Oatmeal Episode 6: Spiced Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal should be so good, you would happily eat it as a dessert. That is what I am for when making mine and I feel this recipe ticks all the required boxes. It is not quite as healthy as standard oatmeal (if done correctly and don’t bother doing it unless you want to indulge a bit), but it is still a great source of healthy carbohydrates, proteins, fruit and contains a variety of nutrients.

You can make any filling you want really, I like to go with the more traditional blueberry and banana, but any fruit will do. Or you can even omit the fruit if you REALLY want and go with a golden or maple syrup.

You want to get individual baking trays (like featured in the photo) if you can. If not, you can definitely use a larger tray but you will have to up the serves that you are making. This recipe is for one.

The only other thing I have to add really is do not forget to add the salt. Most people (myself included a while back) think it sounds weird, but it really works in oatmeals. The salt works in bringing out a sweeter and slightly nutty flavour in oats. Just don’t go overboard, otherwise it will be weird.

Rock on.

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Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • Small amount of coconut oil or vegan butter to grease the baking tray
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup non-dairy milk, I usually use soy for this
  • ½ banana (you can eat the other half like a normal person or slice on top at the end)
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ¼ cup strawberries
  • 1-2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash each of cinnamon and nutmeg (even better if using grated nutmeg)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar (live a little)
  • 1 teaspoon chia or flax seeds (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut cream (optional but REALLY recommended)

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Cook it:

  1. Grease a small baking tray and preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  2. In a bowl, mash half a banana and mix in your oats
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients, minus the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix well
  4. You should have a perfect consistency now (just slightly wetter than you would choose to have oatmeal), if not add a little extra milk or water
  5. Sprinkle on the reserved cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar
  6. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes and serve
  7. Get it into ya!

Recommended Tunes:

beatles-white-album

The Beatles “The Beatles (The White Album)”

Shock gasp horror, I have never told ya to listen to The Beatles. Why would I not do that??? Maybe because I assume you are already aware of them! I certainly hope so.

Anyway, I expect The Beatles would like some baked porridge, especially Ringo. Don’t you just love Ringo???

Listen – but do yourself a favour and buy it on vinyl!!

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11 thoughts on “Oatmeal Episode 6: Spiced Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

      1. So I gave this a try and it came out like an extremely delicious oatmeal pudding. The coconut cream worked really well. Will try this a few more times. I made enough for three servings. I don’t think I used enough sugar, but I really liked the way it tasted without much sugar. Thanks for sharing!

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