Berry Baked Oatmeal

  • This Berry Baked Oatmeal is the perfect breakfast! It’s soft, slightly chewy, easy to make, requires no fancy ingredients, and can be made-ahead!

    Breakfast is my favorite meal. I could eat it 3 times a day and never tire of it. Some of our favorite breakfasts (besides this oatmeal) are Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes, Bean and Cheese Breakfast Tacos, and Ham and Egg Breakfast Cups.

    A dish of baked oatmeal topped with fresh blueberries.

    *Originally published June 2016. Text, photos, and recipe updated.*

    Baked oatmeal happens to be one of my kid’s favorite breakfasts. Actually I think this is their favorite breakfast!

    I’m also a big fan because it tastes great and I can make it ahead. #WIN

    Oh, and it’s also a healthy way to start the day. And another thing…..it doesn’t use any hard to find ingredients!! You may even have everything you need to make this right now. I love it when that happens. 🙂

    Pictures of ingredients and the ingredients all in a bowl ready to mix.
    Pictures of baked oatmeal mixed in a bowl and spread in a 9x13 baking dish.

    About the Ingredients:

    • Oats- You will need old fashioned oats for this recipe. Quick oats soak up too much of the liquid and make the baked oatmeal dry. I haven’t tested this with steel cut oats.
    • Milk- You can use any kind of milk for this recipe! YAY!
    • Maple syrup- This adds a touch of sweetness and a little flavor. You can also replace it with honey or brown sugar.
    • Butter- Yes, butter. It adds a little richness. You can replace it with coconut oil or avocado oil for a dairy-free version. Don’t leave the butter/fat out of this recipe. It never turns out as soft when I leave it out.
    • Eggs- Helps hold everything together. If you have an egg allergy you can try replacing it with a flax or chia “egg”. I haven’t tried so I can’t recommend amounts.
    • Vanilla, Salt, Cinnamon- These all add flavor to the baked oatmeal. Yes, salt adds flavor and it is actually very important in baking.
    • Baking powder- Provides a little lift to the dish.
    A top down view of baked oatmeal in a bowl topped with fresh blueberries.

    Tips and suggestions about this Berry Baked Oatmeal:

    • To make Oatmeal Cups: Combine all ingredients and scoop into a greased or paper lined muffin tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
    • If you would like your oatmeal thicker use a 9×9 baking pan. You can also double the recipe and still bake in a 9×13 baking pan. You will need to add extra time for both.
    • I don’t recommend overbaking this oatmeal because it will dry out. If you like nice soft oatmeal bake until the oatmeal is just set and no longer. You can even pull it a little early because it will continue to cook as it rests.
    Baked oatmeal in a white 9x13 baking dish fresh from the oven.

    Serving Suggestions:

    You can serve this Berry Baked Oatmeal as is but if you want to add to your breakfast or stretch the oatmeal further here are some options:

    • Scrambled eggs or hard boiled eggs
    • Top with fresh fruit and greek yogurt
    • A protein packed smoothie or green smoothie if you are wanting to add veggies in the morning.
    • Sausage or bacon
    Baked oatmeal in a bowl topped with fresh blueberries and a splash of milk.
    5 from 4 votes
    Baked oatmeal in a bowl topped with fresh blueberries and a splash of milk.
    Berry Baked Oatmeal
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    35 mins
    Total Time
    40 mins
     

    This Berry Baked Oatmeal is the perfect breakfast! It's soft, slightly chewy, easy to make, requires no fancy ingredients, and can be made-ahead!

    Course: Breakfast
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: baked oatmeal, make-ahead breakfast
    Servings: 8
    Calories: 478 kcal
    Author: Malinda Linnebur
    Ingredients
    • 3 cups (300g) old fashioned oats
    • cup milk
    • ½ cup pure maple syrup
    • cup melted butter
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, optional but really good
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 2 cups (250g) frozen berries
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13" baking pan; set aside.

    2. In a large bowl combine the oats, milk, syrup, butter, eggs, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla. Gently fold in the berries. Spoon into the prepared baking pan and smooth into an even layer. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or just until set or even a little before fully set.

    3. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serve warm with a splash of milk and extra berries, if desired.

    Recipe Notes
    • If you would like your oatmeal thicker use a 9×9 baking pan. You can also double the recipe and still bake in a 9×13 baking pan. You will need to add extra time for both.
    • I don’t recommend overbaking this oatmeal because it will dry out. If you like nice soft oatmeal bake until the oatmeal is just set and no longer. You can even pull it a little early because it will continue to cook as it rests.
    • Make-ahead: Bake and cool completely. Store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. Reheat as needed. 
    • Freezer Friendly: Bake and cool completely. Wrap tightly in foil and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw and reheat as needed.
    • Nutrition Facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.
    Nutrition Facts
    Berry Baked Oatmeal
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 478 Calories from Fat 135
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 15g23%
    Saturated Fat 6g38%
    Cholesterol 62mg21%
    Sodium 256mg11%
    Potassium 536mg15%
    Carbohydrates 66g22%
    Fiber 11g46%
    Sugar 20g22%
    Protein 14g28%
    Vitamin A 417IU8%
    Vitamin C 1mg1%
    Calcium 161mg16%
    Iron 4mg22%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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