This baked berry oatmeal is made from simple ingredients and is topped with coconut whipped cream. It’s the perfect breakfast to wake up to.Jump to Recipe
Baked berry oatmeal is one of my favorite things to have for breakfast. It tastes like dessert, but is actually healthy and you can feel good knowing it’s low in sugar and refined sugar-free.
Not to mention, it’s so much better for you than traditional packaged oatmeal, which is filled with processed sugars, additives, and unneeded flavors. This oatmeal requires only a few simple ingredients. It is gluten-free, dairy-free, and even vegan friendly (just swap the eggs for flax eggs).
Oh, and let’s not forget it’s even better if you add some coconut whipped cream. Have you guys ever had coconut whipped cream?? If not, you’re missing out and now is the perfect opportunity to give it a try. Even if you’re not dairy-free, it’s worth making… trust me!
How to Make Baked Oatmeal
Baked oatmeal is made from everyday ingredients and is so simple to put together.
- Start by mixing the dry ingredients (oats, cinnamon, baking powder, salt) in a large mixing bowl.
- Next, make a well in the center of the oat mixture and add the wet ingredients (milk, maple syrup, eggs, vanilla). Whisk the wet ingredients first in order to break up the eggs, then mix all ingredients together.
- Now you’re ready for the fruit! In an 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish, place the blueberries on the bottom of the dish. Pour the oat mixture into the baking dish and gently stir in the blueberries. Sprinkle with sliced blackberries.
- Bake and enjoy!
- And if you’re going to add some coconut whipped cream (which why wouldn’t you?), you can make that while the oatmeal is baking. Get the recipe HERE.
Will Other Kinds of Berries Work?
You can really use any type of berries, or simply use all blueberries. I love the combo of blueberries and blackberries, but feel free to sub different berries to your liking.
What Keeps This Clean?
- Whole grains – it’s oatmeal, so naturally it’s made from oats, and oats are a whole grain.
- Refined sugar-free – the baked oatmeal is lightly sweetened with pure maple syrup.
- The milk – I use Elmhurst almond milk which contains only almonds and water, but if you aren’t dairy-free, you can easily use dairy-milk. I recommend using whole milk as it’s the most natural/real milk you can buy (full-fat dairy goes through less processing). Will still turn out great if you use less-fat milk.
Can I Use Regular Whipped Cream?
Yes, but I don’t recommend it (sorry!). There are many reasons I love coconut whipped cream, but the biggest reason is because coconut cream is naturally sweet. You don’t need to add any sweetener to it (unless you really want to – a little maple syrup goes a long way with adding extra sweetness).
If you do make regular whipped cream, I recommend sweetening it with pure maple syrup though to keep it free of refined sugars.
Are All Oats Gluten-Free?
Yes, oats are naturally gluten-free, but can become contaminated with gluten through processing. So, if you are gluten intolerant or have celiac disease, you’ll want to make sure you get oats that have been certified gluten-free.
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Baked Berry Oatmeal
- 2 1/2 cups rolled oats certified gluten-free if needed
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk dairy milk works too
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 eggs or sub 2 flax eggs
- 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 cup fresh blackberries, cut in half lengthwise
- coconut whipped cream for serving optional
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Lightly grease an 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.
- Create a well in the oat mix and add the milk, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla. Whisk the eggs first and then mix all the ingredients together.
- Place the blueberries on the bottom of the prepared baking dish and pour the oatmeal mix over blueberries. Gently stir the blueberries into oatmeal. Place the sliced blackberries on top of the oatmeal mix.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until edges and middle of oats have set.
- Let cool slightly (you still want it warm) and top with some optional coconut whipped cream and/or pure maple syrup.
- Leftovers will stay good in the fridge for 3-4 days and it’s just as good reheated.
- The estimated nutritional information is for the baked oatmeal only; it does not include the optional coconut whipped cream and/or pure maple syrup topping.