Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

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There's nothing like a big bowl of oatmeal to get your day started!  
I often cook a big batch for the family in the mornings.  Sprinkle it with a few blueberries and a drizzle of agave nectar and we are off to our day.  

I've just recently started baking our oatmeal.  Have you tried baked oatmeal?  
Let me tell you, baked oatmeal is 1,000 times better then the good ole' microwaved kind! 


The new craze is to bake them into little oatmeal cakes, makes eating on the run much easier...

Honey, Raspberry and Pistachio Oatmeal Cake
(Picture via Pinterest and Munchin with Munchkin)

Or par-bake to make a creamy oatmeal.  
The longer you cook the more cookie like the texture will be become.  Today we were fancying creamy steel cut oatmeal.  I've become much more of a steel cut oat gal, preferring them to the old fashioned rolled oats.  I find they are crunchier, chewier and nuttier.  


Baked Blueberry Oatmeal with Berry Compote 
Yields 4 servings
Recipe Adapted by Epicurean Mom

For Oatmeal:
1 cup steel cut oats, pre-soaked for 30 min for a shorter cooking time (if desired)
3 cups 2 % milk or water (use milk for a creamier consistency) 
2 teaspoons agave nectar 
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 pint fresh blueberries
Pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all ingredients in a baking dish, stir well.  Bake for 15-35 minutes (depending on desired doneness) stirring occasionally for a thinner consistency.  Let cool slightly.

For Berry Compote:
2 pints fresh blueberries
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract  
1 teaspoon sugar

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly.  Cook until blueberries are reduced and liquid is syrupy, about 5-7 minutes.  

Spoon oatmeal into serving bowls topping with berry compote.  

Enjoy! 

24 comments:

  1. I have definitely been enjoying baked oatmeal lately. I haven't tried it in a cupcake pan but I love it baked. This sounds so good to. I love berries in my oatmeal!

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  2. Baked outmeal sounds fantastic, and those blueberries are stunner - makes me miss the summer mornings picking blueberries at the local farm.

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    1. I can't wait for berry picking season too! :)

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  3. This is just beautiful! I make oatmeal often and never tried it baked but I will be the next time I make it. This is lovely! :)

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  4. I'd love a simple but a refreshing breakfast every now and again...This will really start my day right. =)

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  5. Great post! I tried baking the oatmeal to avoid the mess with my kids and came up with Oatmeal in a cupcake! http://www.skinnymommy.com/2012/01/oatmeal-in-a-cupcake.html
    Your version sounds great!

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    1. This looks fantastic!! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  6. Wow - can I come over for breakfast?? I'll bring coffee or tea. Hehe. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

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  7. Your oatmeal looks so good! Love all the blueberries when you mix it up! I need to get on the oatmeal bandwagon!

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  8. Katie, you take the most beautiful photos and have the most creative breakfast recipes. This is just lovely! I always try to get a serving of fruit in the morning and this is a great way to do it. Thanks for sharing, and also for stopping by my blog. You're very kind!

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  9. Baking oatmeal -- what a great idea. I will have to try it!

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  10. I just started baking oatmeal and serving it in bowls...now there's something new again! I can never keep up :) I love the cups though! And your blueberry topping :)

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  11. Baked oatmeal sounds so deliciously comforting. While I'm not much of a breakfast cereal lover my Mum is, and they are coming to stay with us this week so I will pass on your recipe as I am sure she will love it. Gorgeous photos as always Katie :D I love the blueberries on top.

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  12. That blueberry oatmeal was so good to wake-up to & have for breakfast. Was also good w/ some non-fat Greek yogurt added on top. LU Bill

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  13. Although I'm not much of a warm oatmeal person, I like the idea of "baked" one. I might totally change my preference! Beautiful photography and food styling!

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  14. What a beautiful bowl of oatmeal! And those little cakes look fantastic :)

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  15. I love this! It seems so easy and it's just beautiful!

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  16. Sounds perfect to me, baked oatmeal would make it that much better:-) I did a baked oatmeal in a tart pan, that was fun, so full of flavor too:-) Beautiful, Hugs, Terra

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  17. I love steel cut oats. The texture is simple amazing!!

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  18. This looks to die for Katie! You are always coming up with healthy recipes that also sound amazing!

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  19. Katie, thanks for the mention! I love your adaptation of the baked oatmeal. Blueberry compote on top sounds divine! You have a beautiful blog by the way, and your photos are fantastic. Keep in Touch!

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