Oats is Good.

I tend to be a breakfast-rut person. When I first get up I’m too tired and crabby to make an informed meal decision, so it’s good to have a standby. As a child, I ate brownie bites for breakfast EVERY DAY for like 5 years. Most of college was Kashi Go Lean Crunch with berries, and my most recent rut has been oatmeal. A few months ago, I started making this baked oatmeal recipe that I heard about on a Weight Watchers message board. It’s great for work because it’s like a portable bowl of oatmeal, and you can do all kinds of flavor combinations. I’d completely forgotten about it until the other day when my mom brought it up, and I decided to play around with the recipe today. Here’s how it turned out:

Blueberry-Banana Baked Oatmeal

  • 2 C Rolled Oats
  • 1 C Milk
  • 1 C Blueberries (I used fresh. If you use frozen, thaw and RINSE them first- unless you want blue oats).
  • 2 Ripe Bananas, Mashed
  • 3/4 C Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1/2 C Egg Substitute
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Optional:

  • 1/2 Banana, thinly sliced
  • Brown Sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients (except sliced banana and brown sugar, if using) in a large bowl and pour into a greased 8×8 inch baking dish. Bake for 35 minutes. Remove from oven and place sliced bananas on top, if using. Sprinkle liberally with brown sugar and place under broiler for about 2 more minutes, until sugar and bananas have carmelized. WATCH IT because the dish goes from “carmelized” to “charred” really fast.

Cut into 6 large squares. I usually wrap up each individual serving and then zap it in the microwave before eating. Here’s my little bedtime snack:

Tonight we met my parents and Grandmother for dinner at Mi Cocina, our neighborhood Mexican joint. Mom and I split veggie fajitas (yum). Unbenounced to me, my Grandmother has been reading Heather Bakes! The verdict? She likes the blog, but chastized me for overutilizing the word “crappy”. My Dad chimed in to say that he thinks I say “sucks” too often- to which my mom replied, “I don’t like that word, Heather.”

Well, you know what?

I think it sucks that I can’t say crappy.

So there.

(I’m kidding, of course! Love you, Mom! Love you, Dad! You too, Grandma!)

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8 Responses to Oats is Good.

  1. Sammie says:

    Thanks for the recipe, it sounds delicious. I actually think I could get Charlie to eat that – the D man, not too sure.
    Any luck with the planks?

  2. your banana blueberry baked oatmeal looks fab! :)

  3. Tammy says:

    Oooh Heather,

    This looks yummy. I’m all for having breakfast easy in the mornings as I am NOT a morning person. I am making this this weekend.
    lol I can soo hear Gina saying that. still laughing.

  4. klemons says:

    and that is funny! Can you mail me some of that oatmeal, it looks yummy!

  5. heatherwlu says:

    OH- just an FYI to anybody making this recipe (especially if you’re feeding it to kiddos): It’s not very sweet. The original recipe called for 1/4 cup of Splenda in the batter, but I omitted that… so you may want to add some brown sugar to the mix.

    Thanks for all of the comments! XOXO

  6. Thanks for the baked oatmeal recipe. It looks amazing!! I’m definitely going to make it.

  7. Naomi says:

    this looks amazing!!!

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