You all probably know by now I have an unhealthy obsession with oatmeal. Well I supposed it’s more like a healthy obsession…oatmeal lowers cholesterol and fills you up with fiber after all. Winking smile

baked oatmeal

Whatever you call it, it’s my favorite breakfast {aside from pancakes…but I put oatmeal in those too…}. To keep from getting bored of the same old thing every morning, I try to mix it up.

Steel cut oats are my top pick; I love the bite of the grain and the hearty texture. I usually make a big ol’ batch of steel cut oats in the crockpot at the beginning of the week, but even that I like to mix up from time to time.

On the meal plan last week? Baked steel cut oats. Just as easy as crockpot oats; just a little twist.

baked steel cut oats

To up the chewy factor of the steel cut oats, I mixed in a handful of oat groats as well.

baked steel cut oatmeal

An hour in the oven, then in the fridge overnight…breakfast for the week is ready and waiting!

 

To make things even more fun {if you can call breakfast fun?} I made a batch of fresh blueberry sauce to pour on top of the baked oatmeal. Now that’s a good breakfast. Winking smile

frozen blueberries

Frozen blueberries, a tiny bit of sugar, and a splash of lemon juice and vanilla make this blueberry sauce both easy and delicious.

easy blueberry sauce

The perfect topping to a hearty slice of baked oatmeal.

fresh blueberry sauce recipe

It would be delicious with frozen cherries or mixed berries too.

blueberry topping

I made it even easier on myself and premade a couple blueberry topped oatmeal bowls so all I’d have to do was pop them in the microwave in the morning.

baked oatmeal with blueberries

Heck, I might’ve even skipped the microwaving step a time or two.

bowl of oats and berries

Not one to eat a bowl of oats the same way twice, some of the bowls got a few additions. My favorite was blueberry smothered oats topped with crunchy, toasted walnuts. I bet it’d be even better with a drizzle of honey or agave…

oatmeal, blueberry sauce, and walnuts

Pardon me while I go eat yet another oatmeal breakfast. One I definitely won’t get sick of.

Baked Steel Cut Oats & Groats

by Heather Neal

Keywords: bake breakfast vegan vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/2 cup oat groats
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

Combine all ingredients.

Pour into 9 x 13 baking dish.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

Remove from oven; let cool. Refrigerate overnight.

Note: oats will look liquid after cooking, they’ll firm up overnight.

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Fresh Blueberry Sauce

by Heather Neal

Keywords: breakfast vegan vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • splash of lemon juice

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in small sauce pan.

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat until sauce gently bubbling.

Use spoon to lightly smash blueberries.

Simmer for ~10 minutes until sauce is thickened.

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