Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
Say “hello” to your new favorite breakfast! Banana blueberry baked oatmeal is healthy, simple, filling, and sure to brighten any morning.
Blueberry baked oatmeal with bananas is your simple solution to “What’s for breakfast?” Baked oatmeal can be prepared the night before and refrigerated, meaning all you have to do is pop it in the oven in the morning!
Baked oatmeal is denser and chewier than instant oatmeal, and has a similar consistency to an oatmeal cookie. This banana blueberry baked oatmeal will remind you of banana bread, and you’ll love the way those blueberries add just the right balance of sweet and tart to your oatmeal squares.
Be sure to top your oatmeal with a drizzle of the amazing vanilla glaze: you’ll be so glad you did! Try pairing this delicious oatmeal with a blueberry smoothie – there are additional oats in the smoothie to keep you full all day!
About this recipe
This recipe uses fresh bananas and blueberries and old fashioned oats to really maximize flavor and nutrition. Old fashioned oats are less processed so they keep you full longer, and they hold up better to the baking process.
Banana blueberry baked oatmeal is infused with the subtle warm flavors of cinnamon and vanilla and just a hint of maple syrup, layering this oatmeal with a great complexity of flavors. The best part: your oven does all the flavor-mixing work!
The versatility of this recipe can’t be beat. The oatmeal is sweetened naturally with maple syrup and finished off with a vanilla glaze drizzled over it. You can add as little or as much glaze as you like. Of course, the standard rule of glaze is the more the merrier! If you’d like a different twist on this recipe, try it with cinnamon cream cheese glaze.
It’s also super easy to make this one gluten free and/or vegan with GF oats, a flax egg, and non-dairy milk.
This recipe is sure to become a new favorite, and it will quickly transition into a staple recipe in your home. It looks good, tastes good, and is good for you. As far as baking goes, this one’s a home run for sure.
What you need
- Dry ingredients: old fashioned oats, cinnamon, baking powder, salt
- Wet ingredients: egg, maple syrup, vanilla extract
- Milk: Use whatever kind you prefer! Almond milk is great, as is coconut milk or dairy milk.
- Glaze: This classic glaze uses confectioners’ sugar, milk, and pure vanilla extract.
How to make it
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Spray an 8×8 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Place the rinsed blueberries and sliced banana in an even layer on the bottom of the pan. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients and sprinkle evenly over the blueberries and bananas.
In the same bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients and pour over the top of your dish, spreading gently and evenly. Don’t disturb that fruit!
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top turns golden brown.
While the oatmeal is baking. Mix together the confectioner sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth.
Drizzle the glaze over warm oatmeal and enjoy.
A square of baked oatmeal holds together like a soft oatmeal cookie. It is dense and chewy, but in the most delicious way!
Yes, you should store your leftover baked oatmeal in the refrigerator. All those fresh ingredients need to be kept chilled after baking. If you wrap individual pieces of baked oatmeal in parchment paper, you have a take-and-go breakfast ready for the week!
How to make this baked oatmeal your own
- Don’t be afraid to mix up the fruit in this one! Apples and cinnamon are tasty in the fall (with apple compote or fried apples!), and fresh berries are great in the summer. Use what’s in season for the best flavor.
- Try this baked oatmeal as a dessert by scooping vanilla ice cream on top and adding fresh berries or this amazing blueberry sauce!
- These baked oatmeal squares are so good for lunch. Pack vanilla yogurt, a handful of chopped mixed nuts, and fresh blueberries to go with it.
- This is also a great dish to bring as a housewarming gift because it goes right in the fridge and can be enjoyed at their convenience. You might also like to include this as a bonus breakfast if you’re dropping off a dinner for someone.
- When it comes to adding extra mix-ins or toppings, you can’t go wrong with slivered almonds and fresh berries. Try a drizzle of candied almond butter!
- Not a big fan of glaze? No worries. Try a little honey or maple syrup on top. Yum!
Make Ahead Ideas
Baked oatmeal can be prepped the night before and stored in the refrigerator. Simply take it out of the fridge in the morning when you preheat the oven. So easy!
Store leftovers covered in the fridge for up to 5 days.
If you prefer your leftovers warm, heat in microwave for 30-60 seconds or until heated through.
More recipes using oats
Oats are filling and nutritious, which makes them perfect for breakfast! Try them in these recipes:
- Oat Flour Pancakes
- Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
- Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets
- Oatmeal Pancakes
- Blueberry Baked Oatmeal – this is a blended oatmeal that tastes like cake!
Get the Recipe: Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
- 1 pint fresh blueberries (about 2 cups)
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt OR 1/4 teaspoon table salt
- 1 3/4 cup milk (any type)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Spray an 8×8 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Clean the blueberries and evenly cut banana in thin (1/4-inch) slices.
- Place the blueberries and banana in an even layer on the bottom of the pan. If desired, reserve some for topping.
- In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients. Sprinkle the dry mixture evenly on top of the blueberries and bananas.
- In the same bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients on top. Gently spread it evenly on top. Do not mix because you want the fruit on the bottom of the pan to stay in place.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top turns golden brown.
- While the oatmeal is baking. Mix together the confectioner sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth. Drizzle the glaze over warm oatmeal and enjoy.
- Baked oatmeal can be prepped the night before and stored in the refrigerator. Simply take it out of the fridge in the morning when you preheat the oven. So easy!
- Store leftovers covered in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- To reheat, heat in microwave for 30-60 seconds or until heated through.