2/2/14

Video Attempt: Baked Oatmeal

Obviously and as expected, so much has changed since Teddy's arrival. It's been 23 days since I last moved in my Words with Friends games; I have yet to watch a single episode of the new Downton Abbey; I am not even close to caught up with Top Chef, and poor little Mavis can hardly remember the last time she got to go on a walk that lasted longer than ten minutes. Fortunately, however, we've been able to maintain this here blog(!). 

That being said, the parade of visiting grandparents is sadly coming to an end. (My mom left early last week and Matt's parents leave early this week.) That means that once again Matt and I will be on our own with this little guy, and in the short term, our posts may be a little more sporadic. Who knows though? Being completely grandparent-less, didn't stop us with the dutch baby shoot. And I still have a couple of great recipes from pre-Teddy that I haven't shared yet. Anyway, here's to the blog's evolution and moving forward with Bon Appétempt as a party of three. 

Lastly, hope you enjoy this one! I'd been dying to make that baked oatmeal for years now and am glad I finally did so.

Baked Oatmeal from Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen

2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup walnut pieces, toasted and chopped
1/3 cup natural cane sugar or maple syrup, plus more for serving
1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Scant 1/2 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
2 cups milk
1 large egg
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 ripe bananas, cut into 1/2-inch / 1cm pieces
1 1/2 cups / 6.5 oz blueberries or mixed berries

Preheat the oven to 375F with a rack in the top third of the oven. Generously butter the inside of an 8-inch square baking dish.

In a bowl, mix together the oats, half the walnuts, the sugar, if using, the baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.

In another bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, if using, the milk, egg, half of the butter, and the vanilla.

Arrange the bananas in a single layer in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle two-thirds of the berries over the top. Cover the fruit with the oat mixture. Slowly drizzle the milk mixture over the oats. Gently give the baking dish a couple thwacks on the countertop to make sure the milk moves through the oats. Scatter the remaining berries and remaining walnuts across the top.

Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until the top is nicely golden and the oat mixture has set. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Drizzle the remaining melted butter on the top and serve. Sprinkle with a bit more sugar or drizzle with maple syrup if you want it a bit sweeter.

serves 6 generously, or 12 as part of a larger brunch spread
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43 comments:

Matthew said...

One of my fave shoots. I can't believe I didn't know about baby sneezes.

Brands family blog said...

Definitely one of your CUTEST blog entries yet. I can't wait to try this recipe!

Lydia said...

Teddy is truly cute. These recipe/baby vids are the best!

Brooke said...

Teddy is such a cutie!! Being from Amish Country, I love a good baked oatmeal and that one looks delish! I'll have to give it a try.

Luisa said...

Oh man. I see A LOT of sweet babies online, but Teddy is in a league of his own. So freaking cute. And dangerous because he makes my arms feel all empty and yearny and broody!! ACCKK.

Mary Anne said...

Best video EVER. Hi Mr. and Mrs. Bookman and Jodi!!

Ileana said...

A little dash of baby sneezes!

Tu-Anh said...

Hahaha, you guys are hilarious! Adore the secret ingredient :D

Wendy said...

Your father-in-law is adorable. And so is Sneezy.

HAILEY said...

It was worth it for the baby sneezes. Also, I was ironically eating oatmeal while watching this (but yours looked better!)

Kara said...

Hahaha, the baby sneezes!! What a cutie pie. Also, would like to adopt Matt's parents, please.
xoxo

Mark and Marsha said...

Hi Mare! Miss you.

sarah said...

not gonna lie, i loved seeing matt's parents in this video. it brought me back to the good ole days of indian princesses. :)

Eliska said...

Am I the only one who cares about what looked like homemade Pop Tarts???

nicole said...

Yum, yum, yum. And I agree with Eliska! Was that a sneak peek? Thank you for posting. Love, love, love these video attempts. Best of luck with Teddy. He's an angel.

Amelia Morris said...

hahahaa you're not alone! My sister-in-law asked about them too. Jodi brought them over. They're from a local coffee shop: http://changoechopark.com

Amelia Morris said...

Thanks! I think so too. :)

Amelia Morris said...

Thanks, Lydia!!

Amelia Morris said...

Thanks, Brooke!! I didn't realize baked oatmeal was a thing... must check out more variations.

Amelia Morris said...

I know you just got a new job and all, but perhaps it's time for a new baby?? :) :)

Amelia Morris said...

Couldn't agree more!!

Amelia Morris said...

Thanks, Tu-Anh!!

Amelia Morris said...

:)

Amelia Morris said...

Oatmeal forever!

Amelia Morris said...

Perhaps we can work out a time share? ;)

Amelia Morris said...

hahaa I've heard about those days!

Amelia Morris said...

Thanks, Nicole!!

mliss said...

Matt's comments are priceless. Sounds like you'll do fine when it's just the "three" of you.

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Great recipe and video, love the secret ingredient!

tunie said...

It's totally a thing...my mom makes a savory version for her winter breakfasts with things like mushrooms and cheese and peas...she loves it.

Juliana Sheldon said...

OMG Mr. Bookman and Matt have the EXACT SAME mannerisms! Congrats to all of you, Teddy is an angel.

Mark said...

Thank you, Juliana. I think.

Mark said...

Hi Sarah. Those were the good old days.

Magda said...

You are such a sweet mommy. The look you have at the end of the video when you're holding your baby is precious. And those baby sneezes! So cute :) I wish I had that ingredient to add to my oatmeal.

Unknown said...

I think I might even like oatmeal,! If I can't hold Teddy I can watch your videos over and over!!! Glad to get Matt's Mom and Dad on camera. Love Mom

Amelia Morris said...

So far, so good! :) :)

Amelia Morris said...

Thanks, Cheri!!

Amelia Morris said...

Thanks, Juliana! I totally agree on all accounts.

Amelia Morris said...

Awww, thanks, Magda!

Shelley said...

That phrase "video attempt" made me smile.

Nicole said...

So much cuteness! I recently made baked oatmeal, too, and loved it. Completely agree that another splash of maple syrup at the end made it better. Congrats!

Run Fast Travel Slow said...

This looks delicious! I made baked oatmeal tonight for a "breakfast for dinner" party. Mine was apple, I like your blueberry/banana combo!

W said...

Hmmm. Something is off here. So I see the sneezes, but I don't see anything capturing them...

Which leads to the question: are you really harvesting the sneezes or simply letting them dissipate into the air like majestically falling rain becoming mere groundwater? I don't like this at all.