Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

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Oatmeal reminds me of my grandmother. She always stresses the importance of a good breakfast and hot cereals, like oats, are among her favorites. I’m looking forward to passing along this recipe to her.

Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

I’ve tried baked oatmeal before and I always felt there was something missing. I have finally arrived at a version that hits the spot in every way – sweetness from the blueberries, ripe bananas, and pure maple syrup, texture from the walnuts, and ratio of fruit to oats. I’m in love with this recipe.

Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

I scooped a heaping portion from the dish and poured cold milk over top and it was perfect for me with no additions. Of course, feel free to add brown sugar or any other toppings you desire. You could certainly also play around with the fruit combinations, but try it this way first. It’s a keeper.

Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

Yield: 4 servings (can easily be doubled for a crowd)

Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

Adapted from The Curvy Carrot

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas, sliced
  • 3/4c fresh blueberries
  • 1c rolled oats (not quick)
  • 1/2t cinnamon
  • 1/2t baking powder
  • 1/4t salt
  • 1c milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3T butter, melted
  • 1/4c pure maple syrup
  • 1t vanilla
  • 1/4c walnuts, roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375. Grease a 1-1/2 quart casserole dish.
  2. Lay the bananas in a single layer in the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle 1/2c of the blueberries over bananas.
  3. In a bowl, combine the oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Stir and sprinkle over fruit.
  4. Whisk milk, egg, butter, syrup, and vanilla. Pour over oats, coating evenly. Sprinkle remaining blueberries and walnuts over top. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until golden and bubbly and set in the center.
  5. Serve with milk.

Notes

Leftovers reheat well the next day. Store covered in refrigerator.

Additional toppings might include: brown sugar, additional maple syrup, more walnuts, milk/cream, etc.

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18 comments
LynetteK
LynetteK

Hi there checking in again...I made this again with success! Yay! I think what happened last time is I may have confused some measurements for the liquids between teaspoons and tablespoons...turned out perfect!

LynetteK
LynetteK

I just made this and there was liquid in the bottom and mine didn't look like yours...what did I do wrong? I drained my blueberries too! I will see how it is tomorrow morning..I baked it for 45 mins and the top is pretty browned I didn't want to leave it longer to burn...

Mary Flanagan
Mary Flanagan

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Angela
Angela

I substituted chocolate chips for the blueberries (didn't have any), added organic shredded coconut, and eliminated the nuts. Very good!!

Kamiko Kahalioumi
Kamiko Kahalioumi

First time making a baked oatmeal and this recipe was delicious! :) I ended up substituting the maple syrup with a smaller amount of organic honey and the walnuts with pecans and it worked very nicely. Thanks!

debbie
debbie

Thanks for making this while we were there. I'm not one who eats oatmeal for breakfast, but have always wanted to try baked oatmeal. I liked the blueberries and bananas in it and plan on making it for a brunch soon.

Dana
Dana

We love plain old baked oatmeal. I imagine this recipe will make my family feel like they are staying at a bed and breakfast :-). Nuts are deadly to me, but the rest of the ingredients seem like they will definitely perk this recipe up nicely.

Laura Davis
Laura Davis

Yum, I've made this before and we love it. Great with raspberries as well!

Laurie
Laurie

Would frozen blueberries work? I'm always looking for new breakfast ideas for a hungry crowd during fishing...which is coming up soon!!!

Alaska from Scratch
Alaska from Scratch

Hi Lynette, there are two things I can think of that may have altered the results for you. First, did you use quick oats or old-fashioned, rolled oats? Quick oats would not set up the same way as rolled oats. The other thought is if you used frozen blueberries? Frozen blueberries would add more liquid to the recipe than fresh. I will go back and adapt the recipe to say "fresh" blueberries. I'm so sorry that this recipe didn't turn out well for you. :(

Alaska from Scratch
Alaska from Scratch

So happy you enjoyed your first baked oatmeal! Hope it turns out well for your brunch coming up. :)

Alaska from Scratch
Alaska from Scratch

Oh yes, please do leave out the nuts! :) I love the bed and breakfast idea. Enjoy!

Alaska from Scratch
Alaska from Scratch

Yes, fishing is very soon! Can't wait. I think this would be awesome for the fishing crew... not sure how well frozen blueberries would work though... hmmm.

LynetteK
LynetteK

Quaker Oats old fashioned rolled oats and fresh blueberries... I am determined to make this work! then i can move on to the pumpkin pecan baked oatmeal! lol I will try to make it again when my bananas ripen up..

Alaska from Scratch
Alaska from Scratch

Thanks Lynette... I've never had anyone have trouble with this one before, so I'd love to figure out what happened, too! Thanks for sticking with it. You're awesome. I hope you enjoy the pumpkin version. :)

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