This blueberry banana baked oatmeal is one of my favorite go-to breakfast recipes. It’s easy, it’s quick, it’s delicious!
You can use blueberries and bananas as I did in this recipe or change out the fruit, depending on the season.
This recipe is quite versatile!
Can I use other fruit instead for this baked oatmeal?
Absolutely! I used blueberries and bananas because that is what I had on hand, but I can see this being made with a variety of fruits!
The possibilities are endless. Maybe try it with apples? I’d be super into that as apples are my favorite fruit. Strawberries will also work. You could even add strawberries into this combo instead.
What Ingredients Go Into this Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal
For this particular recipe, I used blueberries and bananas as my fruits but you can use strawberries, blackberries, apples, or even peaches.
I know after this is all gone I will be making more. This is a great way to get some more fruits into your diet. You could also add some flaxseed meal for a fiber boost or some chia seeds to up those omega 3’s.
The Ingredients you’ll need for this baked oatmeal:
- baking powder
- sugar or maple syrup
- vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- flax seeds (optional)
How to make baked oatmeal?
Baked oatmeal is so quick and easy to make. You gather your ingredients (more on that below!) and put it together in a bowl making sure that the oatmeal is coated evenly.
Then you throw it in a baking dish and bake it in the oven.
How To Store Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal
It’s delicious right away but can absolutely be heated up later.
I store it in the glass dish that I made the oatmeal bake in. The one I have came with a lid so it’s perfect for this purpose.
I often eat this the next day and for breakfast for almost a full week.
I love oatmeal, but I rarely have time in the morning to make anything. Having a tray of this ready to go is a lifesaver. All I have to do is scoop it into a bowl and warm it up at the office.
More Breakfast and Brunch Recipes!
- Blueberry Funfetti Pancakes
- Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
- Lemon Poppyseed Muffins
- Acorn Squash Donuts
- Blueberry Cherry Muffins
Baked Blueberry & Banana Oatmeal
This blueberry and banana oatmeal is baked in the oven and meant to be served warm. It's great to store in the fridge and heat up for later when you have less time!
- 2 cups oats
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup sugar or maple syrup
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
- 2 cups milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp flax seeds (optional)
- 2 cups fresh blueberries, divided
- 2 bananas
- Preheat oven to 375 ° F.
- Mix the oats, baking powder, walnuts, flax seeds (if using), cinnamon, salt, and sugar, or maple syrup together in a medium bowl.
- Whisk the milk, egg, and vanilla extract together in another medium bowl.
- Butter an 8x13 baking dish or spray lightly with cooking spray.
- Line the bottom of the dish with the sliced bananas and 1 cup of blueberries.
- Top the fruit with the oat mixture, add remaining blueberries, and the wet milk mixture until fully coated.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Serve warm.
Adapted from Baked Bree
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 273Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 237mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 5gSugar: 18gProtein: 8g
Saturday 19th of September 2015
When do you put the sugar in? I forgot to put it in, and then realized it wasn't on the instructions. We put some syrup or honey on top. Still good! :)
Monday 21st of September 2015
Hey Kandace! Thanks for your note. I fixed the recipe. You would usually add it in with the other dry ingredients but on top is fine. :D I'm glad that it still turned out good for you! I really should make up a double batch of this so I will have it for the week. Have a great night! :D
Saturday 29th of August 2015
can steel oats be used instead of regular oatmeal?
Saturday 29th of August 2015
Yes. You may need to bake it longer with steel cut oats though. Here is a similar recipe with steel cut oats for your reference: http://www.alexandracooks.com/2013/08/09/baked-steel-cut-oatmeal/
Let me know how it turns out!?
Tuesday 8th of July 2014
Hi! Would honey work instead of maple syrup?
Wednesday 9th of July 2014
I don't see why not! I would totally substitute honey in place of the maple syrup. I would suspect that the maple syrup will be easier to incorporate though.
I hope it works out for you!