Inside Scoop: This is the most blissful blueberry baked oatmeal recipe you will ever come across, and it’s high in healthy fats, protein, and fiber.
This recipe was submitted by Lisa Bermas, Toronto-based photographer, recipe developer, and nature enthusiast.
Here’s the thing, no one really has time to make breakfast, even though it’s essentially the most important meal of the day.
Our mind runs to the multiple tasks we need to get completed before we leave the house: feed the cat, wear those pants, grab those car keys, brush your hair (admit it, sometimes you skip this part)…. Listen, our mood is greatly impacted by what we ingest and often times when we’re not eating properly our body struggles, so why are we continuing to neglect our body?
When we consume simple sugars for breakfast, such as a muffin or donut from a local coffee shop, our body experiences a rapid increase in blood sugar levels, and a corresponding surge in energy – which gets followed by a drop as the body scrambles to balance blood sugar levels.
Instead of putting your body through this unnecessary cycle, it’s essential to include two main components in every meal you eat. As breakfast plays an essential role in our day, it’s vital to include these two components: protein and fibre. Fibre, among many other benefits, slows the release of carbohydrates by interfering with the digestive enzymes that come into contact with them.
Protein, on the other hand are building blocks for numerous important functions within the body. Protein is vital for anyone trying to lose weight or balance blood sugar, as it slows down the speed at which the stomach empties into the intestines – thus leaving us feeling fuller for longer.
This Blueberry Baked Oatmeal recipe recipe is easy, healthy and super fun to create. The berries are filled with antioxidants, and all these ingredients combined create a nutritious breakfast that will leave you wondering why you ever hated oatmeal!!!
THIS BLUEBERRY BAKED OATMEAL RECIPE IS:
- Plant-based/ vegan option available
- High in healthy fats and antioxidants
- Low in sugar
- High in heart & gut friend fibre
Looking for other delicious breakfast ideas like this blueberry baked oatmeal recipe, you’re definitely going to want to try these Buckwheat Pancakes with Mint Berry Salsa.
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Baked Berry Breakfast Bliss
This delicious berry oat bake uses the power of antioxidants from berries, as well as pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg spices, to create a warming and delicious breakfast, snack or dessert. Enjoy warm, or cool.
- 3 cups frozen berries can use a berry mix or combine half and half wild blueberries with blackberries
- 2 bananas ripe
- 2 Tbsp pumpkin puree
- 2 whole free-range eggs vegan friendly version, see notes
- 2 cups vanilla almond milk unsweetened
- sea salt sprinkle
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup raw honey or agave
- 1/4 tsp all spice
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- nutmeg just a sprinkle or to your liking
- 2 cups rolled oats uncooked (use certified gluten-free if necessary)
- 3-4 tsp chia seeds can substitute with just ground flax seed
- 2 Tbsp shredded coconut unsweetened
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Line a round cake pan or baking dish with parchment paper and then add the frozen fruit as the bottom layer.
- In a bowl, mash up the ripe bananas and mix in the pumpkin puree until the texture is less clumpy. In the same bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients. Set aside for now.
- In another bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
- Using a handheld blender, blend together the wet and dry ingredients. Pour this mixture over the frozen berries in your pan/baking dish. When you are ready to place in the oven, scatter some shredded coconut over the top. Ensure that the bottom layer of berries is fully covered by your oatmeal mixture.
- Bake for 30 mins or do the fork test to ensure it is cooked thoroughly.
- Garnish with your choice of yummy goodness. I like to add fresh fruit or whatever frozen fruit I have. If you want it to have a little more protein, garnish with Greek yogurt or toss on some ground walnuts.
*For vegan friendly version add 2 Tbsp of ground flax or chia seeds to 6 Tbsp water and let sit for 10 minutes. This directly replaces 2 eggs.
Lisa Bermas is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ originally from Toronto. Her passion is to empower individuals to take health into their own hands with the guiding principles of plant-based nutrition.
Lisa was intrigued to pursue an education in the alternative medicine field, in large part due to her experience with conventional doctors, who often wrote off her joint pain as either ‘growing pains’ or, simply put, ‘nothing’. She later linked this pain to changes in barometric pressure, poor absorption, and a highly inflammatory and acidic diet. The decision to turn to this field of medicine also stemmed from her realization that many doctors are essentially looking at the human body as individual parts rather than as a whole, integrated system. Lisa firmly believes that the integral link to our physical health is the connection between body, mind, and spirit.
In addition, Lisa studied Homeopathic Medicine and completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Integrative Biology and Health Studies at the University of Toronto. She is also a bunny mom, a passionate photographer and writer. Scroll through her feed on Instagram: @empowereats