Make the most of tart, juicy blackberries – which grow wild in hedgerows throughout the UK in the summer months – in this easy oat bake that’s perfect for breakfast or dessert.
1. Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Put the oats in a food processor with a small pinch of salt and whizz until they resemble wholemeal flour. Add the baking powder, honey or maple syrup, orange zest, eggs and banana, and blend again until smooth.
2. Lightly oil a medium baking dish (about 15cm x 20cm and 5cm deep) and pour in the batter. Dot the blackberries over the top, pushing them into the batter slightly. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the oats are golden brown and risen, and a skewer comes out clean. Top with a drizzle more honey or maple syrup (orange blossom or thyme honey would also work well here) and serve with ice cream or yogurt.