Starting your morning off right is very important. Try this Ultimate Blueberry Morning Oatmeal Bake to get your day started off on the right note. This recipe is delicious, and it includes things like blueberries and oatmeal that are packed full of amazing nutrients that will help your body out in multiple ways.
Blueberry Morning Post Cereal
Have you ever tried the blueberry morning cereal from Post? It is advertised as being very healthy for you, and features dried blueberries. I went back and watched one of the commercials for it, from 1994. I will say, I love the classic advertising!
This commercial and cereal got me thinking. If you are like me, I don’t always feel in the mood for cereal, let alone healthy cereal. I started experimenting with ideas on how I could create a breakfast that tastes delicious and is still good for you. I was able to come up with a delicious recipe that can easily replicate all that you like about the Post cereal, but this recipe is even healthier for you! The primary focus of this recipe is blueberries and oatmeal, along with other complimentary ingredients. Before we dive into the recipe, let’s take a look at some of the amazing health benefits blueberries and oatmeal possess.
Blueberry Health Benefits
I have always enjoyed eating fresh blueberries in the summer. There’s nothing quite like finding a place where you can go out and pick your own, right off the bush. They are so big and juicy; it is hard finding ones that delicious in the grocery store. Or maybe it’s just the atmosphere that makes my brain think they taste so much better. Are you aware that blueberries are extremely beneficial to your health? I knew they were good, but I hadn’t realized until recently just how great they are for you!
Blueberries are considered to be a superfood. Each little berry is packed with antioxidants that help to protect your body from aging and diseases. Blueberries are believed to have the highest levels of antioxidants amongst all common types of fruits. These little berries have components that have been found to help prevent cancer. Imagine that, these little berries are so amazing, in what they are capable of, and we aren’t even finished going through all they can do yet!
The amazing berries are low in calories, but they contain high levels of fiber, vitamin C, K as well as manganese. Blueberries have been found to help prevent cholesterol from getting damaged and are also believed to help lower blood pressure. They also help brain function and assist in preventing heart disease. It is believed that blueberries can also help to prevent diabetes. In short, blueberries are very, very good for you.
Oatmeal Health Benefits
The other main ingredient of our recipe is oatmeal. This grain also has some very good health benefits. Oats are a good source of fiber and carbs. The oats are also gluten free, which helps to lower intake of unnecessary gluten, or for people that are gluten intolerant. Oatmeal contains many vitamins and nutrients that are beneficial to your health including: Manganese, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Folate, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B5. Like blueberries, oatmeal is also rich in antioxidants. These are just a few of the main health benefits of oatmeal.
Blueberry Morning Baked Oatmeal
You know you like the blueberry morning cereal but are in the mood to switch things up a bit; Try this delicious recipe for Blueberry Morning baked oatmeal! It is like the cereal, but with many more health benefits as well as it tastes oh so good! It literally tastes like you are eating cake for breakfast.
Our recipe for Ultimate Blueberry Morning Oatmeal Bake is a great way to get your kids to eat something healthy, without them realizing just how good it is for them. This recipe is also wonderful because you can make it ahead and then bake it the next morning.
Maple Syrup Substitute
If you do not have maple syrup and need a substitute for it, try using honey. By using honey, you will still have the same texture and similar amount of sweetness added. Equal parts honey should be used for the amount of maple syrup requested in the recipe.
Using A Blender
My preference is to use my blender to mix the ingredients together. By using a blender, you get that lovely cake like texture. If you prefer more of an oatmeal texture, you can use a mixing bowl. If you do not have a blender, but desire the cake texture, a food processor will also give you the same outcome.
What Type Of Oatmeal To Use
For this recipe, I prefer to use quick oats, but rolled oats may also be used. Using whole oats will enhance your awareness of oats in the oatmeal bake. They may also increase the baking time.
Preheat oven to 375°F
To make blueberry morning oatmeal bake, start by adding; oatmeal, banana, egg, maple syrup, baking powder, milk, sea salt, butter and cinnamon, to blender. Do NOT add blueberries at this time.
Allow your blender to mix your ingredients together on a high speed. After completely blended, give it one more whirl for good measure.
Prepare baking dishes. This recipe works great for two personal dishes, or you can double it for an 8×8 pan. Be sure to spray your dish with cooking spray before you add the batter.
Pour in batter. If desired, you can carefully fold blueberries in at this point. Top with more blueberries.
Place baking dishes on a cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
In a microwave safe bowl, make your topping while oatmeal is baking. Melt butter, then add oatmeal, almonds, cinnamon and brown sugar. Stir until well combined.
Remove your oatmeal bake from the oven after 20 minutes have passed. Increase your oven temperature to 400°F. Top with your granola topping and place back in the oven for an additional 5 minutes.
After baking at 400°F for 5 minutes, it should begin to turn golden brown around the edges. Remove from oven.
For best results, serve while it’s still hot and fresh.
Enjoy this delicious mouthwatering breakfast! It is so good, this cake like dish will melt in your mouth, but has the perfect balance of healthiness and crunch. Yummy!
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