Baked oatmeal? Oh yes. Baked oatmeal just takes oats to a whole other level for breakfast, it basically turns it in to a dessert! This recipe is delicious and is such a comforting, filling way to start the day. With a warm gooey centre, juicy fruit and a crisp top it is sort of like getting to have pie or crumble for breakfast, which is pretty great if you ask me. The addition of egg in these oats really makes it a filling dish that keeps me full all morning. It is lovely with any sort of fruit and also reheats perfectly in the oven the next day!
If people tell me they hate oatmeal or porridge, I always recommend that they try baking it as it turns it from a rather gloopy mixture more of a giant baked oatmeal cookie.
Why are oats so healthy?
You have probably heard before that oats are one of the best things to start the day with, and for good reason. Oats are a nutritional powerhouse that have so many benefits:
- Fibre. Oats are a wholegrain so they contain lots of fibre which helps keep you fuller for longer, giving you slow burning energy. This fibre also helps keep your digestive system regular and is amazing for our gut bacteria.
- Cholesterol. The specific type of fibre that is in oats is called beta glucan. This fibre is amazing for helping manage cholesterol levels.
- Blood sugar. Again, due to the fibre, oats are an amazing food for managing your blood sugar as they are absorbed so slowly.
Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal Recipe
Blueberry and Banana Baked Oatmeal
- 1 egg
- 2 cups oats
- 1 banana
- 1 1/2 cups blueberries
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tbsp ground flaxseed optional
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
- 1/4 cup chopped nuts I used pecans
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups milk I used almond milk
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees c or 350 f. Lightly grease a casserole dish (roughly equivalent to an 8×8 inch square) with coconut oil or butter.
- Mix the oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, ground flaxseed and chopped nuts in a bowl.
- Slice the banana in to chunky slices and place half of the banana slices and half of the blueberries over the bottom of the casserole dish.
- Add the oat mixture over the top of the fruit and evenly spread it out.
- In the bowl, whisk together the egg, honey, milk and vanilla extract. Pour over the oat mixture and give the dish a jiggle to get it to sink down through the oats.
- Place the remaining fruit across the top of the mixture.
- Bake for 40 minutes until the liquid is absorbed and the top is a lovely golden brown.
- Serve 1/4 of the oatmeal in a bowl and enjoy! Tip – it is even yummier with a dollop of greek yoghurt on the top.
Did you like this recipe? Let me know down in the comments! If you liked this recipe, I recommend trying my poached pear porridge!