I have been feeling super tired recently as I have to prepare for the exams. I have much less time for baking and that makes me feel so bad. I can't wait to pass all the examinations and go on holiday! As a reward, I promise to bake something reeealy good. Probably a big fat cake or a cookie pie with some homemade ice cream (which I've been craving to make for such a long time). But for now I make foods which don't require lots of time. Breakfast made of oats always lifts my mood and makes me feel good. This oatmeal bake has everything I need to feel happy. A healthy amount of chocolate and some tart berries. Honestly, this is my new favourite breakfast. Of course, I often eat it for the supper, too. Believe me, you have to make this. It's sweet, tart, chewy and healthy!
Chocolate Currant Oatmeal Bake
2 cups quick oats
100g unrefined brown sugar
vanilla extract (optional, sometimes I use it, sometimes I leave it out)
1/2 - 1 cup red currants (You may use other berries or a mixture of them but currants are tart and this creates a perfect balance between sweet and tart)
1 egg, lightly beaten
50g semisweet chocolate, chopped into chunks
1) In a bowl, mix together the quick oats, brown sugar and pinch salt. Add in the berries and toss them to coat. Place the mixture into a 20x20cm baking dish.
2) In another bowl, combine together the milk and the egg. Pour this onto the oat mixture and stir with the fork so it is evenly distributed. sprinkle the chocolate on top. Do not mix.
3) Bakefor 30 - 40 minutes or until golden brown on top and the center is firm. (I don't remember the time as I always check it by inserting a toothpick into the center. So probably you should check it earlier as the ovens differ)
P.S. I recently noticed that my pictures often get lost in pinterest or tumblr so I decided to write the name of the blog on the pictures so people can find the recipes easily. I don't know if it's a good idea but let's try and see how it works!
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