– Serves 6 to 8

By Pam Durant

The temperature is now much cooler in Dubai, so last weekend when we had breakfast, I decided that a little bit of healthy comfort food might do us some good.

Stove top oatmeal is easy, but we decided to throw it in the oven and see what happened.

Not only is this baked berry oatmeal super easy, but it makes it easy to prepare other things while this bakes.

Added bonus: your house will smell amazing!
 

Tips For The Best Baked Berry Oatmeal

  • Use the best quality oats you can find. Not all oats are created equal!
  • Use any nut you love, or a combination of your favorite nuts.
  • Any berry will work also, or replace them with another fruit – but be mindful that berries are especially diabetes-friendly since they are quite low in carbohydrates compared to other fruits.
  • If your milk is sweetened, as many non-dairy milks are, you may even cut out the sugar altogether.

Ingredients:

Oatmeal

  • 1 1/2 cups of the best quality oatmeal you can find. We truly believe that not all oats are created equal!
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite nut(s). This could be walnuts (we smash them in our large mortar in the kitchen), sliced almonds, smashed hazelnuts or a combination.

Oatmeal Toppings

These berry quantities are just a guide – we just used what we had available, in this case blueberries and strawberries, but any berry will be delicious.

  • 1/2 cup cut strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (if your milk is sweetened, as many non-dairy milks are, you may even cut out the sugar altogether)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup almond milk (or other milk of your choice)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Convert grams to pounds and ounces here

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Butter your favorite mid- to large-sized baking dish or a non-stick frying pan that is oven-proof.
  2. Put the oats into the dish. Layer with nuts and fruits.
  3. In a bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon until combined.
  4. Add the egg and whisk to combine.
  5. Add the almond milk and melted butter and whisk until blended.
  6. Pour the mixture over the oats as evenly as possible.
  7. Bake for 30 mins. Serve warm with a hot cup of coffee or tea.

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Pam Durant: Is the founder and director of DiapointME. She is also a practicing wellness coach and licensed Desire Map Facilitator. She is mom to a school-aged son who has Type 1 Diabetes.

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