It seems like I am always cooking the same few things for breakfast. We eat pancakes, waffles, cereal, yogurt, grits, and sometimes baked oatmeal, rice and eggs or baked French toast. I am starting to get bored and tired of our breakfast menu.
I have two different baked oatmeal recipes that I make and like, but I am getting tired of those recipes. I like change. I also like make ahead recipes, especially for breakfast. I don’t like to spend a lot of time making breakfast in the morning. I like being able to make something the night before and then cook it in the morning.
I wanted to come up with a make-a-head healthy breakfast that was different than what I had been fixing. I decided to try baked oatmeal of sorts but using granola. We like baked oatmeal but I thought that granola would give it a different and maybe a better texture. The granola worked. This recipe is like baked oatmeal but different. It is a nice change and is really good. Plus, you make it ahead of time. If you like baked oatmeal but want a change give this a try. We love it.
You might think that this is a lot of granola but it is less than my family would eat if we all had a bowl of granola. It is more expensive to make than regular baked oatmeal but I still think it is worth it. Homemade granola would work great in this recipe which cuts down on the cost.
Blueberry Granola Breakfast Bake
- 6 cups of granola
- 1 ½ cups milk
- ½ cup brown sugar (you can cut this back if you have a really sweet granola)
- 3 cups frozen blueberries (I think any frozen fruit would work but I have only used blueberries)
Mix granola, milk, and brown sugar. Carefully stir in blueberries. Place in a greased 9×13 pan. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning cover with foil and bake about 25 minutes than remove foil and bake for 10 more minutes. I usually take the pan out of the fridge and place in the cold oven. I turn the oven on to 350 and let the oven preheat with the dish in it. I bake for about 30 minutes covered and 15 minutes uncovered. I usually recommend preheating your oven but for this dish it works fine not to.
This recipe works for me.