Blueberry Morning Cereal, an easy baked recipe, is great for a quick, healthy breakfast. It’s a dish comes together quickly and is great for leftovers. You can make it with fresh blueberries or even frozen blueberries. Both work fine. And we’ve mainly eliminated sugar in the recipe and have replaced it with honey, which also helps make it more nutritious.
Oatmeal (quick or old fashioned)
Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
Sugar (for topping, optional)
Living in Michigan, we have fresh blueberries readily available in the summertime. I love going out to the patch to pick with our family and friends. Our parents took Faith and I picking regularly as kids. The blueberries were so huge, and plump compared to what we can buy in the store. And it seemed like the bushes towered over my head. And if you decide to venture out to go picking, it is smart to take some mosquito spray along. I must admit, blueberries are something that I have grown to like over the years. I was not initially too fond of them. But now I enjoy them, and I really like their sweetness, flavor, and texture, especially in a delicious baked blueberry dish.
As a side note, if you’re freezing blueberries, have you found a method that works best? I was so happy when a friend told me to try freezing them right in the plastic containers they come in right from the store. Don’t wash them first or anything. And I’ve found this is the best way to avoid clumping berries. I just wash them when I pull them out of the freezer and am ready to use them. Try it sometime and see what you think.
Proven Health Benefits of Blueberries
Did you know that there are many health benefits that are loaded into blueberries? In fact, sometimes they are labeled as a superfood because of all the benefits they provide. They are low in calories, even tasty, and are incredibly good for you. Here are some benefits:
Blueberries Are Low in Calories But High in Nutrients
Blueberries Are The Kind of Antioxidant Foods
Blueberries Reduce DNA Damage Which Can Help Protect Against Aging and Cancer
Blueberries Protect Cholesterol in Your Blood From Becoming Damaged
Blueberries May Lower Blood Pressure
Blueberries May Help Prevent Heart Disease
Blueberries Can Help Maintain Brain Function and Improve Memory
Anthocyanins in Blueberries May Have Anti-Diabetes Effects
Blueberries May Help Fight Urinary Tract Infections
Blueberries May Reduce Muscle Damage After Strenuous Exercise
How to Make Blueberry Morning Cereal
12 oz Blueberries (fresh or frozen), divided
1/3 cup Honey
2 large Eggs
1 ¾ cup Milk
1 tsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Sugar (for topping, optional)
½ tsp Salt
2 cups Oatmeal (quick or old fashioned)
2/3 cup Chopped Pecans
3 tbsp Butter, melted
2 tsp Cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 375F. Grease the sides and bottom of a 9×5” baking dish.
2. Line the bottom of a prepared baking dish with blueberries. You can also use frozen blueberries, but make sure to thaw them before hand or they will render too much water while baking. Reserve a hand full of berries for the topping.
3. In a medium bowl, mix pecan pieces, cinnamon, oats, baking powder and salt for topping. Set aside.
4. In another bowl, combine wet ingredients including milk, eggs, honey, melted butter. Melt butter in the microwave for 10-15 seconds if necessary. Whisk until completely blended. 5. Cover the berries with the oat mixture and pour the milk over the top. Gently shake the bowl to make sure the milk goes down through and completely covers the oats.
6. Sprinkle the remaining berries on top. Sprinkle sugar for extra shine and crunch if desired.
7. Bake for 45 minutes until the top is golden brown and crispy.
Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of French vanilla ice cream or yogurt. Enjoy Blueberry Morning Cereal!
What to Eat with Blueberry Morning Cereal
Now that you’ve decided to make Blueberry Morning Cereal Easy Bake Recipe, you’re likely thinking about what to eat with it. Here are some ideas:
Yogurt is wonderful to pair with Blueberry Morning Cereal. We recommend plain or vanilla Greek yogurt as complementary flavors that won’t overpower the blueberries.
Why not add a slice or two of your favorite toast with some soft butter, ghee or your favorite toast topping? After all it is breakfast.
Feel like you’d be happy to add some protein to your menu? Scrambled eggs, an omelet, quiche or fried eggs can be the perfect addition to accompany Blueberry Morning Cereal.
Protein in the form of breakfast meat such as sausage, bacon or ham is the perfect fit to go with this delicious dish.
Why not pair with apple juice, a glass of milk, coffee or tea?
Depending on when this dish is being eaten, for breakfast or for dessert, we have favorite sides of adding a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of French vanilla ice cream. We don’t eat ice cream for breakfast as a rule of thumb, but if it’s for dessert we can finagle it.
How to Store Blueberry Morning Cereal
Blueberry Morning Cereal can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. I do think it fairs better if eaten sooner rather than later as it tends to get soggy after sitting for a while.
Blueberry Morning Cereal can be stored in an airtight container such as a zipped baggie in the freezer for up to 3 months. Again, for my experience it tastes better if eaten sooner rather than later.
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