This Blackberry Oatmeal Bake is made with whole-grain oats, a touch of maple syrup for sweetness, and plenty of fresh blackberries. It’s the perfect choice for a filling breakfast or heart healthy snack!
If you love baked oatmeal then you are going to love this healthy and satisfying blackberry oatmeal bake. Fresh, juicy blackberries are combined with whole grain oats for the most satisfying breakfast that’s perfect to meal prep in advance.
Almond milk: you’ll need almost two cups of almond milk for this recipe. You could also use cashew milk, oat milk, or a dairy-milk if you prefer. If you like the flavor of coconut milk, full-fat canned coconut milk could also be delicious.
Maple syrup: This gives the oatmeal the perfect touch of sweetness!
Melted butter: I like to add a little butter to this baked oatmeal recipe which helps to give it a delicious rich flavor.
Vanilla extract: you’ll need at least 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract for this recipe.
Gluten free rolled oats: Oats are naturally gluten free, but if you have a gluten allergy you will want to look for certified gluten free oats.
Shredded Coconut: you can use unsweetened or sweetened coconut in this recipe. whatever you prefer!
Almonds: these add a little crunch and healthy fats to the baked oatmeal.
Cinnamon: I love to include a bit of ground cinnamon in any baked oatmeal recipe.
Fresh blackberries: I love this recipe because it’s a different way to use up all of those delicious fresh blackberries that come into season during the summer. They’re fresh and juicy and perfect for this baked oatmeal.
Keep it dairy-free: if you need to keep this recipe completely daiy-free, feel free to use melted coconut oil or melted vegan butter instead of regular dairy butter.
Add your favorite nuts and seeds: baked oatmeal is incredibly easy to customize. Swap the almonds for your favorite nut or seed. I love walnuts and pumpkin seeds.
Use extra spices: add extra cinnamon or even ground ginger!
Add extra fruit: try adding handful of fresh raspberries, sliced banana, or even dried fruit.
How to Make This Blackberry Oatmeal Bake
Step One: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 11×7 pan with cooking spray or butter.
Step Two: To a large mixing bowl, add the eggs, almond milk, maple syrup, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Whisk all of the wet ingredients together until well combined.
Step Three: Next, add the gluten free oats, shredded coconut, slivered almonds, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt to the mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
Step Four: Lastly fold 1 1/2 cups of fresh blackberries into the oat batter and then sprinkle the remaining on top.
Step Five: Transfer the blackberry oatmeal batter to a greased 11×7 baking dish.
Step Six: Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes until the oatmeal is just almost set.
Step Seven: Let cool for 10 minutes, slice, and then serve.
How to Store and Freeze
Yes! To freeze the oatmeal, let it come to a complete cool and then transfer to a freezer safe storage container. You can reheat the blackberry oatmeal in the oven at 350 degrees wrapped in foil until warmed through or in the microwave.
Make Ahead Tips
If you would like to prep this baked oatmeal in advance, you have a couple of easy options.
Option One: Because the oats will soak up all of the liquid in the batter, I do not recommend prepping the batter in advance and baking the next morning. Instead, I find it more helpful to prep all of the dry ingredients and all of the wet ingredients separately the night before.
To do this, add all of the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl, cover, and let sit on the counter. Next, whisk together all of the wet ingredients, leaving out the blueberries. Cover the mixture and place in the fridge.
The next day, when you are ready to make your baked oatmeal, just combine the wet and the dry ingredients, fold in the blueberries, and then transfer to a baking dish.
Option Two: The second option is my personal favorite which is to bake the oatmeal the night before and then reheat in the morning. You can reheat a slice of the oatmeal in the microwave for thirty seconds at a time.
I hope you give this Blackberry Oatmeal Bake a try! This makes a quick and easy breakfast or snack that everyone will love!
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