Hello hello! So I know this site is loaded with scrumptious baked goodness but I eat a lot more than just all these sweets. I surprisingly eat quite healthy and enjoy making nutritious meals and snacks. This recipe is a delicious but healthy breakfast loaded with sweet flavor from the blueberries, banana's, honey, and cinnamon.
I am someone who never skips breakfast, ever. I enjoy a huge Belgium Waffle every now and then but for the most part I actually crave a good bowl of oatmeal. I wanted to make it a little more amped up for a change so I decided to try a new way of making my oatmeal, as opposed to throwing it in the microwave.
So I decided to throw it in the oven :).
I have had baked oatmeal at a few breakfast joints before but its so overloaded with cream and sugar that you might as well chow down on those pancakes and syrup. So I decided to make this with out all the loaded fat and sugar. This can be done by just a few simple swaps. Using a natural sweetener like honey, and non fat milk. The rest of the flavor comes naturally from the fruit. I added quite a bit of cinnamon just because I can never have enough cinnamon flavor, but can ya blame me?!
This breakfast is a perfect well rounded meal with healthy carbs, fiber, and vitamins. It's also so delicious you can enjoy this as a snack or dessert.
with Blueberries and Bananas
- 2 medium ripe bananas, sliced into 1/2" pieces
- 1 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 cup uncooked quick oats
- 1/4 cup chopped almonds, walnuts might work better but I didn't have any
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup fat free milk 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 375° & lightly spray a 8 x 8" or 9 x 9" baking dish with cooking spray.
- Place the banana slices on the bottom of the baking dish.
- Pour half of the blueberries over the bananas with 1/4 of the cinnamon, and 1 tbsp of the honey.
- Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes, until the bananas get soft.
- Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the oats, half of nuts, baking powder, remaining cinnamon, and salt and stir together.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining honey, milk, egg, and vanilla extract
- Remove the dish from the oven and pour the oat mixture over the bananas and blueberries.
- Pour the milk mixture over the oats and distribute as evenly as possible over the oats.
- Sprinkle the remaining blueberries and nuts over the the top.
- Bake the oatmeal for about 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the oatmeal has set.
- Best served warm from the oven.