This recipe for Roasted Strawberry Banana Oatmeal with Almonds will be your new favorite breakfast. Roasting fruit brings out its natural sugars, making it extra sweet and delicious! There is no need to eat plain oatmeal anymore! Ew.
Hello 9 month old baby over here!
However, every now and then I do take the time to make something extra special. I happen to LOVE oatmeal. I find it comforting and similar to chicken… in that it’s a blank slate main ingredient. Oatmeal doesn’t have any flavor unless you add to it. Same goes for chicken.
Ugh…you guys this is hardly baby food. It is so good. Raya ate.it.up and so did I! It inspired me to make this oatmeal. I love roasting anything, typically it’s veggies, but now I’m all about the fruit. Roasted fruit would be amazing with plain yogurt, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, on toast, in a smoothie and of course…in oatmeal.
I decided on the strawberries and bananas because it’s a delicious flavor combo, but you could roast peaches, apples, blueberries, pears…any fruit you want. The cinnamon gives the oatmeal an extra layer of warmth and flavor and the pure vanilla extract just sends it over the top.
Lastly, a splash of milk (I used whole milk…it’s just a splash people!) and a sprinkle of sliced almonds and the perfect breakfast is served.
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- ½ banana, cut into pieces
- 3-4 strawberries, sliced
- ¼ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- Splash of milk (I used whole milk)
- ½ cup oatmeal
- 1 cup water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray baking pan with non-stick spray.
- Place strawberries and bananas on baking sheet and sprinkle with cinnamon. Roast in oven for 13 minutes. Remove and set aside.
- Prepare oatmeal according to the container directions; combing oatmeal and water and heating in microwave.
- Add vanilla to yogurt and stir.
- Add roasted strawberries and bananas to oatmeal and gently stir then top with a splash of milk and sliced almonds.