A Crowd Pleasing Combo: Cherry Banana Cashew

Ever find yourself frantically scrambling around your kitchen trying to figure out what to make for an unexpected guest?

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This seems to happen more often than not at our house and one thing I know I can always rely on is baked oatmeal.  I know that some people turn up their nose to oatmeal but I promise you baking it turns it into a creamy custard like treat that will have all your guests asking for more.  Not to mention your house will smell amazing.

Let's get to the recipe, shall we?

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup almond or regular milk
  • 1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 generous tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ripe mashed bananas
  • 2 cups frozen pitted cherries
  • 1/2 cup cashews

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375°F
  • In a large bowl, combine oats, baking powder, salt and cinnamon and set aside
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, yogurt, egg, maple syrup and vanilla
  • Stir in bananas, cherries, and cashews
  • Pour into a prepared 8*8 pan and bake until firm and golden brown on top, about 45 minutes
  • Spoon into bowls and enjoy

Don't have the above fruit on hand?  Just use what you have.  This recipe is perfect for the morning after a holiday.  Steal the innards from any leftover pie in place of frozen fruit.  The above pictures contain leftover cherry pie from Thanksgiving.

What is your go-to meal for guests?

Best,

Kate

 

 

 

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