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Baked Blueberry Banana Steel Cut Oatmeal is a healthy, hearty breakfast or snack that the whole family will love. Warm blueberries and bananas are mixed with steel cut oatmeal, cinnamon and vanilla protein powder to create a satisfying, delicious meal. 

Baked Blueberry Banana Steel Cut Oatmeal - breakfast

Baked Blueberry Banana Steel Cut Oatmeal

Oatmeal doesn’t last long in my family.  At least 3 days a week we eat oatmeal. My kids love it, and that makes me happy because it is a healthy way to start the day. Of course their favorite part about making oatmeal is adding toppings from fruit, to honey, to a sprinkle of shredded coconut but that helps to keep oatmeal interesting so I don’t blame them.

After making today’s Baked Blueberry Banana Steel Cut Oatmeal I kept wondering what took me so long? My whole family loved it and I had leftovers for the week, making breakfasts extra easy. You really can’t beat warm oatmeal baked with blueberries and bananas. It is almost like eating a dessert, it is so good!

Baked Blueberry Banana Steel Cut Oatmeal - so good

I have found with my kids that providing them a hearty, healthy and satisfying breakfast is the key to their day. It helps give them energy in the morning and prevents the constant begging for snacks. But it isn’t just kids that need a healthy start to their day! We all do, and for my husband and I oatmeal is a great option as well.  Oats are a healthy breakfast choice, being high in soluble fiber and protein. And with something like today’s recipe, they taste great. Breakfast doesn’t have to be boring guys!

Today’s Baked Blueberry Banana Steel Cut Oatmeal uses Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats .  If you haven’t tried steel cut oats you should! Bob’s Red Mill uses high protein, whole grain oats that have been lightly toasted to create their hearty steel cut oats. Also known as Irish oats, steel cut oats create a chewy, full-bodied hot cereal with a slightly nutty flavor.

Baked Blueberry Banana Steel Cut Oatmeal - ingredients

I made this recipe a few times and found the best way to get the steel cut oats to be the perfect texture was to soak them overnight. While I like them chewy, I don’t want to them to be too chewy or dry in the Baked Blueberry Banana Steel Cut Oatmeal. I suggest soaking them the night before you are going to make the recipe and then in the morning finish off the recipe, pour it into your dish and throw it in the oven for an hour.  I make this during the week for breakfast, but if you don’t have an hour to wait, then this is the perfect weekend breakfast or brunch food.

Another fun addition I added to today’s recipe is Bob’s Red Mill Vanilla Protein Powder Nutritional Booster . This is great to have on hand for smoothies too! Just one serving has 20g plant-based protein and 12g fiber.

Baked Blueberry Banana Steel Cut Oatmeal - healthy breakfast

This unique blend is made from pea protein powder, chicory root fiber, chia seeds, beneficial probiotics, and monk fruit extract for a touch of sweetness. It is gluten free, vegan and an excellent source of iron.  If this isn’t something you want to add to your oatmeal you can just leave it out and add 2 teaspoons of vanilla extra in its place to help give the oatmeal some extra flavor.

Another great thing about today’s Baked Blueberry Banana Steel Cut Oatmeal is that it is naturally sweetened with the fruit, honey and the vanilla protein powder.  It adds just the right amount of sweetness to the oatmeal and pairs nicely with the warm cinnamon.

If you are looking for new, healthy breakfast options this one is worth adding to the rotation. It also makes a really great afternoon snack!

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Baked Blueberry Banana Steel Cut Oatmeal - breakfast

Baked Blueberry Banana Steel Cut Oatmeal

  • Author: A Cedar Spoon // Julia
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Breakfast

Description

Baked Blueberry Banana Steel Cut Oatmeal is a healthy, hearty breakfast or snack that the whole family will love. Warm blueberries and bananas are mixed with steel cut oatmeal, cinnamon and vanilla protein powder to create a satisfying, delicious meal.


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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats
  • 6 cups of hot water to soak the oats in
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups skim milk {or milk of your choice}
  • 2 Tablespoons of honey
  • 1/3 cup Bob’s Red Mill Vanilla Protein Powder Nutritional Boost
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • 2 cups blueberries, divided

Instructions

  1. In a large glass bowl place the steel cut oats and the 6 cups of hot water. Cover and let it sit out overnight on the counter to help soften the steel cut oats. If the oats didn’t soak up all of the water drain the excess water.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. When ready to make your oatmeal whisk the egg, milk, honey, vanilla protein powder, cinnamon, salt and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  4. Spray a 9×13 in pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a single layer place half of the bananas on the bottom of the dish. Mix the remaining bananas, half of the blueberries and the steel cut oats in with the milk mixture until combined.
  5. Pour the oatmeal slowly on top of the bananas, using a spatula to spread the oatmeal evenly into the dish. Sprinkle the remaining blueberries on top of the oatmeal.
  6. Place the oatmeal in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes, until the oatmeal is set and the oats are tender but a bit chewy. Remove from the oven and drizzle with honey. Serve warm.

Notes

Feel free to use whatever fruit you would like in this.

If you do not want to use the Vanilla Protein Powder you can leave it out and use 1 to 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract for flavor.

Thanks to Bob’s Red Mill for sponsoring today’s post!  I am so excited to be working as a brand ambassador for them this year.  As always all opinions are 100% my own. 

Baked Blueberry Banana Steel Cut Oatmeal - healthy snack

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Amy Roy

Thursday 10th of August 2017

"Another great thing about today’s Baked Blueberry Banana Steel Cut Oatmeal is that it is naturally sweetened with the fruit, honey and the vanilla protein powder. It adds just the right amount of sweetness to the oatmeal and pairs nicely with the warm cinnamon."

Is the honey an option to be added afterwards? I don't see it in the recipe.

I can't wait to make this recipe! Thanks!

Julia

Thursday 10th of August 2017

Good catch! Yes there is honey in it--I updated the recipe. I also like to drizzle extra honey on top after it done baking but that is up to you. I hope you like it!

Katherine

Tuesday 4th of July 2017

Can I cook the oatmeal in muffin cups instead of a casserole dish?

Julia

Wednesday 5th of July 2017

I think that would work great! Let me know how it turns out.

Romy

Monday 9th of January 2017

Can I use strawberries instead of blueberries? Thx! btw love your blog

Julia

Tuesday 10th of January 2017

Absolutely! I hope you like it! Thanks for the kind words.

maureen

Thursday 25th of February 2016

Before I make this do I have to drained any water from the overnight soaked oatmeal?

Julia

Saturday 27th of February 2016

If the oatmeal doesn't soak all of the water than yes, you would drain the water. Mine oats soaked the water up when I made it. Let me know how it goes.

Christina | Christina's Cucina

Friday 19th of February 2016

I'm actually a World Porridge Champion myself, but have never baked oatmeal before. I really think Americans need to eat more oatmeal on the whole! It's such a tasty breakfast!