Baked blueberry oatmeal is the perfect make ahead breakfast treat…
I have a confession. I almost never eat breakfast. I know I should. It’s not that I do not like breakfast, but honestly, I forget to eat. Now if you saw me in real life you might think to yourself “there is no way this girl has ever forgotten to eat” but I’m not lying. I forget to eat ALL the time. I will be doing stuff around the house, look at the clock see that it’s 2pm and all of a sudden I will realize I haven’t eaten. I will then usually get horribly sick to my stomach and attempt to eat everything in sight. This is not a good thing. Don’t follow my lead. It also probably explains why I can’t lose weight. I cannot keep my eating on a schedule.
So, in my attempt to get on a regular breakfast eating schedule I made some baked oatmeal. It’s filled with blueberries, bananas and just a touch of cinnamon. Perfect way to start the day. After I pulled this out of the oven I knew I wouldn’t be forgetting to eat breakfast today!
Baked Blueberry Oatmeal
Yield: 8x8 pan
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
2 cups milk
1 large egg
1 Tablespoon unsalted butter - melted
2 teaspoons vanilla paste (or extract)
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 ripe bananas - cut into 1/2 slices
1 1/2 cup blueberries
Source: Slightly adapted from Epicurious
Preheat oven 375 degrees.
Butter 8x8 dish and cover bottom with banana slices. Then sprinkle 3/4 cup blueberries over top bananas and set aside.
In medium bowl mix together oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Stir to combines.
In another bowl beat together milk, egg, butter, vanilla paste and maple syrup.
Add oats to dish and gently pour milk mixture over oats. Gently rap pan on the counter to make sure the milk has gone all the way through the oats.
Sprinkle the top with blueberries and cook in oven for 35 to 45 minutes until the top is golden brown and the oatmeal is set. If desired, drizzle the top with more maple syrup.