Tired of your kids eating cereal for breakfast? You will love my Blueberry Baked Oatmeal recipe! This freezer-friendly baked oatmeal recipe is easy to throw together, bakes up nicely, and is a great breakfast treat to keep in your freezer for those extra busy mornings.
Baked Oatmeal – A Family Favorite Breakfast
- It’s quick and easy to make
- Full of healthy ingredients
- Filling and delicious
- The kids love it!
- It’s easy to freeze for a quick breakfast on a busy morning.
Before moving to Pennsylvania, I had never heard of baked oatmeal but I was thrilled to have my first taste while on vacation with my in-laws. She made it before the trip and it was easy to warm up that morning. We like to have it warm with milk poured over the top. Since that first taste, this recipe has been on our regular rotation for hot breakfasts.
We serve it when guests come over and it’s perfect for the busy holiday season. Blueberry Baked Oatmeal is the perfect addition for any brunch you might be planning as well.
Making baked oatmeal regularly has really helped us to cut way back on the cereal consumption in our house. I knew that I didn’t always have time to make eggs for the kids every morning and I wanted something as easy as cereal for busy school mornings.
I can pull together this recipe in just 5 minutes on a Sunday afternoon and our family will enjoy it all week long.
Supplies Needed for Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
- Large Bowl– One benefit of this recipe is that you can mix it all in one bowl.
- Hand mixer or mixing spoon – I usually mix this by hand. It doesn’t need to be mixed for too long so I don’t find it difficult to just mix it by hand.
- Baking Pan(s) – We usually make this in a 9×13 square pan,
- Measuring tools – You will need dry measuring cups and spoons as well as a wet measuring cup (I love this silicone one from Amazon.)
Ingredients and Options for Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
- Rolled Oats – You can use quick oats or rolled oats. We love to use rolled oats for the texture and because it is less processed. You can also do a half quick and half rolled oats.
- Oil – The original recipe calls for vegetable oil but you can easily substitue coconut oil. I’ve done this several times and it works great.
- Sugar – Regular white sugar works well, but to add a richer flavor you can use brown sugar instead. I also like to sprinkle a little turbinado sugar on top for a sweet crispy top.
- Eggs – We use large or extra large eggs usually.
- Milk – For a dairy free option you can very easily substitute almond or oat milk.
- Berries – While this recipe calls for fresh or frozen blueberries. See my list of substitutes below for some other options.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! Getting kids to eat oatmeal can be tricky but they will love this baked oatmeal recipe. Remember to mention me if you post a picture of your baked oatmeal on Instagram (tag me @heydonna ) I love seeing your photos and hearing how you liked my recipes. I hope your entire family enjoys this new breakfast treat!
Tips for Making Blueberry Baked Oatmeal:
- Use good oats! We love to use mostly rolled oats because they hold up really well in this recipe and are more nutritious.
- This is a great make-ahead recipe. I’ve found that this recipe just gets better over time. I like to make it the night before so it can sit overnight.
- Try making blueberry baked oatmeal in muffin tins instead. This way you have small single servings that are perfect for busy mornings.
- Try pouring warm milk or milk substitute over your baked oatmeal (it’s so good!)
How to make Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease a 9×13 baking dish.
In a medium bowl mix together the 1 cup oil, 2 cups sugar, and 4 eggs.
Add in 6 cups of oats, 4 teaspoons baking powder, and 2 teaspoons salt. Mix well.
Once mostly blended, begin to mix to add in the 2 cups milk and mix well.
Fold in 1 1/2 cups blueberries or other fruit or nuts.
Pour into a greased 9×13 dish. Bake for 30 minutes or until lightly golden brown on top.
Serve hot or cold. Top with milk or yogurt.
What to serve with Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
We love to have our baked oatmeal warmed up with milk over the top. It is extra delicious with vanilla oat milk. You can also add a few extra fresh blueberries on top or sprinkle with a little brown sugar or maple syrup.
Substitutions for this recipe:
I’ve made this recipe so many times and recently I’ve been trying several other fruits or mixins. Some of our favorite substitutes for blueberry baked oatmeal are apples, peaches, and mixed berries. We have also tried it with strawberries, pears, pecans, and walnuts. The kids love it when I decide to substitute chocolate chips (Who wouldn’t love that?) Be creative and have fun with this recipe!
This is a Freezer Friendly Baked Oatmeal Recipe!
One nice thing about this recipe is that it freezes up nicely and is handy to have in the freezer for busy mornings. Baked oatmeal is an excellent food gift to give to a new mom or new neighbor. When I freeze it for the kids to use in the mornings, I like to cut the baked oatmeal into pieces and wrap up individual servings. This makes our mornings go smooth since they are easy to grab quickly and reheat.
While I usually focus on dinner meals to keep stocked in the freezer, lately I’ve been adding in more breakfast and lunch items. Baking up our favorite banana bread or this baked oatmeal is a quick and easy way to add some breakfast items to my freezer stash.
How to Reheat, Freeze or Store Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
The one great thing about this recipe is that it is perfect for making ahead of time and eating all week. We usually store our baked oatmeal in the refrigerator if we are going to finish it in a few days.
To reheat, simply put your serving in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 30-45 seconds until warm.
For freezing, you have several options. You can cut up the baked oatmeal into individual servings and wrap each serving in plastic wrap then place it in the freezer. Or you can wrap up your entire pan of blueberry baked oatmeal and put in the freezer. We usually use disposable foil pans when we are freezing an entire pan.
To reheat frozen baked oatmeal simply let come to room temperature overnight and warm in the microwave or place frozen baked oatmeal in the oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions about this Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Recipe
Yes, it can be if you use gluten-free oats. There is no added flour in this recipe.
Yes, baked oatmeal is healthy if you watch what you put in it. You can easily cut the sugar in this recipe to make this baked oatmeal even healthier. Using fresh or frozen blueberries adds extra vitamins and antioxidants, which is a nice bonus. Oats are a healthier carb that will keep you full longer and give you the energy you need.
Yes, you can freeze baked oatmeal it holds up nicely in the freezer and is easy to reheat for a quick and healthy breakfast.
You can make healthy baked oatmeal by using rolled oats, cutting back on the sugar in the recipe, or substituting monk fruit sweetener or xylitol to cut down on sugar, or try using honey or maple syrup for a more natural substitution.
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Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups Sugar
- 4 each Eggs
- 6 cups Quick or Rolled Oats
- 4 tsp. Baking Powder
- 2 tsp. Salt
- 2 cups Milk
- 1 ½ cups Blueberries Fresh of Frozen
- In a medium bowl mix together the oil, sugar, and eggs.
- Add in the oats, baking powder, and salt.
- Once mostly blended, begin to mix to add in the milk and mix well.
- Fold in your blueberries or other fruit or nuts.
- Pour into a greased 9×13 dish.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until lightly golden brown on top.
- Serve hot or cold.
- Top with milk or yogurt.
350° – Thanks for letting me know. I just switched programs and the temperature didn’t make it over. I fixed the recipe!
Thanks for the idea! Is this good to eat “dry” like a bar?
Sarah, it is very cake-like and might be a little crumbly but I think you could make it work. We do eat it dry without milk often, so the milk is not necessary. You can also make these as muffins instead. I’ll have to experiment with the recipe because having a bar would be great!
Just a heads up that the photo says “baking soda” but the directions and recipe list say “baking powder”.
Excited to give these a try!
Oh dear! Thanks!! 100% my mistake. I just fixed it