Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Blueberry Muffin Baked Oatmeal

Good morning!

Now that summer has arrived, I finally have time to make breakfast again.  During the work week, usually all I have time for is a quick bowl of cereal before hitting the road.  I absolutely LOVE having more leisurely mornings to eat a good breakfast and sip coffee for as long as I want.

We have a lot of food to eat up before we leave for Alaska tomorrow (!!), so yesterday morning I put together a baked oatmeal dish (similar to my beloved banana version) that included lots of blueberries, since that's what we needed to use.  The result was somewhere between a regular bowl of oatmeal, a hearty blueberry muffin, and a not-so-sweet blueberry crisp.  The crunchy brown sugar on top really makes the recipe.  It would be amazing with a spread of peanut butter at the end.
Blueberry Muffin Baked Oatmeal
(serves 3-4)

2 cups rolled oats
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 cups almond milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup (heaping) blueberries
2 tbsp brown sugar


1. Preheat oven to 375.

2. Combine oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nuts.

3. Combine egg, milk, vanilla, and honey.

4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Add blueberries.  Mix well

5. Line an 8″ pan (square or round) with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray. Pour batter into pan.

6. Bake for approximately 25 minutes.

7. After 25 minutes, increase heat to broil, sprinkle with 2 tbsp brown sugar, and broil for 2-3 minutes. (Careful not to burn!)

8. Serve and eat!

Although we have been done teaching for a little over a week now, I feel like our pace of life is just now starting to finally slow down.  Jay and I both had some work meetings to attend last week, plus tons of other to-dos that seemed to keep us busy non-stop.  Makes me wonder how we ever had time to work!  I can't wait to get to Alaska and really start enjoying our summer break!

I don't know how much internet access we will have throughout our trip, but I will try to pop in with an update at some point.

See ya later!

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