Most mornings I start out the day with a smoothie but in the colder months something warm often sounds good. Scrambled eggs 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, fitness-loving 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.
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
- 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).
Divide the blueberries between 2 small jars. Top each jar with half of the oatmeal mixture.
Place the jars on a cookie sheet and bake for about 30 minutes. Cool slightly, mix it up, and enjoy. Or you can cool and refrigerate the jars to eat later for a quick snack or breakfast.
I often double (or even triple) the recipe as my family also enjoys this for something different for breakfast.