Some mornings you want a comforting breakfast. Warm, fills you up, and smells delicious. This makes a great way to start any day, even more so when you have other hungry mouths to feed. Fresh fruit for a bit of sweetness and hints of cinnamon are always a good way to wake up.
2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup strawberries, diced (or any berries you have on hand)
1 cup walnut pieces
2 cups milk
1 large egg
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 ripe banana, peeled and sliced
*Notes – I’ve added a half a cup of chocolate chips before, which works well if you want a bit more sweetness.
Preheat your oven to 375F. Mix in a larger bowl the gluten free oats, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and half of each the strawberries and walnuts. In a medium sized bowl whisk together the milk, egg, and vanilla extract.
In a 9×9 baking pan, add a bit of nonstick spray or rub the sides and bottom with just a touch of oil. Add the oat, berry, and nut mixture. Then add the other half of the strawberries and walnuts and cover them with the sliced bananas. Slowly pour the milk mixture on top, and give another sprinkle of cinnamon.
Bake in the oven for about 45-50 minutes. The smell of this baking had me so hungry when it came out, I immediately cut it up and had some. Will make between 4-6 servings, and reheats well for next day no fuss breakfast!