Air Fryer, Air Fried, Instant Pot, Vortex Plus, The Best & Easiest Strawberries & Cream Baked Oatmeal Recipe
This is one of the easiest breakfast ideas, and it’s so quick, it’s perfect for those busy mornings. My youngest son has never met a blueberry that he hasn’t liked, so this breakfast is perfect for him, and the use of cinnamon and brown sugar, makes it sweet, but not unhealthy, which is a great balance.
Who knew you could make baked oatmeal, right in your own air fryer?
You only need a few ingredients, some fresh fruit and you are already on your way.
What really works well in this recipe is the use of rolled oats.
If you aren’t familiar with oats, there are three main types, steel-cut, rolled and instant oats. The main difference in all three types is really just the level of processing each oat has gone through. The result of how much the food company has processed your food affects the cooking time of each oat.
Steel-cut oats take the longest to cook, that is because they have been chopped from the whole oat. It has the texture uncooked of being similar to rice. It is a very hearty oat. I haven’t experienced much with cooking steel oats in the Air Fryer, but they do wonderfully in the Instant Pot.
The second type of oat that is the type we are using today is rolled oats, they are the ones that you probably grew up eating. They are processed until they are soft. They require a shorter cooking time than steel oats, and they are traditionally served in oatmeal, cookies, granola bars, and other common breakfast foods. Since they start off soft, they are perfect, for cooking oatmeal in the air fryer. As they require less cooking time.
The third type of oats is quick or instant oats. These are the ones that are already precooked and dried, they are the ones you ate, that came in packages, ready to eat, that you just added water to. Do you remember those? I think I had those almost every day as a child.
This recipe that I am showing you today, is easily changed out for other fruits, especially as the summer is coming, and your choice of fresh fruits, will increase.
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- 2 cups old fasioned oats
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teasoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 2 cups diced strawberries
Start by mixing the oats with the heavy cream.
Then mix in the light brown sugar, baking powder, ground cinnamon, salt, melted butter, vanilla extract, and egg.
Then fold in the strawberries, mix well.
Spray your air fryer safe pan, check the blog post for where I got these pans, which fit perfectly in the Vortex.
Spread the mixture into the greased pan.
Place your pan in the air fryer basket or oven.
Place the air fryer button and set the timer for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes, see if it's cooked if not add another 5 minutes. As soon as it has a golden brown color, remove from the air fryer.
Plate, serve and enjoy!