Baked Oatmeal Casserole

Okay, so I saw this recipe on Facebook, and could not, for the life of me, figure out how to “Pin” it to Pinterest without copying it and putting it here on my blog. So you will now find it here and on my Pinterest “Breakfast” board. Oh, and possibly it is still on Facebook. I think the person who deserves the credit, is a gal named Cass Andra. That’s whose name was associated with the recipe I found on Facebook. So, Cass Andra, Thank you for this delicious recipe!

Baked Oatmeal Casserole

Baked Oatmeal Casserole
Total Time: 50 minutes, Serves: 6

Ingredients:
2 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup walnut pieces
1 cup raspberries {any berries work}
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
2 cups milk
1 large egg
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 ripe banana, peeled, 1/2-inch slices

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 375°F and generously spray the inside of a 10-1/2 by 7 inch baking dish with cooking spray and place on a baking sheet.

In a large bowl, mix together the oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, half the walnuts, half the raspberries and half the chocolate. (Save the other half of raspberries, walnuts and chocolate for the top of the oatmeal).
In another large bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, butter and vanilla extract.

Add the oat mixture to prepared baking dish. Arrange the remaining raspberries, walnuts and chocolate on top. Add the banana slices to the top then pour the milk mixture over everything. Gently shake the baking dish to help the milk mixture go throughout the oats.

Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until the top is nicely golden brown and the milk mixture has set. For an extra tasty top, sprinkle a tablespoon or so of extra brown sugar.

Enjoy! And let me know what you think!

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