This Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal is a delicious breakfast or brunch recipe. It is the best baked oatmeal recipe which is laden with the goodness of blueberries and bananas. Plus, it is suited for vegan, paleo, and plant-based diets.
It is an easy, quick, and fuss-free recipe that gets done in under 30 minutes when prepared from scratch. You only need a handful of kitchen pantry items to make this soft, yet chewy casserole dish.
Warm oats are the best for breakfast, they are healthy, delicious, wholesome, nutritious, and filler. What else do we need for a good breakfast?
If you are looking for an outstanding breakfast recipe that saves time and is filler at the same time, then I’ve got you covered. This baked banana blueberry oatmeal has everything you need in an excellent family breakfast — it is delectable, nutritious, and gratifying at the same time.
You can bake it fresh in the morning, or you can make it in advance for the week — it would always taste super delicious. This is also an elegant and crowd-pleaser breakfast dish that can be served to guests.
Do you like dessert for breakfast? I just adore having breakfast for dessert. The great thing about this healthy baked oatmeal recipe is that it’s naturally sweetened with ripe bananas and maple syrup. There’s nothing like an easy breakfast in the morning that tastes like a dessert.
Whenever I am craving for a sweet treat, but don’t want something decadent, I often go for this banana blueberry baked oatmeal. Other times, I try various oatmeal dishes such as strawberry banana oat smoothies, oatmeal peanut butter chocolate cookies, blueberry oatmeal breakfast crumble bars, oats orange eggless muffins, Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies, and no-bake oats and chia energy balls.
If dessert for breakfast is also your thing, then this Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal is for you.
About Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
This Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Bananas is a simple oat recipe which is cooked with banana, milk, blueberries, flavoring, and some natural sweetener. Just combine everything together and bake in the oven to make a healthy, and nourishing breakfast dish.
Whenever you want something fancy, yet healthy, satisfying, and warming, this banana healthy blueberry-baked oatmeal comes to the rescue. Loaded with fiber, protein, antioxidants, and lots of other nutrients, this baked oatmeal not only makes a wholesome breakfast for the family, but it is also a great dessert for holidays and potlucks.
This recipe is bursting with good health and is very versatile. You can make them with ingredients you have on hand, or do some swaps and make them suitable for your taste preferences.
Kids and grownups both like this warm heart-healthy banana blueberry baked oatmeal breakfast. Reheating this baked oatmeal is very simple. You can make a big batch over the weekend and snack throughout the week. Make it for your loved ones, and your whole family will love it.
Why would you love this recipe?
You will love this Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Recipe because it:
✔ is loaded with fiber, protein, and antioxidants
✔ can be made gluten-free
✔ is perfect for breakfast & brunch
✔ is easy to Make
✔ is absolutely delicious and satisfying
✔ is very versatile
✔ is ideal for vegan, and plant-based diet
This banana blueberry baked oatmeal can be made with a few simple ingredients that are available in any kitchen. Here is what you will need for making this banana blueberry baked oats recipe:
Blueberries - Fresh and frozen, both blueberries work here. I prefer to use frozen ones because they have more flavor and give extra deep color to the pudding.
Oats - Use some good quality old-fashioned oats or rolled oats for this baked oatmeal If you are making a gluten-free recipe, then substitute rolled oats with gluten-free rolled oats.
Ground cinnamon - It beautifully amplifies and complements the flavor of banana and blueberries.
**Ripe bananas -**This recipe needs 4 ripe bananas, 2 for the recipe and 2 for the topping. Speckled bananas work the best. If you don’t have ripe bananas then place them in a paper bag for 1-2 days, they will ripen.
Hot water - I have soaked oatmeal in hot water, if you want you can also use hot milk for soaking.
Milk - The type of milk depends on your choice. If you want regular oatmeal you can opt for any dairy milk. But if you want to make it vegan or suitable for plant-based diets then use a vegan milk alternative. I have used coconut milk in this recipe, but you can also use unsweetened almond milk or cashew milk.
Maple syrup - Naturally sweetens the blueberry banana oatmeal. If you are not making a vegan recipe, then you can also use honey.
Vanilla extract - 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract is needed to enhance the flavor and sweetness of this baked oatmeal dish. You can also use vanilla bean paste.
How to make Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
Making this banana blueberry baked oatmeal is straightforward. This recipe requires milk, bananas, blueberries, oats, cinnamon powder, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. This is how it is done in 4 easy to follow steps:
Step 1 – Soak rolled oats in hot water for 10 minutes. Grease a glass/ceramic baking dish and mash 2 ripe bananas in the dish.
Step 2 – Next, add the milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup and combine well. Also, add blueberries and mix well.
Step 3 – Add soaked oats and stir everything. Top with some banana pieces or slices, and bake for 25 minutes or until the oats are set and become golden in color. Slice them warm for a soft serving, or let them cool for 10 minutes to get a firm slice.
Step 4 – Top with crushed walnuts, almond slices, and blueberries, and drizzle with some maple syrup. Serve with some plant-based yogurt. I served it with coconut yogurt.
Follow my step-by-step recipe with photo instructions and a video guide on this page to learn how to make the Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal recipe.
This banana blueberry baked oatmeal stays fresh for up to 4-5 days when stored in the refrigerator. To store the leftovers, let the baked oatmeal cool completely and cover the baking dish with a cling wrap. Or transfer them to an air-tight container.
When you want to eat, reheat in a microwave for about 30-40 seconds and enjoy!
Other than sweet oat dishes, I also like to enjoy oats in savory dishes. Some of my favorite breakfast oat dishes are savory oat pancakes, oats green paratha, savory oats porridge, and instant oats rava dhokla.
This banana blueberry baked oatmeal recipe is quite adjustable. You can make it in many ways using different ingredients. Below are some ingredients you can swap or add for an added flavor, or crunch.
Fruit - This recipe uses bananas and blueberries. You can also bake the same recipe using strawberries, cherries, apples, or peaches. Mixed berries can also be used here. You can also make this recipe only with bananas or just with blueberries.
Sweetener – I have used maple syrup, you can also use agave nectar, honey, brown sugar, or stevia. Coconut sugar or dates paste can also be added here.
Flavors – I have used the combination of cinnamon powder and vanilla extract here. You can replace vanilla with coconut or almond extract. Instead of cinnamon, you can also use nutmeg or cardamom.
Avoid the sweetener – If you don’t like too sweet oatmeal then you can skip adding any additional sweetener altogether.
Nuts – I have not added any nuts or seeds to this baked oatmeal recipe. It also tastes good with nuts and seeds such as walnuts, pecans, almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, pistachios, chia seeds, or sunflower seeds.
Gluten Free – To make it gluten-free, use gluten-free rolled oats.
Milk – You can use both dairy or vegan milk here. The milk that goes well in this recipe is almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, or cashew milk.
Tips & tricks to make the Best Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
This recipe turns out best when rolled or old-fashioned oats are used. So don’t use quick or instant oats for this recipe.
Do not mix oats with ingredients before baking, or else they will soak up all the liquid and you will end up with dry textured baked oatmeal.
You can easily double or triple this recipe. If you are making it for a crowd, just remember when baking in a large dish, you will have to increase the baking time.
You can serve the baked oatmeal as breakfast, brunch, or as a snack.
Make sure to grease the baking dish before mixing all the ingredients. This helps in easy removal.
This baked oatmeal has overnight oat consistency, so if you want firm slices then only add 1/2 cup of milk.
Can I freeze the banana blueberry baked oatmeal?
Yes, this healthy banana baked oatmeal is freezer friendly. To freeze, allow it to cool completely at room temperature. Then transfer individual servings to freezer-safe bags and freeze for up to 3 months.
When you want to enjoy it, thaw the baked oatmeal overnight in the refrigerator and reheat it in a microwave for 30-40 seconds or in an oven at 350°F/176°C for 5 minutes.
Can I use frozen blueberries?
Yes, you can. In fact, I like to use frozen blueberries as they turn the whole dish purplish. You don’t need to thaw them. Just add them straight from the freezer.
How long does banana blueberry baked oatmeal last?
This healthy and delicious baked oatmeal stays fresh for up to 4-5 days, so it is a great option for meal prepping. Just reheat an individual serving in a microwave for 30-40 seconds right before serving.
Is banana blueberry baked oatmeal suitable for babies?
You can give this baked oatmeal to toddlers. Avoid adding sweetener and flavorings for babies under age 1.
Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal (Step-by-step photo instructions)
Making blueberry banana baked oatmeal
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/375°F. Add the oats to a bowl and cover with 4-5 tablespoons of boiling water. Keep it aside to soak for about 10 minutes, or until soft.
- While the oats are soaking, lightly grease/spray a 7 x 11 inch or 9 x 9 inch glass/ceramic baking dish with a brush or cooking spray. Peel 2 bananas; add them to the baking pan, and mash bananas using a fork until they are smooth.
- Now add milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and cinnamon powder to the pan and stir everything well. Tip: You can also add walnuts, raisins, chia seeds, or sunflower seeds.
- Also, add in the frozen blueberries and mix well. You can also use fresh blueberries, I like frozen for a depth of flavor and deep color.
- Once the oats have absorbed the milk and become soft, pour the oat mixture over the bananas and blueberries and mix until everything is well combined. Top with 7-8 pieces of ripe bananas.
- Bake the oatmeal for about 25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the oatmeal has set. Remove from the oven.
- Cut into 6 portions, sprinkle with chopped walnuts, sliced almonds, blueberries, and drizzle with some maple syrup if you want. Serve warm with a dollop of plant-based yogurt or sour cream.