Blueberry Baked Oats Recipe
By: admin On: 19 November 2021
Oats can be a filling and healthy meal. Try also the vegan oats version below.
There is a version of baked oats doing the rounds that involves blitzing all of the ingredients before baking. Once cooked, it is more like cake or pudding than a traditional oat breakfast dish. Add in some cacao and you have literally got chocolate cake for breakfast. We hear you.
Yet there is something to be said for classic baked oats - great for breakfast, like porridge on steroids, but equally good for pudding or dessert. There are few foods as comfortingly moreish as whole oats and we think they deserve to remain centre stage.
Baked oats for breakfast
Healthy baked oats are a great way to start your day. In fact, oats in any form are one of the best ways to fill up in the morning. Nutritional advice consistently agrees that the best ingredients of a healthy breakfast are a portion of wholegrains, a portion of dairy, and one or more portions of fruit. Oats in particular have many health credentials. One of the most nutrient dense foods around, they are packed with vitamins and minerals, including some uniquely powerful antioxidants. A good source of soluble fibre, oats are said to help with weight loss, blood sugar control, and lower the risk of heart disease. To name just a few of their many benefits.
How to make baked oats
Baked oats are simpler to make than porridge. You just stir all the ingredients together and bake in the oven. It does have a few more ingredients though - eggs, baking powder and butter all help create a pudding-y texture.
You can make a chocolate version by adding a tablespoon of cacao powder to the mix. Raspberries go well with chocolate so consider switching out the blueberries with fresh or frozen raspberries. Sprinkle the top with raw cacao nibs for extra crunch.
The recipe is easily adapted to use pretty much anything you like. Add in a handful of chopped almonds or stir in some homemade almond butter. Go for grated apple, or tinned peaches. Experiment with yoghurt instead of milk, or get creative with sweet spices like cinnamon or nutmeg.
Try using our 5 grain porridge mix for extra grainy goodness.
Blueberry baked oats recipe
You can cook up a batch of baked oats and make it last all week so you always have a healthy breakfast to hand. . This recipe makes 6 generous servings.
2 cups rolled oats
2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
a pinch of salt
- Mix all of the ingredients together and tip into a greased baking dish.
- Bake for about 50 minutes at 180C.
Vegan baked oats
You can make a vegan version of this recipe by switching out the eggs for one or two mashed bananas and using your favourite alt-milk. Replace the honey with brown sugar or miss it out entirely.