skim milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

4) Pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Mix well.

5) Line an 8″ pan (square or round) with parchment paper (for easy removal and cutting!).

6) Layer some banana slices on the bottom. Pour batter into pan. Top with remaining banana slices.

OR just use cooking spray – or a pie dish (which is harder to get out in one piece but saves having to use parchment)

7) Pop into a 375* oven for about 26 minutes.

8) After 26 minutes, increase heat to broil, sprinkle oatmeal with 1 heaping tbsp brown sugar and broil for 3-4 minutes.

Makes 4 portions about 275 kcal, 6 grams fiber and 11 grams protein each. We saved one portion to reheat tomorrow!


from the culinary stylings of:


happy oatmeal-eating!

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the daily granola

since the start of the year, i’ve been making granola on a bi-weekly or monthly basis (depending on external factors like current oat supply and number-of-days-we-make-fancy-breakfast-instead). i’ve baked through a plethora of granola recipes and i have concluded this:

they’re mostly all good. some are bad. i have a favourite.

it the favourite one that i will share with you. it’s marvelously simple, delightful tasteful, and posted by a great estonian food blogger nonetheless!

here, and i quote, is how it should* be done:

*should is a somewhat relative term in the art of granola making…if you don’t have almonds, toss in sesame seeds or whatever you think could be good- chances are, it will be.


Honey Granola Recipe
(Lihtne mesine granola)

250 g old-fashioned oats (about 3 cups)
100 g almond slices
8 Tbsp runny honey
4 Tbsp neutral oil
4 Tbsp water
raisins or currants (optional)

Mix oats and almonds on a large baking sheet. Mix honey and oil in a small bowl, then add water and stir again. Pour the liquid mixture over the oats and mix until everything is well combined. 
Roast in a pre-heated 150 C / 300 F oven for about 30 minutes, shaking the pan every now and then, until the oats are golden and slightly crispy (they crisp up even more when cooling down).
Remove from the oven and cool. Fold in the raisins.
Keep in an airtight container.


if you want to go straight to the source (and i recommend doing so, as she has an array of good-looking recipes to try), here it is:

God bless you, estonian food lover & your skill in granola-making!

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