Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

This blueberry baked oatmeal is studded with blueberries and naturally sweetened with bananas and pure maple syrup. Can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries! Gluten-free and vegan-friendly.

We kicked off Oatmeal Week with baked oatmeal cups, which I love as a way to meal prep oatmeal, but today we’re doing a full-on baked oatmeal recipe that bakes in a square baking dish. This variation of baked oatmeal is still uber healthy and perfect for meal prep, but it’s also great for entertaining. Whenever we’re having friends or family over for breakfast or brunch, baked oatmeal is on the menu. Sometimes I’ll also make a frittata so we have two options (one sweet and one savory) for everyone to enjoy.

Baking dish with Blueberry Baked Oatmeal topped with fresh blueberries.

I’ve personally been hooked on baked oatmeal for a few years, ever since I shared this maple pecan baked oatmeal recipe that everyone LOVES. I recently decided that I needed to experiment with different baked oatmeal flavor combinations and blueberries immediately came to mind!

A slice of blueberry baked oatmeal topped with fresh blueberries and maple syrup.

Blueberry Health Benefits

I love blueberries because they’re available year-round (fresh or frozen) . . . and they taste delicious year round too! They’re also known for being a superfood and are “nutrient dense” (which means they are low in calories, but high in nutrients). A lot of bang for your caloric buck! They contain some of the highest antioxidant levels compared to most common fruits and veggies and they have been shown to help improve chronic diseases like heart disease, blood pressure and diabetes. So many amazing health benefits

Blueberry oatmeal topped with fresh blueberries in a baking dish before being baked.

Here’s What You Need:

  • rolled old-fashioned oats
  • pure maple syrup
  • baking powder
  • ground cinnamon
  • sea salt
  • unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • egg or flaxseed egg
  • coconut oil
  • pure vanilla extract
  • bananas
  • fresh or frozen blueberries

This baked oatmeal is sweetened with a little bit of maple syrup and bananas, making it the perfect example of a baked breakfast that doesn’t need a ton of sugar to be delicious. Of course, if you do feel like you want your baked oatmeal to be a little sweeter, you can always add a drizzle of maple syrup on it right before you dig in. 🙂

Baking dish with Blueberry Baked Oatmeal topped with fresh blueberries. A slice is taken out of the oatmeal.

Prepping & Storing Baked Oatmeal

If you make your baked oatmeal ahead of time, store in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-6 days. If you prepped it for the week, you can separate out portions into smaller containers or baggies (I love Stasher Bags for this) so they’re ready for you to grab and go. I usually like to pop my portion into the toaster oven or microwave to heat it up right before diving in.

A slice of blueberry baked oatmeal on a spatula being taken out of a baking dish.

This baked oatmeal is good on it’s own, but to me, oatmeal isn’t complete without a drizzle of nut butter so I always serve my baked oatmeal with a drizzle of peanut butter or almond butter on top. So yummy!

A slice of blueberry baked oatmeal topped with fresh blueberries and maple syrup.

Here Are More Baked Oatmeal Recipes to Try:

If you make this baked blueberry oatmeal please leave me a comment and star rating below. This feedback is super helpful for me and other EBF readers who are thinking about making the recipe. 

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Baking dish with Blueberry Baked Oatmeal topped with fresh blueberries.

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4

Description

This blueberry baked oatmeal is studded with blueberries and naturally sweetened with bananas and pure maple syrup. Can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries! Gluten-free and vegan-friendly.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 large egg (or 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, divided
  • cooking spray
  • additional blueberries, nut butter and extra maple syrup, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Add in the milk, maple syrup, egg, coconut oil, vanilla and bananas. Stir well to combine. Gently fold in 1 cup of blueberries.
  5. Carefully pour oatmeal mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  6. Scatter the remaining blueberries across the top.
  7. Bake for 40 to 55 minutes or until the middle of the bake is set and the top is golden. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Portion and serve. Top with additional fresh blueberries and nut butter, if using. Drizzle each portion with maple syrup if you want it a bit sweeter.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Oatmeal

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 396
  • Sugar: 28g
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 64g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Protein: 8g

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    60 comments
    1. Jill
      September 15, 2020 AT 9:43 pm

      I made this for my kids because I don’t usually love bananas or blueberries, but this was delicious! I snuck a little taste and then just kept on eating!

    2. Melinda Muyargas
      August 30, 2020 AT 3:08 pm

      This was great! I did a half recipe (baked for 30 minutes) and it was delicious! Perfect portion for a hungry me & my hungry toddler.

    3. Samantha
      August 17, 2020 AT 12:46 pm

      Finally got around to making this delightful baked oatmeal. We used blueberries we picked and applesauce instead of bananas (didn’t have any) and wowza, it was SO delicious. Topped it off with crunchy pb for a pb&j vibe. Storing the leftovers for the week ahead for an easy reheat and scrumptious weekday bfast. Thank you EBF!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 17, 2020 AT 3:01 pm

        Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Samantha! I’m so pumped this recipe was a hit. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. The reviews are super helpful for other readers, so I appreciate it. 🙂

    4. Heather Hyatt
      August 17, 2020 AT 8:26 am

      This baked oatmeal is so good! Didn’t have any banana on hand, but used greek yogurt like someone else did in another comment. Added some shredded coconut, chia seeds and flax seeds to beef it up a bit and it turned out perfectly! So delicious! Everyone’s mouth was watering as it was baking. The whole house smelled like cinnamon and vanilla!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 17, 2020 AT 3:09 pm

        Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Heather! I’m so glad this baked oatmeal recipe was a hit. 🙂 Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. It means the world to me.

    5. Kaitlin
      August 11, 2020 AT 8:09 am

      I’ve spent forever searching for a good blueberry baked oatmeal (baked oatmeal is my obsession) and like always EBF has come through. I LOVE every single one of Brittney’s recipes for oatmeal (minus the PB banana, that just wasn’t for me) and this one was no different. There was more than enough blueberries in the recipe, which I’m SO happy for. I love blueberries, so this was fantastic. Anyway, thank you so much for this and every other EBF recipe.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 11, 2020 AT 6:10 pm

        Ahh this makes me so happy to hear, Kaitlin. 🙂 I’m so glad you’re loving the recipes. Thanks for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!

    6. Amy
      August 7, 2020 AT 9:08 am

      I love this recipe! I’ve made it with 1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt instead of bananas and works really well. Definitely let it cool for a few minutes so it firms up. It’s become a requested favorite at my house.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 7, 2020 AT 5:35 pm

        I’m so glad you’re loving this recipe, Amy. Thanks for sharing the sub you made and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I appreciate it. <3

    7. Emily F.
      August 6, 2020 AT 8:23 am

      Perfect cozy breakfast for a cool morning! Made this vegan using the flaxseed, plus opted for soy milk, omitted the coconut oil, used 3 overripe bananas and cut back to 2 T. of maple syrup. OH also toasted some walnuts for a topping and WHOOAAAA. Give me autumn!! Thank you for this fool proof and easily adaptable breakfast!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 6, 2020 AT 9:50 pm

        So pumped you enjoyed this recipe, Emily!! I appreciate you making my recipe and coming back to leave a comment + star rating. It means the world to me. <3

    8. Becky Smith
      July 10, 2020 AT 12:12 pm

      Absolutely love this recipe! Delicious and healthy and easy to make!

    9. Kristen
      July 7, 2020 AT 11:35 am

      Made this for meal prep breakfast throughout the week and loved it! I replaced flax for the egg and reduced the maple syrup by 2 TB and it came out wonderfully. Can’t wait to try your other baked oatmeal recipes!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 8, 2020 AT 10:04 pm

        Yay!! So glad this baked oatmeal was a hit. Thanks for making it and for taking the time to leave a comment + star rating. I can’t wait to hear what you think of other recipes as you try them. 🙂

    10. Lena
      June 9, 2020 AT 11:43 pm

      This recipe didn’t turn out well for me. I only used one banana, and my oats were a bit old, so that might have affected things. This was disappointing since I had made the strawberry banana oats last week, which came out great.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 10, 2020 AT 9:46 am

        Hi Lena. I’m sorry it didn’t turn out well for you. What was wrong with it?

    11. Kate Mungur
      May 17, 2020 AT 12:24 pm

      The whole family loved it. We replaced the maple syrup with agave syrup and chopped up some walnuts for the top. Thank you so much for a wonderful recipe!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 17, 2020 AT 10:45 pm

        Yay!! I’m so glad this baked oatmeal recipe was a hit with your fam!! Thanks so much for trying it and for sharing the subs you made. It’s super helpful for future readers. 🙂

    12. Lauren Rabinovitz
      May 15, 2020 AT 3:07 pm

      This was incredible! I can’t believe how little sugar is in it and still tastes decadent! I did have to bake it for quite a bit longer than the recommended time, but I think that is because I used frozen bananas, which added a lot of moisture.

      Do you think this would freeze well? The consistency was so perfect (much softer than other baked oatmeal recipes I have tried) that I don’t want to ruin it by freezing!

      Thank you!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 17, 2020 AT 11:06 pm

        Hey Lauren – I’m so glad you enjoyed this baked oatmeal recipe!! It should be just fine freezing it. 🙂

    13. Lynn Keefer
      April 11, 2020 AT 11:42 pm

      Made this today. My whole family LOVED it!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 13, 2020 AT 10:31 pm

        Ahh yay!! I’m so glad this baked oatmeal recipe was a hit with your entire family, Lynn. Thanks for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I really appreciate it. <3

    14. Michelle
      April 4, 2020 AT 10:18 am

      Delicious, I added chopped pecans to the top before baking

    15. Yary
      March 22, 2020 AT 12:26 pm

      I love this recipe. I added a mix of crushed almonds an pumpkin seeds on top this time. 😋

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 22, 2020 AT 8:14 pm

        Yay!! I’m so glad you’re loving this recipe, Yary. Thanks for coming back to leave a comment and star rating, I really appreciate it!

    16. Laura
      March 2, 2020 AT 7:42 pm

      Great recipe! I make it for my son. He loves it and so do we.
      The only thing is: I melt the coconut oil then add it with the milk and use frozen berries. It ends up hardening (naturally). How do you prevent that??
      I’m not a seasoned baker and usually don’t cook a lot with coconut oil so this is new for me..

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 2, 2020 AT 9:01 pm

        I’m so glad you guys are loving this recipe!! And that’s normal for the coconut oil to do that when you add any cold ingredients, I would just make sure to mix it before putting it into the oven and it should be just fine. 🙂

    17. Allegra
      February 9, 2020 AT 10:41 am

      This was absolutely delicious! Definitely one of the best oatmeal recipes I’ve ever had. I didn’t have blueberries or almond milk so made it with frozen mixed berries and dairy milk, but otherwise followed the recipe. I cooked it the night before and then we heated up portions in the morning, and it reheated very well in the microwave. My husband said it tasted like a breakfast from a fancy hotel, and my toddler ate three servings! I loved it, too, and this will become a regular breakfast at our house. Thank you, Brittany!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 10, 2020 AT 1:14 am

        Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Allegra!! I’m so glad this baked oatmeal was a hit. Thanks for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. <3

    18. Yvette
      January 26, 2020 AT 7:09 pm

      I’m allergic to bananas. What can I use as a substitute?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 26, 2020 AT 7:16 pm

        Hey Yvette – You can use applesauce instead of the mashed bananas in this recipe. I’d start with 1/2 cup and add more if it seems like it needs more liquid, but I wouldn’t use more than 1 cup of applesauce.

    19. Naomi Morson
      January 6, 2020 AT 12:42 pm

      This has been a go-to recipe in my house for a long time! It’s easy and I make a double or triple batch and freeze some and have a healthy breakfast for my family ready to go.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 8, 2020 AT 12:42 pm

        Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Naomi. I’m so glad you’re loving this baked oatmeal recipe. Thanks for coming back to leave a comment + star rating, I so appreciate it. <3

    20. Suzanne
      January 1, 2020 AT 10:32 am

      It’s just delicious! After all of the rich holiday foods, this is a delicious healthy New Year’s Day breakfast. Thank you!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 2, 2020 AT 10:54 pm

        Woot woot! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Suzanne. Thank you for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!

    21. Stacy
      January 1, 2020 AT 9:44 am

      I’m cutting back on sugars so I made this recipe without the maple syrup and it was delicious! The bananas add enough sweetness. I will definitely make again and may substitute a healthier oil for the coconut. I make overnight oats several times a week to take to work and this is a great alternative.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 2, 2020 AT 10:54 pm

        Yay!! This makes me so happy to hear, Stacy. I hope you get a chance to try out my other baked oatmeal recipes too. 🙂 Thanks for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. It means the world to me!

    22. Susan
      December 7, 2019 AT 7:33 am

      We prefer steel cut oatmeal at our house. Is that doable with this recipe?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 10, 2019 AT 12:38 pm

        Hey Susan, I have a steel cut baked oatmeal recipe that you can try and it can definitely be made with blueberries instead of apples if that is what you are looking for. 🙂

    23. Cat
      December 3, 2019 AT 6:30 pm

      Just what I was looking for! A make-ahead for a few days’ with of breakfast that is and also delicious!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 3, 2019 AT 7:20 pm

        Yay!! So glad you found and enjoyed this recipe, Cat. 🙂 Thanks for coming back to leave a comment and star rating, I so appreciate it. <3

    24. Emaleigh Downey
      August 8, 2019 AT 3:49 pm

      Used apple sauce instead of maple syrup, I decide to top with maple syrup because its so expensive and I really just want the flavor to stand out more! I also halved the amount of coconut oil, came out great!

    25. Nicole Gee
      April 7, 2019 AT 2:09 pm

      This became a fast favorite breakfast of mine. The nut butter on the top is an excellent addition too!

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