This strawberry blueberry baked oatmeal is the perfect red white and blue breakfast. An easy breakfast oatmeal bake for the family. It’s so simple and great for Mother’s Day Brunch or 4th of July. This triple berry baked oatmeal is refined sugar free, gluten free and dairy free.
I used to eat oatmeal every single day. Does anyone else remember that oatmeal that came in packets? The ones with little “dinosaur eggs” that would break open and reveal the dinosaurs?! While oatmeal these days isn’t the same, it can still be fun and healthy.
I’ve been reminiscing on those oatmeal days, but I’m a bit tired of the typical oatmeal bowl. I’ve been enjoying baked oatmeal with berries or chilaquiles for those cravings.
What is an Oatmeal Bake?
An oatmeal bake is oatmeal baked in a casserole dish. It’s a thickened but soft and also crispy oatmeal. An oatmeal bake is a mixture of egg, dairy free milk and oats that bakes in the oven almost like a cake. Including berries makes the final product on the wetter side, but adds sweetness.
Is baked oatmeal healthy?
Oatmeal is a healthier breakfast or brunch meal. Baked oatmeal has the extra berries and eggs to add even more nutrition. Oatmeal by itself usually has less ingredients in it. It may be less caloric than this blueberry oatmeal bake.
STEP ONE: Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately.
STEP TWO: Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients, add berries and stir.
STEP THREE: Pour into a baking dish and into the oven to bake!
STEP FOUR: Take out of the oven and enjoy!
Ingredients and Substitutions
- TRIPLE BERRIES. The more berries the merrier! To keep this oatmeal bake red, white and blue make sure to add a red berry along with blueberries.
- GLUTEN FREE OATS. If you’re not gluten free, use old fashioned oats.
- DAIRY FREE MILK. I prefer oat milk, but any kind of dairy free milk.
How to Make in Advance
Prepare, cook until almost done and then cover in fridge in foil. When ready to serve, cover with new foil and reheat in oven for 15-20 minutes.
Prepare all ingredients: wet ingredients in one bowl and dry ingredients in another. Keep separate bowls separate and covered. Leave on countertop for up to one hour.
If overnight, leave dry ingredients on countertop and wet ingredients in the fridge. In the morning, leave on countertop for one hour before baking.
How to Store Baked Oatmeal
Baked oatmeal doesn’t fare great as leftovers because it can get mushy. Cover the baking dish with tinfoil or place into storage container and place in fridge. Reheat in the oven or microwave.
Pairings for Holidays
Other Brunch Ideas
- Authentic Mexican Chilaquiles Rojos
- Savory Mexican Breakfast Quinoa Bowl
- Healthier Brunch Burger
- Basic 3 Ingredient Chia Pudding
Red White and Blueberry Oatmeal Bake
- 9x13" Baking Dish
- 1.5 Cups Berries (½ cup each: raspberries, strawberries, blueberries) (see note below)
- 2 Cups Old Fashioned Oats Gluten Free
- 1 TSP Baking Powder
- ¼ Cup Coconut Sugar
- 1 TSP Ground Cinnamon
- ½ Cup Slivered Almonds (see note below)
- 2 Cups Oat Milk (or Almond Milk)
- 1 Large Egg
- 1 TSP Vanilla Extract
- 2 TBSP Maple Syrup
- ¼ Cup Old Fashioned Oats Gluten Free
- 2 TBSP Coconut Sugar
- Pre-heat the oven to 375ºF.
- Add dry ingredients in a bowl. In a separate bowl, add all of the wet ingredients. Mix the coconut sugar and oats together for the crispy topping in a small bowl and leave to the side.
- Mix wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir together (the mixture will seem on the wet side). Add berries and gently stir.
- Pour mixture into a greased 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle the crispy topping evenly over the top.
- Place into the oven and and bake for 40 minutes. This is until the top is browned and crispy and a toothpick goes in and out clean.
- Scoop onto plates or into bowls. Serve plain, top with whipped cream, or pour some milk over it.