Baked oatmeal is a great way to cook a large batch of breakfast for the week. Along with juicy blueberries and delicious shredded coconut and walnuts, this particular baked oatmeal even contains a hidden vegetable – carrots!
Oats are among the healthiest grains you can eat. Naturally gluten-free and a good source of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants, oats also contain some of the highest protein content out of all other grains with nine grams of protein per ½ cup serving. That’s not bad for a grain! A healthy addition to your diet, studies have shown that consumption of oats and oatmeal can lead to weight loss, lower blood sugar and even a reduced risk of heart disease.
Enjoy more oats in your diet with this morning glory baked oatmeal and fuel yourself for your day ahead!
Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal
2 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
1 apple, grated
1 medium carrot, grated
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon sea salt
2 cups almond milk
¼ cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup blueberries
¼ cup walnuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease an 8×8 baking dish with oil or cooking spray.
In a bowl, combine the oats, coconut, apple, carrot, baking powder and spices.
In another bowl, whisk together the egg, almond milk, honey and vanilla extract.
Gently stir the wet ingredients into the dry, mixing until everything is well incorporated. Stir in ½ cup blueberries.
Pour oatmeal mixture into baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining blueberries and walnuts. Bake for 30 minutes or until browned.
Allow oatmeal to cool before slicing and serving.
Frozen blueberries may be used instead of fresh, however be sure to thaw them first.
This baked oatmeal will keep in the refrigerator for 5 days, covered.