This strawberry blueberry baked oatmeal is the perfect red white and blue breakfast. An easy, under 30-minutes 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.
How to make a red white and 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 for a strawberry and blueberry oatmeal bake
- 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 do I make baked oatmeal 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.