Lemon Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
Err. murr. gerd. I just cannot get enough. This is my go-to breakfast, if I have the time. If you have at least a thirty minute morning routine, you really have no excuse to NOT make this! It takes about 20-25 minutes to bake, and about 5 minutes to prep (even less prep time once you have it down. I swear I can get this thing in the oven in probably two minutes flat, by now!!). You can prep this, pop it in the oven, and go on with getting your morning ready. 25 minutes later, you will have a scrumptious little brekkie waiting for you! (If you are going to do this, make sure you set an alarm!)
I have several variations of baked oatmeal, which you will see throughout this blog.
You have the option to top any of my baked oatmeal creations with whatever you’d like! Sometimes a dollop of “sweet cream” works just perfect (this is a mix of greek yogurt and/or whipped cottage cheese with a tsp or two of truvia/stevia, maybe a few drops of vanilla as well). Or, I enjoy topping mine with some nut butter (peanut, almond, sunflower, etc). For my Banana-Walnut Baked Oatmeal (recipe coming soon), I definitely like to add a nut butter!
1/2 banana (can use apple sauce as a substitute)
2 tbsp maple syrup (I use Joseph’s Sugar Free Maple Syrup–it’s extremely low in calories)
1 egg white
2 tsp truvia/stevia
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup of oats (Stick with rolled oats. Definitely do NOT use quick oats)
1/2 lemon (use rind and juice)
1/4 cup of blueberries
1 tsp coconut flour (topping)
Coconut oil (I use the spray, just to lightly grease the ramekin)
Combine mashed 1/2 banana, egg white, and maple syrup. Add truvia. Add oats. Mix together.
Add the baking powder and mix (make sure you add the baking powder after you’ve added the oats. The baking powder could get clumpy and then will not distribute evenly). Next, grate the lemon rind into the bowl and squeeze lemon juice (if you’re using pre squeezed lemon juice, use about a tablespoon. Fresh lemon is best though–the rind adds a ton of flavor!) Add most of the blueberries (save a few to add to the top).
Pour everything into a lightly greased ramekin. Next add the rest of the blueberries. I like to add a few to the top because when it bakes, they sort of explode and ooze open!
Evenly sprinkle about a tsp of coconut flour to the top. When you broil it, this will crisp up, making it absolutely heavenly!
Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes. Turn oven to broil and broil until golden brown. Be careful not to burn it! It can burn very easily!!!
Remove from oven, TRY to let it cool (I know from personal experience, it is very difficult to wait as this little baby STARES at you!), top with whatever you’d like (nut butter, whipped cream, “sweet cream,” etc.) and DEVOUR!
Enjoy. Because I do.... Every. Single. Time.