Berry-baked oatmeal is a great way to use up leftover berries. It’s also a great way to use fresh berries for the first time. The recipe is simple and easy, but it does take a bit of time to make. However, if you have any leftover berry cobbler that you can reheat in the oven, this will save you some time. You can substitute any fruit or type of berry that you like for the berries used in this recipe. What makes this berry-baked oatmeal so yummy? It’s all about the toppings!
The creamiest, most flavorful berry sauce and a little buttery brown sugar give this recipe that extra touch of sweetness. The best part about this recipe is that it’s extremely versatile. You can use any fruit you have on hand; try blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, or even blackberries! If you want to go all out, add some chopped nuts to the top of your oatmeal bowl as well!
If you want to add some protein and fiber, try adding ½ cup of chia seeds or ground flaxseeds to your bowl of oatmeal before baking it. This recipe is healthy, delicious, and easy to make. It’s a great way to start your day with a healthy breakfast option. The berries add an extra burst of flavor and the oats provide fibre.
- Oats: For the best texture, stick to old-fashioned rolled oats. Be careful to always purchase a package of oats that have been verified to be gluten-free if you’re gluten-free like me!
- Fruit: For this dish, I’m using frozen mixed berries. But if berries are in season, you could also use fresh ones!
- Nuts: Chopped almonds give the muesli base a little more crunch and texture.
- Liquid components: The muesli is held together by a mixture of eggs, maple syrup, honey, vanilla extract, melted butter, or oil, and milk (dairy or dairy-free).
- Baking necessities Finishing touches include a dab of cinnamon, salt, and baking soda.
- 1 cup steel-cut oats
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 cups unsweetened almond milk or other non-dairy milk
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon stevia powder or other sweetener of choice (optional)
- 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries or raspberries or sliced strawberries
- Berry baked oatmeal is a healthy breakfast, full of fiber and protein. It’s easy to make and it tastes great!
How to make this recipe
To start, I mixed the dry ingredients in a bowl (flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon). Then I mixed in the wet ingredients. That’s it! This recipe makes about 8 servings. You can make this in advance and freeze it for later use. When you’re ready to eat it, simply reheat it in the microwave or oven until heated through.
To substitute some of the ingredients:
Alternate the fruits. You can experiment with using any other frozen fruit of your choice in place of berries! Mangos, bananas, or peaches (I have a peaches and cream variation in my cookbook!) are excellent choices.
Use various nuts. If you don’t like almonds, you can substitute chopped walnuts, pecans, or any other nut of your choice.
Get a 9-inch square baking pan before you begin. After that, lightly oil the interior to prevent sticking when removing the muesli.
Combined the dry ingredients. You’ll combine the oats, chopped almonds, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a big basin.
The wet ingredients should be combined. Whisk the milk, honey, eggs, butter, and vanilla in another basin.
Mix all of the above. After adding the frozen berries and stirring everything together, add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients. It’s absolutely fine if you start to notice the berries turning the liquid purple.
Prepare the casserole and bake it. Place additional berries and almonds on top of the mixture before transferring them to the baking dish. Then bake at 375°F (190°C) for 40 to 45 minutes. Be sure to
To store: Place any leftovers in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days in an airtight container.
Indeed, baked muesli is freezer-friendly! Before putting the muesli in a freezer-safe container to be kept for up to three months, make careful to slice it into parts. Reheating will be a breeze as a result!
Thaw each frozen serving in the refrigerator overnight before reheating. Then bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 350°F (180°C) while covered with aluminum foil. Also, you can reheat in the microwave for one to two minutes, or until well heated.
BERRY BAKED OATMEAL
- 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- ¾ cup sliced almonds
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 ¾ cups milk (dairy or dairy-free)
- ¼ cup honey or maple syrup
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter or coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 ½ cups frozen mixed berries
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9-inch square baking dish.
- In a large bowl, stir together the oats, ½ cup of almonds, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
- In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the milk, honey, eggs, butter, and vanilla.
- Pour the wet mixture into the dry, add the frozen berries, stir it all together, and then transfer the mixture to the baking dish. If you'd like, top it with a few extra frozen berries. Then sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup of almonds on top.
- Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until set. Serve immediately plain, or top with a dollop of yogurt or a drizzle of maple syrup.