Lemon Poppyseed Baked Oatmeal

I was in the mood for baked oatmeal this week and something "spring-y." And so my lemon poppyseed baked oatmeal was born! To create this recipe I compared a few different baked oatmeal recipes to get the portions done and then just threw some things together in a bowl. That's the fun of it! Although baking is harder than cooking because you do need proper ratios of liquid to dry ingredients and so forth. So don't go too crazy.

I may have added too many poppy seeds but the giant bag I found was not fitting into a mason jar...

Lemon Poppyseed Baked Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups oats (I used 1 cup steel cut and 1 cup rolled)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 ¾ cups low fat milk
  • 3 tbsp oil (can sub apple sauce)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 big handfuls chopped walnuts (or any nuts)
  • 1 ½ cups frozen blueberries (or any fruit you like)

Method:

  1. Mix all ingredients except for nuts and berries in a large bowl until well blended.
  2. Add nuts and berries and stir to combine.
  3. Add to sprayed baked dish.
  4. Cook at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Should be bouncy when pressed.
  5. Enjoy with some yogurt, nut butter, or maple syrup! Whatever your heart desires.

Upon trying my recipe I'd recommend adding ¼-½ cup maple syrup. But otherwise the lemon flavor is so fresh and so tasty!

Served with a scoop of Greek yogurt and maple sugar.