I recently stumbled upon my new obsession for my favorite meal of the day. I love breakfast and I especially love carb like breakfast items now more than ever. Now that I’ve 3 weeks postpartum I’ve had a hard time breaking my carb obsessed diet Not that they were all bad carbs but i wasn’t in a great habit and would have to give into my cravings for PB & J, egg sandwiches and etc. during pregnancy. Now that I’m trying to get back on the right track I’ve really tried to find breakfast items that are healthy but also satisfy my cravings.
I thought of this recipe while laying awake in bed feeding my newborn and was fantasizing about my next meal. After all breastfeeding give you a whole new level of hunger and I wake up each morning very excited for my next meal to begin! However, I really have no time to prep. The other morning I was just trying to make a simple oatmeal over the stove and had to stop mid cooking to nurse a fussy newborn. In order to avoid this in the future and stop a hungry beast from raging my kitchen I decided I need to prepare breakfast meals ahead whenever possible.
I couldn’t decide what to call this recipe so would love your feedback/input on a name that’s fitting. It can be made vegan, paleo, GF with just some simple modifications which I will provide below. Would love to see your pictures and hear your feedback so if you end up making please tag me on Instagram @AngieRHart1!
First I like to prepare the blueberry compote mixture and set aside so it can marinate.
- 2 cups unsweetened frozen or fresh blueberries (I used the frozen Wild blueberries from Trader Joes)
- 1/3 cup Agave
- 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon (squeeze the juice from the entire half into the bowl
Mix well and set aside until ready to use.
Next prepare the dry mixture:
Gluten Free Option:
- 1 1/2 cups GF Whole Grain Oats
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 scoops Orgain Vanilla Plant Protein
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
Mix all dry ingredients in food processor (if available it helps to grind up the oats to a finer consistency) or mix well in a large bowl.
Add in the following:
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 banana
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup agave
- *optional add 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt. (I used in the recipe to provide a bit more moisture)
Grease 8×8 baking pan fully and add 1/2 of the mixture to cover the entire bottom of the pan. Should be about 1/2″ thick. Pour blueberry mixture over top and fully cover bottom layer. Top with remaining 1/2 batter mixture.
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Let cool for approx 5 min before serving. I couldn’t wait the full 5 min but it was absolutely amazing! My hubby and I both LOVED this new recipe and have eaten it the past couple days for breakfast!