Healthy Blueberry Baked Oatmeal for Make-Ahead Breakfasts
What’s better than a delicious, nutritious, fragrant breakfast to please your entire family (and guests)? An easy-peasy one that you can make ahead like this yummy blueberry baked oatmeal!
I sweetened and flavored this healthy baked oatmeal recipe with orange juice. And I added some brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg to give this warm dish the aroma and taste that make gathering around the breakfast table something to look forward to. Of course, the coffee and good company are the other two parts of a breakfast or brunch trifecta.
Both the oats and the berries are part of my power food list for prediabetes. Add a third by topping it with some Greek yogurt like I did here. These foods are also ideal for the heart and the brain.
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- 1 large egg, beaten
- 12 fluid ounces orange juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 6 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup blueberries
- In a large bowl, mix the egg, orange juice and vanilla.
- In a medium bowl, mix the next 6 ingredients (oats through baking powder). Pour the contents on the medium bowl, into the large bowl and mix the wet and dry ingredients. Add the blueberries and stir. Pour into an 8" x 8" pan. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour or as long as overnight.
- When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake uncovered for about 40 minutes. Cut into 9 even squares and serve warm with additional berries and Greek yogurt or simply as is.
Once you’ve cooked up this warm and delicious blueberry baked oatmeal, experiment with different flavors. Use different fruits and spices. Combine OJ and milk, or simply use milk or soy milk without any juice. There are so many ways to use the basic blueprint to create your own healthy baked oatmeal recipe.
Cheers to filling up your kitchen with great aromas, great taste and great people!
Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, CHWC, FAND, is a Nutrition, Culinary & Diabetes Expert, Wellcoach®-certified health and wellness coach, Freelance Writer, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator. She's also the author of four books, including a best-seller. She's a nationally-recognized media expert in high demand for print and online interviews, as well as corporate and one-on-one nutritional counseling. Jill's philosophy is that nutrition science should be understandable, realistic and oh so delicious.
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