If you are tired of the same old breakfast routine, then you should try this Easy Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal! Bursting with plump fresh blueberries and ripe bananas, this breakfast dish is perfect for meal prep or a lazy weekend morning. Plus, it's topped with crunchy sliced almonds for a satisfying texture. This is a delicous way to start your morning!
This easy breakfast recipe is a great option for meal prep, especially if you're busy and need a quick breakfast in the morning. The juicy blueberries and ripe bananas in this dish add a natural sweetness that make it a hit with both adults and children. The crunchy sliced almonds mixed in and sprinkled on top give it a delightful texture that will leave you wanting more!
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Perfect for meal prep. This is a great recipe to prepare at the beginning of the week with minimal effort and enjoy it all week long! You will be happy to have this ready to go on busy mornings when the time is tight!
- Versatile. You can customize this by swapping out the fruit and/or omitting the almonds. You can choose to prepare this ahead of time or make it fresh to serve for brunch. The toppings for this can also be adjusted to suit your tastes. Top with fresh fruit and extra almonds and drizzle with a bit of heavy cream or maple syrup. The possibilities are endless!
- Delicious. You are going to love how the sliced almonds in this baked oatmeal add a delicious crunch that complements the soft and tender oats perfectly. Combine that with the plump blueberries and ripe bananas for a deliciously satisfying flavor that will leave you feeling full and energized for the day ahead.
Here are notes about some of the ingredients needed for this baked oats recipe. All ingredients can be found at your local grocery store or at an online retailer, like Amazon.
- Oatmeal: Old fashioned oats will be best. You could use quick oats, but the texture won't be as chewy. Steel-cut oats or instant oats would not work.
- Brown sugar: Light or dark brown sugar would work.
- Almonds: I prefer to toast the almonds because I think the flavor of toasted nuts is so good. You could use raw if you prefer. The recipe uses sliced almonds, but slivered or chopped work great too.
- Baking powder
- Milk: Use your preferred milk variety for this. Almond milk, soy milk or any non-dairy milk substitute will work.
- Banana: Use ½ cup ripe mashed bananas which is about 1-2 banans.
- Butter: You will use melted butter.
Step by Step Instructions
Here is how to make this great breakfast. For the full ingredient list and instructions, see the recipe card below. You will need an 8x8-inch square baking dish or something that is a similar size.
STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 375°F and coat an 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
STEP 2: In a medium bowl, combine the oatmeal, blueberries, brown sugar, almonds, and baking powder. Stir well to combine.
STEP 3: In a separate medium sized bowl, combine the milk, mashed banana, butter, and egg. Stir well to combine.
STEP 4: Add the milk mixture to the oatmeal mixture and stir well to combine. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
STEP 5: Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes or until the edges are staring to turn golden brown.
STEP 6: Serve with additional almonds, sliced bananas, extra blueberries, a drizzle of maple syrup or heavy cream and a sprinkle of brown sugar, if desired.
Here are some tips for how to make this easy recipe:
- Plan ahead. This does take a bit of time to cook in the oven, so be sure to give yourself enough time! Pop it in the oven right when you get up and allow it to bake while you get ready for the day!
- Drizzle with either heavy whipping cream or maple syrup. Both are delicious choices!
- Swap out the blueberries for chocolate chips for an extra special treat!
Sure. Frozen blueberries would work if you are making this outside of blueberry season.
I think this is best served warm but it could be served cold or at room temperature too. Leftovers or cooled baked oatmeal can easily be warmed up in the microwave, if desired.
No. This is best made with old fashioned rolled oats. Steel cut oats take quite a bit more time to cook so will not provide the same texture.
Storing and Freezing
Store leftover baked blueberry oatmeal in the refrigerator covered tightly with plastic wrap for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave until heated through.
Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator and reheat in the microwave until heated through.
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Easy Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
- Cooking spray
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- ¾ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup blueberries
- ¼ cup sliced almonds
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 ½ cups milk
- ½ cup mashed ripe banana about 1-2 bananas
- 2 ½ tablespoons melted butter
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat an 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.Cooking spray
- In a medium bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, blueberries, almonds, and baking powder. Stir to combine.2 cups old fashioned oats, ¾ cup packed brown sugar, 1 cup blueberries, ¼ cup sliced almonds, 1 teaspoon baking powder
- In a separate medium bowl, combine the milk, banana, butter, and egg. Stir with a whisk to combine.1 ½ cups milk, ½ cup mashed ripe banana, 2 ½ tablespoons melted butter, 1 egg
- Add the milk mixture to the oats mixture. Stir well to combine. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
- Bake in the preheated 375°F oven for 55-60 minutes or until starting to brown around the edges. Serve warm with additional almonds, sliced bananas, blueberries and a drizzle of heavy whipping cream and sprinkle of brown sugar.
- Allow the baked oats to cool slightly and then slice into 16 pieces. Serve warm with additional almonds, sliced bananas, blueberries and a drizzle of heavy whipping cream and sprinkle of brown sugar, if desired.