Baked Apple-Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Pudding

Baked Apple-Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Pudding

Rolled oats baked with cinnamon and nutmeg, apples, blueberries, almonds, and whole fat yogurt and milk! Yes, this simple breakfast pudding is not only as delicious as it sounds but it's also a power-packed way to start your day with an energy-rich helping of protein, fats and fiber in addition to a healthy dose of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals too.

Soaking oats overnight in yogurt helps break down the complex proteins in grains, such as avenin, into simpler components that are much more easily digested by the body, and the soaking process causes the grains to bake into a wonderfully soft bread-pudding-like texture. The scent of cinnamon wafting through your breakfast kitchen is also extraordinarily inviting, and the pudding is naturally sweet enough to serve as a treat or dessert — the small amount of added honey or maple syrup is really quite optional. It's a great way to get your kids to start eating oats.

oatmeal breakfast pudding

Consider using any combination of baking spices, fresh or dried fruits and nuts in this recipe.

 Baked Apple-Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Pudding Baked Apple-Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Pudding
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Published on May 30, 2012

A simple, healthy and naturally sweet baked oat porridge pudding with apples, blueberries and spices

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  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups whole fat plain yogurt
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • In a large bowl, combine the oats and yogurt. Cover with a clean dish towel and let stand overnight at room temperature.

  • Generously butter a 9 × 9 ceramic or glass baking or 2-quart casserole dish. Scatter the chopped apples over the bottom of the dish and bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until tender and lightly browned. Remove from the oven and turn the oven temperature down to 350°.

  • In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, baking powder, salt, and half the almonds. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the milk, honey or maple syrup if using, and vanilla. Whisk in the dry ingredients until combined.

  • Pour the mixture into the oats and stir to combine.

  • Sprinkle half the blueberries over the apples in the baking dish, and gently spoon in the oat mixture. Scatter the remaining blueberries and almonds over the top, and bake uncovered for 40 minutes or until the top is browned and the pudding is slightly set (it will finish setting while it's cooling, but it should not be too liquid-y either). Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes.

  • Serve warm with cream, added fruit or nuts, or by itself.

Makes 6 servings

oatmeal with blueberries

More breakfast oat ideas from Lisa's Kitchen:
Apple-Oatmeal Breakfast Streusel Cake
Oat Porridge for Two
Oat Porridge and Fruit
Chai Spice Oatmeal
Lemon Curd Oatmeal


Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

Wonderful post! Never considered this type of use for the oats. Lots to think about and making plans for this

Thanks for sharing
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Anonymous said...

Just wondering - did you use quick-cook oats or the regular ones?

Lisa Turner said...

I used regular ones. No need to use quick oats.

The Food Hunter said...

I like this version of baked oatmeal

Silly Little Sheep said...

Sounds delicious :)