Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

Want a delicious and easy workday breakfast that you can put together on a Sunday night, and then take to work all week without having to do more than put it in a container and heat up a portion in the morning? Then this is what you are looking for! It is seriously delicious and awesome, and while it does contain some sugar, it’s still a pretty healthy breakfast that is hearty enough to keep you satisfied until lunchtime. I loved that I could just take a portion with me to work in the morning, pop it in the microwave, and have a yummy breakfast with no effort at all. The blueberry and banana combination worked excellently (especially combined with the flavors of vanilla and cinnamon). I can see this baked oatmeal becoming more of a regular thing for me! It would be great as a weekend breakfast as well, or as a part of a breakfast or brunch gathering, as its really not much work at all, and won’t leave you slaving over a stove. I also think it would lend itself to different combinations of fruits, and nuts, and I really want to try making it vegan (substituting almond milk for the dairy, coconut oil for the butter, and flax for the egg)… I’ll let you know how it goes when I try it.

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

Serves 6

Ingredients:

2 cups rolled (old-fashioned) oats

1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped (or a combination of nuts- I used walnuts and almonds), divided

1/3 cup natural cane sugar or maple syrup (I didn’t have either, so I used regular granulated sugar)

1 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Scant 1/2 tsp fine-grain sea salt

2 cups milk (I used 2%)

1 large egg

3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled, plus more for buttering baking pan

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 ripe bananas, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 1/2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen), divided

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter the inside of an 8×8 baking dish.

2. Mix together the oats, half the nuts, the sugar (if using instead of maple syrup), baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, maple syrup (if using), half the butter, and the vanilla extract.

4. Lay your banana slices in a single layer on the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle two-thirds of the blueberries over the bananas. Pour your oat mixture on top, and spread evenly. Pour the milk mixture on top, and gently tap the baking dish on the counter a few times so that the milk settles into the oats. Sprinkle the rest of the berries and nuts over the top.

5. Bake for 35-45 minutes, until set, and the top has become golden. Remove from oven and let cool for a little while. Drizzle the rest of the butter over the top. Any leftovers can be refridgerated and heated up for breakfasts throughout the week.

Source: barely adapted from Super Natural Every Day

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6 thoughts on “Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

  1. When I read the title I did not think it was a recipe I would be interested in. But as I read your write up and then looked at the picture and read the recipe it looks quite yummy 🙂 Since I’m not a fan of bananas what other fruit would you suggest for the bottom? I was thinking apples or maybe peaches in the summer…what goes good with the blueberries?

    • My guess it that peaches would be awesome in this! Peaches and blueberries are a great combination. I’d also like to play around with the recipe using apples, and do some kind of cinnamon apple version. I would think the apples would be good in it too, as it does cook for 35-45 minutes which would allow the apples to cook and soften. If you try the recipe with other fruits let me know how it goes! I’ll also go some experimenting, and let you know if I come with a good alternative to bananas!

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