Raise your hand if you want a really fabulous breakfast without having to try super hard?
*WAVING BOTH HANDS IN THE AIR*
Well, my sweet friends, I have you covered. This amazing breakfast tastes SO fantastic and takes minimal effort to throw together, not to mention it actually makes a really great “dessert” (or lunch or dinner or snack) as well. We served ours with fresh fruit on the side for a breakfast we felt good about eating!
For some reason I’ve never actually tried baked oatmeal, regardless of the fame that it has in the food blogging world. I blame this on overnight oats, which are just not my cup of tea. For years I would read about how amazing overnight oats were, so easy! So tasty! Only to be disappointed again and again. I suppose because overnight oats and baked oatmeal share the common oat ingredient, but don’t be confused like I was – baked oatmeal beats the overnight version every time.
One of my favorite things about this recipe is that it’s 100% naturally sweetened. From the fresh fruit to the touch of honey to the Florida orange juice, everything is all-natural and completely delicious. We’ve started moving our family toward only using things that are sweetened naturally (except for the holidays because, well, it’s important to celebrate from time to time!), and I so appreciate being able to use ingredients like Florida orange juice that help us support a healthier lifestyle.
Psssst…want to fit in yet another serving of fruit with this breakfast miracle? An 8-ounce glass of Florida orange juice counts as one of you daily recommended servings of fruit!
This is a go-to in our home now, and the great thing is that because Florida orange juice and oranges are so versatile you could use any fruit you like to pair with it. I will recommend berries as the best option because they’re delicious; but you could also use bananas or frozen fruit as well!
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (other berries are great too!)
- zest and orange segments from 2 fresh oranges
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup + 1 tablespoon Florida orange juice, divided
- 1 cup milk
- 1 whole egg
- 1/4 cup honey, maple syrup or agave
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Drizzle baking dish with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
- Evenly spread the blueberries and orange segments across the bottom of the baking dish.
- In a large bowl stir together the oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
- Pour the dry ingredients evenly over the fresh fruit.
- In the same bowl whisk together the orange zest, milk, 1 cup Florida orange juice, egg, honey and vanilla extract.
- Pour evenly over the dry ingredients.
- Bake the oatmeal for 30-40 minutes until just set in the center.
- Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.
- When ready to serve, whisk together the Greek yogurt, powdered sugar and remaining tablespoon of Florida orange juice.
- Drizzle over the baked oatmeal and serve.
- Refrigerate leftovers…if you have any!