Baked Nectarine and Almond Oatmeal

5 Nov 2014

Baked Nectarine and Almond Oatmeal



Is it too late to be baking with nectarines? I feel like I didn't do them justice in the summer. So out they come now, mid-fall.

And yet no pumpkin recipe in sight. It's almost like I'm ignoring the seasons of their seasonal produce on purpose.






But I promise you right now,  I will make a pumpkin recipe this month. Heck, maybe two or three. I'm saying this here so I have more accountability. Because otherwise, I will just put it on the back burner until spring arrives. Then I will be so late in the game..

You need to remind me if I forget!




But I couldn't help myself. I saw the nectarines on the shelf and thought: those would be amazing in an oatmeal. Fall be damned, I'm getting them.

Because even though nectarines may be a summer fruit, oatmeal sure seems to me to be a fall and winter food. So it evens out, right?




This was the perfect thing to wake up to. And wake up to again the next day.

One of the best things about making baked oatmeal is the leftovers. Leftovers = less time preparing breakfast in the morning = more time writing about how amazing this leftover oatmeal is the next morning. Do you see how many wins this oatmeal is having?




This oatmeal is not to sweet with an awesome crunch with the added almonds. The almonds are of course optional. If my boyfriend had his way, he would have had me remove all of the almonds, or not put any in in the first place. But then he tried it, and even though he really hates almonds, he liked them in this oatmeal.

What other types of oatmeal should I try? Banana? Pumpkin? All of the above? What is your favorite way to eat oatmeal?





Baked Nectarine and Almond Oatmeal
printable recipe


What you'll need:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons melted and cooled butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped nectarines
  • Nectarine slices for the top, optional

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8x8 square baking dish and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, salt,baking powder, cinnamon, and almonds until fully combined.
  3. In another medium bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, butter, and vanilla.
  4. Arrange the chopped nectarines on the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Pour the oat mixture evenly over the nectarines. Pour the milk mixture over the oats. Shake the baking dish to make sure the milk covers the oats evenly. If you want, add a few sliced nectarines on top of the oatmeal. 
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until the top is golden and oatmeal is set. Let the mixture cool for 5 minutes and serve warm.

Adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod



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12 comments:

  1. Mmmm actually, I much prefer nectarines to pumpkin - so bring. it. on!
    This looks fantastic and I am sure just as Autumnal as is looks, it'll warm our cockles up for sure when it's cool and crisp out. Thanks for the recipe and keep 'em coming ;) I hope you have a great evening! :D Do they celebrate Guy Fawke's or Bonfire Night at your end of the world? :) It happens to be today over here you see, fireworks aplenty, so cool :D x

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  2. Cathleen, the only way I will eat oats is if they are baked inside cookies LOL!

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  3. Nectarines are just coming into season, this oatmeal is therefore calling my name! :D
    Deliciously sweet and addictive no doubt!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  4. This is a fantastic breakfast! Love it!

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  5. YUM - with the weather cooling down - baked oatmeal treats and eats are becoming popular in our house - this sounds perfect for a weekend brunch!

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  6. the way i eat oatmeal is quite boring, just boil them and add sugar..hmm..sometimes add a little raisins.

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  7. I always love me some nectarines!! This is an exciting oatmeal for me :)

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  8. Thanks for the oatmeal recipe! I eat oatmeal every morning, so am always looking for ways to make my oatmeal more exciting.

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  9. It's never too late for nectarines! This looks amazing :)

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  10. It's nice to read a non pumpkin recipe, as great as they are! Fantastic recipe :) I eat my oatmeal with almond milk, dried vine fruit, apple sauce and let it boil with vanilla. A little dull perhaps, but I love it!

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  11. I love nectarines. They're so delicious so its great to have different recipes to use them in.

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  12. We have definitely moved into oatmeal season and I've loving this baked oatmeal. Nectarines are gone, but I be canned peaches would be good here? Delicious!

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