What I like about this recipe also, is that it gives the oats and the nuts a good soaking. Why is it important to soak grains and nuts? Simply put, it aids in digestion and breaks down some natural anti-nutrients. You can read more about this at Food Matters.
You can make this recipe starting two days ahead or just one day.
(Ingredients listed in red)
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
Place oatmeal and walnuts in a glass bowl and cover with filtered water. Soak overnight, or just skip this first soak and add the oats and walnuts to the mix below and soak all overnight.
Drain in colander and put back in glass bowl mixing in the following:
1/2 cup maple syrup (or sweeten to taste)
2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 stick melted butter
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups milk
Soak all overnight; add more milk in the morning if too dry. Needs to be a little soupy, like if you were going to boil it to cook.
Grease a 9 x 13 glass dish with coconut oil or butter.
Line the bottom with a single layer of sliced bananas.
Put mixture on top.
Place fresh or frozen blueberries, dried cranberries or a mixture of berries on the top.
Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
Melt 1/3 stick butter with extra maple syrup and pour over top. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Whole Living.