Blueberry-Lemon Baked Oatmeal

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Can I let you in on a little secret? I have baby fever like WHOA.

I don’t know if it’s Shea’s first birthday that is less than 30 days away (I will need tissue and lots of it to get through that day, people!)…

…or my recent 30th birthday…

…or the fact that I love being a mom more than anything in this world (eeeeeeeeeeven donuts!), but yeah…I’m ready for another baby. I was ready, like, yesterday.

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I know my chances of conceiving again are greatest if I’m mentally, emotionally, and most importantly, physically prepared (you can read our journey with infertility and conception here). I’ve recently started to scale back my calories (now that I’m done breastfeeding – yep, I need tissues for that, as well) in an effort to lose weight and improve fertility. I’m accustomed to those nursing calories that are so vital to breastfeeding and so enjoyable to partake.

It hasn’t been easy, but I do appreciate resources like My Fitness Pal that offers up a fabulous free app for tracking nutritional goals. As I just shared on my Facebook page, I’ve actually started entering nutrition information for recipes posted on Prevention RD to the My Fitness Pal app/site, so woo! You, too, can accurately and easily track calories for your favorite recipes. You’re so very welcome! 😀

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While skimming back on calories has been challenging, I find it to be much easier with a substantial breakfast each day. I need a few hundred calories, and lots of fiber and/or protein. I’m a breakfast lover and things like fruit and oats excite me.

And not only do they excite me, but I promise that if you reheat a giant piece of this baked oatmeal at work and your coworkers get a hint of the lemony and slightly sweet scent, they’ll be jealous beyond words. While the oatmeal is certainly enough to share, you’re unlikely to do so because one GIANT serving of this recipe is a very respectable 365 calories (and it goes without saying that it’s delicious, right?). Love it!

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Blueberry-Lemon Baked Oatmeal
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Serves: 4 large servings
 
Ingredients
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 Meyer lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1½ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and mist an 8x8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, gently whisk the eggs. Add the honey, lemon juice and zest, vanilla, baking powder and salt; whisk well. Add the almond milk and mix. Add the oats and blueberries; mix and transfer to the prepared baking disk.
  3. Bake the oatmeal for 40-50 minutes or until set and top is beginning to brown. You may opt to prepare the oats at day or two ahead of time and bake in the morning.
Notes
Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy and originally, Food.com
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ recipe Calories: 365 Fat: 7.8 Carbohydrates: 65.8 Sodium: 432 Fiber: 8.3 Protein: 11.3 Cholesterol: 110
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11 Comments

  1. dani
    September 11, 2015 / 9:14 am

    this looks great! going to try it this weekend. I don’t see where you added the zest…is it with the lemon juice?

    • Nicole Morrissey
      Author
      September 12, 2015 / 2:09 pm

      Hi Dani! Sorry about that! The zest goes in with the lemon juice. I updated the directions. Thanks for catching that. Hope you enjoy!

  2. September 13, 2015 / 3:12 am

    Wow. It looks delicious. I can’t wait to try it today. Thank you, NIicole for this amazing recipe. The Blueberry-Lemon Baked Oatmeal has 365 calories per 100 g or per serving? 🙂

    • Nicole Morrissey
      Author
      September 13, 2015 / 7:41 am

      Hi Alina! It is 365 calories per serving 🙂 Enjoy!

  3. September 18, 2015 / 4:25 pm

    This looks and sounds great! Definitely a recipe I’m going to try!

  4. September 18, 2015 / 10:32 pm

    Yay, no dairy! Can’t wait to try it! I wonder if not would work with quinoa too? I love fall recipes!

  5. Lora B.
    January 25, 2016 / 1:35 pm

    I plan to make this for a morning meeting this week. I plan to double it and put together the next get before I bake it. My grocery does not carry Meyer lemons. I’m not familiar with them. Are they as tart and comparable in size? In other words, can I just sub in regular lemons? Thank you-looks wonderful!!

    • Nicole Morrissey
      Author
      January 25, 2016 / 3:25 pm

      Hi Lora! Meyer lemons are sweeter and jucier – but regular lemons will sub in just fine. 🙂 Enjoy!

  6. D
    March 17, 2019 / 1:05 pm

    Thanks so much for this recipe. It always hits the spot and now it is making my mornings easier with a baby around!

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