Baked Blueberry & Banana Oatmeal
Both recipes are very similar, I used Blueberries and Bananas because that is what I had on hand, but I can see this being made with a variety of fruits! The possibilities are endless and ever expanding. I love oatmeal, but I rarely have time in the morning to make anything. Having a tray of this ready to go in the morning is a lifesaver. All I have to do is scoop it into a bowl and warm it up at the office.
I know after this is all gone I will be making more with a variation of fruit. This is a great way to get some more fruits into your diet. I added some flax seed meal for a fiber boost along with all the other great benefits the centuries old seed provides.
I ate this for breakfast this morning and as a “snack” when I first made it. I bet it would be good paired with a blueberry banana smoothie!
Prep Time: 15
Cook Time: 45
Total Time: 60
2 cups oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sugar or maple syrup
1/2 cup walnuts; chopped
2 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp flax seeds (ground or flax seed meal)
2 cups fresh blueberries, divided
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Mix the oats, baking powder, walnuts, flax seeds, cinnamon, salt & sugar or maple syrup together in a medium bowl.
Whisk the milk, egg, and vanilla extract together in another medium bowl.
Butter a 8x13 baking dish or spray lightly with cooking spray.
Line the bottom of the dish with the sliced bananas and 1 cup of blueberries.
Top the fruit with the oat mixture, add remaining blueberries and the wet milk mixture until fully coated.
Bake for 35-45 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Serve warm.
adapted from: Baked Bree