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Vanilla Cherry Almond Baked Oatmeal

Vanilla Cherry Almond Baked Oatmeal

Andrea Toole
This baked oatmeal dish is the perfect complement to your slow Saturday mornings & will have your house smelling amazing while it bakes for the ultimate weekend vibes. Pair with a strong cup of coffee & you're set!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 9 squares

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups large flake rolled oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups milk, I used 1%
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 ½ cups frozen cherries
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375F and oil an 8x8 baking dish.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients: oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, chia seeds, baking powder and salt and mix.
  • In another small bowl, combine the wet ingredients: milk, eggs, honey, vanilla extract and olive oil and whisk togeher until the ingredients are all combined. Pour the wet mixture into the dry oat mixture and mix well.
  • To the bottom of the oiled baking dish, add 2 cups of the frozen cherries. Pour the oat mixture over top the cherries.
  • Using the back of a spoon or a rubber spatula, help the oat mixture get into all the creases and corners by smooting the top of the oat layer with your spoon. Sprinkle the top with the chopped almonds and the remaining 1/2 cup of cherries.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes until golden on top and set in the middle. Remove from the oven and allow it to set for about 10 minutes. Slice into 9 squares & enjoy!

Notes

Store refrigerated in an airtight container for about 4-5 days.
Reheat before eating & serve with Greek yogurt for a protein boost!