Monday, June 20, 2011

The 1st Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

A friend of mine recently starting raving about the amazing and healthy breakfast recipes in this new cookbook she bought, 75 Ways to Love Your Oatmeal.  I was immediately interested.  I have a hard time walking the breakfast line.  Every once in a while, I love to splurge on a super-sweet calorie filled breakfast (I call them dessert breakfasts.  My favorite being the apple pancake at the Original Waffle House.  Yum!).  My other breakfast extreme involves a non-fat plain yogurt with some fresh fruit and a V8.  Not so delicious, but low in fat, healthy, and a weekday staple.  So the idea of a healthy breakfast that tastes good and would fill me up sounded outstanding.

I eagerly purchased this book from Amazon, and started reading through the recipes. 
Ingredients that were easily accessible- check
Fresh fruit and some form of sweetener- check
Nutrition information provided for each dish- check
Easy to follow recipes- check
And drum roll please, recipes I can cook overnight in the crockpot, so I have a hot breakfast waiting for me in the morning- CHECK!
Yeah, I was sold.  Plus the author, Jenny Grothe, tells her story about how she went from being overweight, to fit, which led to her creating these breakfast recipes.  Of course, I had to try one immediately.  Blueberry it is.  It also happens to be the first recipe that she created.

1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup of water
2 egg whites
1/4 tsp baking powder
sugar substitute, to taste
10-12 fresh blueberries (I recommend more)
cinnamon, to taste
pinch raw sugar

Mix all but the last ingredient in an oven-proof bowl (I use a ramekin) and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. 

Oatmeal both before mixing (right) and after mixing (left)

Remove oatmeal from over and sprinkle ith raw sugar.  Turn oven to broil and broil for 2-3 minutes until sugar starts to caramelize. 

Serving: 1
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

The finished product as amazing. It really makes me love oatmeal.  I can't wait to try more recipes from this book (and the blog about them).


Sizzle and Zoom said...

It looks easy enough for me!

MM said...

Delicious! I love blueberries!

Happy Monday, honey!! xoxoxo

Rachel said...

omg yum!

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