Good morning!! A favorite breakfast of mine lately has been baked oatmeal. Not only do I love if for it’s taste & comfort food qualities – warm & gooey on a cold winter morning, but I also love it for it’s health benefits. Yes, it’s HEALTHY!!
Some health benefits of the recipe ingredients:
Oats and whole grain oatmeals are rich in beta glucan – a fiber that known to help lower levels of LDL cholesterol. Oats are also rich in selenium, phosphorous, fiber, magnesium, & zinc. Oats are also rich in carotenoids, Vitamin E, & polyphenols.
Besides the oats, this recipe has an added egg, which not only adds protein, but contains Vitamin B2, is rich in selenium, choline, Vitamin D, B6, B12, and minerals such as iron, zinc, & copper.
I’ve also included hulled hemp seed hearts in this recipe, which are a great source of nutrients, such as: healthy fats like omega-6 & omega-3’s, as well as being a high quality complete protein source. They are also a source of Vitamin E, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron, & zinc.
As for the blueberries, they are great for supposedly helping to ward off heart disease. They provide fiber, potassium, folate, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, & phytonutrients.
Last, but not least, I’ve topped off the recipe with some organic peanut butter, which is not only delicious – but, nutritious as well. It’s a great source of healthy fats, protein, potassium, fiber, magnesium, Vitamin E, & antioxidants.
I don’t know about you, but I usually just do breakfast for one. I’m in a hurry in the morning, as well as my husband – it’s just easiest if we each do our own breakfasts when it’s most convenient. This baked oatmeal for one fits the bill! Healthy, quick, delicious, & simple. Boom.
Baked Blueberry Oatmeal for One
- 1 large egg (preferably free-range)
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1T hulled hemp seed hearts (or 1T chia seeds)
- dash sea salt
- 1/4c organic whole grain oats
- 7-10 organic blueberries
- 1T organic peanut butter
- 1/2c water
- In a medium bowl, whisk egg.
- Add vanilla extract, salt, oats, hemp seeds, blueberries, and water. Mix well.
- Cover with a small lid, or plastic wrap & poke a small hole in the middle. Microwave for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes.
- Remove from microwave and top with T of peanut butter.
306 calories, 20g carbohydrate, 17g fat, 14g protein, and 5g fiber.