Baked Berry and Coconut Oatmeal

A square of Baked Berry and Coconut Oatmeal topped with fresh berries and yogurt.
Baked Berry and Coconut Oatmeal
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    Servings Prep Time
    12 servings 20-25 minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    28-30 minutes 20 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    12 servings 20-25 minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    28-30 minutes 20 minutes
    A square of Baked Berry and Coconut Oatmeal topped with fresh berries and yogurt.
    Baked Berry and Coconut Oatmeal
    Print Recipe
      Servings Prep Time
      12 servings 20-25 minutes
      Cook Time Passive Time
      28-30 minutes 20 minutes
      Servings Prep Time
      12 servings 20-25 minutes
      Cook Time Passive Time
      28-30 minutes 20 minutes
      Ingredients
      Servings: servings
      Instructions
      1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
      2. In a large bowl whisk together milk and eggs. Whisk in remaining ingredients except for the berries until fully combined. Stir in berries.
      3. Spray a 12 square non-stick brownie pan or a 9"x 9" non-stick pan with non-stick spray.
      4. Divide batter evenly between squares or pour into prepared 9" x 9" pan.
      5. 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.
      6. 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.
      Recipe Notes

      -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.

       

      Five Spice Mixed Nuts

      Five Spice Mixed Nuts
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        Servings Prep Time
        5 cups 10 minutes
        Cook Time Passive Time
        60 minutes 1+ hours
        Servings Prep Time
        5 cups 10 minutes
        Cook Time Passive Time
        60 minutes 1+ hours
        Five Spice Mixed Nuts
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          Servings Prep Time
          5 cups 10 minutes
          Cook Time Passive Time
          60 minutes 1+ hours
          Servings Prep Time
          5 cups 10 minutes
          Cook Time Passive Time
          60 minutes 1+ hours
          Ingredients
          Servings: cups
          Instructions
          1. Preheat oven to 225°F. Spray a large baking tray with non-stick spray.
          2. In a large bowl toss together nuts.
          3. In a medium bowl whisk together maple syrup, brown sugar, egg white, water, Chinese five spice and sea salt. Pour over nuts and stir to coat evenly.
          4. Spread nuts evenly on a large baking tray. Bake for 60 minutes, turning every 15 minutes. If using dried cherries stir them in halfway through baking time.
          5. Remove from oven and loosen from the baking tray. Allow nuts to cool completely before breaking apart. Will keep in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

          Bacon Jam Mozza Burger


          Bacon Jam Mozza Burger
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            Servings Prep Time
            4 people 30 minutes
            Cook Time Passive Time
            60 minutes 3 minutes
            Servings Prep Time
            4 people 30 minutes
            Cook Time Passive Time
            60 minutes 3 minutes
            Bacon Jam Mozza Burger
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              Servings Prep Time
              4 people 30 minutes
              Cook Time Passive Time
              60 minutes 3 minutes
              Servings Prep Time
              4 people 30 minutes
              Cook Time Passive Time
              60 minutes 3 minutes
              Ingredients
              Bacon Jam
              Servings: people
              Instructions
              Bacon Jam
              1. Chop bacon into 1/4" dice. Heat a large sauce pot or dutch oven over medium high heat. Add diced bacon and cook uncovered until crisp and rendered, stirring often. Scoop out bacon onto a paper towel lined plate, leaving behind approximately 2 tbsp of bacon fat.
              2. Reduce heat to medium and add chopped onion. Cook uncovered until softened and starting to caramelize, approximately 10 minutes. Add garlic and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add remaining ingredients including cooked bacon and heat to a simmer. Reduce heat and cook for approximately 30 minutes until mixture is "jammy"
              3. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. If you like a chunkier texture, serve bacon jam as is. If you prefer a jammier texture, add 1/2 the bacon jam to a food processor and pulse several times to break down bacon. Stir together with unprocessed half and serve. Yields an approximate 1 1/4 cups of bacon jam and will keep refrigerated in a sealed container for up to one week. Rewarm gently prior to use once it has been chilled.
              Burgers
              1. Preheat grill to medium high.
              2. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Weight ground chuck into 6 ounce portions. Form each portion into 4 1/2"-4 3/4"patties using a press or your hands, making sure not to overwork the meat. Using your thumb, make an indent in the centre of each pattie. Place formed patties onto parchment lined tray and lightly brush both sides with oil. Sprinkle both sides generously with kosher salt and cracked black pepper.
              3. Place patties onto grill and cook for approximately 4-5 minutes per side for medium or 140-145℉. Flip patties only once. Remove from heat onto a plate and top with cheese. Cover loosely with foil and allow to rest for about 3 minutes, giving the meat time to rest and the cheese time to melt.
              4. While burgers are resting, toast buns and warm bacon jam. Assemble burgers with bacon jam and other toppings as desired and serve immediately.

              Blueberry French Toast Bake

              Blueberry French Toast Bake
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                Servings Prep Time
                6 people 25 minutes
                Cook Time
                40-45 minutes
                Servings Prep Time
                6 people 25 minutes
                Cook Time
                40-45 minutes
                Blueberry French Toast Bake
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                  Servings Prep Time
                  6 people 25 minutes
                  Cook Time
                  40-45 minutes
                  Servings Prep Time
                  6 people 25 minutes
                  Cook Time
                  40-45 minutes
                  Ingredients
                  Blueberry French Toast Bake
                  Balsamic Blueberry Sauce
                  Servings: people
                  Instructions
                  Blueberry French Toast Bake
                  1. In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, milk, maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg.
                  2. Generously butter an 8"x8" pan. Spread half the bread cubes evenly in pan and dot with half of the cream cheese chunks. Sprinkle with 1/2 the blueberries. Repeat with remaining bread, cream cheese and blueberries. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
                  3. Preheat oven to 375℉. Bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes until golden and set in the centre. Remove from oven and serve with balsamic blueberry sauce.
                  Balsamic Blueberry Sauce
                  1. In a medium sauce pan combine blueberries, sugar, and 4 tbsp of water. Cook over medium heat until simmering and sugar has dissolved, approximately 10 minutes. Stir together cornstarch and remaining 2 tbsp of water. Stir into blueberries and heat to a full simmer. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and blueberry balsamic vinegar. Serve warm with french toast.
                  Recipe Notes

                  Balsamic Blueberry Sauce can be made a day ahead with the french toast and rewarmed for serving, or cooked while the Blueberry French Toast  is baking. I made the french toast in muffin tins for presentation, however they were fussy to assemble and difficult to remove from tins.  A single 8"x8" pan is recommended.

                  Rusty Chicken


                  Rusty Chicken
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                    Servings Prep Time
                    4 people 15 minutes
                    Cook Time Passive Time
                    15 minutes 1 hour
                    Servings Prep Time
                    4 people 15 minutes
                    Cook Time Passive Time
                    15 minutes 1 hour
                    Rusty Chicken
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                      Servings Prep Time
                      4 people 15 minutes
                      Cook Time Passive Time
                      15 minutes 1 hour
                      Servings Prep Time
                      4 people 15 minutes
                      Cook Time Passive Time
                      15 minutes 1 hour
                      Ingredients
                      Servings: people
                      Instructions
                      1. Whisk together all ingredients except chicken. Place chicken in a glass or plastic dish and pour approximately one third of marinade over chicken and toss to coat. Add a little more marinade if needed to coat well. Cover chicken and remaining marinade and chill from 1-4 hours.
                      2. Preheat grill to medium. Grill chicken thighs for appoximately 7-8 minutes per side, adjusting heat if needed as the sugar in the marinade can burn. Meanwhile, place a disposable medium size foil pan on grill and add remaining marinade. Heat, stirring often until bubbling,thick and glossy.
                      3. When chicken is cooked add to marinade pan and toss to coat with sauce. Serve immediately.
                      Recipe Notes

                      Alternatively, you can use a regular saucepan on the stove to heat the marinade until thick and glossy.  Pour over chicken in serving dish and serve immediately.