No better way to make breakfast than to make one that lasts for days, and this mixed berry baked oatmeal does exactly that. Made with fresh or frozen berries, this mixed berry baked oatmeal is a great make-ahead breakfast for busy mornings.
If you like oatmeal but don’t have time to stand over a hot stove on busy weekday mornings, this mixed berry baked oatmeal recipe is perfect for you! One slice of baked oatmeal is the equivalent of one bowl of oatmeal, it’s just baked, making it a healthy and filling breakfast to ensure you’re fueled and full for the day ahead.
To ensure this berry baked oatmeal recipe is delicious and nutritious, I opted to sweeten it with natural sugars from a combination of berries, maple syrup, and a little cinnamon. For this reason, it’s not overly sweet, however, you can add a little extra flavor and sweetness once it is baked by serving it with milk or yogurt, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and/or an extra drizzle of maple syrup help to make it a sweet and delicious morning meal.
Ingredients for Berry Oatmeal Bake
Here’s what you’ll need to make this healthy baked oatmeal:
- Oats: Use old-fashioned rolled oats for the best texture.
- Cinnamon: For a dash of fragrance and sweetness.
- Baking Powder: To ensure the baked oatmeal is light and fluffy.
- Salt: To balance the flavors.
- Milk: You can use whole milk, 2% milk, skim milk, or non-dairy milk of your choice.
- Butter: To add moisture.
- Maple Syrup: To sweeten the oats, honey or brown sugar also work well.
- Vanilla Extract: To add flavor and enhance the sweetness.
- Egg: To help bind the oats.
- Berries: You can use any combination of fresh or frozen berries you like.
To Make it Gluten-Free: No adaptations are needed, this recipe is gluten-free. Just be sure to use certified gluten-free oats.
To Make it Dairy-Free: Use non-dairy milk such as almond milk or coconut milk and swap the butter for coconut oil.
To Make it Egg-Free: Swap the egg for a flax egg.
How to Make Berry Baked Oatmeal
Baked oatmeal is very simple to make, here’s what you’ll do:
- Combine the dry ingredients. Begin by mixing the rolled oats, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
- Add the wet ingredients. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, maple syrup, egg, vanilla extract, and milk and whisk until well combined.
- Mix the batter. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold gently to combine.
- Add to a baking dish. Transfer the batter to a greased baking dish.
- Add the berries. Sprinkle the berries on top of the oat mixture.
- Bake. Add the baking dish to the oven to bake until golden brown.
- Cool and enjoy! Once cooked, allow the baked oatmeal to cool slightly and then serve with toppings of your choice.
You can find the detailed instructions in the recipe card below.
Best Toppings for Baked Oatmeal
This berry baked oatmeal is delicious on its own, but you can customize it to your liking with a wide variety of toppings. Here are some suggested toppings for baked oatmeal:
- Greek Yogurt
- Whipped cream
- Maple Syrup
- Peanut butter
- Almond butter
- Chopped nuts, such as pecans, walnuts, or almonds
I like to serve my baked oatmeal with a big dollop of Greek yogurt for a boost of protein and an extra drizzle of maple syrup for a little more sweetness, but feel free to serve it with any toppings you like!
Red’s Nutrition Tip
This berry baked oatmeal recipe is very healthy, however, it’s not particularly high in protein. In order to ensure you are reaching your optimal daily protein intake, I recommend serving it with an additional source of protein such as Greek yogurt or skyr, or a side of cottage cheese or hard-boiled eggs.
What to Serve with Baked Oatmeal
Baked oatmeal is a hearty, healthy, and filling dish that can be enjoyed on its own, however, if you’d like to serve it as a part of a larger breakfast or brunch spread, baked oatmeal can be served with:
- Eggs (scrambled, poached, over easy, or fried)
- Egg Muffins
- Breakfast Casserole
- Fruit Salad
- Breakfast Potatoes
Yes, baked oats are a healthy breakfast choice. Baked oats are made of oats, which are whole grains rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. When paired with fruit and a source of protein, baked oats can be a healthy and balanced meal.
Baked oatmeal is high in carbs given the primary ingredient is rolled oats, which is a source of carbohydrates. However, oats are a source of complex carbohydrates and are high in fiber, which helps to balance blood sugar, aid in digestion, and increase levels of satiety.
The most common reason for baked oats being mushy is undercooking. Fully cooked oatmeal should be brown on top and around the edges. To ensure your baked oats are not soggy or mushy, check for doneness by inserting a knife into the center of the baked oatmeal to see if has set. If the knife comes out clean, they’re done, if the knife comes out wet, it needs more time in the oven.
Absolutely. Baked oatmeal is a healthy snack on its own or paired with a source of protein and fruit for a healthy sweet snack.
Storage + Reheating
To Store: Allow the baked oatmeal to cool completely and then cover with aluminum foil or plastic wrap or transfer it to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
To Freeze: Once cooled, baked oatmeal can be frozen for up to 3 months. To freeze whole, cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and/or aluminum foil and then place the entire baking dish in a freezer-safe bag. To freeze leftovers or individual portions, transfer the baked oatmeal to an airtight container and place it in the freezer.
To Reheat: To reheat the baked oatmeal whole, allow it to thaw completely, and then cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and warm it in the oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes. To reheat individual portions, place a thawed portion in an oven-proof baking dish in the oven for 5-10 minutes or in the microwave in a microwave-safe dish for 1-2 minutes.
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Berry Baked Oatmeal
This recipe calls for a combination of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries for this mixed berry baked oatmeal, but feel free to use any combination of berries you like.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
- 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 2 cups mixed berries, fresh or frozen
- Preheat the oven to 375°F and grease a 9×9 baking dish.
- In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients; rolled oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt, and stir to combine, then set aside.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients; maple syrup, melted butter, egg, vanilla extract, and milk, and then whisk until well combined.
- Add the wet mixture to the large bowl with the dry mixture and stir until well combined.
- Transfer the mixture to the baking dish, spreading it out evenly, and then scatter the berries in the baking dish, pressing them down slightly to submerge them in the batter and ensuring they are evenly distributed. (If using frozen strawberries, cut them in half lengthwise to ensure they cook more evenly.)
- Transfer the baking dish to the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes until the top is golden brown.
- Once baked, remove the oatmeal from the oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes to set. Then slice and serve with toppings of your choice.
- Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for 3 months.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 319 calories
- Sugar: 19 grams
- Fat: 7 grams
- Carbohydrates: 49 grams
- Fiber: 6 grams
- Protein: 10 grams
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