This is one of the easiest breakfast ideas, and it’s so quick, it’s perfect for those busy mornings. My youngest son has never met a blueberry that he hasn’t liked, so this breakfast is perfect for him, and the use of cinnamon and brown sugar, makes it sweet, but not unhealthy, which is a great balance.
Who knew you could make baked oatmeal, right in your own air fryer?
You only need a few ingredients, some fresh fruit and you are already on your way.
What really works well in this recipe is the use of rolled oats.
If you aren’t familiar with oats, there are three main types, steel-cut, rolled and instant oats. The main difference in all three types is really just the level of processing each oat has gone through. The result of how much the food company has processed your food effects the cooking time of each oat.
Steel cut oats take the longest to cook, that is because they have been chopped from the whole oat. It has the texture uncooked of being similar to rice. It is a very hearty oat. I haven’t experienced much with cooking steel oats in the Air Fryer, but they do wonderfully in the Instant Pot.
The second type of oat that is the type we are using today is rolled oats, they are the ones that you probably grew up eating. They are processed until they are soft. They require a shorter cooking time than steel oats, and they are traditionally served in oatmeal, cookies, granola bars and other common breakfast foods. Since they start off soft, they are perfect, for cooking oatmeal in the air fryer. As they require less cooking time.
The third type of oats is quick or instant oats. These are the ones that are already precooked and dried, they are the ones you ate, that came in packages, ready to eat, that you just added water to. Do you remember those? I think I had those almost every day as a child.
This recipe that I am showing you today, is easily changed out for other fruits, especially as the summer is coming, and your choice of fresh fruits, will increase.
Whisk it together.
Spray your air fryer safe pan
Spread 1/4 cup of blueberries on the bottom of the pan.
Spread the dry mixture over it.
Spread the egg/milk moisture over it. And then wait 10 minutes.
Then air fryer, per the instructions in the recipe.
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- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
Start by mixing the egg and milk in a small bowl
Then spray your air fryer safe pan with non-stick cooking spray.
In another bowl mix together the rolled oats, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar.
Then place about 1/4 cup of blueberries on the bottom.
Pour the egg/milk mixture over it.
Pour the oat mixture on top of it.
Let sit for about 10 minutes.
Then top with the rest of the blueberries.
Then place in your air fryer, at a temperature of 320 degrees F, for 10 minutes. At 10 minutes check your dish, for doneness. And if it needs a few more minute adjust
**Note: Exact time will depend on your air fryer wattage and the thickness of your oatmeal.