This Healthy Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Recipe is a simple make-ahead breakfast recipe that is perfect for meal prepping. Gluten free, packed with fresh berries and sweetened with honey- it’s delicious + easy to make! This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins.
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This Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfasts! Made with only 11 ingredients, many of which you likely have in your pantry or refrigerator, packed with healthy whole grains, and bursting with sweet blueberries – it feels more like a treat than a nutritions breakfast!
There are few things better on a chilly morning than a big bowl of warm, cozy oatmeal, right? Oatmeal is one of my favorite foods to enjoy in the morning and baked oatmeal was a key to prepping my meals when I was in college and had the world’s craziest schedule. Now I love making this Healthy Blueberry Baked Oatmeal on Sunday to have in the fridge for the week ahead. It takes the guesswork out of deciding what to have for breakfast, and it’s just simple to meal prep!
For every ounce of me that loves oatmeal, there is equally the same amount of me that hates washing the pan from the oatmeal after you cook it on the stove. IDK why, but it’s seriously always so difficult to clean! The oatmeal creates a weird film on the pan which is hard to scrub away, and I feel like the pans have to soak forever. Baked oatmeal is significantly better for a number of reasons.
For starters, you only cook it once… so there is only 1 time clean up. You cut it in squares… so it’s portable. You put it in the microwave before eating… so it tastes like they just came off the stove. And specifically when it comes to this recipe, it only has 11 ingredients (including collagen!) and takes just over a half hour to make. The addition of collagen is probably my fav part!
Adding collagen peptides to baked oatmeal/oatmeal in general is one of the best things I started doing. On their own, oats don’t leave me feeling super full. They’re super high in carbs, so usually an hour later I feel hungry. I usually try to pack them with some sort of healthy fats, but adding in Vital Protein’s Collagen Peptides helps add protein so these keep me fuller for longer! If you’re new here, collagen has a whole slew of benefits that I wrote all about in this post about 6 Reasons Why I Take Collagen. While I love adding it to my coffee… adding it to this Healthy Baked Blueberry Oatmeal is the perfect way to start any morning. Give it a try!
If blueberries aren’t your thing, you should try this Healthy Tropical Baked Oatmeal. It has mango, pineapple and coconut in it + seriously tastes like an island vacation! I want to know.. do you meal prep your breakfasts? Whether it’s oatmeal or something like these muffins.. how do you stay on track during the week + make busy mornings easier?
Baked Oatmeal Substitutions:
- Skip the chocolate: Baked oatmeal is pretty flexible and you can make a lot of substitutions to it. You can sub in any type of fruit or berry in this recipe. I’d check out this Chocolate Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal if you’re looking for something a little more decadent!
- Make it vegan: sub egg for one flax egg, sub honey for maple syrup, make sure to use a dairy free chocolate chip
- Make it gluten free: make sure you’re using gluten free certified rolled oats.
- Optional add ins: chopped nuts, more chocolate, shredded coconut, fresh fruit
How long can you keep baked oatmeal for?
You can keep baked oatmeal stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. If you don’t plan to eat it before then, I would slice it, wrap into individual pieces and place them in the freezer. Then you can just quickly defrost when needed!
Things we used for this recipe:
Healthy Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
- Preheat oven to 350
- In a mixing bowl, stir all dry ingredients until combined.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together coconut oil, egg, honey + milk.
- Combine wet + dry ingredients. Fold in blueberries with a spatula to prevent them from bursting
- Pour batter in a greased 8x8 pan - it will look like there is too much liquid, but it will absorb.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes, until top is golden brown and milk is completely absorbed. Enjoy warm or cold!
- Store in an airtight container in refrigerator
You can view the nutrition facts for this recipe here.
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