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This blueberry baked oatmeal recipe is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and also so easy to make! In addition, this recipe is healthy, quick, and perfect for breakfast or meal-prep!
This vegan baked oatmeal recipe is loaded with wholesome and plant-based ingredients like oats, nuts, dates, blueberries, and also maple syrup. Having oatmeal or a green smoothie for breakfast is the perfect way to start your day because it's healthy and gives so much energy!
These ingredients work so well together but I will also show you how to customize this recipe. If you love oats, you should also try my vegan berry crumble, chocolate banana overnight oats or peach crisp! You will not believe how easy it comes together and also you can meal-prep it for a quick breakfast!
Before we jump into the recipe, let's talk about how you can customize it and learn some tips.
What is Baked Oatmeal
Baked oatmeal is different than stovetop oatmeal because of the consistency. It has a bread pudding texture, chewy and soft so it's a great warm breakfast casserole.
It's usually made with oats, nuts, berries, milk, and eggs but we will use plant-based milk and flax seeds to make it vegan. You can make a big batch of vegan blueberry baked oatmeal recipe and reheat it for breakfast instead of making oatmeal in the mornings.
How do you make the Vegan Baked Oatmeal Recipe
To keep this dish gluten-free, we will be using gluten-free oats but feel free to swap it for regular ones. You want to use rolled oats and not instant so keep that in mind.
I am a big fan of using frozen wild blueberries as you can tell from my blueberry avocado smoothie or blueberry crumble recipes because of the health benefits. You can also use regular frozen blueberries or fresh ones if you prefer.
This recipe is naturally sweetened so I chose to use maple syrup but you can also use coconut sugar or any other sweetener you would like.
I used walnuts but you can use pecans instead. You can also try using other nuts, it gives this a great crunch and texture.
Since we will not be using eggs, we will use ground flax seeds to bind everything. You are also getting the health benefits so it's a win-win situation!
I love dates so I added some in this recipe. But you can use another dried fruit, it gives a great texture and sweetness.
Cinnamon, Vanilla Extract and Baking Powder
We will also be adding cinnamon and vanilla extract so your house will smell amazing! Since we will be baking this oatmeal, we will add baking powder as well.
Coconut oil and salt
How to make it step by step
- The first thing we will need to do is to preheat the oven to 375 F. And then add the milk, flax seeds, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla extract, baking powder, coconut oil, and salt to a large bowl and mix well.
- Then, you will need to add the oats, dates, and walnuts into the bowl and mix it again.
- Now, you can add the blueberries and gently mixed them into the batter.
- We will transfer this mixture into an 8x8 or a similar size baking dish and bake it for 40 to 45 minutes until the oats are golden.
Tips & Variations
- To make this baked oatmeal recipe nut-free, you can use pumpkin seeds instead of walnuts.
- If you like, you can also use different berries such as strawberries or raspberries. Or you can add some bananas as well!
- To make it sweeter, you can add more maple syrup or drizzle some after it's baked.
- For serving, you can add some plant-based yogurt and you've got yourself a healthy breakfast!
How to store baked oatmeal
This vegan baked oatmeal recipe is perfect when served warm but you also store it for meal-prep. It keeps well in the refrigerator, covered, for 4 to 5 days so you can simply warm it up in the microwave or toaster oven.
This blueberry baked oatmeal recipe is very easy and versatile. It is also:
- Hearty and Satisfying
- Vegan & Gluten-free
- Healthy breakfast
- Perfect for meal-prep
- Also so delicious!
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This blueberry baked oatmeal recipe is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and so easy to make! This recipe is healthy, quick, and perfect for breakfast or meal-prep!
- 2 cups rolled oats (gluten-free if preferred)
- 2 cups plant-based milk
- 1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
- ½ cup walnuts (sub for other nuts)
- ½ cup chopped dates (sub for another dried fruit)
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 tbs ground flax seeds
- 1 tbs coconut oil (sub for another neutral oil)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 375 F.
- Add the milk, flax seeds, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla extract, baking powder, coconut oil, and salt to a large bowl and mix well.
- Then, add the oats, dates, and walnuts into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix it again.
- Add the blueberries into the batter and gently mix.
- Transfer the mixture into an 8x8 or a similar size baking dish. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes until the oats are golden.
Leftovers can be refrigerated, covered, for 4 to 5 days. Warm it in the microwave or toaster oven.
To make this nut-free, use pumpkin seeds instead of walnuts.
You can also use different berries such as strawberries or raspberries.or add some bananas.
To make it sweeter, add more maple syrup or drizzle some after it's baked.
For serving, add some plant-based yogurt on top.
- Serving Size: 6
- Calories: 274
- Sugar: 12.1g
- Sodium: 163.6mg
- Fat: 11.1g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 35.9g
- Fiber: 5.2g
- Protein: 6.2g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
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