Breakfast has always been my favorite meal. Every morning, I wake up with my stomach grumbling and really can’t get much accomplished without having a good breakfast. And one of the many things I love about the law firm I work at is Friday breakfast. Every Friday, someone brings in breakfast for the entire office. Last week it was my turn. I used it as an opportunity to try a new recipe. I got good feedback from everyone and will definitely be making this again!
One fun thing about this recipe is you can switch up the ingredients. Toss in raspberries, blueberries, apples, strawberries. Whichever you prefer or whatever you have on hand. Also this recipe can easily be made with or without chocolate chips. So play around with this recipe and make it your own.
I’ve also joined the world of smartphones. Which means I’ve been talking pictures of everything! I was at a restaurant with a great friend last weekend and had to take a picture of this amazing soup–a tomato pesto. New goal: figure out how to recreate my own tomato pesto soup. Hopefully soon I’ll be posting my first recreation recipe!
- 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
- 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice or ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup walnut pieces, chopped (optional)
- 1 cup sliced strawberries (or whatever fruit you prefer)
- 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
- 2 cups milk
- 1 large egg
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 ripe banana, peeled, 1/2-inch slices (or whatever fruit you prefer)
Preheat oven to 375°F and spray the inside of a 10-1/2 by 7 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, mix together oats, sugar, baking powder, orange zest, Chinese five spice/ground cinnamon, salt, half the walnuts, half the strawberries and half the chocolate. In a medium sized bowl, combine milk, egg, butter, and vanilla extract.
Place the dry ingredients into the baking dish. Pour the wet ingredients over the oat mixture and lightly shake so the wet mixture evenly coats all of the dry ingredients. Top with the remaining strawberries, chocolate, and walnuts. Add sliced bananas on top. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the top is nicely golden brown and the milk mixture has set. For an additional splash of sugar, sprinkle extra brown sugar on top and cook on broil for an additional 4 minutes. Tastes great warm and good cold. Enjoy!
Source: Inspired Taste