Blueberry Maple Baked Oatmeal is perfect for a weekend breakfast or if you meal prep. Soft, chewy and loaded with blueberries and cinnamon! Serve it topped with maple sweetened Greek yogurt or your favorite toppings!
The closer we get to spring the more excited I get for berries to be back in season. Berries are of course available year round, but let’s be honest, they don’t normally taste so great in the middle of winter.
Peak berry season is typically from April through the end of July depending on what part of the country they’re coming from. When it comes to berries, I love them all, but I particularly love blueberries. I add them to my yogurt every day and love using them in my favorite blueberry corn feta salad during the summer.
Baking with them is also a favorite. I love making these blueberry muffins on a lazy weekend and more recently have fallen in love with this Blueberry Maple Baked Oatmeal. It’s chewy, soft and you get a bite of sweet juicy blueberries in every bite.
Ingredients Needed to Make Blueberry Maple Baked Oatmeal
- rolled oats, gluten-free if needed
- ground cinnamon
- baking powder
- slivered almonds
- unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
- maple syrup
- vanilla extract
How to Make Blueberry Maple Baked Oatmeal
Baked oatmeal is an easy, one bowl recipe and you don’t need any fancy equipment to make it. Start by whisking together the milk, eggs, maple syrup and vanilla. Once they’re combined, add in the oats, cinnamon and baking powder. Finally, stir in the almonds and blueberries.
The oat mixture goes into a 9×9 or 11×7 baking dish that’s been sprayed with cooking spray. The baked oatmeal will take approximately 35 to 40 minutes to bake and then you’ll want to let it cool for another 10 minutes before cutting into it.
You can eat the blueberry maple baked oatmeal as is, or you can add any of the suggested toppings I’ve listed below.
Toppings for Baked Oatmeal
Adding toppings to baked oatmeal isn’t necessary, but I always find myself doing it. One, because they make the oatmeal even more delicious, and two, it’s a good way to add to extra protein. Since baked oatmeal is primarily carbs, I find adding toppings with protein help make it a more complete and satisfying breakfast.
- Plain Greek yogurt with a drizzle of maple syrup or try vanilla Greek yogurt.
- Almond butter, peanut butter or any kind of nut or seed butter.
- Extra blueberries or any other berries or fruit of your choosing.
- Toasted coconut
- Milk or cream
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Use Quick Oats?
I find that quick oats soak up too much of the liquid and leave you with dry results. Rolled oats give you the best texture and moisture.
How Do I Make the Baked Oatmeal Vegan?
If you want to make vegan baked oatmeal, replace the eggs with either 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce or mashed banana. Or you can make flax eggs by combining 1 tablespoon of flax meal with 2 1/2 tablespoons of water for every egg you are replacing. Stir the mixture together and let it sit for 5 minutes before adding it to the oat mixture.
Can I Freeze Baked Oatmeal?
Yes. Once the oatmeal has baked let it cool completely. If possible bake it in a freezer safe dish that has a lid otherwise cover the top of the baking tightly with a piece of plastic wrap and then a piece of foil on top of that. The oatmeal can be frozen for up to 3 months.
Can I Use Frozen Blueberries?
Yes. Frozen blueberries work great, but don’t defrost them. Add them to the mixture frozen.
More Baked Oatmeal Recipes
- strawberry vanilla baked oatmeal
- blueberry banana bread baked oatmeal
- pumpkin apple baked oatmeal
- banana baked oatmeal
- dark chocolate berry baked oatmeal
- carrot cake baked oatmeal with maple cream cheese glaze
- 2 cups uncooked oats, gluten-free if needed
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds (optional)
- 1 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups blueberries
- Preheat oven to 350° F. and spray a 9x9 or similar size baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl whisk together the milk, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla. Add in the oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt and stir until combined. Stir in the blueberries and almonds.
- Pour the oat mixture into the prepared baking dish and bake for 35-40 minutes until it's golden brown and set in the middle. Let the baked oatmeal cool for 10 minutes before serving. Top with Greek yogurt, maple syrup or toppings of your choosing.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 315mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 5gSugar: 17gProtein: 8g