Baked Oatmeal is a delicious and easy way to start your day!
The goodness of oats combined with juicy blueberries and protein packed almonds all lightly sweetened and baked into a delicious family favorite breakfast!
This blueberry baked oatmeal is a stick to your ribs kind of breakfast. It’s healthy, filling and tastes great! It reheats well so it can easily be made ahead of time making it the perfect way to fuel your body on a busy weekday morning!
I am so excited to have partnered with SPLENDA® Stevia Sweetener to bring you this belly warming recipe.
Easy Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
We know breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. A meal that fills you up and gives you energy for the morning is the perfect start to any day! As much as we like oatmeal, we LOVE baked oatmeal and this recipe tops the list.
Making baked oatmeal is really easy, we just combine oats, eggs and almond milk (or traditional milk) with fresh fruit or berries.
With all of that goodness going into this baked oatmeal, I try not to load it up with added sugar so in this recipe I use SPLENDA® Stevia Sweetener. This no-calorie sweetener is a plant based sweetener, and gets it its sweetness from the stevia leaf. I love it because not only does it taste great, it contains no added flavors or colors, no preservatives, and only non-GMO ingredients and it has no bitter aftertaste.
A hint of cinnamon and a splash of almond extract really make this breakfast sing!
Once it’s all spread into the pan, I add some extra blueberries on top making sure every bite is bursting with flavor.
When I make desserts that contain fruit, I often top it with a delicious streusel topping. A streusel topping is a sweet and buttery crumble sprinkled on top (almost like you would put on top of a Berry Crisp) and baked until golden.
I love to add oats and nuts (or coconut) to my streusel topping for extra flavor and a little bit of crunch.
For breakfast, we serve this baked oatmeal with a splash of cream or milk and extra fresh blueberries.
Can you bake oatmeal?
Yes!! You can definitely bake oatmeal and if you’ve never tried baking it you’re in for a real treat.
Oats are such a great breakfast, they’re perfect served cold as Overnight Oats or boiled on the stove but best of all is baked oatmeal!
The texture is different than a regular oatmeal boiled in a pot as the oats hold their shape better.
Can you freeze baked oatmeal?
Baked Oatmeal can be prepared and frozen before baking. To cook, remove from the freezer and defrost in the fridge overnight. Bake as directed.
This blueberry baked oatmeal recipe makes 9 servings. It’s a great breakfast to make on a Sunday morning and enjoy throughout the week. It reheats perfectly in the microwave to enjoy for breakfasts all week long.
If you’d like to keep it longer, I would suggest cutting it into servings and placing each serving in a freezer bag. In the morning just remove one serving and heat on 70% power until heated through.
What is the Difference Between Quick Oats and Old Fashioned Oats?
This recipe uses Old Fashioned Oats. There is a difference between quick oats and old fashioned oats so you’ll want to make sure you’re using the right variety.
Whole oats are rolled flat to create Old Fashioned Oats where as Quick Oats are cut into smaller pieces so they cook faster. The smaller pieces of the quick oats soak in more liquid and don’t hold their shape as well in this recipe.
Changing the oats will change both the cooking time and texture of this recipe.
BLUEBERRY BAKED OATMEAL
- 3 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 12 packets of SPLENDA® Stevia Sweetener
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup almonds coarsely chopped
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1/3 cup butter melted
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 1/2 cups blueberries divided
- 3 packets SPLENDA® Stevia Sweetener
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons almonds coarsely chopped
- 2 tablespoon oats
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl combine oats, SPLENDA® Stevia Sweetener, cinnamon, almonds, baking powder and salt.
Add in eggs, almond milk, butter and almond extract. Mix well.
Fold in 3/4 cup blueberries and spread in a greased 9×9 pan.
Top with remaining 1/2 cup blueberries.
Combine topping ingredients in a small bowl and mix until you have large crumbs. Sprinkle over blueberries.
Bake 35 – 40 minutes
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)
I am excited to have partnered with SPLENDA® Stevia Sweetener to bring you this belly warming recipe. While I was compensated for this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Working with great brands I love allows me to keep bringing you the great recipes you love!