Berry Oatmeal Bake!

We often get Kids Eat Smart Club coordinators and volunteers looking to serve something different at their KES Clubs.  This recipe is great to try on a cold winter’s morning.  It’s easy to cook in batches and a warm treat for the kids too.  This simple recipe includes whole grains and berries, and great way to start the day at your KES Club; Try it!

Berry Bake Oatmeal

Ingredients
Oatmeal:
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 2/3 cups 2% milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Topping:
  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon whole-wheat pastry flour or unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 ounces frozen mixed berries, thawed (2 1/2 cups frozen; 1 1/2 cup thawed)
  • 2% Greek yogurt or low-fat milk, for serving, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 2-quart baking dish or 8-inch square baking pan with the butter.
  2. For the oatmeal: Stir together the oats, sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Whisk together the milk, egg and vanilla  in a medium bowl. Pour the milk mixture into the oat mixture and stir well to combine.
  3. For the topping: Stir together the oats, sugar, butter, flour, cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl until evenly combined.
  4. To assemble: Pour the oatmeal into the prepared baking dish. Arrange the berries (including any juices) over the oatmeal. Sprinkle with the topping. Bake until lightly browned and just set, about 50 minutes. Let cool on a rack for 10 to 15 minutes. Serve warm with a dollop of yogurt or a splash of milk.

Recipe sourced from: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/berry-oatmeal-bake-3362604 

Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation NL. 

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