Delicious & Nutritious Breakfast Recipe From Mountain Inn

Baked Lemon and Vanilla Oatmeal with Spiced Berries

White bowl with a serving of baked oatmeal topped with the strawberry topping.Fresh berries, mint, lemon and vanilla turn oatmeal into delicious company fare. Better yet, you can make it the night before and just pop it in the oven in the morning!

Serves 8

5 cups whole milk
½ cup plus 2 Tbsps. sugar, divided
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. lemon zest
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

Spiced Berry Sauce:
1 pint berries of your choice
1  cup water
½ cup sugar
5  whole cloves
2  cinnamon sticks
juice from ½ lemon

Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease a 9” x13” baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together milk, 1/3 cup sugar, vanilla, salt, lemon zest, and nutmeg. Add oats and stir to combine. Transfer to prepared dish and spread out evenly. (At this point, the oatmeal can be baked immediately or covered and refrigerated overnight.)

Bake, stirring halfway through, until mixture is thick and oats are tender, about 30 minutes. Set aside 5 minutes to let cool and thicken.

While oatmeal is baking, make berry sauce. Combine all ingredients in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

To serve, spoon oatmeal into bowls and top with sauce.