Vegan Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Recipe

9.09.2018

This is my new favourite breakfast! In fact, I made it for my breakfast this morning. Apart from the fact that it's delicious, it's incredibly good for you, (and it's 'soggy oatmeal hater' approved!)!

Oats provide you with beta glucans, a form of soluble dietary fibre that is strongly linked to lowering your 'bad' cholesterol levels and improving heart health! The slow release energy that we get from eating oats keeps us fuller for much longer than a sugary cereal or a few buttered slices of white toast. would. As you'll be fuller, you'll tend to consume less, which is obviously a good thing if your goal is weight/fat loss. Oh, and this won't give you a nasty blood sugar spike!

Chia seeds have way too many benefits to name. They are loaded with , (cancer preventing), antioxidants, they are high in omega 3 fatty acids and almost all of the carbohydrates stored in chia seeds are fibre! Blueberries are also one one the healthiest berries around, thought to contain the highest antioxidant capacity of ALL commonly consumed fruits and vegetables!


I would recommend trying the baked oats with berries first! You can use fresh or frozen berries/fruits, but as I basically eat this for breakfast everyday now, the frozen varieties are proving to be much cheaper!

To spice your baked oats up a bit, why not add in a dash of cinnamon, dried/fresh ginger, cacao powder/nibs, homemade,(added sugar free), apple sauce etc. The possibilities are literally endless, meaning that you never get bored of this incredibly nutrient dense breakfast!
Keep in mind that this is a very basic recipe!

Blueberry & raspberry baked oatmeal with a teaspoon of no - added sugar marmalade!

I love serving my baked oatmeal with a fresh fruit salad and a hot drink or two!

VEGAN BLUEBERRY BAKED OATMEAL RECIPE

Serves: 1 (with fruit: 400-500kcal)
Dietary: Dairy Free & Vegan!

Ingredients:
  • 45-75g Oats ( I'd recommend rolled oats)
  • 100-125g of Blueberries
  • 130- 200ml of Plant-based milk (I used, and would recommend almond milk)
  • 4-10g of Chia seeds
  • 1 tsp of Baking powder
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Stevia/Natural Sweetener
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp of Cinnamon (optional)
  • Frylight, for baking (optional)
Method:
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius/356 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Put all of the ingredients, (apart from the milk), into a bowl, and mix.
  3. Now mix in the milk.
  4. Transfer the mixture into a small loaf-shaped baking tin or an oven safe baking dish.
  5. Before baking spray the oat mixture with frylight.
  6. Bake for 20-45 minutes, or until golden brown (oats are safe to eat 'raw', so don't worry about them being fully cooked too much!).
  7. Serve with plenty of fruit and your favourite healthy toppings!

If you try this recipe, or found it useful, I'd be extremely grateful if you pinned it to one of your pinterest boards and let me know in the comment section below! 
Thank you for reading!

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