Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal


You know what the worst activity in the world has got to be? Clubbing. I went for my first time this past weekend in Vegas at Tryst and was completely miserable.

First, there’s getting into the club. We were lucky for our group of twenty or so to get in without a cover charge, especially since there were more boys than girls. Who wants to pay $20-$40 bucks just to wait in a Disneyland-sized line?


Then, once you’re in, you get packed together like a can of sardines on the dance floor and you’re stuck trying to wiggle out an arm to dance. How is that appealing to anyone?

Not only that, but you have to shout at the top of your lungs just so the person standing five inches from you can sort of make out what you’re trying to say.


So after you find your spot and get as comfortable as you’re going to be for the night, a six foot girl in five inch stilettos comes by and stomps on your poor little feet without even realizing it. As if you weren’t cozy enough already in your own heels.


Looking around the club, I’m curious as to where these people came from. I’ve never seen so many creepers in my life. There’s the 55 year old man walking around completely sober scoping out the 20 year old girls that can barely walk a straight a line, let alone walk. Then there’s the man who’s rubbing up against every girl in a skintight dress. Again, do people like this?


Then there’s drunk people. Don’t even get me started on that. Sometimes, drunk people when you’re sober can be funny. Most of the time, it’s just annoying. That’s probably my fault for putting myself in that environment, though, since I’ve never been drunk (or even buzzed) in my life.


Bottom line? That was my first and last clubbing experience. Sorry, Vegas. I’ll gladly stick to your shopping, food, and “Deal or No Deal” slot machines.



Have you ever had baked oatmeal before? If you haven’t, you’re truly missing out. It’s so easy to whip up, can be refrigerated for a couple of days, and warmed up to eat whenever you want. It tastes just as good as when it came out of the oven. This recipe slightly adapted from Annie Eats is also very easy to change. Mix up the fruits or kind of nuts and you’ve got yourself a different dish that tastes just as great!

Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal


  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ cup chopped slivered almonds
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2-3 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen), divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 375˚ F and lightly grease a 2-quart baking dish.
  2. Combine the rolled oats, half of the nuts, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In a liquid measuring cup, mix together the maple syrup, milk, egg, butter, and vanilla.
  4. Lay out the bananas in a single layer on the bottom of a baking dish. Evenly spread out half of the berries on top of the bananas. Place the dry oat mixture over the fruit and then pour the liquid ingredients evenly over the oats. Top with remaining nuts and berries.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until just brown and set. Cool 10 minutes before serving.


Oh, and to announce the winner for my latest giveaway,
Congrats Jamie! I will be sending out an email very soon so keep an eye on your inbox!




  1. says

    I can’t wait to try this! I’m kind of obsessed with anything oatmeal…crockpot oatmeal, oatmeal cookies, etc. As far as clubbing goes, I never understood the appeal, either. I’m not much of a drinker and all I thought about the whole time was “I gave up movie night on my couch for THIS?!”

Leave a Reply