Hello, friends! I must start off by saying this post is somewhat of a cheat- last week I posted about how easy it was to make a baked blueberry oatmeal and THIS is basically the same recipe. But- I used blackberries. I want you all to know how SIMPLE it is to make breakfast a decadent experience that leaves you excited for the morning! (We aren’t all morning people, after all… someone of us need some extra motivation).
Oatmeal is heart-healthy and keeps you full for hours. It gets such a bad rap though! So many people think oatmeal is a boring breakfast. I have to admit I was guilty of this too before I started making baked oatmeals. My favorite part about making them each week is how seriously easy it is to customize the flavors. By simply changing the berry I used I now have a different breakfast for this week than I did last week. Next week maybe I’ll try bananas, or omit the chocolate, or experiment with açaí powder. I can aim to make it taste like some of my favorite treats and still start my mornings off with something healthy but insanely delicious!
Baked oatmeal has been a life changing experience, especially since we all know I am not super great with baking. I love baked things but measurement is not my forte, and I get frustrated when I don’t have everything I need for the recipe of whatever I’m craving in that moment. Not to over-sell it, but it makes me feel like I’m having dessert for breakfast, and I’m okay with that. I hope you enjoy this latest version of my baked oatmeal! I’ll be sure to keep you posted on my new future flavors!
Baked Blackberry Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal
Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes
- 4 cups of gluten-free oatmeal
- 5 tbsp of superseed mix from Trader Joe’s (optional- you can omit this or use any blend of chia seed, hemp seed, etc)
- 5 tbsp of hemp seed (optional)
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup of coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup of maple syrup
- 1 small pint of blackberries
- 1 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 cup of your favorite chocolate chunks (I used semi-sweet chocolate chunks by Enjoy Life)
- 5 cups of unsweetened original almond milk (or milk/vegan milk of your choice)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a large baking dish (I use the large glass Pyrex- if you don’t use a glass dish then you should use coconut oil or coconut oil spray to grease the dish), add oatmeal, seeds, coconut sugar and cinnamon. Add maple syrup, then shredded coconut, blackberries, and chocolate chunks. (Basically- add all the dry ingredients into the dish).
- Add almond milk, then stir.
- Bake oatmeal in the heated oven for 40 minutes.
- Remove from oven, let cool, and refrigerate.
- The next day you can scoop out what you need and reheat it! Enjoy!