It’s warm, comforting, filling, delicious, and perfumes the air with an irresistible aroma.
In other words, it is pretty much cold-weather breakfast perfection.
|Name||Baked Sweet Potato Oatmeal for One|
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Cooking Time||40-45 minutes|
|Total Time||75-80 minutes|
This version is different than other varieties I’ve made in the past; whereas other baked oatmeals can be somewhat dense, (like a soft granola bar), this one is light and almost souffle-like.
Freshly baked sweet potato puree and low-fat milk ensure that there is enough moisture to keep the oatmeal from drying out, and the addition of both an egg white & a bit of baking powder yields a fluffy and airy texture.
Think oatmeal meets muffin…
… drizzled with sweet maple syrup and sprinkled with crunchy toasted pecans.
This is precisely the kind of winter breakfast that I want to dive into when the sun hasn’t quite risen and there is a distinct chill in the air.
I am more than satisfied with the outcome of this for-one recipe, and different fall/winter oatmeal flavor profiles are already ricocheting around in my head.
Pumpkin. Eggnog. Apple cinnamon. Gingerbread. Cranberry.
Needless to say, there is a lot of baked oatmeal in my very near future!
- 1/3 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch of ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1/3 cup milk (I used organic 1%)
- 1/3 cup sweet potato puree
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
- maple syrup for serving, optional
- chopped toasted pecans for serving, optional
Estimated Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 350-400 kcal
Dietary Fiber: 9-10g
Saturated Fat: 1-2g
Vitamin A: 350-400%
Vitamin C: 15-20%
1. Preheat the Oven
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). This will ensure your baked sweet potato oatmeal cooks evenly.
2. Prepare the Sweet Potato
Wash and pierce the sweet potato with a fork in a few places to allow steam to escape during baking. Place it on a baking sheet and bake for about 40-45 minutes or until it’s soft and easily pierced with a fork.
3. Scoop and Mash
Once the sweet potato is cooked, remove it from the oven and let it cool slightly. Then, scoop out the flesh into a mixing bowl and mash it until smooth.
4. Mix Ingredients
To the mashed sweet potato, add the rolled oats, milk, maple syrup or honey, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Mix everything together until well combined.
Transfer the oatmeal mixture into an oven-safe ramekin or baking dish. Place it back in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the oatmeal is set and the top is slightly golden.
Remove the baked sweet potato oatmeal from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. You can choose to top it with chopped nuts, fresh berries, or a dollop of yogurt for added flavor and texture.