Break out of your breakfast rut with Blueberry Baked Oatmeal. It's nutritious, delicious, and guaranteed to start your day on the right foot. This easy oatmeal is made with just a handful of pantry staple ingredients, is bursting with blueberry flavor and can be on the table in less than 60 minutes.
Can we talk about breakfast?
Breakfast is often an overlooked meal, and oatmeal in particular doesn't get the love it deserves. If oatmeal makes you think of bowls of mush without a lot of flavor, think again! This Blueberry Baked Oatmeal is bursting with blueberries in every bite and will make everyone fall in love with oatmeal again.
One bite of this easy breakfast and it will quickly move into the regular breakfast rotation.
Why you should make this baked oatmeal
▶︎ It's healthy! Baked oatmeal is a great way to add fiber to your diet. This oatmeal is packed with blueberries which give you vitamin C, too.
▶︎ Simple ingredient list. I bet most of you have all of the ingredients to make this oatmeal in your kitchen right now.
▶︎ It reheats well! Make a double batch in a 9x13 pan and have a delicious hot breakfast all week.
You only need a few kitchen staples to make this easy baked oatmeal recipe.
Oatmeal: Use Old fashioned oats (not quick oats) to get the best texture.
Eggs: Eggs make the oatmeal fluffy. Don't skip them.
Brown Sugar: Dark brown sugar gives the oatmeal a rich, caramel flavor with just enough sweetness. Light brown sugar can be used, but the flavor won't have as much depth.
Blueberries: Fresh or frozen can be used. If using frozen berries, there is no need to thaw them before adding to the recipe.
Making baked oatmeal takes just a few minutes to prep before baking away in the oven.
1. Add the oats, brown sugar, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon to a medium bowl.
2. Stir to combine and set aside.
3. In another medium bowl, add milk, eggs and vanilla.
4. Whisk until eggs are fully incorporated.
5. Add oatmeal mixture to milk mixture and stir to combine.
6. Add melted (and slightly) cooled butter to the bowl and stir to combine.
7. Add the blueberries and stir gently to combine.
8. Pour oatmeal into a greased 2-quart baking dish and bake in the oven for 45-55 minutes at 350°F.
Eggs bind the oatmeal together. Using 2 eggs makes this oatmeal both creamy and fluffy for the best texture!
You will get great results with fresh or frozen blueberries. Frozen blueberries may make the oatmeal a little more "blue" in color but will still taste great. Do not thaw the blueberries before baking if you are using frozen berries.
It's easy to reheat baked oatmeal in the microwave and it only takes a few minutes. Add a couple of tablespoons of milk when you are reheating and stir it before serving to get a super creamy texture.
Expert Tips for the Best Baked Oatmeal
✘ Use old-fashioned oats, not quick oats, for the best texture. Quick oats tend to get mushy when baked while old fashioned oats hold together better.
✘ Get creative with your toppings! Maple syrup, milk, and toasted nuts are a few of our favorites!
✘ Don't have any blueberries on hand? No problem! Simply add 2 cups of another fruit (peaches are a great option) or omit it entirely and still get oatmeal that is packed with flavor.
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Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅔ cup packed brown sugar
- 1¾ cups milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
- Preheat oven to 350°F and grease an 8x8" square baking pan.
- Mix dry ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside.2 cups old fashioned oats, ½ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ⅔ cup packed brown sugar
- Whisk together milk, eggs and vanilla in another bowl until smooth. Add the dry ingredients to the milk mixture and stir well to combine.1¾ cups milk, 2 large eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Pour melted butter into oatmeal mixture and stir until incorporated. Add blueberries and stir gently to combine.3 tablespoons butter,, 2 cups blueberries,
- Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 45 -55 minutes or until oatmeal is set. Cool slightly, cut into squares and serve.
- Oatmeal: Use Old fashioned oats (not quick oats) to get the best texture.
- Eggs: Eggs make the oatmeal fluffy! Don't skip them.
- Brown Sugar: Dark brown sugar gives the oatmeal a rich, caramel flavor with just enough sweetness.
- Blueberries: Fresh or frozen can be used, no need to thaw the berries if using frozen.
- Get creative with your toppings! Maple syrup, milk, and toasted nuts are a few of our favorites.
- Don't have any blueberries on hand? No problem. Simply add 2 cups of another fruit (peaches are a great option) or omit it entirely and still get oatmeal that is packed with flavor.
- Make a double batch and reheat it for breakfast all week. Add a couple of tablespoons of milk when reheating for a creamy texture.
Nutrition info not guaranteed to be accurate.
Momma Nole says
Can you use all old fashioned oats (which I always have in the pantry)? I don't normally buy the quick cooking oats.
Yes, you can use all old fashioned oats! Good luck!