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Berry Baked Oatmeal


No more boring stove-top oats! Warm, chewy, sweet baked oatmeal is bursting with berries, bananas, and walnuts. Slide this simple concoction into the oven and earn some hands-off time before breakfast.

baking dish of baked berry oatmeal

Oatmeal is fast. It’s easy. And it’s one of our best last-minute breakfasts. Now we’ve found a way to add a laid-back weekend vibe to oatmeal. We think you’re going to love it!

This Baked Berry Oatmeal tastes like a lightly sweetened oat muffin: crisp and golden on top, and moist and chewy inside. Fresh berries and crunchy walnuts add a fancy flavor and texture. And kids will love the familiar cinnamon-laced oats and custard-like baked bananas at the bottom of their bowl.

baked berry oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal for Healthy Kids

Ahhh, what’s not to love about oats for kids? This whole grain is loaded with 6 grams of fiber per serving, plus vitamins and minerals kids need to grow and thrive. If you establish an oatmeal habit in your kids now, they’ll enjoy healthier blood sugar levels and a lower risk of heart disease down the road.

The berries and bananas in these oats provides an antioxidant boost, and we’ve kept the added sweeteners to a minimum: just two tablespoons of pure maple syrup.

Walnuts add healthy omega-3 fats and a little plant protein. Altogether, a serving of this baked oatmeal provides 9 grams of protein! Dig in, kids…

baked berry oatmeal in serving dishes

Why Baked Oatmeal?

If your kids are iffy about the texture of oats made in a pot, Berry Baked Oatmeal offers something that looks and feels a little different. The oats are drier and less “gloppy” when baked. This might prove more appealing to kids, and less messy for toddlers.

Baking your oatmeal lets you have much-needed hands-off time before breakfast. Slide the baking dish in the oven and do what you like. You’re free from having to stand at the stove, stirring, wondering whether or not your oatmeal is going to fire off a molten bubble (you know what we’re talkin’ about…)

Lastly, baked oatmeal feeds a crowd with a touch of elegance that’s missing from the stove-top variety.

berry baked oatmeal

Looking for more creative ways to serve oats? Try Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats or the super-decadent (but super healthy) Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oats.

Berry Baked Oatmeal

No more boring stove-top oats! Warm, chewy, sweet baked oatmeal is bursting with berries, bananas, and walnuts. Slide this simple concoction into the oven and earn some hands-off time before breakfast.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Berry Baked Oatmeal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 1 piece/slice
Calories: 447kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray the inside of an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a bowl, mix together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and half the walnuts.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, milk, egg, butter (slightly melted), and vanilla.
  • Slice bananas in 1/2-inch pieces and arrange in a single layer in the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  • Sprinkle two-thirds of the berries over top of the bananas, then cover with the oat mixture.
  • Slowly drizzle the milk mixture over the oats, then shake the dish gently to make sure the milk moves all the way through the dish.
  • Top with remaining berries and walnuts.
  • Bake for 35 minutes until the top is nicely golden and the oat mixture has set.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before slicing into 6 pieces.
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Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 248mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 22g
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5 stars
Delicious for my one year-old and husband! I substituted peanut butter for the walnuts since she doesn’t have all her teeth yet… Turned out fantastic. Thank you

5 stars
I have made this too many times to count. one of my favorite go to recipes. I reduced the amount of maple syrup to a quarter cup and always think I could do even less. Its so good though I haven’t tried. Thanks for the recipe the whole family loves!

5 stars
This recipe is delicious and on weekly rotation in my house. My toddler loves it and my wife and I do too. To save time in the AM, I often prepare the wet and dry ingredients separately the night before, then combine and bake in the AM. Have also been toying around lately with instead of berries. Works well too.

Do you have to put baking powder in this? My husband needs to have healthy oatmeal options that are tasty but is recovering from triple bypass surgery. Baking powder is very high in sodium.