This Blueberry Baked Oatmeal is easy to make with fresh or frozen blueberries and makes the perfect make-ahead breakfast. It’s ready in about 30 minutes and totally customizable for vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free, and dairy free lifestyles.
Updated July 2020
Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
Baked oatmeal with blueberries is one of the best things. The best part about this oatmeal recipe is it can be prepared within minutes and made with fresh or frozen blueberries. If you do not have blueberries on hand, then be sure to check out our Strawberry Baked Oatmeal, Mixed Berry Baked Oatmeal or various baked oatmeal recipes that can be found here.
Why You Should Make This Recipe
This recipe is not only delicious, but it is sweetened with maple syrup which makes it both vegan and refined sugar-free. We love this baked oatmeal for breakfast or dessert, and it is great for meal prep. A batch of this oatmeal lasts us all week in the fridge and my kids love it.
While I used almond milk, maple syrup and a touch of coconut oil for this recipe, you can totally use any other plant-based milk and other sweetener option if you would prefer.
Ingredients You Need for Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
For this healthy baked oatmeal recipe, you’re going to need:
- old fashioned rolled oats (use gluten free as needed) – we love using rolled oats for our baked oatmeal and baked oatmeal cups since they are heartier. I would not suggest using quick oats or instant oats for this recipe.
- eggs – help our baked oats rise. If you want to make this blueberry baked oatmeal vegan, swap with two flax eggs.
- almond milk – we like using Malk Organics since it doesn’t contain any fillers but you can use any milk you like or have on hand
- melted coconut oil
- maple syrup – we prefer using maple syrup or coconut sugar instead of brown sugar to keep our baked oatmeal healthy
- baking powder – the leavener we use to help the oats rise.
- blueberries – we used fresh blueberries but frozen blueberries also work – be sure to thaw and drain first.
- Coconut chips
- Other berries
- Freeze-dried blueberries
- Additional maple syrup
How to make Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
This Healthy Baked Oatmeal recipe comes together in no time! Watch the video below to see how easy it is to make!
- MIX THE WET INGREDIENTS: Start by combining the eggs and milk together. Add the maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
- STIR IN THE DRY INGREDIENTS: Stir in the oats and blueberries.
- TRANSFER TO PAN: Fill a 9×13 baking pan, greased muffin tin or silicone muffin liners with the batter.
- BAKE at 350 F for about 30-35 minutes in a casserole pan or 20-25 minutes in muffins tins until set and you’ve got an easy breakfast you can enjoy on the go.
What I love about making baked oatmeal is that it’s such a versatile recipe but here are a few swaps you can make:
- Maple syrup: Feel free to use any other sweetener you like such as used honey, coconut sugar, regular organic sugar, liquid monk fruit, Lakanto sugar-free maple syrup.
- Coconut oil: If you’re not a fan of coconut oil, swap with avocado oil or melted butter if not dairy-free.
- Almond Milk: Any other dairy-free or regular milk works perfectly in this recipe.
- Blueberries: You can use any other berry you like and it will taste amazing! If using fresh berries, the baking times will be less versus using frozen berries.
- Mash in a ripe banana to make Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
- Sprinkle in some dairy-free chocolate chips for an extra special weekend breakfast.
- Add some nuts or toasted coconut for an added crunch.
Storage & Reheating Tips
To store blueberry baked oatmeal cups, you’re going to place them in a single layer in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.
How to freeze blueberry oatmeal
So you might be wondering if you can freeze this blueberry baked oatmeal? Well the answer is yes! Leftover oatmeal and blueberries can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months!
You can also wrap them up individually and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat in the microwave or toaster oven to enjoy throughout the week.
You can serve baked blueberry oats as is, with yogurt, almond milk, homemade nut butter or some jam to liven things up.
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This Blueberry Baked Oatmeal is easy to assemble and makes a healthy and hearty gluten-free breakfast that tastes like dessert. Made with frozen or fresh blueberries so you can enjoy this all year long!
- 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk , or any other milk
- 2 large eggs , or use flax eggs for vegan - (For each flax egg - 1 tablespoon flax seed + 3 tablespoons water)
- 1/2 cup maple syrup OR honey , (coconut sugar or your favorite low carb sweetener would work as well)
- 4 teaspoons melted coconut oil OR avocado oil *coconut oil will harden with any cold liquids - this is totally normal and will melt down once baked
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 3 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats , gluten free as needed
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries , plus more for topping
- toasted coconut chips , for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9x13 baking pan or a 12-cup muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray or line baking sheet with silicone liners. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk. Add the maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the oats and the blueberries.
- Spread batter into a casserole dish or divide batter evenly into prepared muffin tin or silicone muffin liners. Sprinkle with additional blueberries, if desired.
- Bake in preheated oven until just set and no longer jiggly - about 30-35 minutes in a baking pan or 20-25 minutes in muffin tins.
Top with optional coconut chips and enjoy immediately or freeze in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 3 months. Reheat in the microwave when ready to enjoy.