It’s cold; it’s raining again, and the grey days have got me seeking comfort foods lately. I love a hot bowl of oatmeal for breakfast on a wintry morning and recently found this new-to-me twist on oatmeal online that shouted warm, cozy, and delicious and had the house smelling absolutely scrumptious! The recipe features nuts, oats, fruit and spices, is easily adaptable, and did not disappoint.
Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
- 2/3 cup roughly chopped pecans
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt (or 1/2 teaspoon regular table salt)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 3/4 cups milk of choice (almond milk, coconut milk, or cow’s milk all work)
- 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
- 2 large eggs
- 3 Tablespoons melted unsalted butter, or coconut oil, divided
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 ounces or 1 pint fresh fruit, divided (I used mixed berries)
- 2 teaspoons raw sugar (optional)
- Optional toppings for serving: yogurt, honey, whipped cream, fresh fruit or maple syrupInstructions:
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9 inch square baking dish. Once the oven has finished preheating, pour the nuts onto a rimmed baking sheet. Toast for 4 to 5 minutes, until fragrant.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the oats, toasted nuts, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Whisk to combine.
- In a smaller mixing bowl, combine the milk, maple syrup or honey, egg, half of the butter or coconut oil, and vanilla. Whisk until blended.
- Reserve about 1/2 cup of the berries for topping the baked oatmeal, then arrange the remaining berries evenly over the bottom of the baking dish. Cover the fruit with the dry oat mixture, then drizzle the wet ingredients over the oats. Wiggle the baking dish to make sure the milk moves down through the oats, then gently pat down any dry oats resting on top.
- Scatter the remaining berries across the top. Sprinkle the raw sugar on top if you’d like some extra sweetness and crunch.
- Bake for 42 to 47 minutes, until the top is nice and golden. Remove your baked oatmeal from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Drizzle the remaining melted butter on top before serving.This makes such a warm and wholesome breakfast or snack anytime. Hope you enjoy it too.