Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

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I actually don’t like eating oatmeal the way it’s intended.  But as soon as you bake it, boy howdy, I can’t seem to get enough of the stuff.  If you like you can turn this into breakfast cookies and take them on the go but it will lose a little bit of its magic because it’s so delicious just out of the oven.

Eat plain or top with some jam, yogurt. or better yet–frozen yogurt, and you have the perfect excuse/vessel to eat frozen dessert in the morning.

Recipe: (baking time 30 minutes)

3 cups oatmeal (old fashion)
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (I use 0%)
1 cup milk (skim is fine)
1 egg
1 egg white
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp honey
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup blueberries (I use fresh, can use frozen or dried)
1/4 cup pecans (chopped)

Optional toppings:

Honey
Yogurt
Jam
Frozen Yogurt
Ice Cream
Kefir

Preheat oven 350°

Add your milk. eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, greek yogurt, cinnamon (and any other spices you might want) in a bowl.

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And mix until just blended.

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In a separate bowl combine your oats, salt, and baking powder.  If you’re feeling lazy/rebellious you can do it all in one bowl.  I like to make sure my salt/any leaveners are well integrated before I add them to my wet ingredients.

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Add your oats to your wet mixture and combine.  It will be a little soupy at first but in less than a minute the oats should absorb any excess liquid.

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Add your blueberries–I prefer fresh.

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And pecans.  As you can see the oats have absorbed the liquid.  If yours still looks soupy consider adding in an extra tablespoon or two of oats.

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Pour out into lightly greased square baking pan.

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And top with the 1 tbsp honey.  Topping your baked goods with sugar allows you to add less over all, which in time will allow you to enjoy things with less sugar.  Depending on where you are you may need to add more honey but save that for when you’re serving it.

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Bake in 350° oven for 30-35 minutes.  It will look golden and set.

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Top with whatever you like–Justin only wanted it with vanilla frozen yogurt.  🙂

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The yogurt scoop melted off just as I finally got my camera settings right.

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Oh well, enjoy!

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Oh and put whatever fruit/nuts you want.  Here it is with 1 Granny Smith, pecans, and a blend of nutmeg/allspice/cinnamon.  Served with plain Greek yogurt.

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