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Berry Baked Oatmeal

The Berry Baked Oatmeal is a delicious breakfast dish that's easy to make. It combines oats with a mix of blueberries, strawberries, tart cherries, and black cherries for a sweet and slightly tart flavor. The oats turn golden brown and have the perfect texture after baking for just 30 minutes.

It's soft, packed with flavor, and ideal for breakfast for a crowd. It even works as a healthy dessert! With just 10 minutes of prep and simple ingredients, it's perfect for busy days or when you want something delicious without much fuss.

Baked Berry Oatmeal in a baking dish.

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The Berry Baked Oatmeal is a favorite breakfast for my family. It's a breeze to make with brown sugar, eggs, oats, and a mix of berries, giving it a sweet and slightly tart taste. What I love is its simplicity – just 5 minutes to prep and 30 minutes to bake.

And the best part? It's so forgiving! I sometimes swap out berries based on what's in my fridge, and it still turns out amazing.

When it's done baking and has that golden-brown look, it's good to go. For serving, a bit of whipped cream makes it extra special.

If you want to save time, prep the whole thing the night before and it will be ready to bake in the morning!

Ingredient Notes

See the printable recipe card below for all ingredients, specific measurements, and complete instructions.

Ingredients to make Berry Baked Oatmeal set out on the counter.
  • Brown sugar: Adds sweetness to the dish, creating a rich and caramel-like flavor.
  • Cinnamon: The cinnamon adds warm flavors to the berry baked oatmeal. 
  • Salt: Balances the sweetness and enhances the flavors of the other ingredients.
  • Eggs: Acts as a binding agent to give the baked oatmeal structure.
  • Vanilla extract: Adds a subtle vanilla flavor.
  • Milk: Provides moisture and creaminess to the mixture.
  • Rolled oats: The main ingredient, creating a hearty and satisfying base for the baked dish.
  • Oil or melted butter: Contributes to the richness and moistness of the baked oatmeal.
  • Mixed berries: I used blueberries, strawberries, tart cherries, and black cherries, but blackberries and raspberries make a perfect addition as well.

How To Make Berry Baked Oatmeal

First, preheat your oven to 350ºF. Grab a large mixing bowl, and let's get started.

Brown sugar, eggs, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla extract in a bowl.
Milk added to brown sugar egg mixture in the mixing bowl.

Whisk together brown sugar, eggs, a bit of vanilla extract, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Add a pinch of salt, too – it balances the sweetness.

Rolled oats are added to the ingredients in the mixing bowl.
Melted butter added to the oatmeal mixture in the mixing bowl.

Now, pour in the milk and stir to combine. Then, add in the rolled oats and the melted butter. Keep stirring until everything's nicely mixed.

Oatmeal mixture added to a baking pan.
The oatmeal mixture in the baking pan is topped with mixed berries.

You'll need to grease a baking pan and then pour your oatmeal mix in. Now, the fun part is to top it with your choice of mixed berries. Give them a gentle press into the oatmeal.

Pop the whole thing in the preheated oven and let it bake for about 30 minutes. Keep an eye on it – you want the center to be set.

Baked Berry Oatmeal in a white baking dish.

Once it's golden and set, take it out, and there you have it – your Berry Baked Oatmeal. Pro tip: Let it cool a bit before serving; it's easier to cut into neat squares.

Can I use instant oats instead of rolled oats?

It's best to use old-fashioned rolled oats for the ideal texture. Instant oats may result in a different consistency.

Can I use a different type of milk?

Yes, you can substitute with almond, soy, or any non-dairy milk of your choice based on your dietary preferences.

Baked Oatmeal Variations

  • Add a nutty crunch. Stir in a handful of chopped nuts like almonds, pecans, or walnuts into the oat mixture for added crunch and flavor.
  • Add chocolate. Mix in chocolate chips or chunks for a delightful chocolate-berry combination.
  • Add a dash of sweetness. Drizzle a bit of maple syrup over your berry baked oatmeal before serving for added indulgence.

Make Ahead, Storing and Freezing

Make Ahead: To prepare the Berry Baked Oatmeal ahead, assemble the ingredients and follow the mixing steps, stopping before baking. Cover the mixture and refrigerate overnight. When ready to bake, preheat the oven and proceed with the baking instructions. (Follow the manufacturer guidelines for placing cold baking dish in hot oven. You may need to bring the dish to room temperature.)

Store: For storing leftovers, allow the baked oatmeal to cool completely. Cover it tightly with plastic wrap or transfer it to an airtight container. Refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat individual servings in the microwave or oven.

Freeze: To freeze, cut the baked oatmeal into individual portions and wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Place the wrapped portions in a freezer-safe bag or container. Label with the date and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

Recipe Tips

  • Feel free to use fresh or frozen berries based on what's available. If using frozen, no need to thaw them first.
  • Opt for old-fashioned rolled oats for the best texture. Avoid using instant oats, as they may result in a mushier consistency.
  • Use the recommended pan size for even baking. If you adjust the size, keep an eye on the baking time as it may vary.
  • Allow the baked oatmeal to cool for about 10-15 minutes before cutting into squares. This makes it easier to serve without falling apart.
A sliced of baked berry oatmeal on a white plate.

Another delicious baked oatmeal recipe we love is this peach baked oatmeal recipe.

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You'll love this Mixed Berry Baked Oatmeal because it's effortlessly delicious with a perfect blend of sweet and tart berries, warm oats, and a hint of cinnamon – all baked to golden perfection.

Berry Baked Oatmeal in a white baking dish.

Berry Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Author: Judy Wilson
This Berry Baked Oatmeal is a delicious breakfast dish with a perfect blend of sweet and tart berries, warm oats, and a hint of cinnamon.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 242 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups milk
  • cups rolled oats
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • cups mixed berries (fresh or frozen)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Whisk brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl.
  • Stir in milk, then oats and butter.
  • Pour into a greased 9x9 or 8x11-inch pan.
  • Top with your choice of mixed berries and lightly press down into the oatmeal.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes until the center is set.

Notes

You can use fresh or frozen berries. If using frozen, no need to thaw them first.
For storing leftovers, allow the baked oatmeal to cool completely. Cover it tightly with plastic wrap or transfer it to an airtight container. Refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 242kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 7gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 140mgPotassium: 235mgFiber: 3gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 260IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 112mgIron: 1mg
The nutritional information provided is approximate and should only be used as a general guideline. It is an estimate that will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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Maria

Sunday 3rd of March 2024

This looks so yummy! Thank you for sharing it with us at the Senior Salon Pit Stop! I'm excited to be featuring you at Monday’s party. Congrats! Pinned Hugs, Maria @ kraftyplanner.com

Melynda

Sunday 3rd of March 2024

What a great breakfast! Thanks for sharing with SSPS!

Esme Slabbert

Saturday 2nd of March 2024

All those berries have me drooling. Thanks so much for participating and sharing at SSPS 299. See you again next week!

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