Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Blackberry Crisp Baked Oatmeal

I have seen recipes all over the internet for various versions of Baked Oatmeal and have tried a few, but none have BLOWN ME AWAY like this one.  It is so easy and delicious and easily gets you through many mornings, depending on how many you are serving.  And it keeps well at room temperature.  Not only that, but it reheats easily in the microwave and tastes as good as if it was fresh out of the oven. All of that and it's good for you too!  What more could you ask for?


adapted from Our Sweet Basil Kitchen by Cade and Carrian Cheney
3 c. rolled oats
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
1 large egg
2 c. milk (any kind works)
¼ c. coconut oil, melted
1/3 c. apple butter
¼ c. granulated sugar
1 c. brown sugar, divided (1/4 c. with the oatmeal; ¾ c. in the topping) (can substitute with coconut sugar)
2 Tbsp. whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp. all purpose flour
½ c. walnuts or pecans, chopped (totally optional – I didn’t use them)
¼ c. (1/2 stick) cold butter
1 tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. cinnamon
2 c. (1- 10-12 oz.  pkg) frozen blackberries (I would imagine any frozen fruit would work)
Cream or yogurt for drizzling!

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and coat an 8x8 inch baking pan with cooking spray (I greased with butter).

In a medium bowl, stir together the oats, baking powder and salt.

In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, coconut oil, apple butter, granulated sugar and ¼ c. brown sugar.  Stir in the oats and mix well.

Pour mixture into the greased baking pan and bake 20 min.

The oat mixture ready for baking

While mixture bakes, prepare a crumb topping by combining the butter (cut in small cubes), cinnamon, ¾ c brown sugar and flours.  (I think you could totally leave this crumb topping off and it would be fine – or you could reduce the brown sugar if need be – lots of options, but it does add a nice flavor and crunch).

Look at those yummy frozen blackberries!

All mixed up and ready to go back in the oven for the final bake.

Remove mixture from oven after 20 minutes and  carefully fold in the frozen berries..  Top with the prepared crumb topping and bake for an additional 18-20 minutes or until the top is golden in color.  Drizzle with cream or yogurt and serve.

A warm piece drizzled with Greek vanilla yogurt.

The "cake" falls apart as you eat it, but that just makes it better.

That first bite is sooooo good and makes you eager for the next...and the next... 

This keeps really well and reheats in the microwave beautifully.  It could easily get you through quite a few mornings~ 😊

Hope you enjoy it!  I will be making it with frozen peaches next - I cannot think of a frozen fruit that would not be totally delicious.

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  1. Welcome Back Crafting Crumbs!
    Not a berry person but it looks Yummy!

    1. You could make this with any frozen fruit. I am going to make it again in a few days using frozen peaches!! It should be just as good!