Breakfast & Brunch | January 25, 2022

Easy Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries

If you are like me, breakfast is usually a “hurry and squeeze it in” kind of meal! I love, love, love to sit down to a leisurely brunch on the weekend or special occasion. But let’s be realistic, most mornings the first meal of the day is grab whatever is available on the way out the door! This Easy Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries is the perfect breakfast for so many reasons…

Baked Oatmeal Bars

Easy Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries

Easy. There’s a reason this is the first word in this recipe! Easy says it all. Mix together all of the ingredients and spread into a greased 9×13 pan. Bake. Does that sound like a recipe anyone can master?! No sifting, separating, whipping or weighing. Just dump, stir and bake! Our baked oatmeal is soft and moist and almost has a cake consistency. Cake for breakfast? Yes please!

Easy Baked Oatmeal

Delicious Baked Oats

Delicious should be in the title as well, because this is deliciousness in every bite. Our baked oatmeal bars are a cross between a cookie/bar/cake breakfast treat.

If your parents or grandparents are in need of a little help with meals, this would be such a great way to serve people you love! Simply bake, cut, and wrap individual servings, place in an air tight container and freeze. Breakfast is ready whenever they are.

Easy Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries is the also the perfect grab and go for kids at home or away at college. This recipe is so simple, even young kids can make their own breakfast with a little assistance!

Fresh fruit vs dried

One reason I love this recipe so much is the option to use either fresh or dried fruit. Blueberries and raspberries are my favorite combination when using fresh or frozen fruit. As far as dried fruit goes, I absolutely love dried cranberries in my baked oatmeal bars! I usually have a big bag on hand, so it’s easy to throw cranberries in and stir. Craisins are also sweet, which is always a plus for me! When using dried fruit, reduce the fruit to 1 cup, (instead of 1 1/2 cups when using fresh fruit).

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

Ingredients you need to make our Easy Baked Oatmeal:

  • eggs
  • milk or almond milk
  • unsweetened Greek yogurt
  • old fashioned or rolled oats (not quick oats)
  • pure maple syrup
  • butter
  • coconut oil or canola oil
  • baking powder
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • vanilla or almond flavoring
  • berries, fresh or frozen or dried fruit
  • chia seeds
  • chopped nuts(optional)
30 Minute Baked Oatmeal

FAQ about baked oatmeal:

  • Can this recipe be made ahead? Yes! Just make, bake and freeze after cooled. I like to cut and wrap individual pieces before freezing for no mess grab-and-go servings. Remove from fridge the night before and set on counter top for easy thawing.
  • Can I use dried fruit in baked oatmeal? Yes, dried fruit of any type may be used. Reduce the fruit to 1 cup if using dried fruit. If the pieces are larger (like apricots) I suggest chopping into smaller pieces. Suggested dried fruit: chopped apricots, dried cranberries, cherries, raisins.
  • Do I need to thaw frozen fruit before using? No, just fold in the frozen fruit. Do not thaw!
  • Can I substitute for pure maple syrup? 3/4 cup of light or dark brown sugar may be substituted, but maple syrup works best.
  • Can I use all butter or all coconut oil in my baked oatmeal? Yes, but I think this combination is just the right blend of flavor and texture. Butter gives this recipe great flavor and the coconut oil helps lighten it up a bit.
  • Can I use Canola oil instead of coconut oil? Yes, Canola oil works as well!
  • Can I substitute the blueberries for other fresh fruit? Yes almost any type of berry will work.
Make ahead Baked Oatmeal

Easy Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries

This Easy Blueberry Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries is the solution for breakfast on a busy morning! Made with old fashioned oats, maple syrup and fresh or frozen fruit. One bowl, one pan, so easy to make!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword baked breakfast, blueberry, dried fruit, healthy breakfast, make ahead, oatmeal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups milk or almond milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Greek yogurt (I use non fat)
  • 3 cups old fashioned or rolled oats see recipe notes
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, room temperature or softened
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups berries, fresh or frozen OR 1 cup dried fruit such as raisins, apricots, cranberries, dried cherries, etc.
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional

Instructions

  1. Place rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 325 degrees. Grease or line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, crack eggs and mix with a fork.

  3. Add all remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix together with a spatula or large spoon until combined. Do not over mix!

  4. Pour oatmeal mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the pan comes out clean.

  5. Let rest for 10 minutes. Cut and serve while warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

  • Steel Cut oats are not recommended for this recipe. Use Old Fashioned or Rolled Oats for best results!
  • Baked oatmeal may be frozen. Cut into squares, individually wrap and place in an airtight container for up to three months. When ready to eat, let thaw overnight on countertop or in refrigerator. Wrapped squares can be reheated in the microwave. 
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar may be used as a substitute for pure maple syrup. If using brown sugar, the cook time may be less than 40 minutes. Check at 30 minutes. 
  • Canola or vegetable oil may be used as a substitute for coconut oil. 

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    1. Wondering if I could substitute coconut oil with canola oil. If I buy coconut oil do I buy liquid or that which is more like shortening?

    2. Hi Karen,
      Yes, Canola oil will work in this recipe! Also, if you buy coconut oil, it is a solid, but melts very quickly. I’d love to hear how your baked oatmeal turns out 🙂
      Xo
      Si

  1. Is there any substitute for Greek yogurt in this recipe? I’m just selfishly asking b/c I don’t have any in the fridge and I want to make this deliciousness now! If not, I’ll just buy some tomorrow. 😉

  2. I love baked oatmeal! Thanks for sharing this recipe.
    I’m curious why it calls for both butter and oil, I usually see one or the other in most recipes. What do you think about using either all butter or all oil?
    I also wonder why it calls for softened butter and not melted. The softened butter didn’t incorporate that well into the mixture. It was still delicious though and I will definitely be making it again.
    I’m a big fan of A Bountiful Kitchen! Thanks for all you do. 🙂