Two really exciting things have happened this (crazy) week. One: I launched a new website at work today! This project has been consuming (understatement?) me for the last few months and to have it completed…amazing! Work on Phase 2 starts soon. Two: I started a baby registry! This was one of those tasks that I kept putting off, but now that I’m finally in it, it’s so fun! And a little stressful. Which car-seat? Which bath tub? There are SO many choices.
When life gets busy, staying healthy (exercising, eating well, not stressing) is tough. And in my opinion, it’s when planning ahead – and prepping – makes a huge difference.
Baked oatmeal. It makes SO much sense.
You stir ingredients together. You bake them. Healthy breakfast is made for the week!
I’ve mentioned it before, but I eat breakfast at work so I’m always looking for breakfasts that can be made ahead of time and easily transported to work. (Also, you should see the massive “lunch” bag I take with me every day.)
This version of baked oatmeal utilizes a number of good-for-you ingredients like antioxidant-rich blueberries, omega-3 -rich walnuts, full-of-fiber oats, all while still tasting delicious. You don’t have to tell anyone its really good for you.
Blueberry & Banana Baked Oatmeal is:
- 100% whole-grain
- refined sugar-free
- full of protein-rich ingredients like eggs, milk and walnuts
To re-heat, simply microwave until warm and top with a splash of milk or half & half.
- 2 cup oats
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup milk
- 3 eggs
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- butter for greasing pan
- 2 bananas, sliced
- 4 oz blueberries
- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
- Stir together dry ingredients: oats, walnuts, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
- Stir together wet ingredients: milk, eggs, vanilla and maple syrup.
- Lightly grease 8x8 baking pan with butter.
- Layer banana slices on the bottom of pan, top with half of blueberries.
- Sprinkle dry ingredients over fruit.
- Pour wet ingredients over and top with remaining blueberries.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes, until golden brown.
This post is sponsored by Central West Produce. Opinions are my own.