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.
Consider using any combination of baking spices, fresh or dried fruits and nuts in this recipe.
|Baked Apple-Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Pudding|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on May 30, 2012
A simple, healthy and naturally sweet baked oat porridge pudding with apples, blueberries and spices
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