Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries

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This easy baked oatmeal is so delicious, with fresh, juicy blueberries and a delightfully creamy texture. Just 6 simple, healthy ingredients, mixed together to create a perfect family breakfast, brunch, snack, or even dessert.

This baked oatmeal recipe is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free, and can be made nut-free.

It has become a favorite in our family and I end up making it over and over again. We even eat it straight from the baking pan, no serving necessary.

3/4 view of a pot with ovenbaked oatmeal

Simple Whole Food Ingredients

This vegan baked oatmeal with blueberries is healthy and simple. It uses only whole food ingredients and contains no oil or refined sugar. Instead, it is naturally sweetened with fruit. You will need only 6 pantry ingredients. Here they are:

  • rolled oats – this recipe works best with rolled oats, use gluten-free certified if necessary
  • plant-based milk – I used soy milk but any dairy-free milk works
  • banana – you will need one large ripe banana
  • cacao powder – I used raw cacao powder, it adds a great chocolate aroma
  • dates – I used regular dates, they are rich in fiber and minerals and sweeten the meal naturally without using processed sweetener
  • blueberries – I used frozen blueberries, fresh ones are also fine or use any other kind of fruit you have on hand
the ingredients for the oatmeal

For the full ingredients list, measurements, and instructions, please find the recipe card below.

Is This Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries Healthy

This is not only delicious baked oatmeal but it is also nourishing to your body thanks to the ingredients I used in this recipe. It’s completely oil-free to keep you trim and healthy.

You get a healthy serving of whole grains at the start of your day. Rolled oats are abundant in soluble fiber essential for the proper function of your digestive system. They also help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.

This baked oatmeal is naturally sweetened with dates instead of other processed sweeteners. The sugars in dates are bound to their fiber which is beneficial to blood sugar control. It takes longer to digest and prevents blood sugar spikes after eating.

Raw cacao powder is a nutrient-dense food. It’s loaded with antioxidants and important minerals such as iron, magnesium, zinc.

And the addition of blueberries to the nutrition profile of this baked oatmeal sends it to an even higher level. Not only in regard of taste, which is obvious, but also adds tons of nutritional value to it.

Berries are known as superfood as they are low in calories and high in nutrients. They are loaded with antioxidants, vitamin C and K and reduce DNA damage linked to cancer formation and aging.

a spoon taking a spoonful of baked oatmeal

Useful Recipe Notes

  • If you are gluten-free, use gluten-free certified oats.
  • Any dairy-free milk is fine, e.g. soy, oat, almond, cashew, etc. I usually use whatever I have on hand.
  • I used frozen blueberries. You don’t need to thaw them. If you have fresh ones they are also fine. You can use other fruits as well.
  • You can sprinkle chopped walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, cashews on top. For a nut-free version use pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, or any other seeds of choice.
  • You can add dairy-free chocolate chips before baking for an intense chocolate flavor.
a spatula taking a big piece of ovenbaked oatmeal

This Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries is

  • vegan (plant-based)
  • dairy-free
  • gluten-free
  • oil-free
  • whole food
  • naturally sweetened
  • easy and delicious
  • ready in 30 mins
  • super simple
  • perfect for breakfast, brunch, snack, or dessert
a serving of ovenbaked oatmeal with blueberries on a plate

How to Store

This baked oatmeal with blueberries can be enjoyed right away. It is equally delicious warm or cold. We often eat it as an afternoon snack or dessert and it doesn’t change its flavor.

You can store leftovers covered in the fridge for up to 4 days.

overhead view of a pot with ovenbaked vegan blueberries and a spatula taking a piece

More healthy recipes with oats

close up, 3/4 view of the ovenbaked vegan oatmeal with blueberries

If you try this Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries please let me know! Feel free to leave a comment and ★★★★★ star rating below. If you take a photo and share it on Instagram, please tag me with @wellnessdove and use #wellnessdove as I would love to see your remakes!

Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries

Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This easy baked oatmeal is delicious and healthy all in one. Made with 6 simple ingredients, it's perfect for family breakfast, brunch, snack, or even dessert. It has a wonderful texture combined with juicy blueberries and cacao that make it phenomenal.

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup (120 g) rolled oats
  • 2 cups plant-based milk, unsweetened (soy, oat, almond, cashew)
  • 1 (140 g) large banana
  • ½ cup (80 g) pitted dates
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 cup (115 g) blueberries, frozen
  • a handful of chopped nuts or seeds (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Put the plant-based milk, banana, dates, and cacao powder in a blender for several minutes until smooth and creamy.baked oatmeal,blueberries,baked oatmeal with blueberries
  3. Meanwhile, place the oats in a square baking dish (mine measures 20 x 20 cm (8" x 8").
  4. Pour the blended mixture over the oats and stir with a spoon to combine well.
  5. After that, spread the blueberries on top and sprinkle with some chopped nuts/seeds.baked oatmeal,blueberries,baked oatmeal with blueberries
  6. Bake for 25 mins. Let it cool and set for at least 15 mins in the pan. Serve right away or store in the fridge for up to 4 days.baked oatmeal,blueberries,baked oatmeal with blueberries

Notes

  • Any dairy-free milk is fine, e.g. soy, oat, almond, cashew, etc. I usually use whatever I have on hand.
  • I used frozen blueberries. You don't need to thaw them. If you have fresh ones they are also fine.
  • You can sprinkle chopped walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, cashews on top. For a nut-free version use pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, or any other seeds of choice.
  • You can add dairy-free chocolate chips before baking for more chocolate flavor.

I’m Venny, I am a medical doctor and I believe great health stems from eating whole plant foods. Here you’ll find delicious (mostly) oil-free whole food, plant-based recipes and learn how food makes you healthy!


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