Blueberry Oatmeal Bake

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  • There is almost nothing better than the smell of cinnamon and nutmeg baking away in the oven. It’s warm and sweet and comforting. This oatmeal bake is too. It’s warm, sweet and comforting. And it’s stuffed with two whole cups of fresh, juicy blueberries!

    Blueberry Oatmeal Bake

     

    This dish is unbelievably filling! I had one serving and I should have done the ‘ol “wait a little bit to see if you’re really still hungry,” but nooooooooo, I just had to have another piece. I.Was.Stuffed.
    Stuffed full of blueberries. Big perky blueberries like these.

     

    And these.

    Blueberry Oatmeal Bake
        serves 6
        adapted from thefamilykitchen
    2 1/2 C old-fashioned oats {not quick cooking}
    2 T flaxseed meal {ground flaxseed}
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp ground cinnamon
    1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
    1/2 tsp kosher salt
    Zest of one lemon, divided
    2 T light butter, melted and cooled
    2 C unsweetened almond milk
    1 large egg
    1/2 C 100% maple syrup
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    2 C fresh blueberries
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a 9 inch pie dish or an 8X8 inch baking dish.
    In a large bowl, mix together the oats, flaxseed meal, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and half of the lemon zest.
    In a small bowl, mix together the butter, milk, egg, syrup and vanilla.
    Spoon half of the oat mixture in the baking dish and then top with half of the blueberries.
    Top the blueberries with the remaining oat mixture, then sprinkle the remaining blueberries on top.

    Press the blueberries down slightly into the oat mixture.

    Pour the milk mixture over the oats.

    Sprinkle the remaining lemon zest over the oatmeal.

    Bake for 35-40 mins, or until the oatmeal is light golden brown around the edges and the middle has set up.

    This would be such a great dish for breakfast or brunch if you have company.

    It would also be a great Mother’s Day breakfast dish! All that blueberry, lemony goodness; my momma sure would love it!

     

    Oh, enough pictures! Sorry to bombard you, but seriously….I love breakfast. You didn’t mind, did you? :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04871821199110969105 Jocelyn

      I agree…the smell of cinnamon baking is awesome!!!! This sounds just about perfect…and I want two huge pieces too:-)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04489795426899175268 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction

      Yum! This is the perfect comfort food for me!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02522468346888488964 Melissa

      This looks so wonderful! And just like the things I love to serve up in my home too. I’ve been on such an oat spree lately :) [seriously, I made Almond Joy Oatmeal today: http://www.treatswithatwist.com/2012/05/almond-joy-oatmeal.html ]
      I have to make this asap (blueberries and cinnamon are a favorite combo of mine)!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09141657258032695758 Cassie/Bake Your Day

      This looks amazing. I love baked oatmeal, and these blueberries are so perfect!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12371458068011998525 Tina Bk

      I do like my fare share of oats and fruit, so I am sure I would have had two slices too! I like that there are two layers of blueberries, especially the whole ones on top-yum! Enjoy the weekend!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06940191718403596149 Jill | Dulce Dough

      I love that this oatmeal is baked so you can cut it like a pie! Looks and sounds so yummy!

      • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

        Thanks, Jill!! I thought it would work well in a pie dish. :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05746218831734476639 Maria

      I used vanilla coconut milk and frozen blueberries. HOLY YUM! Mine took quite a bit longer to set up, but it is delicious! Thank’s for the recipe!

      • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

        Maria, thanks!! I’m so glad you liked it! Coconut milk sounds great; I’ll have to try that. Thanks for the tip!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09906255611969204256 wrangler

      Doesn;t look good to me. Looks dry and why flaxseed?

      • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

        Thanks for your feedback. Baked oatmeal is meant to set up and be more dense than a loose bowl of oatmeal. Flaxseed is very healthy and is full of omega-3 fatty acids (healthy fat), antioxidants, and fiber. It also adds a nice nutty flavor to dishes.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11761363767497129975 Kathleen Jjurlink

      Looks good so will try it. Do you have the nutritional guide for it?

      • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

        Kathleen, I don’t, but one great source to figure out nutrition facts for recipes is: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator
        I have used it several times. Good luck!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09405783335304126578 Melissa

      I just made this and it is amazing! I used regular milk because thats all I had,
      a cup and a half of frozen blueberries and a half cup of frozen strawberries (since thats all I had), and didn’t use vanilla extract, well, because I forgot. And it wondetful.

      • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09405783335304126578 Melissa

        Also, the heating element in my oven went out in the middle of it baking. Luckily, my bread oven doubles as an oven. I threw it in there and was really glad it didnt get ruined.

    • Jeremy

      Hi there, I just made this. I omitted blueberries (I can’t do cooked fruit) and I used regular milk. I didn’t have hemp so I put in 2.5 tbsp chia seeds. Just wondering how to store, and how long it will be good? Thanks