Tired of your kids eating cereal for breakfast? You will love my Blueberry Baked Oatmeal recipe! This 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.
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 all the time 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.
Perfect for the Freezer
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.
Baked Oatmeal Mix-ins
Baked oatmeal on its own is delicious but what makes recipes like this fun is that you can add in many different things. While we often use blueberries, there are many ways to mix up the recipe and add your favorite fruit or nuts. Some of our favorites are below:
- Chocolate chips
- Pecans or walnuts
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!
Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Recipe
Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
This is a quick and easy recipe for baked oatmeal. The perfect recipe for a simple breakfast at home or an elegant brunch with friends. Add in blueberries or your favorite fruit or nuts to customize this recipe for your family.
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 6 cups oats quick or rolled oats
- 4 tsp. baking powder
- 2 tsp. salt
- 2 cups milk
- 1 1/2 cups blueberries
In a medium bowl mix together the oil, sugar, and eggs.
Add in the oats, baking soda, 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 9x13 dish.
Bake for 30 minutes or until lightly golden brown on top.
Serve hot or cold.
Top with milk or yogurt.
You can substitute half whole wheat flour and you can even half the sugar if you'd like, I usually just add in a few extra tablespoons of flour if I cut the sugar. Some people like to do half sugar/half maple syrup to add that yummy fall flavor. Get creative and play around with this recipe - there are so many substitutes you can try!
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