Baked Oatmeal

Merry Christmas! Can you believe it’s the most wonderful time of the year again? I get to go home for a full week too so I’m super excited!!!

During my dietetic internship I get to make recipes and blog posts for MGH nutrition services. One of the recipes I created was for the Cancer Center and I thought I’d share it here with reasons why it was so great!

Blueberry Walnut Baked Oatmeal

Makes 6 servings
Provides: 300 kcals and 15 grams protein per serving

Ingredients:

2.5 cups oatmeal, original

2 tbsp. hemp seeds

1 tsp. cinnamon

½ tsp. nutmeg

3 small eggs (or 2 tbsp chia seeds with 1/4 cup water)

1 cup Greek yogurt

¼ cup walnuts, chopped

½ cup blueberries, wild or regular (can be frozen)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. In a large bowl, combine oatmeal, chia seeds, hemp seeds, cinnamon, and nutmeg
  3. In a small bowl, combine eggs and yogurt
  4. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, then stir in the walnuts and blueberries
  5. Pour into an 8×8 square dish and bake for 30-35 minutes, cut into 6 squares. Store in the fridge, reheat in microwave or eat cold

Nutrition Tips:

  • Baked oatmeal is a great meal option because it’s an easy grab-and-go snack that can be packed with protein and carbohydrates to keep energized
  • Oats contain soluble fiber which promotes regular bowl movements. Soluble fiber also provides benefits to our gut microbiome
  • Blueberries (wild blueberries in particular) are packed with flavonoids which are phytochemicals that have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties
  • Walnuts, chia seeds, and hemp seeds contain anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats

 

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