A cross between baked oatmeal and granola, this Berry Oatmeal Crunch is perfect for a healthful breakfast or topped with ice cream for a delicious dessert.
Well it’s a new year! And along with a new year comes the start of new habits for many of us. Change in eating habits is a biggie…and this recipe caters to that. I recently started eating oatmeal in the mornings and mixing in berries with it. But there’s something about oatmeal…it can get boring quickly. I added chopped-up almonds to mine, which provided a nice crunch, but I soon grew tired of eating the same (dare I say—gloppy?) stuff every morning. I wanted some more texture in my oatmeal. Enter this dish.
As already stated, this recipe is a good cross between that Lancaster County staple, baked oatmeal, and granola. You get the crunch of granola but with the berries added, it resembles baked oatmeal. It’s a win/win. I store mine in the refrigerator and pull it out for my boys for breakfast. We’re trying to get away from boxed cereals in our house. Simply because of all the added ingredients (mainly, SUGAR) in them. By adding this oatmeal to our breakfast rotation, I know exactly what my boys are eating and they’ll get a hearty and healthful breakfast that’s sure to satisfy.
You can pretty much add what you like to this dish–fruit, seeds, nuts, even chocolate chips if you’re craving some chocolate. It’s an adaptable recipe, so make it your own!
It’s perfect with ice cream too! Feel free to use on top of yogurt as well, or sprinkled on top of toast–there are just so many ways to enjoy this delightful dish.
Kat is a mother of three boys who loves to bake and enjoys all things DIY. She has been blogging since 2010 featuring recipes and home design projects. Some of her home projects have been featured in Country Living and This Old House magazine, as well as many other prominent DIY blogs and websites.