This easy baked oatmeal is filled with oats, maple syrup, fresh berries and fragrant vanilla. It’s the perfect make-ahead breakfast for busy mornings. Bake it in advance and reheat portions as needed.
Put down that packet of oatmeal! I’m going to show you just how easy it is to make your own flavored oatmeal from scratch. This Berry Vanilla Baked Oatmeal is delicious and flavorful, and it requires minimal effort. It is full of fresh mixed berries and fragrant vanilla. It’s baked in the oven, which means no standing over the stove and stirring. Woohoo! Mornings just got a little easier, and a whole lot tastier. 😉
My kids love oatmeal, and I love the fact that a bowl of this baked oatmeal is a nutritious and hearty way to start the day. This is the perfect dish to make at the start of the week. Just stick the leftovers in your fridge and reheat portions throughout the week as needed. It’s always great to have a quick and healthy breakfast waiting in the fridge, especially on busy weekday mornings.
This recipe is super adaptable. I used raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries in it, but you can use your favorite combination of berries, or you can even swap some of the berries for sliced bananas. I used fresh berries, but if you’d like to use frozen, you can. Just FYI – The color from the frozen berries might bleed into the oatmeal a bit (don’t worry – it will still taste great).
This dish gets its vanilla flavor from a combination of vanilla almond milk and vanilla extract. The vanilla compliments the berries perfectly. And since this dish is sweetened with pure maple syrup, it contains no refined sugar! If you’d like it a little sweeter, feel free to drizzle the top of each serving with additional maple syrup. You can also stir in a splash of almond milk (or regular milk) to make it extra creamy.
I didn’t realize it until now, but this here is the 6th(!) oat recipe I’ve shared already this year. I love how versatile oats are. Each of the recipes that I’ve recently shared are so different. Some are breakfast worthy, some are healthy, and one in particular is decadently delicious (one my all-time faves). So, if you have any leftover oats after making this baked oatmeal, feel free to use ‘em up in one of my other recent recipes: Honey Oat Quick Bread, Nutella Stuffed Oatmeal Cookie Bars, Healthy Flourless Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Almond Coconut Chai Spice Oatmeal, or Apple Oat Muffins. Happy oat-eating. 😉
- 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 ½ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk, plus additional for serving
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter or coconut oil, melted
- 3 cups fresh berries, larger berries chopped or sliced (I used strawberries, blueberries and raspberries)
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 2 ½ or 3 quart baking dish. Set aside.
- Combine oats, baking powder and salt. Place half the oat mixture in the baking dish, top with half the berries, and then top with the remaining oat mixture.
- Whisk the eggs, almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and melted butter/coconut oil. Pour over the oats.Top the oats with the remaining berries. Gently shake the baking dish back and forth from side to side to allow the wet mixture to get down into the oats.
- Bake uncovered for about 25-40 minutes, until oats are tender, and the mixture is set.
- Serve immediately with a splash of milk, or cool, then cover and refrigerate to reheat later.
This post originally appeared on Julie’s Eats and Treats where I am a regular contributor. Enjoy!