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You know those mornings when you have ZERO time but hangry you needs FOOD NOW, but also has no time to make it?
Yea. Those mornings are rough…UNTIL smart-prepared you remembered that you made baked oatmeal beforehand so you just gotta GRAB AND GO! WIN.
Have you had baked oatmeal? It’s sort of the texture healthy peanut butter oatmeal breakfast bars, except maybe the “oatmeal” texture is a little more prominent and they’re not as dense. Think of it like munching a bowl of blueberry oatmeal except, like, NO SPOON NEEDED.
Hands at 10 and 2 and take those bites at the lights, I say!
Is Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal healthy?
Nothing screams breakfast to me like a big bowl of hot oats with ALL the toppings my heart desires. Oatmeal is such a classic breakfast that is quick and easy to make, satisfying and delicious, and keeps you full. Pretty much all the essentials when it comes to eating breakfast at the start of a busy day, am I right?
Whether I’m craving some Low Carb Keto Oatmeal or a big bowl of Cookie Dough Protein Oatmeal, it ALWAYS hits the spot. But is oatmeal a healthy choice? This blueberry baked oatmeal recipe checks off all the points on your breakfast must-haves list and is also a nourishing and healthy choice that you’ll feel good about!
Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Ingredients and substitutions
When it comes to breakfast time, especially on a busy morning, I want something that has healthy ingredients and tastes DELISH! This Baked oatmeal with blueberries and bananas fits the bill without a doubt, and to make it, here’s the ingredients you will need, and some substitutions if you don’t have all the right ingredients:
- Rolled Old Fashioned Oats
- Coconut Sugar * Or Brown Sugar
- Baking Soda
- Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk * Or Regular Milk
- Frozen Blueberries * Or any frozen berries- raspberries would be delicious, too!
How do you make Blueberry Baked Oatmeal?
You know that old saying, “This food really sticks to your bones?” Well, ANOTHER great thing about oatmeal is that it does just that! It’s going to keep you full and satisfied until your next meal, so you don’t get hangry while going about your busy morning. Here’s how to make it:
Set your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and let it preheat. Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray and set it aside.
Using a wire whisk, whisk together the oats, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients other than the berries.
Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until everything is well combined. Gently fold in the blueberries.
Using a rubber spatula, scoop the batter into your casserole dish and place it in the oven. Bake until set, which should take about 45 minutes. Let the baked oatmeal cool to room temperature in the dish.
Cut into squares, serve and DEVOUR!
How to make baked oatmeal ahead
If you want to make this baked oatmeal ahead of time, you most definitely can! Simply mix and assemble the oatmeal as the recipe instructs, then cover the casserole dish with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge. The next day, simply remove the plastic wrap and follow the baking instructions and voila! A make-ahead breakfast that the whole crew will love!
Storage- Fridge and Freezer
This baked oatmeal can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days, if baked! It can also be sliced into portion sized squares and frozen in an airtight container or plastic freezer bag for up to 3 months.
What oats are best for Healthy Blueberry Baked Oatmeal?
When gathering up your ingredients for this baked oatmeal, you might be wondering what kind of oats would work best. I LOVE both rolled oats and steel cut oats, but they are very different. Steel cut oats do not cook as quickly or absorb as much liquid as rolled oats, so for this recipe I recommend using rolled oats! They bake so well and get nice and soft in this baked oatmeal.
Other Healthy Oatmeal Recipes
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a casserole dish with cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the oats, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
- In a separate large bowl, whisk all the remaining ingredients except the berries.
- Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until combined. Fold in the blueberries.
- Pour into the casserole dish and bake until set, about 45 minutes. Let cool to room temperature in the dish.
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