Oatmeal is a classic breakfast food and it can also be incorporated in a ton of desserts. It is very versatile and its subtle flavor makes it go along nicely with many different ingredients! One of the most common ways to have oatmeal is with some fruit. Whether it is sprinkled on top, or cooked as porridge, oatmeal + fruit is always a good combo.
Mango is one of the most naturally sweet fruits, and I gotta say, it is definitely one of my favorite fruits. Mangoes remind me a lot of spring/summer season and it is such a refreshing fruit that it just puts me in a good mood. So I thought, how about combining oats and mango to create a nice breakfast/dessert?
And, spoiler alert… it turned out to be delicious! So if you want to know what I’m talking about, check out this baked mango oatmeal recipe. It is perfect to have as some sweet breakfast, snack, or dessert.
Let’s get to it!
Baked Mango Oatmeal
- 2 cups mango cubes around 650 grams
- 255 grams oatmeal
- 145 grams butter
- 55 grams sugar
- 4 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp ginger powder
- 2 tbsp water
- Start by preheating the oven to 190ºCelsius (375º Fahrenheit)
- In a pot, add the mango cubes, half the sugar, and 2 tbsp of water. Use a lid to cover and cook at the lowest heat for 10 minutes, stirring around occasionally. Then set aside.
- In another pot, add the butter, honey, the rest of the sugar, and ginger powder. Heat at low temperature for 1-2 minutes or until the sugar dissolves, stirring lightly.
- Once the sugar dissolves, remove it from heat and add the oatmeal. Mix around with a spatula until the liquid is absorbed by the oats.
- Butter an oven pan** and then add ¾ of the oats. Spread around evenly, pressing down gently with a spatula. *I used a 10x7 in pan (20x27 cm), but you can use whichever you have at home.
- Place the mango mixture on top of the oats and spread it around evenly.
- Finish by sprinkling the remaining ¼ of oats and then take it to the oven.
- Bake for around 30 minutes or until de oat on top get golden brown.
- Take it out of the oven and allow to cool down before serving.
If you want to experiment a little bit more with it, you can also add some other ingredients like nuts, almonds, raisins, you name it! You can also use this same recipe for different fruits, so instead of using mangoes, you can use apples, berries, etc. If you do, let me know how it goes! I’d love to hear more about variations of this recipe.
For now, I can tell you that this baked mango oatmeal recipe is just great. I’m sure that you (and whoever you share it with) will absolutely love it. It has that nice crunch to it, an amazing buttery smell, and the perfect amount of sweetness from the mangoes, honey, and sugar.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe and if you make it, please let me know what you thought of it!