This oven baked berry oatmeal is a wonderful healthy breakfast option. It’s assembled and baked in the same pan, has no refined sugar, is high in protein and fiber, AND can be made ahead of time! The addition of the frozen mixed berries on top gives this minimal effort dish another boost of nutrients and sweetness too!
Why you should make this baked oatmeal recipe:
Not only is this a great recipe for people who have busy mornings, it’s also a wonderful recipe for anyone who’s just looking for an easy breakfast to make! This casserole-like dish is packed with wholesome oats, juicy berries and is a gluten free recipe!
Simple, wholesome ingredients you’ll need:
- Mashed banana: Ripe bananas are best here because they are so sweet and easy to mash!
- Pure maple syrup
- Almond milk: You can use another dairy-free milk, skim milk or water too!
- Vanilla extract
- Chia seeds: I love adding these as another source of fiber!
- Creamy peanut butter: You can also you almond butter
- Old-fashioned oats
- Baking powder
- Ground cinnamon
- Frozen berries: I used a frozen triple berry blend but you can use fresh berries here too.
This delicious recipe comes together in just one dish! Can you believe that?!
- In an 8×8 or 9×9 pan, mash the bananas with the back of a fork.
- Add in the wet ingredients like maple syrup, milk, vanilla and peanut butter.
- Once that’s mixed, add in the dry ingredients.
- Mix once more, then get everything into an even layer and sprinkle berries on top.
- Bake it off and slice into individual portions.
Baked oatmeal became viral on social media a little while ago and for a good reason! This is a casserole style dish that’s a combination of chewy and creamy all in one pan. It’s not too sweet and calls for ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. The best part is that your oven does all the hard work. Enjoy of a slice of this for breakfast and you’ll stay full and satisfied for hours!
An easy swap for more protein is adding 1/2 cup of plain greek yogurt or a dollop of coconut yogurt in place of some of the almond milk. You are already getting some protein from the peanut butter, but hey, sometimes more is more! Keep in mind that adding the yogurt will make the texture of your oatmeal even more thick and creamy too.
You’ll know it’s done when the top is golden brown and the center is firm to the touch. There should be no wobble when you shake the dish.
To make this even more convenient, assemble and bake the oatmeal following the directions below, then allow it cool completely and store it in the fridge. Throughout the week, you can cut individual slices and heat them in the microwave, or you can cover the whole dish with foil and bake in a 350 degree F oven for 10 minutes to feed a whole crowd.
Oven Baked Berry Oatmeal
- 1 8×8 or 9×9 square baking dish
- 2 bananas mashed
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 1/2 cups almond milk you can use regular milk or water too
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 heaped spoonful creamy peanut butter
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1-2 cups frozen mixed berries
- more banana slices
- slivered almonds
- drizzle of honey
- In your 9×9 baking pan, peel the bananas and mash them with the back of a fork.
- Add in the maple syrup, almond milk, vanilla extract, chia seeds and peanut butter.
- Mix until well incorporated, then add in the oats, baking powder and cinnamon.
- Mix one more time, then spread the berries in an even layer on top.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes. Once done, slice into 9 equal squares.
- To serve, top each piece with a few slices of banana, slivered almonds for texture and a drizzle of honey.