Good ‘n healthy Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries

baked oatmeal with fruit

Tasty, nutritious and moist, this make-ahead breakfast can be reheated in individual servings to enjoy at home or at work. Add a little almond milk, or top it off with a dollop of yogurt and some fresh fruit, and you are good to go.

Oats This gluten-free, whole grain is just plain good for you; loaded with protein, omega-3 fatty acids, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and more. This fiber-rich, heart-smart superfood can lower levels of LDL (or bad) cholesterol and help keep arteries clear.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 to 40 minutes
Total time: 45 to 55 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and drained
  • Non-fat plain or vanilla yogurt and berries for garnish, optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease 8x8-inch glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In medium bowl, combine oats, maple syrup, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. In large bowl, stir together the eggs, vanilla, almond milk, applesauce and butter.
  5. Pour the dry ingredients in medium bowl into the wet ingredients in the large bowl and stir to combine.
  6. Fold one cup blueberries into the mixture.
  7. Pour mixture into the glass baking dish and scatter remaining one cup blueberries over top.
  8. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, uncovered, until edges begin to brown and blueberries begin to bubble.
  9. Remove from oven and allow oatmeal to cool for about 5 minutes before serving.
  10. Top with yogurt and a variety of berries, if desired, and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Makes 9 servings of approximately 2 ½ x 2 ½-inch squares.

Nutritional Information
Per serving (does not include optional yogurt or berries): 186.9 calories; 6.0g total fat (0.3g saturated; 0.7g polyunsaturated, 0.7g monounsaturated); 275.2mg sodium; 10.0mg cholesterol; 30.5g carbohydrate; 11.1g sugars; 3.8g fiber; 4.5g protein; 57.9mg potassium.

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