Hi, I’m Natalie’s daughter, Hallie! I love baking and cooking healthy foods and my mom and I knew that you all would love to try this amazing recipe for blueberry baked oatmeal! So without further ado, my recipe for healthy baked oatmeal…
I have been on a health kick for a while now, and if any of you eat healthy, you know that it can be hard to find healthy options sometimes. It seems that everything that tastes good is always processed, artificially flavored, has high levels of sugar, or something along those lines. About a month or two ago, I was craving something that was a little sweeter for breakfast. I didn’t think I would come up with anything that could be healthy and still a little sweet, but then I made this blueberry baked oatmeal, and let me tell you, it will definitely satisfy all of your cravings! It’s a delicious, sweet, healthy breakfast and is also naturally sweetened, gluten-free, and dairy-free!
I will be honest, when this was made the first time, I wasn’t sure if 1/4 cup of honey would be enough. It may not seem like a lot, but a little really does go a long way. The honey combined with the natural sweetness of the blueberries truly adds to the oatmeal and makes it so, so good!
Does anyone else ever forget to preheat their oven before they make something? And you just want to get it into the oven already but you can’t? That has happened to me with this baked oatmeal, and when it does, I keep coming back into the kitchen to sneak a spoonful of the batter. Even the batter tastes amazing! Yes, I know, you’re not supposed to eat raw eggs, but it can’t hurt for me to just snatch a blueberry or two…right?
Whenever I make this oatmeal, I always use Trader Joe’s Rolled Oats. I’ve tried so many different types of gluten free oats, and these are by far my favorite, even for just a regular bowl of oatmeal. They have a great taste to them, and absorb liquid well, so they end up super creamy and delicious! If you’ve never tried them before, go buy some and make this oatmeal with them, they’ve never disappointed me.
Our family tends to go through this oatmeal pretty fast, and by “our family,” I mostly mean my mom and I. We usually eat about 1 pan each day before anyone else can even realize that it has been baked…even a double batch is gone in about two days! And because of that, I would highly recommend making a double batch (and if you don’t make a double batch the first time, I can guarantee you will afterwards!).
I have made this oatmeal a lot recently, even once every weekend when I have remembered. And when a recipe is in my recipe book, you know it’s a keeper. It’s where I have all of my favorite recipes that I’ve made, so I can just grab the book and have my recipes there for me!
This is what the oatmeal looks like when it’s done! I always broil it at the end so that it’s a little more golden brown on top (the best way to do it, in my opinion!), and then let it cool for a while afterwards so it doesn’t fall apart as easily. But if you like your oatmeal in a consistency where it is more prone to falling apart (meaning that it will have a texture more similar to normal oatmeal), I would say to not let it sit for as long.
This is, by far, my favorite breakfast recipe that I have ever made. I love waking up and making it on Saturday mornings, and I hope that you try it and find that you love it as much as I do! The recipe will be below; now go make some blueberry baked oatmeal!!!
- -2 cups gluten free rolled oats
- -1 tsp salt
- -1 tsp gluten free baking powder
- -1 tsp cinnamon
- -2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- -1½ cups blueberries...fresh or frozen...we use frozen
- -1/4 cup raw honey
- - 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- - 1 egg
- Preheat oven to 375˚F and grease an 8 x 8 (or 9 x 9) baking dish.
- Combine oats, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. In a larger bowl, mix together almond milk, honey, egg and oil.
- Gradually add the oat mixture to the larger bowl and then gently fold the blueberries into the larger bowl.
- Pour the mixture into the greased baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes.
- When the oatmeal done, or starting to brown on the edges, set the oven to broil and broil for about 1 minute to make the top golden brown.