Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

IMG_5533Good morning– Love this big friendly dish of oatmeal– so creamy, so warm and cozy.  Baking oatmeal is my favorite when I’ve got family in to stay.  And right now (oh joy!) my sis, Lulu, is here clear from Kosovo!  I can’t tell you how I’ve missed that girl!

But back to the oatmeal–  It’s perfect to get up and sleepily put on the tea water, throw the oatmeal ingredients into the dish and pop it in the oven to bake, while you go pull yourself together for the day.  In about 30 minutes you should both be ready…

BAKED BLUEBERRY OATMEAL
1 cup old fashioned whole oats
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup milk
1 egg
2 tab. butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup blueberries (or blackberries or raspberries)*
Fruit for topping if you like — bananas, peaches, more blueberries…

IMG_5520In a mixing bowl stir together the oats, walnuts, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and brown sugar.  Then mix in the milk, egg, melted butter and vanilla.  Finally fold in the berries.*  Pour it into a 2 quart baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.   Bake it up at 375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes–

*if you use frozen berries (like I did), it may take a couple minutes longer to cook.

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7 thoughts on “Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

  1. Hi Gretchyn!– It’s in a regular pie dish– or a 9″square baking dish– and makes about 4 servings. If I have the kids in I use a 9″ x 13″ pan and double the recipe.

    Been thinking about you! Have you come back “down to earth” after the ArtPrize? We were watching it all from here and it was heartwarming to see people’s responses and especially to see the light and truth you were able to express in your talks and interviews. Prayed for you through it all. And I have an old friend, Lori, from Grand Rapids who posted a picture on Facebook of she and her sisters at the ArtPrize location– So I commented asking if she’d seen your picture and she answered –yes! they’d all already voted for it! fun. Anyway, God bless you on all that’s ahead. You are blessed and a blessing.

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