Start your morning with easy, satisfying Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal! Lightly sweetened and studded with blueberries for a healthy breakfast of champs.
'Twas love at first bite.
Baked oatmeal has been my middle of the night snack of choice ever since baby arrived and I'm up like, all the time. Oats are quite fab for milk production, so I've been enjoying them in anything and errthang. My overnight steel cut oatmeal is a breakfast staple around here, but it's fun to switch up the routine and keep things spicy!
Remember my carrot cake baked oatmeal with cream cheese frosting? Oy, what a dish. Today's oatmeal bake would be mighty fine with that frosting, too! Oh and we also have these adorable cherry almond baked oatmeal cups because portability is important.
I love this recipe not only because it's such a nourishing little snack, but also because it couldn't be easier to make. You really can't mess it up! Quite the forgiving recipe.
Go ahead and make this your own. Feeling chocolate? Add chocolate chips. Wanting more banana? Add a sliced nanner on top. Throw is some shredded coconut, protein powder...whatever. You do you, honey!
Eat this beauty for breakfast with a drizzle of almond butter or enjoy her with a cup of coffee mid-afternoon when the snoozies roll in.
Don't you just love when breakfast collides with dessert in that cosmic way where you jump out of bed in the morning because you know you have THE most legit breakdessert downstairs waiting for your face?
Now let's talk ingredient deets, shall we?
Ingredient tips and substitutions
Old fashioned oats: The man, the myth, the legend. Rolled oats make up the base of this mighty bake. Don't use instant or steel cut here. To make this gluten free, use certified gluten free oats.
Milk: I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk since I always have it on hand, but anything from coconut to soy to cow's milk works great. Use non-dairy milk if you want to make this baked oatmeal recipe dairy-free and vegan, ya dig?
Almond butter: Most baked oatmeal recipes call for a couple tablespoons of butter or oil, but I went with almond butter for a more nutty twist. Any nut butter works, but you want it to be drippy, not hard. Alternatively, you can use two tablespoons of melted butter or oil.
Blueberries: I used fresh but frozen works great, too. The color may bleed a bit more if you choose frozen.
Banana: For natural sweetness. You can also top the oatmeal with thinly sliced banana if you're into that.
Coconut sugar: For a hint of extra sweetness. You can use any sweetener you like---brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, or agave. If you like sweeter oatmeal, feel free to add more sweetener. For less sweet oatmeal, cut it in half.
Flax: To help bind the oatmeal and add a dose of fiber and healthy fats. You can also use a large egg.
Vanilla extract + cinnamon: For max flavor!
This baked oatmeal should be stored in the refrigerator. You can also freeze individual portions if you fancy.
I like to slice it into four pieces for a hearty breakfast portion; but if you want more of a snack, you can slice it into nine pieces. Options, people!
Craving more oatmeal yums? Don’t miss my other go-to recipes:
- Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal
- Cherry Almond Baked Oatmeal Cups
- Salted Chocolate Covered Oatmeal Bites
- Blueberry Oatmeal Snack Bars
Calling all cozy breakfast lovers and middle of the night munchers!Print
Start your morning with this easy and totally satisfying Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal! It’s studded with sweet blueberries, sliced banana for the perfect portable breakfast or snack.
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- ¼ cup coconut sugar (can sub brown sugar)
- 2 tbsp ground flax seed (can sub 1 egg)
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp fine sea salt
- 1 medium over-ripe banana
- 1 ½ cups milk (I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
- ¼ cup drippy almond butter*
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¾ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8x8 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together oats, coconut sugar, flax seed, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
- In a separate medium bowl, add banana and mash with a fork. Add milk, almond butter and vanilla and whisk until very thoroughly combined.
- Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix to combine. Fold in blueberries. Spoon evenly into prepared baking dish.
- Bake for about 40 minutes, or until oatmeal is set. Cool for at least 20 minutes before slicing. Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the refrigerator or freeze slices in parchment paper and reheat before eating.
*Any nut butter works here. To make this nut free, you can use 2 tbsp melted butter or oil in place of the almond butter. You could also use sunflower seed butter.
Keywords: blueberry baked oatmeal
This recipe was originally published on December 17th, 2017 and was revised and republished on March 1st, 2021.