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Healthy Baked Oatmeal

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When I found this baked oatmeal recipe in Heidi’s book, I knew that I would like it, and it is a pretty healthy version of something on the sweetish side.

baked oatmeal recipe

If you read other food blogs then you have heard about Heidi Swanson’s new book Super Natural Every Day. I picked this book up at B&N in an airport and spent an entire flight drooling over the beautiful pictures. I am not a big breakfast eater. I know that I should be one, but I just do not like to eat as soon as I wake up. Ultimately, what happens is I get everyone else breakfast, and then I am so over it, that I skip it altogether. I also am not a fan of eggs. Healthy breakfasts usually revolve around eggs and I just cannot get them down. What I do enjoy is a sweet breakfast, pancakes, waffles, etc. Not so healthy. When I found this baked oatmeal recipe in Heidi’s book, I knew that I would like it, and it is a pretty healthy version of something on the sweetish side.

I also like this recipe because you can change out the fruits and make them any way you want. Use whatever you have on hand, in season, and looks good. Peaches and raspberries, apples and pecans, blueberries. The possibilities are endless.

Healthy Baked Oatmeal Ingredients //

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup toasted and chopped walnut pieces
  • 1/3 cup natural cane sugar or maple syrup (and more syrup for serving)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tablespoons butter melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups blackberries (blueberries, raspberries, or a mixture)
baked oatmeal recipe

How to Make // The Steps

Step 1: Mix together the oats, half of the walnuts, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.

baked oatmeal recipe

Step 2: In another bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, butter, and vanilla.

baked oatmeal recipe

Step 3: Generously butter the bottom of an 8-inch pan and add sliced bananas and half of the blackberries.

baked oatmeal recipe

Step 4: Add the oat mixture to the top of the fruit.

baked oatmeal recipe

Step 5: Pour the milk mixture over the oats. Use a spoon to make sure the milk mixture is incorporated throughout the oats.

baked oatmeal recipe

Step 6: Add the remaining walnuts and blackberries.

baked oatmeal recipe

Step 7: Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven with the rack in the top third of the oven for 35 to 45 minutes. The top should be golden and the oatmeal should be set.

baked oatmeal recipe

Step 8: Let the oatmeal cool for a few minutes and serve with maple syrup and if you are really feeling wild, more melted butter.

baked oatmeal recipe
baked oatmeal recipe
healthy baked oatmeal

Healthy Baked Oatmeal

Yield: serves 6

Healthy Baked Oatmeal - baked oatmeal with bananas, blackberies, and walnuts.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup toasted and chopped walnut pieces
  • 1/3 cup natural cane sugar or maple syrup (and more syrup for serving)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tablespoons butter melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups blackberries (blueberries, raspberries, or a mixture)

Instructions

  1. Mix together the oats, half of the walnuts, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, butter, and vanilla.
  3. Generously butter the bottom of an 8-inch pan and add sliced bananas and half of the blackberries.
  4. Add the oat mixture to the top of the fruit.
  5. Pour the milk mixture over the oats. Use a spoon to make sure the milk mixture is incorporated throughout the oats.
  6. Add the remaining walnuts and blackberries.
  7. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven with the rack in the top third of the oven for 35 to 45 minutes. The top should be golden and the oatmeal should be set.
  8. Let the oatmeal cool for a few minutes and serve with maple syrup and if you are really feeling wild, more melted butter.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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Faith

Friday 22nd of May 2015

I found this recipe while searching online. I'm looking for healthy meals for my picky eater. She doesn't like the texture of oatmeal so a friend told me to try baking it. I'm so glad I found your recipe!! She ate it!!! And I made it even healthier by using almond milk and applesauce in place of the butter! It was amazing! Now I can send her off to school with something nutritious and not sugary cereal! OMG she just went back for another piece while I was typing!!!! You're a lifesaver! Thanks!

bakedbree

Sunday 31st of May 2015

I'm so glad! I 100% can relate to the picky eater, so I understand what a triumph it can be to find something they like.

Cam

Monday 9th of September 2013

Yummm! We made this for our pre-church family brunch yesterday and it was amazing! I switched the fruit (because i didn't have bananas or blackberries) and used peaches and raspberries. It was sooo yummy:) I think this is the 7th recipe I've used from your blog and they are all great!

bakedbree

Tuesday 10th of September 2013

That is great to hear! Glad you liked it!

Charlotte

Monday 10th of December 2012

One of my co-worker made the Healthy Baked Oatmeal for an office breakfast. It was GREAT!! I had to ask for the receipt to bake for Christmas morning.

bakedbree

Sunday 16th of December 2012

This is a perfect Christmas morning breakfast! Welcome!

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