Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
My gluten free fruit-filled Blueberry Baked Oatmeal is homey, simple, and delicious. Sure to please a crowd and full of healthy goodies like berries and oats. Tastes great warm or cold, top with a dollop of yogurt or, for something a bit more indulgent, try creme fraiche or cream. For a seasonal twist, change up the fruit – how about apples and pears in the Fall?
How To Make Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix walnuts, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, syrup, eggs, oil, and vanilla.
Combine the wet ingredients into dry and mix together. Add berries and blend gently. Pour entire mixture into a greased 9-inch baking dish. Bake for 45 minutes until the top is golden brown. Delicious on its own or topped with yogurt!
Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Nutrition
My Blueberry Baked Oatmeal is a great source of nutrition. See below for how each ingredient nourishes your body!
Oats are packed full of nutrition and a great way to start your breakfast. They are high in both soluble and insoluble fiber, Phosphorus, Thiamine, Magnesium, and Zinc. Their high fiber content slows down digestion and keeps you feeling satisfied for hours after you eat them. A specific type of soluble fiber in oats, beta-glucan, has been shown to increase fullness and bind with cholesterol, ultimately transporting it out of your body. While oats themselves are naturally gluten-free, they are often produced in the same facility as gluten-containing products. If you have a serious gluten allergy or celiac disease you may want to opt for the brands that specify “gluten-free”.
Walnuts are a great addition to my Blueberry Baked Oatmeal. They add great flavor and a satisfying crunch. One ounce of walnuts contains 4g of protein, 2g of fiber, provides 10% the daily value of magnesium, and is a great source of omega-3 alpha linolenic acid (ALA). ALA is the precursor to EPA and DHA, two very important long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. Omega 3s are important components of the membranes that surround and protect your cells. Research suggests they play a role in improved heart and brain health, and may help lower the risk of cancer!
I like to use Whole Milk in my Blueberry Baked Oatmeal. Whole milk is high in Protein, Vitamin B12, Calcium, Riboflavin, and Phosphorus. These nutrients play a big role in bone and heart health. Not a fan of dairy milk? Don’t worry! You can choose whatever milk you want for this recipe. My Blueberry Baked Oatmeal would taste delicious with almond, soy, coconut, or any non-dairy milk that you prefer.
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- ½ cup walnuts chopped (toasted: optional)
- 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
- 14 ounces milk can substitute non-dairy milk
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 bag frozen mixed berries
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Mix walnuts, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
- In separate bowl, combine milk, syrup, eggs, oil, and vanilla. Whisk to combine well.
- Combine wet ingredients into dry and mix. Add berries and blend gently. Pour entire mixture into a greased 9-inch baking dish.
- Bake for ~45 minutes until golden brown. Serve as is or with yogurt.