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.
Baked berry oatmeal with coconut whipped cream 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).
And if you want to get some extra protein and veggies in, serve this alongside my Dairy-free Vegetable Frittata!
How to Make Baked Oatmeal
This blackberry and blueberry 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! Place the blueberries on the bottom of an 8x8 or 9x9 baking 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. If needed, you’ll want to make sure you get oats that have been certified gluten-free.
Gather up these ingredients and get this blackberry and blueberry baked oatmeal in the oven and let me know what you think!
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Baked Berry Oatmeal
- 2 ½ cups gluten-free rolled oats (if not gluten free, doesn't need to be certified gluten free)
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 ½ cups non-dairy milk (dairy milk will work if not dairy free)
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 2 eggs (or sub 2 flax eggs if vegan)
- 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 ½ 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 8x8 or 9x9 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.