Weekend Baking – Oatmeal Pie with Raspberries, Bananas and Golden Apples
When I’ve binged on too much decadence, I like to “detox” with this simple, yet incredibly delicious good-for-you breakfast. Heck, you can have it anytime during the day, although its golden honeyed brilliance is a great way to start off your day.
One friend remarked that this oatmeal concoction looks like “health baked in a pan”, and I feel that this is the epitome of the ingredients: berries chalked full of vitamins and anti-oxidants, nuts packed with omega 3, oatmeal full of fiberlicious goodness, all wrapped in a soothing, immunity boost coating of honey. I actually got the original recipe from skinnytaste.com, which is a website I love, and adapted slightly to my taste and preference. I hope you also add your personal touch to this dish – you can really play around with whatever fillings you want!
This is a great item to make over the weekend, refrigerate and bring to work on Mondays. A little nuking in the microwave will bring you back to the relaxed weekend.
What you’ll need:
- 1 banana
- 1 apple
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 1/4 cup instant oats
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds or almonds
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius.
I use a 9 inch round silicon pan for this.
Slice bananas into 1 cm pieces. Cut and de-core apples into slices around the same thickness. Place the banana and apples pieces at the bottom of pan (I like to start with the apples and use the bananas to fill out the extra spaces). Dust with 1/4 tsp of cinnamon and drizzle with 1 tbsp of honey.
Cover with foil and oven bake it for 15 minutes.
While the fruits are cooking, combine your dry ingredients: oatmeal, half portion of the nuts, baking powder, salt, and the rest of the cinnamon in a bowl.
In another bowl, mix together the rest of the honey, egg, milk and vanilla extract. I like to start by blending the honey and egg, as this helps everything emulsify easily later on.
Wet ingredients all blended together.
By now, the fruits should be ready to be taken out of the oven. They should be steaming in their own golden juices.
Sprinkle the dry ingredients evenly on top of the molten fruits.
Now, pour over the oatmeal mixture with the honeyed eggy concoction.
Make sure everyone is snug and happy in the pan (and that the oatmeal is evenly distributed), sprinkle raspberries and pumpkin seeds over top, and bake for another 30 minutes.