Sunday, November 18, 2012

French Toast (Green Monster) Baked Oatmeal

I've never, ever, ever been a pancake-and-waffle kind of person (unless we're talking about my banana-oat waffles...). When it came to my brunch option of choice, I would always pick french toast. My mom would make it using English muffin bread, which gave it such an interesting taste. It's hard for me to fathom using French bread or other fancy breads to make French toast because I'm so fond of the English muffin version (try it sometime!)

French Toast Oatmeal is actually one of the first recipes I made on my own after I gave up the Quaker instant packets. I made it on the stove, and it matched the flavor so perfectly that it made me fall in love with making my own oatmeal. If I'm not mistaken, it was the first "homemade oatmeal" I ever made that I didn't hate. :)

This version, though, is baked (stovetop version coming soon!). And, because I hate preparing oatmeal that contains no produce, I turned it into a green monster oatmeal. Feel free to skip that part if it's not your thing! I will admit, green monster baked oatmeal is significantly less attractive than its stove-top cousin.

French Toast Green Monster Baked Oatmeal

by The Oatmeal Artist
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Ingredients (serves 1)
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1 cup (or more!) packed spinach (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a single-serving ramekin with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. With an immersion blender or in a standing blender, blend spinach with milk until it's smooth. (You may have to add your spinach in small groups, especially if you're using more than one cup).
  3. Pour into a bowl and add vanilla extract and maple syrup. Stir.
  4. Add oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt, and stir until combined with wet ingredients.
  5. If the mixture seems really thick, add about a tablespoon of water.
  6. Pour into the prepared ramekin and add another shake of cinnamon on top. Bake for 18-22 minutes.
  7. Top with maple syrup, or my maple nut sauce!
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  1. I have to admit that I was extremely skeptical about this.. but it was so good! This is the third recipe I've tried of yours so far and I actually think this one has been my favorite! It really does taste like french toast! Fantastic recipe.

    1. Yes, it looks terrifying, but it tastes great! I'm glad you liked it! Thanks!

  2. Out of spinach, but the oatmeal still turned out amazing!

    1. The spinach is optional, anyway! :) Glad you liked it!

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