Overnight Wild Blueberry Baked Oatmeal {Nourishing Traditions Style}

Around our house I don’t eat any boxed cereal and I try to minimize the amount that I feed to our little guy. I read in my Nourishing Traditions Cookbook that they once did a study on rats where one group was fed cereal and the other group were fed the cardboard box that the cereal came in. In the study the mice who ate the cardboard actually lived longer than those who ate the cereal! They say that the convenient boxed cereals are made through a process called extrusion which makes them rather toxic.

Since we started eating according to a more traditional real foods diet, oatmeal is one of our breakfast staples. Both rolled oats and steel cut oats are frequently served, but it is not always the same old boring oatmeal. There are tons of ways to serve it, and I even shared 40 fun toppings for oatmeal.

Last year before I realized the value of soaking your oats to make them more easily digested, I had shared a recipe for baked blueberry oatmeal. This new take is healthier and equally delicious. You could definitely mix it up by using a different fruit, I just had some blueberries already in the freezer to use up. Strawberries would be absolutely fantastic and are in season now!

More oatmeal recipes from This Chick Cooks:

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What is your favorite way to serve oatmeal?

Overnight Wild Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

Serving Size: 4

Overnight Wild Blueberry Baked Oatmeal


  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine grain real salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter – melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup, preferably grade b
  • 1 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen- I used wild blueberries)


  1. Combine oats, water and yogurt and cover. Set on the counter the night before you want to bake the oatmeal.
  2. Heat the oven to 375. Grease an 8x8 inch casserole dish and sprinkle with half of the berries.
  3. Stir remaining ingredients into oat mixture (except for berries) and sprinkle on remaining blueberries.
  4. Bake for about 45-55 minutes or until it is set and the top is golden brown.
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source: http://editor.nourishedmagazine.com.au/articles/puffed-grains-should-we-eat-them

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