We are very lucky to have easy access to lots of fresh blueberries every summer. I usually pick enough in the summer to stuff my freezer. Which means, I’m always looking for new blueberry recipes like this Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries.
This recipe caught my eye, because I love oatmeal! What I don’t love is standing over the stove in morning stirring and stirring. This baked oatmeal sounded like a winner to me!
Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries
Compliments of It’s a Keeper
Adapted from So, How’s It Taste?
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, divided
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 cup milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen, divided
Preheat the oven to 375F. Lightly grease a 2-quart baking dish. In a medium bowl, mix the oats, half of the walnuts, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Stir to combine. In a separate bowl, combine the syrup, milk, egg, butter, and vanilla.
Spread half of the berries in the bottom of the baking dish. Sprinkle the dry oat mixture over the fruit in an even layer. Pour the liquid ingredients evenly over the oats. Sprinkle the remaining nuts and berries over the top.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the top is browned and the oats have set. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.
Is it a Keeper?
This was pretty good! The original recipe called for putting a layer of sliced bananas in the baking dish first, but I tried it and didn’t like it at all. I thought the bananas became slimy and the texture was a bit off for my tastes. But, if you’re a baked banana fan, by all means give it a whirl!
This oatmeal couldn’t be easier to make! I like that I can bake this once and eat it all week — all I need to do it reheat it. Perfect for hectic weekday mornings!
And, it’s a great way to use my stash of blueberries all winter long! Some of my favorite blueberry recipes are: Perfect Blueberry Pie, Cool and Creamy Blueberry Pie and The Best Blueberry Muffins.
What’s your favorite way to use frozen blueberries