We love blueberries – they’re so yummy, and healthy, too! The other day, we wanted to shake up our breakfast routine a little and try something new, so we made Baked Blueberry Oatmeal!
This is another great recipe where kids can do most of the work. The ingredients are simple, and with applesauce replacing some sugar and butter, it’s even a healthy-ish breakfast choice!
(E was 4 years and 7 months old.)
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You don’t need a mixer, you can mix everything by hand.
E loves the whisk
but has figured out that eventually, when the batter gets too thick, she’s better off with a different utensil.
I did have to hold the bowl for her when she scraped the batter into the baking dish
but after that, she was able to smooth out the blueberry oatmeal mixture herself.
I kind of expected the oatmeal to turn browner on top, but it only really did so at the very edges. Make sure not to leave it in the oven for too long!
This is really not a very sweet breakfast, and I like that. If it’s not sweet enough for you, feel free to add sugar on top before you bake or pour some syrup over it before you serve it! Or serve it with yogurt – I think I’ll try that next time!
A healthier breakfast option that kids can make: Baked Blueberry Oatmeal!
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce.
- 1/3 cup brown sugar.
- 2 large eggs.
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract.
- 1/2 tsp salt.
- 2 tsp baking powder.
- 3 cups quick oats.
- 1 cup milk. (We used unsweetened almond milk.)
- 1 cup or more fresh or frozen blueberries. (We used frozen.)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Spray a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray or oil.
- Whisk applesauce, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth.
- Stir in salt and baking powder until well combined.
- Stir in milk and oats.
- Fold in blueberries.
- Spread in prepared baking pan.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes.
- Cut into squares.
- Let cool slightly before serving.
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