Blueberry-Peach Baked Oatmeal
Over the weekend I was wanting to make something good and healthy for breakfast. I wasn’t in the mood for eggs, and plain oatmeal is getting a little boring…so I put on my chef-y hat and hit the kitchen to see what I could do with plain oatmeal that would feel like an inspiring, delicious breakfast worthy of a weekend morning.
So here is my delicious concoction….I will put the recipe below with some suggestions to make it your very own!
I made them in individual (but large) ramekins. You could easily make this for a crowd by using a larger baking dish and increasing the ingredients as appropriate.
1 cup Oatmeal (serves 2)
1-2 Peaches peeled and cut into chunks
½ c Blueberries
Crumble topping :
1 TBSP raw oats
1 TBSP brown sugar
1 TBSP cold butter/margarine
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Use a fork to combine into crumble, add 1 TBSP chopped nuts of your choice.
Cook the 1 c oatmeal per package directions (1 c = 2 servings). While oatmeal is cooking, peel and chop peaches and rinse blueberries. Place fruit in baking dish. In a small bowl, mix crumble ingredients. When oatmeal is finished, pour over fruit and mix fruit into oatmeal. Top with Crumble.
Bake about 10-15 minutes at 350F, just enough to cook the crumble.
Let cool slightly and serve with fresh sliced peaches.
I used Old-Fashion oats. You could use quick cook, but why? Old Fashion cook in 5 minutes, I think that is fast enough.
You could also substitute whatever fruit you have handy. Need some inspiration?
-Apples and walnuts
-Strawberries and blueberries
-Blackberries (or even frozen mixed berries if it’s winter and fresh berries aren’t an option)
-Bananas, walnuts and a dollop of peanut butter
This tasty breakfast is a full serving of whole grains and up to 2 servings of fruit. Because of all the fruit you really don’t need to add any other sugar or flavoring to the oatmeal. The brown sugar in the topping adds even another little layer of sweetness.
A healthy meal that tastes like dessert….does life get any better? It just goes to show that food can be healthy and delicious!
Today, make nourishing yourself a priority.
Tracy Martorana is a Nutrition & Wellness Consultant, Meditation Instructor and Herbalist...hoping to inspire you to live your life from a place of Holistic Wellness.