Almond Berry Baked Oatmeal is perfect for cold mornings. Get the kids out of bed with the wafting scent of this delicious breakfast.
Cold winter days call for a warm breakfast full of bright, cheery fruit. This almond berry baked oatmeal will make you smile no matter how cold your day starts. I have been trying to come up with some different breakfast options for our family to eat each weekday morning.
Our kids tend to get in a routine of eating the same foods over and over, until they get tired of it and do not want that any more. After two weeks of vanilla pineapple smoothies and other fruit smoothies, they have moved on to frozen waffles with peanut butter and chocolate syrup.
I have a feeling that by next week they will be looking for something different to start the day with.
Since I love baked oatmeal, and we still have a few bags of frozen fruit from all the smoothies that were happening, I decided to marry the two together into one delicious breakfast bake.
Even though most of the time I bake a lot of sweet treats like this chocolate banana crumble cake, I do try to make healthier food for my family to enjoy daily. We call it moderation.
One healthy meal gets one cookie treat. This oatmeal is loaded with oats, fruit, and nuts for those good health benefit boosts. Instead of using sugar and butter, I replaced those ingredients with applesauce and honey. Yes, I know honey is actually a sugar, but at least it is a little better for you than a refined sugar, right?
This oatmeal comes together so quickly. Stir together the wet ingredients. Sift the dry ingredients. Then mix and pour into a pan and top with more fruit and nuts before baking. Easy, peasy, right?
I tend to like my baked oatmeal to be a little thicker, so I used a 9x7 baking dish that I had in my cupboard, but an 8x8 dish would work just as well if that is what you have.
We like to serve this almond berry baked oatmeal with a drizzle of honey and a splash of milk. The crunchy nuts and juicy berries make this an oatmeal breakfast your family will keep asking for.
Head over to Food Fanatic to print this Almond Berry Baked Oatmeal recipe.
Other breakfast ideas that our kids love:
Cherry Lemonade Donuts
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction
Baked oatmeal is a favorite around here! Can't wait to try your variation!
I sure hope you guys like it as much as we did!!!
Mmm, I love baked oatmeal. Love the addition of almonds in this.
We love baked oatmeal here too. This looks great. Can't wait to try it, I just bought fresh berries yesterday. Thank you.
I hope you enjoy the oatmeal!!!!
Allison - Celebrating Sweets
This sounds fabulous! And yes, it is all about moderation. 🙂
Taylor@Food Faith Fitness
This oatmeal looks delicious! Love the berries 🙂
Danae @ Recipe Runner
This berry filled baked oatmeal would definitely get me out of bed on a cold day! Love that crunchy almond topping!
Thanks, Danae! This is definitely a great breakfast for those chilly mornings!
Holly N @ Spend With Pennies
Oh wow Jocelyn! This looks amazing and I love the applesauce & honey in this!! My oldest daughter is going to totally love this recipe!
Thank you so much, Holly!! I hope your daughter likes this!
Frozen waffles with peanut butter is my childhood choice, too. I LOVED those. I think I still do!
Baked oatmeal might be my grown-up choice, especially if it looks like this!
My kids are definitely on to something with the chocolate and peanut butter! I'm thinking I would much rather have a big slice of this oatmeal though!