As I sit here, I’m already thinking about breakfast and what I can throw in my mouth as we rush out the door for preschool drop off. I used to be a die hard breakfast eater, but in the last year or so my morning meal has taken a back seat to finishing up work, packing lunches and promises to “eat something later.” But my waistline has spoken, and months of skipping the metabolism-starting meal has left me with love handles and a late morning energy crash. I’m done with avoiding breakfast, even though the rest of my busy life hasn’t changed. I’ll take one for the team and actually start planning and that’s why I’m starting with something easy that will last a few days: oatmeal bakes! I love how healthy oats help you stay full until lunch, are relatively easy to make, and can be customized with fruit. Check out my list of easy oatmeal options.
1. Blueberry Oatmeal Bake
I searched a long time before finding this healthy, and pantry-friendly recipe. While there are tons of amazing oatmeal bakes out there that involve blueberries, many of them have ingredients I don’t have- a deal breaker. This healthy version is tasty and simple- oats, blueberries, milk, egg, butter and vanilla extract. The fanciest ingredient is honey, something I can definitely get on board with. This oatmeal bake is pretty and I bet pretty tasty too.
Snag this recipe, and other family favs at LauraFuentes.com.
2. Mixed Berry Vanilla Baked Oatmeal
Winter or Summer, this oatmeal bake is perfect for almost any season. Vanilla almond milk and vanilla extract give this healthy breakfast a dessert feel, something your kids will probably appreciate! Made with fresh or frozen berries, bake this oatmeal while you’re getting the rest of your morning together and then enjoy before heading out for the rest of your day.
See how easy this recipe is over at JuliesEatsAndTreats.com.
3. Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
Goodbye tiny packets of instant oatmeal with freeze dried apples- hello baked apple cinnamon oatmeal! Perfect as a bake ahead dish, or quick enough to make the morning of, this baked oatmeal is much healthier than the instant version and and as tasty as apple pie.
We found this delicious recipe at TheWholeServing.com.