Do you guys want to eat dessert for breakfast? Me too. This recipe is an attempt at tricking myself into thinking I’m eating pie for breakfast, and I pretty much nailed it.
I am always on the look out for quick but also delicious and nutritious weekday breakfasts. These oats are exactly that! I’m using pie and cobbler interchangeably here because the blueberry mixture kind of resembles a pie filling, but the flavor is more reminiscent of a cobbler. Though if you made me choose, I would choose a cobbler over a pie every time. I’m not about the pie crust but I am all over the fruit filling and a biscuit topping. Cobbler for life.
For these oats, I roasted the blueberries with a small amount of yellow cake mix. Just the plain ol’ duncan hines cake mix you find at your local grocery store. Roasting them brings out their natural juices and the cake mix gives it that cobbler/pie flavor, without all of the extra calories of actually having pie or cobbler. Finally, I layered the blueberry mixture with vanilla almond milk oats and BOOM, a pie-like breakfast was born.
I really like these because it feels like a treat but it’s also a SUPER healthy and filling breakfast. There isn’t much added sugar here and they are also dairy and gluten free thanks to the almond milk and the old fashioned oats.
I have also tried these with steel cut oats and other types of fruit too- peach cobbler oats, apple cobbler oats, strawberry shortcake oats! The options are endless. OH man, what about chocolate and peanut butter oats? You can really get crazy here and add whatever flavors you are craving.
The best part are these cute little jars. They store in the fridge for up to 4-5 days, so you can make them for the entire week!
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 teaspoons honey
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 pinch of salt
- 2 cups frozen (or fresh) blueberries
- 3 tablespoons yellow cake mix (just the dry mix from the box)
- 1 single serving packet of stevia or splenda or raw sugar
- 1 pinch of salt
- ¼ cup water
- First, make your blueberry cobbler mixture.
- Mix together berries, cake mix, sweetener of choice and salt.
- Place in a glass roasting dish and pour the liquid over the berry mixture. Roast at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes. Mixing occasionally.
- When they are done, put aside and make your oats.
- Prepare oats according to the directions on the container. I usually do 1 part oats, to 2 parts liquid (milk or water.)
- I make mine on the stove top.
- Stop cooking a minute or two before they are done. You don't want the oats to be too firm.
- You want them to still be slightly watery so that they can continue to firm up overnight in the fridge.
- Layer the blueberries and oats in small jars and store in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. I grab them in the morning for quick weekday breakfasts. you can eat them cold or warm, whatever you're feeling that day!