• Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal {Small Batch, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan Option}

    by Dorothy Reinhold on March 21, 2018


    Print This Post Print This Post BANANA BLUEBERRY BAKED OATMEAL is chock-full of fruit and just this side of sweet -- a warm, comforting breakfast for when you have a few extra minutes, like on the weekend. It's vegetarian, but can be easily vegan-ized.

    Chock-full of fruit and just this side of sweet, Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal is a warm, comforting breakfast for when you have a few extra minutes, like on the weekend. It’s vegetarian, but can be easily vegan-ized.

    Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal small batch breakfastSometimes a bowl of cereal or a piece of avocado toast just won’t do in the morning. On those days when you want a little something special for breakfast, I suggest making baked oatmeal. This version, a Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal, is all kinds of warm and satisfying, lightly sweet without being cloying, and easy to throw together in 5 minutes.

    Banana Blueberry Baked OatmealLike all the best recipes through the ages, it has been passed over the back fence, only today’s back fence is the Internet. I first saw it on the blog The Nifty Foodie, and she saw it on the blog Skinny Taste. Each of us has adapted it to our own needs. I cut some prep steps out to save time and cleanup, and upped the fruit. I also used regular oats (my absolute favorite brand is Silver Palate…so nutty and chewy!).

    Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal closeupIt’s too good not to share, and when you make it, feel free to alter it for your own likes. I have a few suggestions at the end of the recipe, for variations.

    Shall we make it?

    Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

    Prep Time: 5 minutes

    Cook Time: 35 minutes

    Total Time: 1 hour

    Yield: Serves 3

    Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

    BANANA BLUEBERRY BAKED OATMEAL is chock-full of fruit and just this side of sweet -- a warm, comforting breakfast for when you have a few extra minutes, like on the weekend. It's vegetarian, but can be easily vegan-ized.

    Ingredients

    • 1 medium size very ripe banana, sliced
    • 1 (6-ounce) container fresh blueberries
    • 1/2 cup milk (can use skim or low-fat, or plant-based milk)
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 tablespoons agave (or honey)
    • 1/2 cup uncooked regular oats (can use quick-cooking oats) {My all-time favorite brand is Silver Palate}
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • Rounded 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • Pinch of salt

    Directions

    1. Heat oven to 375F degrees. Lightly mist a 9- by 5-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray.
    2. Add sliced bananas in one layer on bottom of prepared dish. Sprinkle with half the blueberries.
    3. In a 4-cup measuring cup, or a mixing bowl, measure the milk and add the egg, vanilla and agave. Whisk to combine. Add oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and stir well. Pour mixture over fruit in pan. Sprinkle remaining blueberries on top.
    4. Bake for 35 minutes, uncovered, until the top is a golden brown and the oatmeal is set. Remove from oven and allow to set for 15 minutes.
    5. Serves 3.
    6. LEFTOVERS: Store leftovers in the refrigerator. When serving leftovers, heat in the microwave for 30 seconds to take the chill off. Serve with a splash of milk if you like.

    Notes

    Recipe source: Adapted from The Nifty Foodie, who adapted it from Skinny Taste.

    Substitutions: If you don't have a banana, try some peach slices or apple chunks.

    Vegan-friendly: If you want to make this vegan, use an egg substitute, use plant-based milk and choose agave or maple syrup not honey.

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    Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Small Batch Breakfast Recipe

    Serves 3, or 1 teenager and 1 person with an average appetite. ;)

    Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal small batch

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