Thursday, February 3, 2011

Chocolate Berry Baked Oatmeal

I was sick last week and thought I know I should have nursed myself back to health with some chicken soup I wanted some baked oatmeal instead. I was craving sometime of comfort food and I'm guessing the simplicity of baked oatmeal just brought me a lot of comfort. Not sure why. I know there are also healthier ways to make baked oatmeal, but that was not where my mind was at. It was mid-afternoon when I made it and hadn't eaten all day so I wanted more of a sweet snack then a breakfast treat. I wound up making more of a dessert and less of a traditional baked oatmeal. But it was perfect because I could still eat it for breakfast the next day. Obviously, the sprinkles are an optional touch, but you'll see they are totally worth it if you are anything like me. :-)

2 cups of mixed berries (frozen)
3 cups of old-fashioned oats
2 eggs
1/2 cup of heavy cream
1/4 cup of brown sugar
4 tsp oil
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp cocoa powder (secret ingredient!)
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp salt
approximately 20 walnuts, halved
half a bag of chocolate chips (or as much as you want)

In a bowl combine eggs and oil.
Mix in oats, baking powder, sugar, salt, spice, cocoa powder, and cinnamon.
Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
Add frozen fruit.
Transfer to a sprayed 9 in. circular pie dish.
Pour heavy cream over top.
Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and top with sprinkles. 

Mmmmmmmm....Comfort :-)

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1 comment:

Lucy said...

Looks like a really big oatmeal cookie to me!

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