Easy Baked Oatmeal with Berries

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Blackberry Oatmeal Bake in a wooden spoon.

Why You’ll Love This Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Easy Recipe. Delicious baked oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfasts for busy mornings. It takes just 30 to 35 minutes to bake, is easy to prep, and uses simple ingredients.

Healthy Breakfast. Start your day right with a bowl of oatmeal and fresh berries.

Easily Adjusted. Make this recipe perfect for you and your family by easily increasing the sweetness or swapping out ingredients.

Ingredient Notes

  • Oats | Start with a bag of old-fashioned rolled oats.
  • Cinnamon | Add cinnamon for a warm spice.
  • Baking powder | Use baking powder to get a fluffy oatmeal texture.
  • Salt | Salt helps enhance the sweeter notes of the recipe.
  • Milk | I like to use 2% milk to keep the recipe healthier.
  • Brown sugar | Sweeten the oatmeal with light brown sugar.
  • Eggs | 2 large eggs also help to create a fluffy and delicious texture.
  • Butter | Bring creamy richness to the oatmeal bake with melted butter. 
  • Vanilla | Vanilla extract adds depth to the taste.
  • Berries | Don’t forget the juicy and fresh blackberries to mix in and sprinkle on top!

How to Make Healthy Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Enjoy a filling breakfast with healthy ingredients any morning! It whips up in just 35 minutes.

STEP 1 | Preheat and prep

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9×13 casserole dish with olive oil or butter.

Dry ingredients in one bowl and wet ingredients in a separate bowl for baked oatmeal.

STEP 2 | Mix dry ingredients

Next, add the oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt to a large bowl, stirring well to combine.

STEP 3 | Combine wet ingredients

Now, melt the butter and add it with milk, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla to another large bowl. Whisk well until the mixture is well combined and smooth.

Dry and wet ingredients combined in a glass bowl for baked oatmeal, with fresh blackberries stirred into the mix.

STEP 4 | Add berries

Then, pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir together. Add half of the berries to the mixture, too.

STEP 5 | Top with blackberries

Pour the oat mixture into the prepared baking dish, smoothing it into an even layer. Then, top the oatmeal with the rest of the yummy blackberries.

Oatmeal batter in a baking dish for baked oatmeal with fresh blackberries scattered on top.

STEP 6 | Bake

Finally, bake the oatmeal in the oven for 30-35 minutes. The oatmeal bake is ready when the center is set, and the edges start turning golden brown.

Baked oatmeal ina baking dish with a serving mixxing.

Tips from the Home Chef’s Kitchen

If preferred, use your favorite cooking spray instead of oil or butter.

After baking, let the oatmeal sit for about 10 minutes. This will make it easier to slice and serve.

Drizzling honey over a bowl of baked oatmeal with fresh berries.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Fresh Fruit. Juicy berries are great, but you can swap them out for any favorite fruit, like fresh blueberries, strawberries, peaches, apples, or bananas.
  • Frozen Berries. If preferred, use frozen blackberries. Just thaw them before adding them to the recipe.
  • Change the Milk. We use 2% to keep the oatmeal light and healthy, but you can use regular milk or an alternative, like almond milk or oat milk.
  • For a richer sweetness, use dark brown sugar instead of light brown sugar.
  • Add nuts, like sliced almonds, for texture.

Storage and Reheating Tips

  • Save leftovers from your oatmeal bake by moving them to an airtight container and keeping them in the fridge for up to four days. Then, reheat them in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 20 minutes. 
  • You can freeze this dish for up to 3 months and let it thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating the next day.
Bowls of baked oatmeal with honey and yogurt on a table.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it good to eat oatmeal every day?

Having oatmeal regularly is excellent for your health. It’s packed with nutrients that are super good for your heart and overall well-being. Plus, it’s a whole grain and has tons of fiber, which is always a bonus!

Can I use steel cut or quick oats?

I wouldn’t suggest using steel-cut oats for this recipe because they’ll give it a different texture. Rolled oats are what keep the oatmeal nice and fluffy.

Can I make an oatmeal bake ahead of time?

This baked oatmeal is great for prepping in advance! After completing the recipe, just wrap it up nice and tightly and pop it in the fridge. When you’re ready to serve it again, just heat up individual servings in the microwave or bake in the oven. Easy!

Why add eggs to this recipe?

I know, cracking eggs into oatmeal might seem odd, but they help hold everything together and make the texture super fluffy. Plus, it’s a great way to sneak in some extra protein.

Looking for More Yummy Oatmeal Recipes?

Oatmeal is a great way to start the day fueled and ready for anything! Try more oatmeal recipes, like my Oat Flour Blueberry Muffins, Raspberry Crumble Bars, Strawberry Gluten-Free Muffins. and tasty Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe.

A spoonful of baked oatmeal in a bowl on a table.

What to Serve With Baked Oatmeal with Berries

This Berry Oatmeal Bake recipe is perfect for a weekend brunch! Serve with a batch of Lemon Blueberry Muffins, a savory Sausage Quiche, and my irresistible Bacon and Cheese Scones.

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Blackberry Oatmeal Bake in a wooden spoon.

Baked Oatmeal with Berries

This sweet summery blackberry oatmeal bake is a perfect healthy breakfast. With ripe juicy blackberries in every bite, this is an easy dish your whole family will love.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 416 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¾ cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup light brown sugar firmly packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces blackberries about 1 ½ cups

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13 casserole dish with olive oil or butter.
  • Add the oats, cinnamon, baking powder and salt to a large mixing bowl. Stir well to combine.
  • Melt the butter. Add the melted butter, milk, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla to a large bowl. Whisk well until the mixture is well combined and smooth.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and stir together. Add half of the blackberries, and stir them in.
  • Pour the oat mixture into the prepared baking dish. Smooth the oatmeal out into an even layer. Top the oatmeal with the remaining blackberries.
  • Bake the oatmeal in the oven for approximately 30-35 minutes. The oatmeal bake is ready when the center is set, and the edges are just starting to turn golden brown.

Notes

  • After baking, let the oatmeal sit for about 10 minutes. This will make it easier to slice and serve.
  • Save leftovers from your oatmeal bake by moving them to an airtight container and keeping them in the fridge for up to four days. Then, reheat them in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 20 minutes. 
  • You can freeze this dish for up to 3 months and let it thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating the next day.

Nutrition

Calories: 416kcalCarbohydrates: 74gProtein: 11gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 294mgPotassium: 547mgFiber: 7gSugar: 42gVitamin A: 400IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 226mgIron: 3mg

Life Love and Good Food does not claim to be a registered dietician or nutritionist. Nutritional information shared on this site is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.

Keyword blackberries, blackberry, oatmeal
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About Sheila Thigpen

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Sheila Thigpen is the publisher of Life, Love, and Good Food — a Southern food blog — and the author of Easy Chicken Cookbook and The 5-Ingredient Fresh and Easy Cookbook. After 20+ years in the publishing industry, she retired in 2018 to focus on her own creative endeavors full time. She and her husband live near the beautiful Smoky Mountains and have a precious little granddaughter who has stolen their hearts. As an influencer, Sheila has collaborated with brands like Creamette, Kroger, HERSHEY’S, Hamilton Beach, Garafalo Pasta, OXO, Smithfield, Valley Fig Growers, and more.

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