Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal

Oatmeal can be a healthy addition to your weekly diet.

Although high in carbs, the fiber in oats can actually help to regulate blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol, support healthy digestion and help you stay fuller for longer – aiding in weight loss.

In addition, oats are rich in minerals and antioxidants which can fight inflammation in the body.

We love this recipe because it’s a delicious take on plain oatmeal and has a healthy dose of heart-healthy fats from coconut milk and anti-oxidant rich blueberries (which are in season this time of year!)

Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal

Ingredients:

Oatmeal

  • 1 1/2 cups (260 grams) steel cut Irish oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 cups (950 ml, 32 ounces) unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 cups (480 ml, 16 ounces) light unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 (240 grams) cups fresh blueberries (frozen OK too, do not thaw first)
  • 1/4 cup (47 grams) unsweetened dried blueberries
  • 1/4 cup (22 grams) unsweetened coconut flake
  • use pure maple syrup, honey or your favorite natural sweetener to taste

Blueberry Sauce

  • 2 cups (360 grams) fresh or frozen blueberries

Optional Toppings

  • toasted nuts
  • coconut flake
  • extra dried and fresh blueberries
  • coconut milk
Oatmeal Instructions:
  1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F with the rack in the center.
  2. Lightly coat a 13X9X2″ inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl adding blueberries and coconut last. Sweeten to taste.
  4. Bake for about one hour. The oatmeal will appear not done when you take it out of the oven.
  5. Remove from the oven and let it cool to room temperature. Then put it in your refrigerator overnight for best results. It will thicken nicely as it cools.

Blueberry Sauce Instructions:

  1. Heat the blueberries with a splash of water over medium high heat. When you hear them sizzle reduce heat to medium and cook for about 5 minutes until saucy.
  2. Mash the blueberries against the side of the pan with a spatula.
  3. Serve oatmeal with some almond or coconut milk and blueberry sauce.
Image and recipe: Marla Meridith
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