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Coconut Blackberry Baked Oatmeal

 

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It’s been years since I posted a baked oatmeal recipe, but this is a go-to in my house. When I first started making baked oatmeal about 4 years ago, my then-two-year-old dubbed this “breakfast cookie,” and the name stuck. My go-to version is apple baked oatmeal, but this recipe might be my new favorite.

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When the Oregon Raspberry and Blackberry Commission contacted me to see if they could sponsor a post so I could come up with a recipe that features fresh, Oregon berries, I immediately agreed and decided to pair blackberries with coconut. The combination is perfect and so summery. The juicy, tangy berries and the nutty, sweet coconut are a match made in breakfast heaven. If you can’t find fresh blackberries, feel free to substitute frozen ones.

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Yield: about 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Coconut Blackberry Baked Oatmeal

Easy, delicious, and hearty - and freezer friendly!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 c. unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 c. milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 T. melted coconut oil
  • 4-6 cane sugar*
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 c. oatmeal
  • 1 heaping cup of blackberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened, flaked coconut
  • milk to serve

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 and butter a 2 1/2 quart baking dish
2. In a bowl, stir together the eggs, melted oil, applesauce, milk, and sugar.
3. In another bowl, stir the oats, baking powder, and salt. (Or to save yourself some dishwashing, sprinkle the salt and baking powder over the wet, followed by the oats).
4. Add dry to wet, stirring well.
5. Pour the mixture into the buttered pan.
6. Gently stir the berries into the batter. Don't stir any more than necessary or the berries will bleed into the oatmeal and discolor it.
7. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until golden brown.

*I like 4 T. of sugar better, but my sweet toothed family would prefer 6 T. Either way is good - it's up to you.

**If you're making ahead for a busy weekday morning, you can double the batch and freeze it or you can pre-bake the oatmeal the night before and just warm it up the next morning.

   

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