This one came from an intense need to make blueberry oatmeal. I put blueberries in my smoothies (along with flax, turmeric, cinnamon, banana, and walnuts) nearly every time I make them, so maybe I really wanted the oats part? I don’t know. But anyway, I’m glad I did because this is bomb AF.
And I didn’t even add ANY sweetener. I stuck with banana and applesauce for sweetness, though the blueberries add their own too. You can add a tsp or two of maple syrup to taste if you’d like too! Overall, it’s just delicious, and I’m glad I took a second to try to put this together. It worked on the first try for me, so I hope you enjoy it too!!
Let me know if you try this recipe! Rate it, comment below, or take a photo and tag me @fruitsohard on Instagram. I’d love to see your creations. Happy eating!
- 1 ripe banana*
- 3 tbsp water
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- (optional) 1/8 tsp turmeric
- 1 tbsp ground flax/chia
- 1 tbsp applesauce
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/4 cup blueberries, frozen or fresh (less if you don't want so much blueberry)
- 1-2 tbsp crushed walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and ready a ramekin for baking with parchment paper or non-stick spray. (I don't use either of those--I bake right within my ramekin, eat straight from it, and wash immediately.)
In a medium mixing bowl, mash banana, add water, and mix. Then add cinnamon through applesauce and mix well.
Add oats and mix before adding blueberries (and walnuts, or skip to next step) and folding those in.
Add oatmeal to ramekin and sprinkle crushed nuts on top.
Bake for 20-24 minutes and enjoy!
*You can use fresh banana or frozen-thawed banana. I've done both and they both work well.