Thanks to Monica and Rock at the White Cedar Inn in Freeport, ME for sharing the original recipe - they serve it to guests with a fried egg on top. Fried eggs go on anything, right? I've been serving mine with real maple syrup on the table - it's been a big hit! It also reheats well, so make a pan at the beginning of the week and reheating it for breakfast during the week makes it a snap to have a healthy start to the day. And to a new year - Happy 2014!
2 cups rolled oats
½ cup almond slices, toasted
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 ½ tsps ground cinnamon
½ tsp fine grain salt
2 cups milk
1 large egg
1 ½ Tbls unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
2 tsps vanilla extract
2 ripe bananas, sliced into ½ inch pieces
1 ½ cups blueberries
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray the inside of an 8 or 9 inch square baking dish.
In a bowl, mix together the oats, almonds, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
In another bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, butter and vanilla.
Arrange the bananas in a layer on the bottom of the baking dish and sprinkle 1 cup of the berries on top. Cover the fruit with the oat mixture. Drizzle the milk mixture over the oats. Scatter the remaining berries on top.
Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until the top is browned slightly and the oatmeal has set.
Serve with milk or maple syrup.
Jeanne & Jim at the Thomas Shepherd Inn B&B in Shepherdstown, WV