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Mixed Berry Vanilla Baked Oatmeal Recipe

posted by Allison Mattina on February 16, 2016

Mixed Berry Vanilla Baked Oatmeal Recipe – This easy baked oatmeal is filled with oats, maple syrup, fresh berries and fragrant vanilla. It’s the perfect make-ahead breakfast recipe for busy mornings.

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Put down that packet of oatmeal! I’m going to show you just how easy it is to make your own flavored oatmeal from scratch. This Berry Vanilla Baked Oatmeal is delicious and flavorful, and it requires minimal effort. It is full of fresh mixed berries and fragrant vanilla. It’s baked in the oven, which means no standing over the stove and stirring. Woohoo! Mornings just got a little easier, and a whole lot tastier. 😉

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My kids love oatmeal, and I love the fact that a bowl of this baked oatmeal is a nutritious and hearty way to start the day. This is the perfect dish to make at the start of the week. Just stick the leftovers in your fridge and reheat portions throughout the week as needed. It’s always great to have a quick and healthy breakfast waiting in the fridge, especially on busy weekday mornings.

This recipe is super adaptable. I used raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries in it, but you can use your favorite combination of berries, or you can even swap some of the berries for sliced bananas. I used fresh berries, but if you’d like to use frozen, you can. Just FYI – The color from the frozen berries might bleed into the oatmeal a bit (don’t worry – it will still taste great).

This dish gets its vanilla flavor from a combination of vanilla almond milk and vanilla extract. The vanilla compliments the berries perfectly. And since this dish is sweetened with pure maple syrup, it contains no refined sugar! If you’d like it a little sweeter, feel free to drizzle the top of each serving with additional maple syrup. You can also stir in a splash of almond milk (or regular milk) to make it extra creamy.

I didn’t realize it until now, but this here is the 6th(!) oat recipe I’ve shared already this year. I love how versatile oats are. Each of the recipes that I’ve recently shared are so different. Some are breakfast worthy, some are healthy, and one in particular is decadently delicious (one my all-time faves). So, if you have any leftover oats after making this baked oatmeal, feel free to use ‘em up in one of my other recent recipes: Honey Oat Quick Bread, Nutella Stuffed Oatmeal Cookie Bars, Healthy Flourless Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Almond Coconut Chai Spice Oatmeal, or Apple Oat Muffins. Happy oat-eating. 😉

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Mixed Berry Vanilla Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Preparation 15 minutes Cook Time 40 minutes Serves 6 servings     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk, plus additional for serving
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 3 cups fresh berries, larger berries chopped or sliced (I used strawberries, blueberries and raspberries)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 2 ½ or 3 quart baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Combine oats, baking powder and salt. Place half the oat mixture in the baking dish, top with half the berries, and then top with the remaining oat mixture.
  3. Whisk the eggs, almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and melted butter/coconut oil. Pour over the oats.Top the oats with the remaining berries. Gently shake the baking dish back and forth from side to side to allow the wet mixture to get down into the oats.
  4. Bake uncovered for about 25-40 minutes, until oats are tender, and the mixture is set.
  5. Serve immediately with a splash of milk, or cool, then cover and refrigerate to reheat later.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 335kcal Calories from fat 91
% Daily Value
Total Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 311mg13%
Carbohydrate 56g19%
Dietary Fiber 6g24%
Sugars 24g
Protein 8g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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    Comments

  • Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven


    This oatmeal is looking 1000 times better than the plain ol’ bowl of oatmeal I had for breakfast this morning! Totally drooling over all that berry goodness!

  • Amy


    Sounds like a great recipe! Could you freeze the leftover oatmeal bake if you needed to?

    • Allison Mattina


      Hi, Amy! I have never frozen it before but I would guess that it would freeze just fine. Enjoy!

  • Megan - The Emotional Baker


    Wow! This looks so yummy 🙂 This has me craving fresh berries. What a great breakfast!

  • Bethany @ athletic avocado


    I adore simple yet delicious oatmeal recipes like this one! Vanilla and berries is a beautiful combo!

  • Carolyn Kiehn


    I have been adding quinoa to my oatmeal. I would add 1/4 cup of quinoa to it.

    • Julie Evink


      Sounds like a great twist!

    • Marsha Wood


      Do you reduce the amount of oatmeal then?

  • Ann


    I made this for breakfast today, and it is really good. I love the vanilla flavor – I think that’s what makes this so much better than other baked oatmeal recipes that I have tried.

  • Lisa


    I do not like maple. How strong is the maple taste in this or is there a substitute?

    • Allison Mattina


      Hi Lisa. I don’t think that the maple flavor is strong, but I do like maple. I would suggest swapping an equal amount of brown sugar. Enjoy!

  • Chrissy


    Can I make this the night before and cook in the oven in the morning?

    • Allison Mattina


      Hi Chrissy. I would not suggest letting it sit overnight uncooked. The oats will absorb the liquids and I would imagine it would be more like overnight oats than baked oatmeal. If you’re trying to save time, you can combine the wet ingredients ahead of time and have them ready in the fridge, then assemble the dish in the morning.

      • Chrissy


        That’s a great tip. Thanks for your reply!

  • Katie B


    Could you use steal cut oats instead?

    • Allison Mattina


      Hi Katie. No, I would not suggest using steel cut oats. They usually require more liquid and a longer cook time and I don’t think that they would cook through in the amount of time shown on the recipe.

  • Kim


    Can I use cows milk instead of almond milk? We have a nut allergy issue.

    • Julie Evink


      I would think that would fine!

  • Melissa


    Any recommendations for egg substitutions that would work well with this recipe?

    • Allison - Celebrating Sweets


      Hi, Melissa. You can try substituting with 1 or 2 flax eggs. I’ve never tried it but I’m guessing that it would work. Enjoy!

  • Diane


    Very good! I used 2% milk in place of almond milk because i didnt have it, i also added sliced almonds!! HUbby and i loved it!!

  • Kari


    How would you adjust using frozen mixed berries?

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