PLC Recipe: Banana-Berry Chia Oatmeal

Banana-Berry Chia Oatmeal

This fiber-packed, baked oatmeal is a tasty way to satisfy morning hunger.  Bake a batch on a weekend morning and re-heat individual servings throghout the week as needed.

Serves 6

2 Medium-ripe Bananas; cut into thin slices

2 c Berries (any type)

¾ tsp Cinnamon

1 c Uncooked Rolled Oats

½ c Chopped Walnuts

½ tsp baking powder

½ c Chia Seed

1/8 c Honey

1 c Almond milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375. Spray a 9×9 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Arrange sliced banana on the bottom of the dish.  Top with 1 cup of the berries and ¼ tsp cinnamon.  Bake for 15 minutes, until bananas are soft.
  3. While the bananas cook, mix oats, ¼ cup walnuts, baking powder, remaining cinnamon and chia seeds in a bowl.
  4. In a separate small bowl, mix the honey and almond milk together.
  5. Remove the bananas from the oven and pour the oat mixture over the top.  Then pour the honey/milk mixture over the oats.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining berries and nuts on top.
  7. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes and serve warm.

Nutritional Information per serving: Calories 280, Total Fat 12g (1g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol 0mg, Carbohydrate 40g, Fiber 10g, Protein 7g, Sodium 30mg