My Healthy THM Baked Oatmeal is perfect for my fellow breastfeeding mamas or anyone who just wants a warm piece of comfort. It is gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly.
I love oatmeal. Whenever I am nursing an infant I try to have it in my meal plan frequently because of its lactogenic properties. Occasionally that has been in the form of way too many of my friend Marisa's oatmeal craisin cookies. I needed to take my dear friend's recipe and make it healthier and a little easier.
The first time I made this healthy baked oatmeal was about a week after having my 5th baby. I don't remember (sleep deprivation and all) but I was probably holding him as I made it. it is just measuring, mixing, dumping, and then baking.
Amazingly, this also freezes well! Since I made it just for me (stay out of my healthy baked oatmeal husband) I wrapped individual squares in plastic wrap and froze them. Then when I wanted one for breakfast I would just put it on a plate and pop it into the microwave.
This would be great to add to your before the baby comes freezer meal stash. We often think of dinners and eat leftovers of those for lunch, but neglect breakfast.
Can I use other Fruits?
This is a great base recipe to play around with. You can switch out types of fruit, add spices, add some butter to replace some of the coconut oil, and more. If you leave out the bananas you may need to increase the sweetener since they add a lot of natural sweetness to this recipe.
This oatmeal pancakes recipe would also be a great XO option if you sub in baking blend and an on-plan sweetener. Or for a solid E try my Sugar Free Baked Oatmeal and Baked Cherry Oatmeal.
If you are on a low carb keto diet try my Keto Oatmeal!
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- 1 cup coconut oil melted
- 4 eggs
- 2 very ripe mashed bananas
- ¾ cup Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes)
- 1 teaspoon molasses
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 5 cups old fashioned oats
- ½ cup ground golden flax
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch salt
- 20 oz frozen blueberries
- Stir together wet ingredients and sweetener. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
- Grease a 9x13" baking dish. Spread in the oatmeal.
- Bake at 350 for 40-50 min until firm.
Good stuff! I was apprehensive because I can't stand banana bread and was afraid I would taste the same baked banana flavor, but I really enjoyed the oatmeal.
Rhonda G Reindl says
I made your dairy-free oatmeal casserole and it's delicious but I was wondering how it can be THM friendly. It has too much coconut oil in it to be an E meal and too many carbs from the Oatmeal to be an S meal. I actually gained a pound the first day after having it for breakfast but I had it again this morning. It's just too delicious not to eat it since it's already made but I don't think it's THM compatible. I'd give it a five star for taste and nutrition but a one star for being good for weight loss.
Hi Rhonda, it is a crossover. I am nursing an infant so crossovers are important. They are also important for pregnant moms, growing children, and anyone at their goal weight. They are fine for everyone else occasionally. You could freeze squares of it and just have one every once in a while. It is totally on plan but you are right in that it's not the best choice for weight loss. I hope that explanation helps 😀
Also, you could cut back on the coconut oil and use egg whites next time this would be a solid E.
Lois Martin says
I am allergic to Bananas, how would this be without them?
I've made it without bananas too. I increase the sweetener to 1 cup. It's cook with some chopped apples and cinnamon.
Lois Martin says
Thank you so much.