I’m the kind of person who will decide what I want for breakfast the night before.
I’ll go to bed dreaming of a delicious bowl of porridge, or possibly a creamy & smooth smoothie, or some toast with mashed bananas and tahini. Or maybe some avocado. Mmnmm I’m always up for some avocado!
Anyways. I had some apples that needed using up, and I wanted something with a bit more oomph than a plain ol’ porridge bowl. I wanted something baked, crispy, warming, and borderline indulgent. It’s not too much to ask for is it? Didn’t think so.
Who knew a blueberry apple pie baked oatmeal was the answer to all my breakfast prayers!
The top of this bake is deliciously golden, and the sweet apples pair perfectly with the cinnamon and ginger, while the blueberries take it one step further and give that slightly tart twist that doesn’t let this dish feel too sickly sweet or heavy.
The nutty pecans also really come through, and the warmly blueberries burst in your mouth while the apples are tender and soft.
As I pull my baked oatmeal out of the oven, bubbling and oozing, the house is fragrant with spices like cinnamon and baked goods and I’m ready to dive in.
Not a bad way to start the day!
It’s impossible to now like this baked oatmeal. It’s like you’re having a delicious dessert for breakfast, and it’s almost like it should be a guilty treat but you know it isn’t. In fact it’s full of goodness, so it really is the perfect way to start the day.
Oh, and er, word to the wise, avoid using a removable bottom. As this is quite a liquid-y mixture it will decide to seep through and make you go into panic mode, running around the kitchen with your dish in hand, trying to think of how on earth to stop the leakage.
In the end, I placed said pie dish in a baking tray, and then into the oven. It still worked, but just meant more cleaning up and some precious liquid lost. Don’t do this guys, it’s not worth it. Just use a proper dish ok? Cool.