Gluten-Free Oatmeal Casserole

When I wake up in the morning I'm not one of those girls who thinks, "Gee, I am just not at all hungry. I'll have a dainty bite to eat and be on my way." Nope. I'm ravenous and it's not pretty. I'm not early bird but I'm all about catching that worm. And immediately. I think about what I'm going to eat while I'm in the shower, while I'm getting dressed ... until the goodness is in my belly, it's going to be on my mind. And normally, I cannot decide what it is that I want.

So recently Syd found this recipe on Pinterest, and it's that type of dish that will give you meals for days. She switched it up a bit, and made it her own.  The day of our first video shoot she had it ready to go for us to snack on and it took every fiber of my being not to devour the whole thing on sight. So we snuck a few pictures before I dug in, and now it's on my mind daily when I wake up. So very delicious! And gluten free!! (Whaaat?!)


 Gluten-Free Baked Oatmeal Casserole from Urban Nester Total Time: 50 minutes Serves: 6

Ingredients 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup walnut pieces 1 cup raspberries {any berries work} 1/2 cup milk dark chocolate chips (the darker the healthier!) 2 cups milk 1 large egg 3 tablespoons butter, melted 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Boysenberries!! (however many you please!)


Directions: Preheat oven to 375°F and spray the heck out of a 10-1/2 by 7 inch baking dish.

In a large bowl, mix together the oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, half the walnuts, half the berries and half the chocolate. Put the rest aside to put on top later. Pour all of this into the baking dish. You can go ahead and add all of the remaining strawberries, boysenberries, walnuts and chocolate to the top.

Grab another bowl and whisk the milk, egg, butter and vanilla extract all up. Pour this all over the goodies in the baking dish. Give it a shake or two so that the milk mix penetrates down through all of the oats.

Toss it in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes. The milk mixture should be set and the top will be a perfect golden brown. For a little extra, you can sprinkle some brown sugar on top as well.

Easy Peasy!!