Healthy Berry Baked Oatmeal is perfect for busy mornings, comes together in less than one hour, and is made with healthy ingredients.
Hey friends, happy Monday! While Mondays aren’t always my favorite day of the week (ok, they never are) I try to get back on track with work and get ready to start fresh. One of the ways I do this is by making sure I start each day with a good breakfast!
When I first met my boyfriend Tom, he was an oatmeal guy too. Except we liked oatmeal in different ways… I always put peanut butter/nuts and banana/berries in mine. Tom was just eating his with a banana and nothing else in it and he told me he would get hungry for lunch pretty early in the morning, so I figured I would suggest making the oatmeal how I typically do.
I never want to pressure him into changing his ways and want him to make his own food choices, but that doesn’t mean I can’t encourage a healthier alternative. I showed him my peanut butter and banana ordeal and I’m happy to report that Tom eats it now every single morning! He even buys natural PB (he used to use the ones with all the added oils, sugars, etc.).
The best part about it? He LOVES it. He constantly tells me how much better his breakfasts are now and he loves that he stays full until lunch time. I always try to emphasize to him about how often times “real” food can have more calories, but is much better for you and fills you up more.
Although his oatmeal breakfast isn’t difficult to put together, I wanted to show him another way he could have oatmeal for breakfast too, so low and behold: Healthy Berry Baked Oatmeal!
This Berry Baked Oatmeal came to me when I was thinking of ways I could make his typical oatmeal breakfasts slightly more interesting. It comes together in a flash and is filling enough to last to lunch thanks to the addition of eggs (protein+carbs=satiety). The berries bake into the oatmeal and their juices burst all throughout. Its seriously so good. You’ve gotta try it!
- Preheat oven to 375F
- Prepare 9×9 baking dish with nonstick spray.
- Combine oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt in large bowl.
- In smaller bowl, whisk 2 eggs.
- Add in almond milk, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla to eggs.
- Mix wet ingredients into dry. Pour into prepared dish.
- Add fruit on top (some will sink- that’s ok!)
- Bake for 45-48 minutes or until golden.
- Top with peanut butter, maple syrup, more fruit, whipped cream, or any desired topping.
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