Hi Everyone! I know that spring is on it’s way (and I cant wait!), but the snow is still here… On a cold morning I like to have a warm and comforting breakfast, like oatmeal!
Today I am going to share with you my recipe for blueberry nut baked oatmeal. This really is a treat for me to have for breakfast, as I normally stick with cereal and yogurt for breakfast, or a protein smoothie. One recipe makes six servings, so for me this lasts about a week. I also would imagine that this would freeze well if you wanted to store these for an easy breakfast later on. This breakfast is also really easy to make ahead and just reheat in the morning and it would work well for a weekend morning family breakfast, so you don’t have to get up early and cook! I hope you all enjoy this recipe!
Blueberry Nut Baked Oatmeal
- 2 cups of uncooked oatmeal
- 1/2 cup of walnuts
- 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk (or regular milk if you do not have almond milk)
- 1 ripe small banana, mashed
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup unpacked brown sugar
- 20 drops of liquid stevia, (or add another 1/4 cup of sugar)
- 1 Tbsp butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cups of unsweetened frozen blueberries
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp table salt
- 1 tsp ground Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
Instructions: Whisk all of the liquid ingredients, including the mashed banana, together in a big bowl. Add the salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking powder to the mixture and whisk together. Next, stir in the oatmeal. Chop the walnuts up, and stir them into the oatmeal mixture. Lastly, stir in the frozen blueberries. Pour into a baking dish, and bake at 350 F for about 50-55 minutes, or until you can stick a knife in the center of the dish and it comes out clean. Cool and enjoy! This should last for about a week in the refrigerator. I like to heat it up in the microwave again each morning so that it is nice and warm.. Let me know how it goes if any of you try this!! :-)
Serves 6, WWPP 7 per serving
On a side note…. I really am trying to cut back on sugar, so in a lot of my recipes I have been using stevia, which is a natural herb that tastes really sweet! It does not add calories like sugar, but it is also not a nasty artificial sweetener that is unhealthy for you. If you would like to try it, I recommend NuNaturals Clear Liquid Stevia. I also have found that stevia works best if it is combined with real sugar, so that it still tastes good, but you can cut back on the sugar. Give it a try!