Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Jars

Most mornings I start out the day with a smoothie but in the colder months something warm often sounds good. Scrambled eggs with veggies are usually my go-to warm breakfast.

I recently found a new healthy breakfast recipe to add to the mix – baked oatmeal jars. I got the recipe from my fellow health coaching friend, Jen Backston.

I love that I can make several jars at a time and then just re-heat them another day for a quick, healthy breakfast or snack.

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I usually make them with blueberries as I have a good stock of frozen blueberries in the freezer from summer. I love how the blueberries create a lot of juice. You can use other fruits like raspberries, blackberries, apples, etc.

BAKED BLUEBERRY OATMEAL JARS

Makes 2 jars

  • 1 ripe banana

  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen (other fruit works too)

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats

  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter

  • Approx. 2 t. honey (to taste)

  • pinch of cinnamon (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mash the banana and peanut butter. Add the oatmeal, honey and cinnamon (if desired).

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Divide the blueberries between 2 small jars. Top each jar with half of the oatmeal mixture.

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Place the jars on a cookie sheet and bake for about 25 – 30 minutes. Cool slightly, mix it up, and enjoy. Or you can cool and refrigerate the jars to warm up later for a quick snack or breakfast. Works great to take to work or school!

I often double (or even triple) the recipe as my family also enjoys this for something different for breakfast.

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What’s your favorite warm breakfast food?