Baked Oats with Sour Cherry and Chocolate Ganache

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Enjoy baked oats for a healthy breakfast with apples, bananas, sour cherries, blueberries, raspberries, or chocolate chips. Serve warm with chocolate ganache, yoghurt of your choice and more fresh fruit to make it extra special.

Baked Oats with Sour Cherry & Chocolate Ganache

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Substitutions

  • Oats: You can use rolled oats or quick oats instead of blended oats.
  • Sour Cherries: If sour cherries are not available, you can use other fruits like raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries.
  • Chocolate Ganache: Instead of chocolate ganache, you can use chocolate chips or chunks.
  • Double Cream: Substitute with heavy cream or Greek yoghurt for a lighter option.
  • Apples: If you don’t have apples, you can use mashed bananas, diced pears, or any other favourite fruit.
  • Sweetener: Instead of granulated sugar, you can use maple syrup, honey, or another sweetener of your choice.
  • Milk: Cow’s milk can be substituted with almond milk, soy milk, or any other plant-based milk.

Variations

  1. Fruit Swap: Instead of apples and cherries, try using your fruits like bananas, berries, or peaches.
  2. Nutty Crunch: Add chopped nuts like almonds or walnuts for extra texture.
  3. Chocolate Twist: Mix in chocolate chips or cocoa powder for a chocolatey version.
  4. Spice it Up: Sprinkle cinnamon or nutmeg for a cosy feeling.
  5. Nut Butter Fun: Swirl in peanut butter or almond butter for a nutty taste.
  6. Coconut Vibes: Mix in shredded coconut or sprinkle coconut flakes on top.
  7. Protein Boost: Add a scoop of protein powder for added protein.

Feel free to try out these variations and see which one becomes your new favourite!

Storage

After baking, allow to cool completely. Store the baked oats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. When ready to enjoy again, you can reheat them gently in the microwave or oven until warmed through.


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Baked Oats with Sour Cherry & Chocolate Ganache

Baked Oats with Sour Cherry and Chocolate Ganache

Claudia
A deliciously comforting breakfast treat, blending the sweetness of sour cherries with rich chocolate ganache atop hearty baked oats.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 260 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cups about 150 grams oats
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup 100 ml of cow or vegetable milk
  • 3 tablespoons 50 ml of double cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar or other sweetener like maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1-2 apples peeled and cut into small squares, or other fruits (like 1 mashed banana, raspberries, blueberries, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup about 50 grams of sour cherries

Instructions
 

  • To begin, preheat your oven to 180°C (or 160°C for fan ovens, Gas Mark 4).
  • In a spacious mixing bowl, combine the eggs, milk, double cream, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract. Stir the ingredients together until they are thoroughly mixed and the sugar has dissolved.
  • Next, transfer the oats and baking powder into a blender. Pulse the oats until they reach a flour-like consistency. Once achieved, add this oat mixture to the wet ingredients in the bowl. Stir until everything is well combined. Then, gently fold in the diced apples or any other fruits you prefer.
  • Prepare your baking dish by lightly oiling a ceramic dish or six ramekins. Pour the batter into the prepared dish(es), distributing it evenly.
  • Place the dish(es) in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 15-20 minutes. Keep an eye on them, ensuring they rise nicely and spring back when gently pressed.
  • Once baked, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool slightly. Please make sure to serve your delightful creation with chocolate ganache, yogurt, or additional fresh fruits, depending on your preference.

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  1. 5 stars
    Wow! This is such a great-looking dish! The combination of sour cherries and baked oats is perfect. An awesome treat that will be loved and enjoyed