Baked Berry and Coconut Oatmeal
I think breakfast is a very important start to any day. I am one of those people who does eat breakfast every single day. Yes, I think I should for nutrition but also because I’m quite hungry in the morning and if I don’t eat breakfast, no one is safe around me! That’s right, I turn into a hangry person, and it is not pretty.
I love these individual Baked Berry and Coconut Oatmeal squares because they are a good combination of chewy coconut and oatmeal with sweetness from frozen berries and maple syrup, yet they are not overly sweet. The eggs and milk provide much-needed protein to help us get through the morning and the adorable squares are a perfect size, at least for me. I just love them topped with lots of yogurt and fresh berries if I have them on hand. They can be made in advance, wrapped and frozen for up to a month. Thawed squares can be warmed gently in the microwave when you’re ready to eat.
They’re super simple to make using only one bowl, and if you don’t have an individual pan like the one I have, you can bake it in a 9” x 9” pan and cut into desired squares. Either way, Baked Berry and Coconut Oatmeal is an easy and tasty way to start your day. Enjoy!
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Author: Compelled to Cook
- 1 3/4 cups 2% milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups steel cut oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup coarsley chopped pecans optional
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
- pinch nutmeg
- 1 cup frozen berries of choice I used mixed
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl whisk together milk and eggs. Whisk in remaining ingredients except for the berries until fully combined. Stir in berries.
- Spray a 12 square non-stick brownie pan or a 9"x 9" non-stick pan with non-stick spray.
- Divide batter evenly between squares or pour into prepared 9" x 9" pan.
- Bake on the center rack for 28-30 minutes if using the individual brownie pan and about 40 minutes if using the 9"x 9" pan.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 20 minutes. They will continue to firm up while cooling and you only need it pleasantly warm to serve. They will be difficult to remove from the individual brownie pan if too warm. Remove from pan and serve with yogurt, fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup if desired. If baking for meal prep and saving for later feel free to allow it to cool longer before removing from either pan.
-Use almond milk or other milk substitutes in place of the 2% milk if desired.
-Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder if you want more protein.
-The individual brownie pan is perfect for meal prep baked oatmeal squares.
-Allow the squares to cool completely before wrapping and freezing. Will keep well wrapped for up to one month in the freezer.
-Allow frozen squares to thaw before warming gently in the microwave.
I am also one of those people that eat breakfast everyday. In fact, I eat every meal and am confounded when someone says, “I forgot to eat.” Never will those words come out of my mouth. I’ve never baked oatmeal before but I’m definitely going to do so now that I have your recipe! Love that pan by the way, I’ve got to get one.
You and me both for all meals LOL! Like you, I couldn’t imagine going without one. I’ve only used my brownie pan for oatmeal and mini loaves/square muffins. I’m pretty sure it would make great brownies too. I bought mine from a friend who sells the Pampered Chef products but Amazon sells them and I’m sure department stores would too. I’d recommend one just for the fun of it!