This post is sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company. All opinions are my own.
If you were asked for a word associated with KERF, most people would probably say “oatmeal.” I’ve posted about oats more than any other ingredient over the course of nearly 8 years. As whipped banana oatmeal, as OIAJ, in baked oatmeal or tossed into smoothies, they sneak into so many of my breakfasts and recipes. I love oats for many reasons – versatility, convenience, and 100% whole grains.
For many of those years I have been hoping to partner with Quaker. This year that dream is coming true! I’ll be doing a series of posts with Quaker in 2015, and this breakfast pie is the first to share. It’s based upon my standard baked oatmeal recipe, which includes Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, milk, baking powder, an egg and toppings. I added some Greek yogurt for even more protein to this one, and arranged strawberries neatly across the top. Basil adds an interesting twist of freshness – feel free to leave it off if you like, but I think you’ll love it!
Upon my first bite I was reminded of strawberry pie! A little fresh whipped cream would be divine for breakfast.
Begin by preheating your oven and greasing a pie dish. This recipe is super simple – combine dry ingredients first.
Then combine wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
Pour the wet into the dry and mix well.
Slice the strawberries and chiffonade the basil.
And then assemble your pie in whatever design you like.
Give it about 35 minutes in the oven, until the middle is set and the edges begin to brown. Allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing or your first piece will look more like oatmeal than pie!
Strawberry Basil Breakfast Pie
- 2 cups Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1 cup fresh strawberries sliced
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/2 tsp coconut extract sub vanilla
- 5 basil leaves
- 1 tbsp shredded coconut
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Combine dry ingredients.
- Combine wet ingredients.
- Mix wet into dry.
- Grease a pie dish with butter and pour oat mixture in.
- Arrange strawberries.
- Chiffonade basil and sprinkle on top.
- Sprinkle with coconut.
- Bake for 35 minutes until middle is set and edges begin to brown.
Thanks to The Quaker Oats Company for sponsoring this post – and for making delicious oats for me to eat!!