Baked Oatmeal with Banana and Cranberries

I like warm breakfasts. I think I mentioned that before. On the other hand, I don't like to stand in the kitchen for an extended time, first thing in the morning. That's why I like this baked oatmeal recipe so much. It's really quick to be prepared. And then, while I  have my 2-3 cups of morning tea and coffee sitting on the sofa, my breakfast can bake peacefully and all alone in the oven, and just needs to be taken out after 25-30 minutes, ready to be eaten. Lovely!
Another good thing is that it can be varied according to taste. I haven't explored many possibilities. But I like the cranberries in it. I can imagine it with shredded coconut too, or cinnamon. Or raisins and nuts. Probably all the stuff that you normally like in your oatmeal.


1 cup of rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup milk
1 banana
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-3 tablespoons of cranberries

Serves 2
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Mix all dry ingredients together. Cut banana into half. Mash one half and mix with milk and vanilla and half the cranberries. Pour over the dry ingredients and mix well. Pour into buttered baking dish. Cut other half of banana into slices and put the on top. Sprinkle remaining cranberries over the dish. Bake for about 25-30 minutes.

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