This scrumptious Blueberry Baked Oatmeal can be made using fresh or frozen blueberries. It’s naturally sweetened with maple syrup and kissed with cinnamon, giving it a french toast oatmeal vibe we can’t get enough of!
Say hello to the best baked oatmeal recipe of my life!
This naturally sweetened baked oatmeal is made with blueberries, almond milk, pecans and almonds, and kissed with pure maple syrup for sweetness. The cinnamon blueberry maple combo almost reminds me of blueberry French toast (after all they have a lot of similar ingredients!) and I just can’t get enough of it!
Serve up this healthy oatmeal with all your favorite oatmeal mix-ins. Some may opt for a drizzle of milk or almond milk on top while others love it with a dollop of vanilla yogurt and fresh fruit.
Have a sweet tooth? Sometimes I’ll go the dessert route and heat up some of the leftover oatmeal with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of maple syrup on top. I also have it on good authority that it’s pretty gosh darn awesome with some vanilla frozen yogurt on top too. SWOON!
special diets and swaps
This baked blueberry oatmeal is easily made vegan by using Earth Balance or melted coconut oil in place of the butter and two flax eggs in place of the eggs.
If needed, keep things gloriously gluten-free by choosing gluten-free certified oats.
No blueberries? No problem! This baked oatmeal would be glorious using cinnamon spiced apples, fresh or frozen strawberries, or even a tasty strawberry banana combo of fruit.
As for the nuts, walnuts, almonds, and pecans are all pretty interchangeable here (though chopped pecan and sliced almonds together is my absolute favorite!) and I think it would be entirely possible to make this baked oatmeal nut-free if needed.
Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
Yield 6-8 servings
This scrumptious Blueberry Baked Oatmeal can be made using fresh or frozen blueberries. It's naturally sweetened with maple syrup and kissed with cinnamon, giving it a french toast oatmeal vibe we can't get enough of!
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 2 + 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp fine sea salt
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 2 + 1/2 cups almond milk
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 large eggs
- 2 TBSP melted butter, cooled slightly
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 12-14 ounces frozen blueberries
TASTY TOPPINGS (optional)
coarsely ground sugar, cinnamon sugar
plain/vanilla yogurt or whipped cream, additional maple syrup or honey for drizzling, almond milk, and/or additional fresh fruit -- choose your favorites!
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Grease a 10.5" x 7.5" or 9" x 9" inch baking dish with oil or butter and set aside.
- Next melt a tsp or two of butter in a large pan/skillet and toast your oats, pecans, and almonds until fragrant and toasted, stirring occasionally.
- Transfer oats and nuts to a large mixing bowl along with cinnamon, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Stir to combine.
- In a separate bowl, combine the milk, maple syrup, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla. Whisk until blended.
- Set aside ½ cup of the berries for topping, then arrange the remaining berries evenly over the bottom of the baking dish (no defrosting needed if frozen).
- Combine the dry and wet ingredients and mix until no dry oats remain. Pour over berries and gently spread mixture evenly with a baking spatula.
- Scatter the remaining berries across the top and pat into the oats.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes, until the top is nice and golden. Remove your baked oatmeal from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
- Before serving feel free to drizzle over some extra butter, maple syrup, milk, or any of your go-to oatmeal toppings!
For a vegan baked oatmeal, use flax eggs and melted coconut oil in step 5.
In the photos I topped my oatmeal with pure maple syrup, fresh raspberries, and whipped cream. I also LOVE it with a little extra almond milk poured on top too. Dress it up however you'd like!
Have extra blueberries to use up? You could even make a blueberry jam or sauce to serve with this baller baked oatmeal! I've done this before and adored it!
Recipe adapted from Cookie and Kate.
If you get a chance to try this blueberry baked oatmeal, let me know! Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation.