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.
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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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.
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.
Note – Never 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. 😉
Did you catch our kitchen remodel before & after?
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?
Tools of the Homemaking Trade
Healthy Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
- 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
- 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.
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!
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. 😉
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
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.