Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal (Vegan)
This blueberry banana baked oatmeal is a comforting and delicious breakfast option. A simple recipe that is vegan, gluten-free, and healthy! Can be made ahead for meal prep.
Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal – it’s the perfect breakfast option for that summer-to-fall transition!
This healthy baked oatmeal recipe uses end-of-summer blueberries in a warming and comforting dish. The addition of baked pecans adds the perfect crunch, and the baked bananas makes everything soo naturally sweet and creamy.
Another great thing about baked oatmeal? It’s perfect for meal prep! This recipe makes 6 servings – eat a couple right away, then save the rest to easily reheat for breakfast during the week.
Want more inspiration for cooking with oats? Check out my roundup of 25+ easy, healthy recipes using oats for more ideas!
The original recipe is vegan, as it uses almond milk and no eggs. However, feel free to use any kind of milk that you have on hand.
If a gluten-free recipe is needed, make sure to use certified gluten-free oats.
If you need a nut-free recipe, simply omit the pecans.
As you can see, this blueberry banana baked oatmeal can easily accommodate many dietary needs!
This vegan baked oatmeal is only 10 ingredients:
- rolled oats
- ground cinnamon
- baking powder
- unsweetened almond milk (or other milk of choice)
- vanilla extract
- pure maple syrup
- raw pecan halves
+ any toppings that you desire! I love a little greek yogurt (or vegan alternative) and almond butter 🙂
How To Make Baked Oatmeal
Making baked oatmeal is super simple, and doesn’t require any fancy ingredients. If you’re wondering what kind of oats to use – regular, rolled old-fashioned oats work great.
Start by mixing the dry ingredients (so the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt) in a large bowl.
Then, mix the wet ingredients (almond milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup) and pour over the dry oat mixture.
Next, fold in the blueberries and one of the sliced bananas. Pour this mixture into a baking dish (I used a 9×6 inch one).
Make sure the fruits are evenly spread throughout, then top with the second banana and pecans.
Pop it in the oven for 35 minutes at 375F.
After 35 minutes, your oatmeal should be slightly browned and you might have some blueberry juice bubbling over.
Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Serve with a scoop of greek yogurt, peanut butter, or any other toppings!
Can You Reheat Baked Oatmeal?
While baked oatmeal is best enjoyed straight from the oven, it definitely can be reheated. I simply keep any leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge.
When I want to eat it, I just portion it into a bowl and pop in the microwave.
If you find leftovers a bit too dry (the oats absorb more of the liquid over time), I find that stirring in a splash of boiling water or additional milk works perfectly.
Nutritional Value Of Oatmeal
Oats are an excellent source of dietary fibre, with half a cup of dry oatmeal providing 4 grams.
The majority of the fibre found in oats is a soluble fibre called beta glucan. Soluble fibre helps to slow digestion, increase fullness and satiety, lower cholesterol, and improve blood sugar control.
In addition to fibre, oats are also a source of different micronutrients like:
- B vitamins
- vitamin E
If you want to learn more about the different types of oatmeal, it’s nutrition benefits, and my favourite brands of oatmeal to purchase, be sure to check out this post all about oatmeal!
Nutritional Value of Blueberries
Like oatmeal, blueberries are also an excellent source of dietary fibre. One cup of blueberries provides 3.6 grams.
Blueberries are also a great source of micronutrients, like:
- vitamin C
- vitamin K
- vitamin B6
Blueberries are also rich in antioxidants called anthocyanins, which provide many protective health benefits.
Nutritional Value of Bananas
This tropical fruit is also (you guessed it) a great source of dietary fibre. One medium-sized banana provides 3 grams.
Bananas are rich in micronutrients, like:
- vitamin C
- vitamin B6
More Healthy Oatmeal Recipes
- Ginger Cinnamon Baked Pear Oatmeal
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal
- Healthy Pineapple Baked Oatmeal
- Vegan Blueberry Steel Cut Oatmeal
- Strawberry Vanilla Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal
- Easy Grated Apple Bircher Muesli
- Healthy Zucchini Bread Steel Cut Oatmeal
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Get the Recipe: Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or other milk of choice)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
- 2 cups blueberries
- 2 medium bananas, sliced into rounds
- 1/4 cup raw pecan halves
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Mix dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients.
- Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients, and mix well. Fold in blueberries and slices from one banana.
- Gently pour all ingredients into a baking dish. I used one that was 9×6 inches.
- Ensure that fruits are well spread out in baking dish. Top with slices from the second banana and pecan halves. Place in the oven and bake for 35 minutes.
- Once done, remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Serve immediately and add toppings (like greek or vegan yogurt, whipped cream, or creamy peanut butter). Enjoy!
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15 Comments on “Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal (Vegan)”
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This recipe turned me on to baking oatmeal. It’s now one of my regular And favourite breakfasts.
Amazing!! That makes me SO happy to hear you enjoy this one. Thank you so much for sharing!! If you want to try another flavour combination, I have a pineapple baked oatmeal on my website as well – it’s similar, but with tropical flavours 🙂
Delicious recipe! Tasted like banana bread (with blueberries) and smelled amazing! Super easy to make too!
Thank you so much, Kim! I’m so happy you enjoyed this one and found it easy to make. Appreciate you sharing that 🙂
These baked oats are so hearty and delicious! I love that they aren’t too sweet and the pecans added a really nice crunch. Highly recommend for a winter morning breakfast 🥰👍🏻
Hi Melanie! Thank you so much for sharing your experience – it’s so appreciated. I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed these oats! I have a couple other flavour combos if you’re interested in trying a new one too 😉
What is the nutritional components of this recipe? Grams of carbs grams of fiber grams of proteins… Etc.?
For both personal and professional reasons, I intentionally choose not to include the exact nutrition breakdown of my recipes. Ultimately, focusing on numbers goes against my nutrition philosophy as a dietitian and I much prefer to highlight the various health benefits of the whole food ingredients that I use. That said, if you would like to calculate the nutrition breakdown you can always enter the recipe into a nutrition calculator like MyFitnessPal! Thank you for understanding <3
thank you so much for not including nutritional info or calorie counts! as someone who has recovered from disordered eating it is so great to find delicious recipes that don’t focus on numbers! so appreciate your focus on overall nutrition!
Hi Sarah! Ah thank YOU so much for sharing this. I’m so happy to hear that this approach resonates with you. I get so many requests to include the nutrition info, but it really goes against my nutrition philosophy and it’s important to me that I don’t have numbers or language that are triggering for people who have recovered or are recovering from disordered eating <3. Thank you again - reading this made my day! I look forward to hearing which recipes you end up trying 🙂
Wow that was just what we needed on this snowy winter morning. Sweetness and texture right on target. Definitely will be making this again! Thinking about Christmas morning. Thank you!
Hi Sherry! Thank you so much for sharing your experience! So happy to hear you enjoyed this one on a snowy morning – baked oatmeal is so good for that 🙂
You may also enjoy this ginger pear baked oatmeal or this chocolate peanut butter one if you want to switch up the flavours!!
Can I use frozen blueberries or mixed berries?
Hi Kim! I think frozen berries should work fine, just know that the colour may bleed a bit in the oatmeal!