Baked Oatmeal with Berries & Lentils

Baked Oatmeal with Berries and Lentils

This simple baked oatmeal with berries makes an easy, hearty breakfast - and you’ll never notice the lentils slipped in for added protein and fibre! (Adapted from the baked oatmeal in Super Natural Every Day, by Heidi Swanson).

Preparation time: 
10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) red lentils
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) fine sea salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) fresh or frozen blueberries, raspberries or both
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) shredded coconut (optional)
  • 2 cups (500 mL) whole milk (or half 1%, 1/2 half & half)
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) pure maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In an 8-inch (20 cm) square (or similar-sized) baking dish, mix together the oats, lentils, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Scatter with berries and coconut.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the milk, maple syrup, egg, butter and vanilla. Pour the mixture over the oats, and give it a gentle stir to distribute everything evenly.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes, or until the top is golden and the oats have set. Serve warm, topped with milk or a splash of cream. Leftovers reheat beautifully.

Yield: 9 pieces of baked oatmeal
Serving size: 1 piece of baked oatmeal

Nutritional information

per serving:
Calories 180
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 3.5 g
Cholesterol 30 mg
Carbohydrates 25 g
Fibre 3 g
Sugars 11 g
Protein 6 g
Sodium 140 mg
Potassium 94 mg
Folate 3 mcg

Servings: 
8

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