Healthy Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Recipe

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If you’re looking for a quick, easy, and healthy baked oatmeal recipe that can be made ahead and even frozen, look no further. This healthy blueberry baked oatmeal recipe fits the bill. So, gather a few staple ingredients you likely already have in your pantry and get pan in the oven today.

When Bacon & Eggs Just Won’t Do

I’m typically a bacon-and-eggs breakfast kind of girl. But even with precooked bacon, I don’t always have (or want to have) the prep and cleanup time for that type of down-on-the-farm breakfast. However, I do like being able to pull a quick breakfast out of the fridge or freezer and that’s why I’m always on the lookout for a delicious and healthy baked oatmeal recipe. 

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Healthy Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Inspiration

So when my friend Natalie’s daughter posted this healthy blueberry baked oatmeal recipe on Natalie’s blog, My Vintage Porch, I knew I had to try it. 

The first time I made it I followed the recipe to the letter. It was easy and delicious! But this time I tweaked it a bit to make it my own. I switched the olive oil out for melted butter because, umm… BUTTER. And instead of raw honey, I used maple syrup to add the perfect amount of sweetness without refined sugar.

I used frozen blueberries as Hallie did because I had them on hand but you can use whatever fruit you like. My favorite fruit for oatmeal is peach and I’m working on perfecting a sweet and savory peach baked oatmeal recipe right now. Hopefully, you’ll be seeing that recipe very soon.

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Make-Ahead

The beauty of baked oatmeal is that it can be made ahead and frozen. I cut it into individual portions then after the oatmeal has cooled completely I wrap each piece in plastic wrap then store them in a freezer bag or container.

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Reheating

If you think about it, take a piece out of the freezer the night before and put it in the fridge. You can reheat this healthy blueberry baked oatmeal in the microwave for about a minute. Heating times will vary depending on your microwave and if the baked oatmeal is completely thawed or not.

NoteNever reheat anything in the plastic wrap as it may cause chemicals in the plastic to leach into the food. 

I love eating baked oatmeal for a healthy snack too. And if I can be in my jammies, I’m one happy camper. 😉

My favorite jammies!

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Healthy vs. Amish Baked Oatmeal

If you ever get to my little Amish town and order baked oatmeal in one of our local breakfast cafes, it will have a more cake-like consistency. It’s quite delicious, but with an entire stick of butter in the batch, it might not be as healthy as those with less butter. Although, I highly recommend you try it. 😉 

But for a healthier option for daily consumption, give this recipe a try.

What’s your favorite fruit to put in oatmeal, whether it’s baked or made on the stovetop?

Enjoy!

Tools of the Homemaking Trade

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Healthy Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

An easy and delicious baked oatmeal made with blueberries but could be made with the fruit of your choice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Author: Paula

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Rolled Oats
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk I used Kirkland's Organic Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 1/2 cup blueberries fresh or frozen – (no need to thaw)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup can substitute with honey
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  • Preheat ovent to 375° and grease a square baking dish – 8 x 8 or 9 x 9
  • Combine oats, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. In a larger bowl add all the wet ingredients making sure the butter is cooled slightly so to not "cook" the egg.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir to combine.
  • Fold in the blueberries and pour into the greased baking dish.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • Optional: When the edges are beginning to brown, set the overn to broil for about a minute until the top is golden brown.
  • Enjoy!

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4 Comments

  1. Donna Mallard
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    Good morning, Paula! My, but that looks like just the breakfast I should have eaten this morning, but no… I had yogurt with granola. And it was cold. 🙁 LOL! However, I just printed out the recipe for the baked oatmeal bars and I see them in my breakfast future! Thank you for sharing it!

    BTW, hope you’ll be okay with this- I’m copying your hairstyle. Over a year ago, I ditched being a slave to once-a-month hair coloring and let my gray shine through. I’d been coloring for over 20 years and decided that if God wanted me to have gray hair (and I found my first gray at 16!!), then who was I to argue with Him??!! However, I’ve had short hair for years and thought I needed to change it up, so I’m growing it out. I love your hairstyle- just straight, bangs to the side, letting the 50 shades of gray shine through… lol! So, whenever my short goes long, I’ll update a picture and you can decide if imitation IS the sincerest form of flattery (or if I’m just a Paula-wannabe!)! I figure that should about 2-3 years from now, hahaha!!

    Have a blessed day!
    Donna

    • Paula
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      Oh Donna, I’m super flattered! You’re short hair is lovely but you’ll never know if you like it longer unless you grow it out. A good b-complex vitamin (as long as it’s methylated) that contains biotin will help your hair grow faster. Biotin is the secret. 😉

      Hugs,
      Paula

      • Donna Mallard
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        OOOOH! Thank you for that tip! I will definitely look for a methylated b-complex vitamin with biotin in it! I never know what vitamins are good for what! <3

        Donna

        • Paula
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          I was a manicurist for over 20 years and if I remember correctly, 2.5mg of biotin daily is generally the recommended dose and can increase nail thickness by about 25% over time. Of course, if you have health issues, check with your doctor first.

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