Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Nutella Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal is on our regular weekend breakfast rotation. The kids call it "Oatmeal Cake" because it is baked in a large baking dish and cut into slices. This weekend the girls got a special treat when they woke up to the smell of gooey chocolatey hazelnut spread baking into their oatmeal. Usually sugar in the morning is a no-no in our house, but once in awhile a little Nutella doesn't hurt - but it's a very small amount and the rest of this recipe is very healthy. Actually I usually use Justin's Cocoa Hazelnut spread (available at Whole Foods) which has far less sugar.

After the oatmeal cools, we cut it into squares, top with fresh strawberries and bananas, and pour a little milk over the top. 

I had some very happy sleepyheads on my hands with this recipe. 


Nutella Baked Oatmeal 
serves 6-8

2 cups rolled oats 
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4  teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped walnuts 
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/4 cup agave syrup
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil 
1/4 cup chocolate hazelnut spread such as Justin's or Nutella 
1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced 
2 bananas, sliced 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a 9 x 13” baking dish with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, stir together oats, baking powder, salt, and walnuts.

In another medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, agave syrup, and coconut oil.

Pour wet ingredients into oat mixture and quickly stir just until combined. Pour oatmeal into baking dish. Drop dollops of Nutella all over the top of the oatmeal and swirl in with a knife. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until edges have turned golden brown. Cool 5-10 minutes before serving. Serve with strawberries and bananas, and additional milk poured over, if desired.


47 comments:

  1. Oh I have to try this delight.
    In Scotland in the old days, the porridge would set in a drawer in the "tallboy" and the baby would sleep in the drawer above as it was lovely and warm, in the morning Mrs Wifey would cut off a slab and give it to her husband to keep him going all day, it would topped up every day.
    This is a version for today!

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    1. Oh Tabitha I love story. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Oh my is this ever gorgeous!! I'll have to try it this coming weekend!

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  3. Lord have mercy!!! You are brilliant woman!!! must have these NOW!

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  4. This looks amazing!! I am going to bring this to our beach weekend coming up!

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  5. I will for sure have to try this--looks terrific!

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  6. These look delicious and so easy! I too will be bringing them to our beach weekend. Good idea Denise! Ps. I have the same white dishes! Love them...XoXo

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  7. Anonymous10:15 AM

    The directions don't indicate if the Nutella is added before or after baking ... could you comment, either way it sounds delish!

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    1. Oops! Sorry about that! Before baking. Will update ASAP. Thanks! Marina

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  8. Yeahhhh....this needs to appear in my kitchen tomorrow!

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  9. Very interesting take on baked oatmeal, Marina. I've seen a lot of baked oatmeal recipes floating around, but your recipe is almost like bars instead of the usual pudding-like consistency. This has inspired new ideas for oats for breakfast for me...

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  10. Anonymous11:07 AM

    I have finally found perfect recipe for oatmeal bar. Thank you for this!

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  11. This looks like a great recipe! I'll definitely try it this weekend. Thanks!

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  12. Marina,
    I've never heard of baked oatmeal but this looks so delicious and we love oatmeal. I will want to try this post haste.

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  13. Yum and adorable! Can I have L's hair? : )

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  14. Mmmm, I love this idea. I try to limit sugar first thing in the morning too, but every once in a while we all need a treat, right? This looks like just what we need :)

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  15. I have yet to make baked oatmeal, but this version with Nutella might just be the recipe that gets me to try it! Looks great!

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  16. Looks like such a healthy start to the day! I wish someone would make that for me while I'm still waking up...sounds delightful :)

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  17. When is the nutella added??

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    1. Sorry about that! Add dollops and swirl in with a knife just before baking.

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  18. This sounds tasty! I'm always looking for new breakfast items to keep the interest of the little ones..

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  19. I love Nutella - and eating it with oatmeal for breakfast sounds like such a wonderful treat! Awesome recipe.

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  20. Yum! I'm working my way through 5kg of nutella. This is a welcome recipe!

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  21. Mmmm, it sounds delicious! Will try that!

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  22. I made it last night and eating it this morning at work for breakfast. I topped mine with sliced bananas, strawberries, some blueberries and a tiny bit of milk. OMG. You are a breakfast genius!!

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  23. OMBod this looks insanely delish and highly portable. I love this.

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  24. Oh my heavens! This must be dreamy. Oatmeal and nutella! Ohhh yes

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  25. Love the breakfast and your sweet little gal :)

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  26. Oh, I am so going to try this! Time to pin!

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  27. Where can I get agave syrup and melted coconut oil? Or do you have substitution ideas?

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    1. Hi Megan! You can get agave syrup at most grocery stores. Both agave syrup and coconut oil can be found at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and other natural foods stores.

      Feel free to sub honey, maple syrup, or sugar for the agave, and melted butter for the coconut oil :)

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  28. Thought you'd like to know, I'm making this tonight. For dinner. Yep, for dinner. Being a grown up has its perks sometimes. ;) XO!

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  29. I made all my toddlers babyfood and somehow we got lost these past 12 months and I found myself giving her poptarts, chicken nuggets, etc..found your site and happy to say I have made 3 things from it already this weekend. We are on our way back to our roots! I am Making these bars right now only I added a little bit of cinnamon..smells wonderful!

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    1. I love that story! Thanks for sharing and have fun getting back into cooking :)

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  30. making right now only I added cinnamon! my third thing I am making from your site this weeked! thank you!

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  31. This is my kind of breakfast - I love the Nutella addition!

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  32. Anonymous10:03 AM

    I am trying to get the recipe for the delicious-looking baked oatmeal in apple cups, bur I couldn't find the recipe on your blog post about it, and when I searched your recipes for it, all I got was nutella baked oatmeal (even though the pictures above it were for the apple oatmeal.)

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    1. Hi there, it's currently the very first recipe that shows up on the blog. Just go to http://yummymummykitchen.com and it will be the first post :) Enjoy!

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    2. http://www.yummymummykitchen.com/2012/09/vegan-gluten-free-apple-cinnamon-baked.html is the direct link.

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  33. Anonymous9:35 AM

    I love your spoons! Where did you find them?

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  34. Anonymous8:44 AM

    Can I use steel cut oats? Just picked up some "quick cook" steel cut oats at Trader Joe's. Thanks.

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    1. Sure! I use whatever kind I have on hand. They may be a tad more absorbant and need a little more milk. Just add a little more if it seems too dry.

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  35. This sounds delicious I will have to try it. Do you use whole milk in the recipe?

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    1. Hi Nina, you can use any kind of milk you like :)

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  36. Do you think it's possible to substitute steel oats or quick oats?

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    1. Hi Adrienne! Any oats are fine :) Quick oats will make a more cake-like texture but just as delicious!

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