Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

5 from 3 votes

I don’t like oatmeal. But I like this Blueberry Baked Oatmeal. That’s kind of a big statement, coming from someone like me.

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal is an easy and hearty breakfast recipe full of blueberries and minus all the fat. If you don’t think you like oatmeal, try this baked oatmeal recipe and you’ll change your mind! It’s like oatmeal and a soft baked granola bar all one one easy recipe.


Blueberry Baked Oatmeal is a healthier, easy breakfast. Great for a crowd or to freeze for quick breakfasts!

Happy New Year!! I hope you all had a safe and fun New Year’s Eve. What did you do? What did you eat? We did our normal thing: we watched the ball drop at 9pm (Pacific time) and then went to bed.

I am such an old fuddy-duddy sometimes. Whatever, at least my husband and I match. 😉

Soooo, now that it’s January are you taking off the feed bag? Putting away the yoga pants for all day and putting on…yoga pants for exercise? Me too.

But you know what you need, no matter what? Breakfast.

How about some baked oatmeal for breakfast? With blueberries? Yes?

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal is a healthier, easy breakfast. Great for a crowd or to freeze for quick breakfasts!

I’m not an oatmeal lover. In fact, I’m not much of a breakfast lover. 99% of the time I’m not hungry in the morning or I’m too rushed to eat. But I have to put something in my stomach before I work out or I get dizzy and nauseous. Usually I drink a smoothie. But sometimes? I don’t feel like a smoothie. I want to chew.

It’s those days I wished I liked oatmeal. But now? Now I’ve found an oatmeal I actually want to eat: baked oatmeal.

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal is a healthier, easy breakfast. Great for a crowd or to freeze for quick breakfasts!

The problem I have with regular cooked oatmeal is the texture. Y’all know I have lots of texture issues and hot gloppy cereal is one of them. But this baked oatmeal is more like a soft granola bar. I like granola bars.

Therefore, I like baked oatmeal.

This is definitely more indulgent than a smoothie…but it tastes better and is more satisfying too. And it’s not as bad as eating a plate of pancakes, waffles, or even traditional baked oatmeal. I’ve changed up the regular butter and sugar-ladden baked version for something a little lighter.

This recipe has no butter or oil. Instead, I used unsweetened applesauce. Unsweetened applesauce is my healthier baking secret weapon. I’ve been adding it to everything lately (recipes coming soon). And even though there is sugar in this recipe, I used less of it because the applesauce is sweet, even though it’s unsweetened.

Instead of regular milk, I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk in this recipe. I’ve been using almond milk for years now and I prefer it to milk. But if you like milk, use nonfat. I haven’t tried this with soy or coconut milk, but I’m fairly sure it’ll work just fine.

I’m not much of a fruit-in-food person, but I blueberries were the perfect touch in this oatmeal. I buy mini frozen blueberries (often labeled “wild”, I get mine at Trader Joe’s) but you can use regular size frozen or fresh.

This oatmeal is good plain, but it’s even better with syrup. The syrup is optional if you’re really counting calories, but if you like syrup, go for it. You don’t have to use maple syrup; we use reduced calorie syrup most often in my house. If you’re feeling like being indulgent…pour it on. Alternately, you can serve it with fresh fruit or a dose of vanilla yogurt on top.

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal is a healthier, easy breakfast. Great for a crowd or to freeze for quick breakfasts!

Enjoy this oatmeal for breakfast or enjoy it like I do – after my workout. I always want something after I exercise and I don’t want an apple. I want something hearty I can chew, and this fits the bill.

The other thing I love about this baked oatmeal is that you can portion and freeze it. Then, like me, on those days I want more than a smoothie but I don’t have any time, I just reheat. It takes less time than my blender, and I can actually chew something.

Plus…it’s pretty. So not only is this good for a hearty and healthier breakfast, but it’s a great brunch or potluck dish too.

It’s a double duty dish. I think I need to make it my resolution to make more of those.

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal is a healthier, easy breakfast. Great for a crowd or to freeze for quick breakfasts!



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Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal is an easy and hearty breakfast recipe full of blueberries and minus all the fat. If you don't think you like oatmeal, try this baked oatmeal recipe and you'll change your mind! It's like oatmeal and a soft baked granola bar all one one easy recipe.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 8 servings
Serving Size 1 serving


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup applesauce unsweetened
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup milk nonfat or almond milk, vanilla unsweetened is what I use
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries see note


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 11x7 or a 9x13 pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Whisk eggs, applesauce, brown sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Stir in cinnamon, salt, and baking powder. Stir in oats and milk. Gently fold in blueberries. Spread in prepared pan.
  • Bake for 28-34 minutes until oatmeal is browned and not jiggly in the center. Cool slightly before serving. Serve with syrup and/or fruit or vanilla yogurt.
  • Store in refrigerator up to 2 days. You can also portion and freeze for quick morning breakfasts!

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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword oatmeal

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  1. Is there any way this could be done without the brown sugar? If I were to cut it out completely do you think it would lack a lot of flavor or could I just double the applesauce instead. I’m not big on a lot of sugar!

  2. I’ve been looking for a mid morning snack for on the go and work that incorporates oatmeal, as I don’t really like the texture of hot oatmeal as cereal either. This just came out of the oven and it is awesome! I topped with two spoonfuls of Plain Greek yogurt and cinnamon! Deliscious.

  3. I’ve been trying to make baked oatmeal a weekly staple, and I thought it’d be great to do this blueberry version for the health benefits. 🙂 I was skeptical about getting the wild blueberries, as I assumed they’d be hard to find and more expensive. But lo and behold, I found them in the second store I checked right next to the normal blueberries–not only the same price, but on sale, too! Made my night. Anyway, I love how quickly and easily baked oatmeal comes together, and it gives me a lot of good, healthy food to eat on through the week. i was too lazy to make overnight oats this week and have just been eating this. It’s one of the stronger-tasting baked oatmeals I’ve made, probably because of the brown sugar, but it’s definitely not overpowering or anything. It’s a healthy treat. 🙂 Thanks so much for the recipe! 

    1. I’m glad you liked it! And you can use normal blueberries in it, but we prefer the wild because they’re smaller. They are easier to find than you think! Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed it!

  4. I made this tonight. Was very disappointed. The oatmeal was still raw. It was very chewy. I think that maybe letting it set for a while before baking it would solve this problem. I make a breakfast oatmeal dish using oatmeal and fat free Greek yogurt mixing them together and letting them set in refrigerator overnight. It is not chewy or mushy.

    1. Hi Pearl, I’m sorry that happened. How long did you bake it? Possibly it needed to be baked longer? I do remember it being chewy and full of texture, but if that isn’t your thing you could use quick cooking oats instead of old-fashioned. Those will be less chewy and more oatmeal-like. The breakfast you mentioned – that’s not baked, right? I think if you’re looking for that texture, quick cook is the way to go! (If you don’t have quick cooking oats, you can make them in about 10 seconds – just put a bunch of old fashioned oats in a blender or food processor and blend just a few seconds to chop them up. Viola – quick cooking!)

  5. This looks delicious! I was wondering if you think adding ground flaxseed to this recipe would be ok. I’ve been trying to incorporate flaxseed more into my meals and think this would be a great, healthy addition! Any recommendations for how much flaxseed to add before needing to change other ingredients? Thanks!

  6. I love this recipe. I let it cool and cut it into squares, wrap them up and put them in the freezer. I pop them in the microwave for a quick breakfast or snack. Very yummy and versatile. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I eat oatmeal almost every morning, it’s my go to breakfast, I was looking for something Oatmeal based but with a bit of wow, to bring for a potluck breakfast. I made this and it was a big hit, everyone wanted the recipe. Thank you!