Air Fryer Baked Oatmeal

Its that awesome time of year in North Dakota where it is too warm during the day to turn on the heat but too cold at night not to turn on the heat.  So it is time to drag out the oatmeal, turn on the oven and have warm breakfasts for a while. 

My favorite way to eat oatmeal is to bake it but it takes 35- 50 minutes to bake it in the oven.  This morning I was running a bit late, which is hard to do when you work from home but I managed it none the less, so I decided to try baking my oatmeal in the air fryer.   It took about 15 minutes with me running around getting the animals fed and taken care of for the day while it cooked.  The best part was when I was done taking care of the animals, I had more than enough time to enjoy a hot breakfast before work.

This recipe is just a basic template for any kind of baked oatmeal feel free to change up the strawberries for other fruit or leave it out  entirely.  Feel free to change any of the spices to those of your liking.  Baked oatmeal is really versatile and a great way to warm up on a cold day.

Strawberry Baked Oatmeal

Adapted from My Forkin Life

3/4 cup strawberries, chopped

1 cup  rolled oat

2 1/2 TBS brown sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/8 tsp salt

1 cup milk

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 TBS butter, melted, optional

1/8 tsp vanilla
Preheat air fryer to 320 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, and salt.  In a separate bowl, whisk milk and eggs. Add in melted butter, if using,  vanilla.  Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until combined.   Place the oatmeal mixture in a 1 quart  casserole dish (I used a 6 inch cake pan). Place strawberries over mixture. Bake in the air fryer for 10 minutes then check and if necessary bake for 5 minutes more.