Baked Blueberry Walnut Oatmeal

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You know I’m sick when my appetite tanks. Can I admit that the only thing that sounded good for dinner was a cupcake? And maybe I ate that cupcake for dinner. Okay, I ate it…

Don’t judge! I joined Shea with a double ear infection and have found myself in quite the miserable state, especially after a rather lengthy walk-in clinic experience and my second visit this week. “Why didn’t you come sooner?!” the nurse practitioner asked. That’s a great question. Why didn’t I come sooner? I figured I’d just escape the wrath that it daycare illness and now I know that that is a very wrong stance to take. Note to self: ESTABLISH CARE WITH A PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER, LIKE…YESTERDAY.

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Shea has been like Spider Man after I pick her up from daycare. She wants mommy and only mommy and to be GLUED to me, chest-to-chest. When I go to set her down, she’ll start scaling my body and crying. My weak little mommy heart cannot handle these moments very well…especially when I have to get antibiotics down the hatch…and eye goop on her lower lid. She seems to forgive me rather quickly but still… 🙁

So, this week cannot end soon enough. I’ve even been playing tennis with the dog a few times each evening so that I can sleep through the night…and go to bed, like…really early. High maintenance pup!

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All of this aside, I’ve still enjoyed this Baked Blueberry Walnut Oatmeal every day this week. My poor appetite revs up come morning and is satisfied with a piece of this hearty, high fiber, gluten-free masterpiece.

I doubled the original recipe to make a super thick baked oatmeal. In fact, you may even be tricked into thinking you’re eating cake for breakfast (unlike me actually eating a cupcake for dinner). I prefer my baked oatmeal with a splash of cool milk after rewarming and served with some fresh berries. After all, it is nearly the season!

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Baked Blueberry Walnut Oatmeal
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Serves: 12 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3½ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 6 cups old fashioned oats
  • 4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup walnut pieces
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mist a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oats, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder. In a large bowl, gently whisk the eggs. Add the yogurt, sugar, vanilla, and almond milk; whisk well. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until combined. Fold in the blueberries and walnuts until incorporated.
  3. Spread oat mixture into the prepared baking dish and bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden and set. Refrigerate leftovers for up to 4 days.
Notes
Adapted from Crazy for Crust
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1/12th Calories: 321 Fat: 11.8 Carbohydrates: 45.7 Sugar: 14.8 Sodium: 434 Fiber: 6.7 Protein: 11.0 Cholesterol: 71
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14 Comments

  1. May 28, 2015 / 8:16 am

    Sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well (and Shea too!) Wishing you both a speedy recovery!

    • Nicole Morrissey
      Author
      May 28, 2015 / 11:30 am

      Thanks, Jess! Appreciate it!

  2. Dianne
    May 28, 2015 / 8:24 am

    This looks yummy, but too many carb for a diabetic diet???

    • Nicole Morrissey
      Author
      May 28, 2015 / 11:29 am

      Hi Dianne! Great question! As a diabetes educator, I find most women need about 45 grams of carbohydrate per meal…in which case, this recipe is spot-on! The 6+ grams of fiber and healthy fats are a perk, too! Enjoy!

  3. Julianne
    May 28, 2015 / 10:10 am

    This looks so yummy! I’m glad I have all the ingredients on hand to make it this evening 🙂

    • Nicole Morrissey
      Author
      May 28, 2015 / 11:28 am

      Julianne, hope you enjoy the recipe!

  4. May 28, 2015 / 11:21 am

    Aw, hope you guys are feeling better – that’s the worst when they don’t feel good – but I literally can count on one hand how many times Hannah was like that as a child. The first time she threw up was when she was six, but I blame me because I decided fruit punch and cheetos were a good combo for a road trip to visit my brother!

    • Nicole Morrissey
      Author
      May 28, 2015 / 11:28 am

      Oh my gosh…that is so funny! I hope we strike your luck with babes and illness soon. I’ve never been as sickly as I have in these past 4-5 months since she has been in daycare!

  5. May 28, 2015 / 3:10 pm

    This looks so delicious. Your pictures are gorgeous. No judgement on the cupcake for dinner -we’ve all been there! I am lactose intolerant – I wonder if I can just switch out the greek yogurt for coconut yogurt? Then it would be perfect!

    • Nicole Morrissey
      Author
      May 28, 2015 / 3:21 pm

      I think coconut yogurt would work great! The original recipe calls for applesauce…I think there are lots of options. 🙂 Enjoy!!

  6. Melissa szczech
    June 7, 2015 / 8:33 am

    Morning! I’m wanting to make this for this coming week for breakfasts – if you doubled the recipe, how long did you end up cooking it for and did you cook it at the same temp as your recipe calls for?

    • Nicole Morrissey
      Author
      June 7, 2015 / 3:58 pm

      Hi Melissa! The recipe as it reads is the doubled recipe with the adjusted cooking time. Just follow as it reads 🙂 Enjoy!

  7. Melissa Szczech
    February 15, 2016 / 8:39 am

    Good Morning! I transformed this recipe by switching out vanilla extract for almond extract & walnuts for sliced almonds – and added chia seeds. Delish! Both ways are amazing but it’s a nice change from the previous weeks 🙂 I just LOVe this recipe!!

    • Nicole Morrissey
      Author
      February 15, 2016 / 9:46 am

      Yum, love those changes Melissa! So glad you love it!

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