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blueberry lemon baked oatmeal // cait's plate

blueberry lemon baked oatmeal

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6-9 squares 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: baked

Description

this blueberry lemon baked oatmeal is bursting with spring flavor and comes together so easily. make it over the weekend & eat it all week long!


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup (for a sweeter taste, use 3 tablespoons of packed brown sugar)
  • 1 1/2 cups of plain unsweetened soymilk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 oz. fresh blueberries, washed
  • Optional for serving: yogurt, maple syrup, additional blueberries

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 
  • Grease an 8×8 baking dish (you can use smaller or larger but cooking times will vary. For a smaller pan, you will have to bake longer to ensure it’s fully cooked in the center).
  • Combine oats, baking powder, chia seeds and salt in a medium mixing bowl
  • Combine maple syrup, milk, egg and vanilla in a separate, smaller mixing bowl
  • Add wet to dry mixture, folding gently to combine. Let sit for 2 minutes to allow chia seeds to soak up some of the moisture
  • Gently fold in lemon zest and blueberries
  • Pour into greased baking dish using a spatula to spread the mixture evenly throughout the dish
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown (because every oven is different, I recommend plunging a knife or cake tester into the center of the dish to test if it’s done, if it comes out clean or just a bit wet, it’s done).
  • Allow to cool completely before slicing. You don’t HAVE to wait, but note that the squares may fall apart a bit if you’re scooping it out of the dish right when it comes from the oven.
  • Top with toppings of choice


Notes

Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat individual portions in the microwave right before eating. if it seems dry upon reheating, add a drizzle of maple syrup after heating for extra moisture.

Keywords: breakfast, blueberry, lemon, oatmeal

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