If you’re like me, then you’re a hot mess in the mornings. Don’t you hate it when you’re running around trying to get your and the kids ready for the day and you realize that you still have to make breakfast? This easy blueberry baked oatmeal is a lifesaver.
Either bake it ahead of time and simply serve it or refrigerate it the night before and pop it in the oven as you get ready.
Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Don’t forget, if you’re looking to establish healthy habits (like adding more vegetables to your diet in fun and tasty ways) be sure to secure a spot in the 30 Days to a Healthy Habits Challenge.
When it comes to baking oatmeal, the types of oats matter. You’ll be adding the oats raw to the recipe.
I recommend either quick oats or rolled oats. Each will provide a different outcome.
Rolled oats will give it a bit more texture, quick oats will provide moisture and soft baked breakfast.
Can I make baked oatmeal ahead of time?
Yes! You can totally make it ahead of time for easy mornings. Just refrigerate the breakfast overnight.
If you do this the end result will be more creamy and moist. Some people prefer it this way, others don’t. Try both ways and see what you prefer.
Another option is to bake it ahead of time and serve it up during busy mornings. Meal prep is a lifesaver in my house, I’m a hot mess in the mornings and this is one less thing to worry about.
Related: Food Prep for Busy Moms
Oatmeal bake add-ins to try
You can use any fruit you want, as this recipe is super versatile! It’s delicious with the following options:
- bananas (pair it with some chocolate chips too, yum)
- wildberry mix
- pecans, walnuts, cashews, almonds
The options are endless, why not add some extra veggies too with zucchini? Experiment and see what works best for you
How many calories in this oven baked oatmeal recipe?
This healthy baked oatmeal recipe uses unrefined sugar and fruits for natural sweetness. One serving is 1/6th of the recipe.
Calories: 305kcal | Carbs: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 21g
Calories and nutritional information without the crunchy topping:
I still recommend adding the blueberries for a little extra fiber and flavor. Yum!
Calories: 178kcal | Carbs: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g| Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g
How to Make Baked Oatmeal
What size baking dish to use:
The pan in the photo is 8×11 and 3 inches tall (I know, it’s an odd size) you can grab one here.
That being said, you can make baked oatmeal in any pan.
My only advice is filing it to be about 1 inch thick. If it’s too thick it ends up being mushy and if it’s too thin it gets a bit hard. 1 inch thick is the perfect size.
More healthy breakfast recipes you’re going to love
- The best breakfasts for weight loss
- Healthy pumpkin breakfast bars
- Apple breakfast bars
- Healthy egg casserole
- Coconut flour waffles
The topping in this oatmeal bake is totally optional, just do it if you have a bit more time in your hands however it gives the baked oatmeal a delicious texture!
Hot tip: Go ahead and bake the topping alone and then use it as a yogurt topping (think of it as flavor packed granola).
Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
For the baked oatmeal
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a small baking pan and set aside (9×9 works great).
- Prepare the baked oatmeal. In a bowl combine oats, flax meal, coconut sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Make a well in the center and pour milk, honey, apple juice and vanilla extract. Stir until everything is well incorporated. Let the oats soak up the liquids for around 10 minutes or while you prepare the topping.
- Prepare the topping. In a bowl combine oats, coconut sugar and cinnamon. Add coconut oil and work it with your hands until you have a coarse mix, it should resemble coarse sand. With the help of a spatula, incorporate the blueberries.
- Assembly. Pour the baked oatmeal mix into the prepared baking pan. Top with the crunch topping. Bake for the oven and bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown and set.