Individual Baked Fruity Steel Cut Oatmeal

21 Oct

Sometimes you have grandiose ideas for weekend breakfast. And sometimes they work out.

But then other times, you realize you only have half the ingredients you’d need, and have to re-think your entire morning meal. That’s what happened to me this past Sunday. I wanted to make a huge batch of baked steel cut oats, that would last me all week long. But instead, I only had 2 servings worth of oats, and had to improvise. Enter: individual oat cups!

It’s basically the same thing as baked apple walnut steel cut oats, but baked in small ramekins – make as many or as few as you want!

It’s only 4 ingredients, is completely versatile, and makes your kitchen smell yummy as you start the lazy weekend morning (or begin cleaning the house, in my case).

Make this for yourself, make a whole slew for your family, and enjoy!

Individual Baked Fruity Steel Cut Oatmeal

Look at the gorgeous crust on that!

Individual Baked Fruity Steel Cut Oatmeal, adapted lightly from Stacy Makes Sense

Serves 1, make more as desired

  • 1/2 piece of fruit, chopped – apple, pear, peach, or 1/3 C berries
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 C steel cut oats
  • 1/2 C unsweetened soy milk, or skim milk
  • maple syrup, honey, mini chocolate chips, shredded coconut, or any other toppings

Preheat oven to 400. Grease one 6oz ramekin. If you’re making more, grease more ramekins! Place these on a deeper baking dish, to catch any spill over while baking – I used a 10″ cake pan.

Place chopped fruit at the bottom. Cover with cinnamon, or other spices of your choice (nutmeg, ginger, etc).

Cover with steel cut oats. Now cover with milk. You might not get the full 1/2 cup of milk, so just fill it up as much as you can.

Carefully transfer to the middle rack of the oven. Close it, set the timer for 40 minutes, and walk away.

Once done, remove and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Drizzle maple syrup or honey on top, and/or sprinkle on any desired oatmeal toppings.

Dig in! The oats will be a nice chewy texture, the fruit will have sweetened the dish naturally, and the edges will have a nice sweet crispness to them. I used a pear and made two of these. But am excited to try this with apples and raspberries. You’ll love this!

Individual Baked Fruity Steel Cut Oatmeal

A drizzle of maple syrup on top and we’re in breakfast heaven.

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