A quick to put together breakfast, this Blueberry Baked Oatmeal is a delicious treat for your family. Sweet blueberries, soft oatmeal and loaded with cinnamon flavor. Such a great way to enjoy oatmeal on a cold morning.
Oatmeal in the morning is a staple in most households. My kids (and husband) enjoy oatmeal and I'm glad because it is so good for them.
I don't care for it, I think it is a texture thing. However, I LOVE this Blueberry Baked Oatmeal recipe.
In fact, my whole family does and I would guess, your family will too.
What I like most about this recipe, is it's delicious flavor, of course, but the simple ingredients involved.
- brown sugar
- baking powder
- milk (or almond milk)
Quick oats vs rolled oats
The difference between quick oats and rolled (or old fashioned oats) is quick oats is cut more, steamed more and rolled thinner. They will also cook quicker.
Old fashioned oats are larger and rolled into flakes. They take longer to cook.
The difference in which oats to use, is up to you. I prefer to use rolled oats for this recipe as I feel they hold up better while cooking.
The rolled oats do take longer to cook in this oatmeal bake verses the quick oats. The time you have to make this may play a factor in what type of oats you use.
In this recipe, you only need to mix the dry ingredients together, then mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
Don't you love recipes like that?
The wet ingredients will mix better if you start them out in a separate bowl then add them to the dry ingredients.
If you are impatient like I am, you can add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredient bowl and just stir. The only problem you may run into is if the egg doesn't get mixed well enough.
Other than that, it is fine. I decided to live dangerously and mixed the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients without using a separate bowl.
The blueberries will be added next, after the ingredients are mixed together thoroughly. The blueberries can be fresh or added frozen. Both will work well.
To bake this breakfast recipe (or it can be a breakfast for supper!), bake at 375 degrees. How long? Well, that depends on your oats.
If you use quick oats, it will take about 30 minutes. If you use rolled oats, it will take 40-45 minutes.
This is also baked in a square 9 inch casserole dish. It can also be baked in a 9x13 if you want to double the recipe.
This recipe is so versatile!
Blueberries are used in this recipe, but you can certainly use apples, peaches or a combination of all three. Do you like nuts? A lot of people use pecans as a topping to this oatmeal bake.
Most of my family would frown at that, so I didn't add it.
Yes you can, but it will certainly add more calories and fat to the recipe.
Yes! In fact, it is a great way to add a little texture and apple flavor without having to cut up apples.
Yes, it can. Make the oatmeal bake as listed above, but don't bake it. Then cover and place in the refrigerator overnight. Bake as normal in the morning.
If you have leftovers, place in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to three days. Reheat when ready to eat.
Like blueberry recipes? Try: Blueberry Cobbler
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Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
- 3 cups oats rolled
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 ½ cup milk or almond milk
- ⅓ cup applesauce
- 2 T margarine melted
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 ½ cups blueberries washed and patted dry
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 9 in square baking dish with cooking spray
- Mix together the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and baking powder in a large bowl
- Stir in the milk, applesauce, butter, vanilla and egg
- Fold in the blueberries
- Pour into the baking dish
- Bake for 40 minutes if using rolled oatsBake for 20 minutes if using quick oats
- Oatmeal bake will be done when it is firm to the touch and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean