Baked oats are having a moment, folks. They are a viral sensation on TikTok! This sumptuous blended baked oatmeal recipe with a swirl of blueberries and cream is a mashup. It has the flavor of hearty oatmeal but eats like a warm spoon muffin because the oats are whizzed in a blender till smooth. Jam packed with wholesome goodness from chia seeds, maple syrup, and yogurt, this swoon worthy breakfast is a perfect treat for one but can be easily doubled for two.
I am feeling this “recipe for one” trend. This does not mean that you can’t make enough blueberries and cream baked oatmeal to share. What it does…though…is allow you to whip up a yummy breakfast for just your gorgeous self in a jiffy, all the measurements in this recipe are for one serving.
This is a delicious baked oatmeal for your repertoire. It is an act of radical self-care to send the loved ones off to their day and then treat yourself to a nourishing blueberry oatmeal bake, warm from the oven. You are starting the day right with a proper dose of self-love and whole food nourishment. And who can resist the magic that happens when blueberries are combined with oatmeal and cream?
And with that an ode to blueberries because I love them so:
Oh, how I love thee, blueberries let me count the ways… that you make everything better:
- You infuse dishes with a shock of violet color.
- You bring jam-like flavor to the party and are perfectly, naturally sweet.
- You give us life-sustaining, age-defying goodness while being an absolute pleasure to pop and eat.
Ok, enough waxing poetic about blueberries.
Let's Get Cooking!
INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE:
Detailed measurements and ingredients can be found within the recipe card at the end of this post.
- Oats – Rolled oats or “quick oats” will work. I have not tested the recipe with steel cut oats.
- Almond Milk– any milk that you have on hand will do
- Yogurt– you can use a plant-based yogurt if you are vegan
- Egg– a flax egg is a great substitute for vegans
- Maple Syrup- or honey, no worries. You do you.
- Chia Seeds
- Baking powder
TOOLS YOU WILL USE:
- Mixing Bowl
- Wooden Spoon or Spatula
- 8oz Ramekin or other similar sized baking vessels
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
HOW TO MAKE BAKED OATMEAL:
The secret to baked oatmeal that eats more like a cake or muffin than a bowl of oatmeal is to whirl all of your ingredients in the blender before baking.
Essentially you are creating a batter that bakes up like a fluffy warm muffin, and who doesn't want to dive into a fluffy warm muffin??
SERVING SUGGESTIONS FOR BAKED OATMEAL:
- Add a scoop of greek yogurt or coconut yogurt on top
- Drizzle with maple syrup
- Top with a spoonful of crunchy granola
- Drizzle with nut butter
CAN BAKED OATMEAL BE LEFT OUT OVERNIGHT?
It is best to refrigerate baked oatmeal. This recipe contains both dairy and eggs, wrapping the ramekin in foil or beeswax wrap and keeping it refrigerated is the best way to store this dish.
HOW LONG DOES COOKED OATMEAL LAST IN THE FRIDGE?
This oatmeal will last in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 days, and you can easily reheat in the microwave.
NUTRITION NERD CORNER 🤓
BLUEBERRIES (AKA bloobs) YOUR ANTIOXIDANT POWERHOUSE:
Antioxidants are compounds that provide a host of health benefits due to their ability to fight harmful free radicals. Antioxidants prevent cell damage and can protect against chronic disease.
Blueberries contain specific types of antioxidants called phenols, specifically flavonoids and anthocyanins.
Antioxidants in food are measured by something called the ORAC scale. ORAC, standing for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, is a lab test that “attempts” to quantify the total antioxidant capacity of a food.
ORAC researchers at the Jean Mayer Center suggest that increasing daily intake to between 3,000 and 5,000 ORAC units seems to have a significant impact on plasma and tissue antioxidant capacity.
Wild blueberries have an ORAC value of 9,621 (per one cup) and non-wild blueberries measure 4,669. Both VERY high scores, and a great way to get in health-supportive antioxidants.
DIETARY MODIFICATIONS FOR THIS RECIPE:
This recipe is vegetarian.
- Gluten-Free – Make sure your oats are certified gluten-free.
- Vegan – Substitute a thick coconut yogurt, and flax egg for the plain yogurt and egg in the original recipe
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I can’t wait for you to try this Blueberries and Cream Blended Baked Oatmeal Recipe! When you make it, snap a photo and tag me on Instagram @abrapappa or use the hashtag #abraskitchen so I can feature your photo!
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Blueberries and Cream Blended Baked Oatmeal
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add all ingredients, except blueberries, to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Prepare an 8oz oven-safe ramekin by spraying with coconut oil or cooking spray (I used a Staub mini cocotte 8oz/.25 quart size)
- Pour in the blended mixture. Smooth the top of the batter with the back of a spoon. Place blueberries on top then swirl with a utensil to incorporate throughout the mixture.
- Bake for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before eating.
- Top with a scoop of yogurt, and a drizzle of maple syrup.
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