Healthy cake for breakfast? Yes, please! This TikTok style blueberry baked oatmeal recipe is crazy easy and delicious. Made with simple ingredients that are low-calorie, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free, this tasty trend is a fresh take on a bowl of oatmeal!

Overhead view of blueberry baked oatmeal topped with yogurt, blueberries, almonds.

What would we do these days without our daily dose of viral TikTok recipes? Truth be told, so far they’ve all tasted great! Some of them are fun and creative combinations rather than an actual recipe (hello nature’s cereal and pancake cereal). Every single one of the TikTok recipes is a hit! Have you tried pesto eggs yet? So good!

About this recipe

This baked oatmeal recipe has joined the ranks of popular recipes gone viral because it is so darn easy, you won’t believe it. It’s like eating a cross between a healthy cake and oatmeal and for that reason alone, it needs to be on your must-try list for quick and easy breakfasts.

This simple recipe is a blend of basic pantry staples including oats, vanilla, maple syrup, and almond milk, with the addition of fresh blueberries and optional protein or collagen powder. This recipe can be made with or without a blender. Then it’s baked in the oven for just over 20 minutes, just enough time to quick shower and get ready for the day!

Once it’s ready, top it however you like it: almond butter, almond slices, yogurt, it’s all up to you.

Enjoy a serving for one or easily double the recipe for two people. Try serving it with a blueberry smoothie for extra antioxidants!

Baked oats with blueberries on a spoon to show texture.

What you need

Overhead view of ingredients needed, on a blue background.
  • Old Fashioned Oats (aka Rolled Oats) – Once blended the oats will act as the flour that is the base of this recipe. Quick oats will also work, but avoid steel cut oats.
  • Almond Milk – Plain almond milk is great, but you could also use vanilla flavored which is usually sweetened. If you’re not concerned with keeping it dairy-free, any milk will do.
  • 100% Pure Maple Syrup – Maple syrup is a non-refined sugar for added sweetness, and it adds flavor, too.
  • Baking Powder – A rising agent will give rise to the baked oats. It helps to create texture and a lighter consistency.
  • Vanilla Extract – A warming flavor that is added to many baking recipes.
  • Salt – Brings out the flavors of all of the other ingredients.
  • Collagen or protein powder – This is an optional ingredient that will boost the amount of protein, making it a very hearty breakfast.
  • Fresh Blueberries – Mix blueberries into the batter but reserve some to sprinkle on top. You can also use frozen, thawed blueberries.
  • For Topping – Of course, you can top with anything you’d like! For a breakfast that looks like the pictures, try it with almond butter (or candied almond butter), yogurt, and almond slivers. You could also top it with blueberry sauce or lemon glaze for a different twist.

How to make it

Add the oats, milk, maple syrup, baking powder, vanilla, and salt to the blender container. If you’re using collagen or protein powder, add that as well. Blend until smooth.

Baked oats in a blender, four images.

Pour the contents of the blender into a prepared baking dish or ramekin. Stir in the blueberries and sprinkle a few on top of the batter. Placing the baking dish on a small baking sheet will allow for easier handling with the oven mitts. Sometimes trying to grasp smaller dishes gets tricky.

Unbaked baked oats in a ramekin, right photo with blueberries.

Bake in a preheated oven set at 400°F for 20-22 minutes. When a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, it’s done baking.

Baked oatmeal with blueberries, no toppings.

Remove from the oven and top with optional toppings. Serve it warm!

Close up of baked oats on a spoon.

TIP: To make this without using a blender, you can just mix everything together by hand for a heartier version.

FAQs

Can you eat baked oats the next day?

Oh yes! It is amazing served warm, but who doesn’t love “cake” the next day? It’s just 1 serving, so you’ll probably eat it right away but if you happen to have leftovers that you want to finish the next day, go for it.

What size bowl is best for baked oats?

The dish should be at least 11 oz. and be at least 4 inches wide to allow for proper baking. You want to give it enough room to rise and fall; however, since it’s only meant to be an individual serving, you don’t want it to be too big either. If doubling or tripling the recipe, then you’ll need to transfer it to a loaf pan or something of similar size. Keep in mind it will also take longer to bake if you double it and make it in a larger dish.

Want the same dishes we used? These are the white dishes pictured.

Can I use steel-cut oats instead of old-fashioned oats?

The texture of steel-cut oats is very coarse. They will not blend easily and won’t create an oat flour in the way that old-fashioned oats will. We don’t recommend it!

How to make this baked oatmeal recipe your own

  • Take this healthy recipe and make it healthy-ish by swapping the blueberries for chocolate chips and drizzle with chocolate syrup.
  • For a chocolate version, add cocoa powder to the list of ingredients before blending.
  • Add in some mashed banana or applesauce for additional sweetness and moisture.
  • Swap oat milk, cashew milk, or regular dairy milk for the almond milk, if preferred.
  • Swap frozen berries for the fresh as long as they are thawed. Think about trying raspberries, blackberries, or chopped strawberries instead.
  • Cinnamon is a nice flavor addition to this recipe. It’s great with blueberries, vanilla, and oats.

Storage Suggestions

Baked oatmeal will keep in the fridge for up to 1 week. If you made a bigger batch and want to freeze it, it can be kept frozen for up to 3 months.

Reheating Tips

If frozen, thaw in the fridge overnight. Reheat in the oven to allow it to heat through. If you’re just reheating a small portion, pop it in the microwave.

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Overhead view of blueberry baked oatmeal with toppings.

Get the Recipe: Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

Healthy cake for breakfast? Yes, please! This TikTok style blueberry baked oatmeal recipe is crazy easy and delicious. Made with simple ingredients that are low-calorie, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free, this tasty trend is a fresh take on a bowl of oatmeal!
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Ingredients

  • ½ cup old fashioned oats (quick oats are fine, too)
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 scoop collagen or protein powder, optional
  • cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter, for topping
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon almond slivers

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF and grease a small baking dish or a larger ramekin (at least 11 oz.) and set aside.
  • Add the oats, milk, maple syrup, baking powder, vanilla, and salt as well as collagen or protein powder, if using, and blend until smooth.
  • Pour the blended oats into the prepared baking dish and stir in blueberries, leaving some resting on the top of the batter.
  • Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and top with the almond butter, yogurt, and sliced almonds and enjoy warm.

Notes

  • Nutritional information does not include optional protein powder but does include toppings.
  • The dish used should be at least 11 oz. and be at least 4 inches wide to allow for proper baking. The oats will puff up and will settle back down after coming out of the oven.
  • We recommend placing the baking dish on a small baking sheet since the smaller dishes can be harder to handle with oven mitts.
  • No blender? Mix everything together by hand instead of blending for a heartier version.
  • Oat, cashew, soy, or regular milk can also be used in this recipe.
  • Frozen blueberries can be used, but are best if thawed and rinsed first.
Calories: 441kcal, Carbohydrates: 57g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 1774mg, Potassium: 486mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 21g, Vitamin A: 67IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 562mg, Iron: 3mg