Mason jar baked oats give you the convenience of portable oatmeal with the irresistible warm muffin like the texture of baked oats, it’s the best of both worlds! (gluten-free, vegan option)
Muahahahahahahahahahahahah O.M.G. you guys I hit the jackpot with this one! You are going to love it, I promise. The reason I know is that I’ve made these once a week for four weeks in a row now, needless to say, these little jars of blueberry bliss are a new favorite in the Shallal household.
So, for Mr. Hungry’s LEAP/MRT test he was pretty much limited to oats for breakfast. The first week I made him cookies for breakfast, but since he had caught a cold and got sick he kind of developed an aversion to them. Sadly, I was back to square one.
At first, I was going to make him some overnight oats when out of nowhere the idea to bake oats in portable mason jars popped into my head. It was truly a moment of divine inspiration because there is nothing better than the texture of baked oats, except baked oats that come in dishwasher-safe convenient and portable containers!
I’m the first to say that I was totally on the overnight oats train for a long time, but recently it just doesn’t do it for me. Baked oats, on the other hand, the texture for those wins every single time when compared to overnight oats.
It’s basically like a hearty muffin or bread that you eat with a spoon, and of course, topped with your favorite puddle of nut butter and you will be in breakfast heaven. Mr. Hungry loves them so much he keeps asking me when they will be on the blog. Considering he isn’t very concerned when anything is going to be on the blog unless it’s a picture of him, this must be a serious breakfast business.
I made two versions for you, the version I made for myself and the vegan version for Mr. Hungry. You’ll notice his is a bit more hefty per serving, for my vegan ladies out there you can always just split the same recipe into more jars so you have smaller servings. They are both absolutely delicious so whichever one you role with you will love.
I paired mine with turkey sausages most morning for extra protein. Mr. Hungry is just doing his best to stick to the test results so he just doing his best to just get in enough food throughout the day.
Mason Jar Baked Blueberry Oatmeal
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Mason Jar Blueberry Baked Oats
Preheat oven to 350F.
Spray with cooking spray or grease your jars, I used coconut oil spray.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
Divide mixture among 6 half pint size mason jars (8 ounces).
Bake for 30-35 minutes on a heavy duty sheet pan* (IMPORTANT SEE NOTES)
Let cool 15 minutes before putting the lid on and storing in the fridge for up to 5 days.
*Make sure to use a heavy duty pan that will not tilt. I used the small pan that comes with my toaster oven to ensure the pan would not buckle under high temperatures. Some pans that are too thin will buckle under high temps which would send your mason jars flying everywhere.
and for some of you vegan friends, here is what I did for Mr.Hungry to comply with his LEAP/MRT protocol:
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 2 cups frozen wild blueberries
- 1.5 cups nondairy milk or water
- 1/2 cup nut butter (any kind – almond butter, peanut butter etc…)** (see notes)
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar (could use any sweetener replacement)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- cooking spray
Follow the same directions as above, I divided his among 5-pint size mason jars.. Nutrition facts will be different from above.
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