Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

When I look at a photo I want to see what something looks like once it's cooked. Many of the casseroles I wait to shoot because I need them to firm up. This wasn't going to get firm but I wanted to show you what it looks like cut into "bars".

It's an excellent recipe and will make it again. It's healthy and very filling. Make up a batch and cut them into what ever size you want for breakfast and heat it up and you are good to go.

Banana's were on sale last week and I picked up blueberries at a great price. Didn't want to go with something sweet and trying to eat healthy.

I adapted the recipe slightly from SkinnyTaste. Gina has a beautiful blog and enjoy visiting it.She figured out how many calories and WW points are in this so make sure to check it out if you make this.

1 cup old fashion rolled oats ( I used steel cut oats)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, divided ( used pecans)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon ( I always use Saigon Cinnamon, love the taste)
Pinch of salt ( I made it a very tiny pinch)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 cup milk ( used 2% milk)
1 large egg, beaten
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2-3 bananas peeled and sliced ( I used 1 1/2 banana's)
1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen

Heat your oven to 375 degrees

I sprayed my 2 quart baking dish with Pam.

In a large bowl add the oats, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and half of the 1/4 cup of walnuts. Mix well.( Save the other half to sprinkle on top).

In another bowl add the milk, maple syrup, butter that was melted and cooled, vanilla and the beaten egg. Mix well.

Place the sliced banana in the bottom your greased 2 quart dish. Added some blueberries on top of the banana's. I didn't cover the banana's and used about 1/2 a cup. 

On top of the blueberries I added the oat mixture which was well combined.

Made sure the blueberries and banana's with the oats and then I poured the liquid carefully over the oat mixture to make sure it was covered.

Added the rest of the nuts and a few berries to the top and into the oven it went for 35-40 mins. The top will be brown and the oats will have set.

If you can, let it sit for 10 minutes.


  1. I LOVE baked oatmeal-that's one of my favorite things to make for breakfast. It's great to have something made up ahead to pop in the microwave and heat for a quick breakfast. The recipe I use is a little different than this one.....mine has applesauce in it. I've made it with apples, blueberries, peaches, strawberries..........we've enjoyed them all.

    Blueberries and bananas sound like a delicious combo-and that photo seals the deal for me. I too love Gina's blog-everything I've made from there has been delicious and loaded with taste-it sure doesn't feel like you're eating low calorie that's for sure. Bob said people have been shocked to learn that some of his lunches are "diet" food.

    Oh-and I hear ya on shooting some photos when the dish firms up-we do the same thing. :)

    Thanks Linda and Gina-I can't wait to try this!


  2. Gm Jj and Carol. This looks wonderful. Love Blueberries and Oatmeal. In the way of Dessert. Bet it is very filling as well.

    Still stuck on that Chicken recipe.

    Thanks for sharing such a healthy treat. Guilt free. Heat friendly. Blueberries are very good for you.


  3. Good morning to you all......this looks so interesting. Very healthy. Gonna save this