Now that the cat’s out of the bag about the bun in the oven, I’m excited to share some of my go-to recipes from over the past few months. The only non-negotiables have been that whatever we’re making is A) nutrient dense (because: brain food) and B) quick, easy and able to last a few days (because: exhaustion).
The good news? Those very same guidelines apply to anyone who is busy, active and health-conscious (i.e. you). So you don’t have to be expecting to enjoy these eats; you’ve just gotta want to put good stuff in your body and not spend too much time preparing to do so (because: hangry preggo).
My swaps included peaches instead of the original recipe’s nectarines, and I added a second egg and some nutmeg to up the ante on the protein and flavor. Not only does it smell fantastic while baking, but it’s even more delicious tasting — like a decadent peach cobbler!
Peach Pecan Baked Oatmeal
(recipe adapted from Full Belly)
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp fine sea salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 1/2 cups milk (I used almond)
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil (melted, if solid, and cooled slightly)
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 medium ripe peaches, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1 tsp turbinado sugar
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 9-inch pie plate with about a teaspoon of the coconut oil.
- In a large mixing bowl, stir to combine the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the milk, yogurt, eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla.
- Pour the liquid ingredients over the oat mixture and fold everything together with a large rubber spatula.
- Gently stir in peaches, and pour the oat batter into the pie plate. Scatter with pecans and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
- Set the pie plate on a baking sheet and bake for about 50 minutes, or until it’s set in the middle (no wobble) and the top is crisp.
- Let sit for about 5 minutes after removing from heat to set before cutting into wedges and serving. Drizzle with extra maple syrup, if desired.