I made this healthy baked oatmeal with blueberries earlier this week and I'm obsessed!
This recipe is so easy to make and super nutritious, with no added sugar and no dairy.
What I really love is that you can make a big batch of this and eat it for days. You can add different toppings to switch it up so it's never boring.
You could even do a breakfast bar for something fun where you have bowls of toppings to choose from, like almond butter and coconut (see mine below!) We love to do this with these Quinoa Tacos, too.
And here's the thing; the oatmeal can even be made the day before, so all you have to do is warm it up which gives you time to create that fun toppings bar!
What You Need to Make Baked Blueberry Oatmeal
To make this baked oatmeal you'll need rolled oats, fresh blueberries, pecans, dried mulberries, dried cranberries, dates, coconut milk, and salt.
Think about what other toppings you'd like to add and pick them up as well.
You can also substitute raisins for the mulberries if you can't find them.
My grocery store has mulberries now and they are considered a superfruit because of their nutritional value. Who knew?!
Doesn't it feel good to feed your family a healthy meal to start the day?
You are going to love this recipe for healthy baked oatmeal with blueberries!
How to Make Healthy Baked Oatmeal
Here is the most uncomplicated recipe you will ever make!
Preheat the oven to 350º.
Lightly grease an 8 by 8 baking dish.
Chop the mulberries, dates, and pecans.
Add all the ingredients to the dish. Mix well.
Press down on the ingredients so they soak up the coconut milk. Leave to soak for 20 minutes.
Gently stir and then smooth out before placing it in a preheated oven for 40 minutes.
Check after 30 minutes as oven temperatures vary. I like to get it a little crisp on the top.
Serve as is or with your favorite toppings. I drizzled almond butter on mine and topped with toasted coconut.
Check out my other Daniel Fast Breakfast recipes. They are all super healthy and vegan!
And when you're looking for something a little more decadent, try these blueberry sweet buns!
The possibilities are truly endless for toppings! You could use any kind of dried fruit like raisins, apricots, and dried goji berries.
If you want this to be really healthy, watch for sugar. Many dried fruits have added sugar.
For instance, Craisins have added sugar, but you can find dried cranberries with no added sugar. I found a package at Target last week.
You could also top this baked blueberry oatmeal with fresh banana, strawberries, raspberries, mango, peaches, or other fresh fruits.
Also try shredded coconut, almond butter, or peanut butter. Again, watch for sugar. This version has no added sugar.
Nuts are also great toppings and they give this breakfast a nice crunch.
Finally, you can top the oatmeal with unsweetened coconut milk, almond milk, or other dairy-free milk.
I made this while I was doing the Daniel Fast, but you can certainly top this with regular milk, as well.
Again, there are so many options. Try apples and cinnamon. Pineapple and coconut. Bananas and nuts.
Any of the ingredients you can put on the oatmeal, you can put in the oatmeal before baking.
I really don't think you will have to worry about this keeping as it will probably be gone in no time!
If it doesn't get eaten within three days, put it in an airtight container and stick it in the freezer.
If you need single servings, you can cut squares, put them in baggies, and place them in the freezer.
Take it out the night before you'll be eating it.
More Oatmeal Recipes
We love oatmeal around here so I have quite a few recipes!
I even saw a savory recipe using oatmeal recently and I'm tempted to try it, though my family is not at all interested! I'll let you know!
Breakfast Oatmeal Recipes
Tropical Coconut Oatmeal Porridge A healthy taste of the tropics!
Healthy Oatmeal This one reminds me of banana nut bread!
Easy Muffin Recipe These are super easy to make and delicious! My favorite grab and go breakfast!
Dessert Oatmeal Recipes
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Honey from Rocky Mountaineer. These are the amazing cookies served at the end of the day on the train.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Pecans from my friend Felice. Incredible!
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars Easy and no-bake!
White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies This is a great Christmas cookie recipe, but I like it all year round.
Oatmeal Milky Way Cookies Recipe Not one of the healthier recipes, but so good!
What's your favorite recipe using oatmeal?
- 2 C rolled oats
- 1 C fresh blueberries
- ½ C pecans
- ¼ C dried cranberries
- ¼ C chopped dates
- ¼ C dried mulberries
- 2 C coconut milk
- ½ t salt
- Preheat the oven to 350º.
- Lightly grease an 8 by 8 baking dish.
- Add all the ingredients to the dish. Mix well.
- Press down on the ingredients so they soak up the coconut milk. Leave to soak for 20 minutes.
- Gently stir before placing it in a preheated oven for 40 minutes.
- Check after 30 minutes as oven temperatures vary. I like to get a little crisp on the top.
- Serve as is or with your favorite toppings.