This Blueberry Baked Oatmeal recipe is the perfect make-ahead breakfast to feed a crowd! The addition of Greek yogurt and almond meal make it high-protein! It’s gluten-free and refined sugar free, and totally customizable!

Good morning! This Blueberry Baked Oatmeal recipe is the culmination of my quest to create a baked oatmeal recipe that is…

  1. Healthy. Many baked oatmeal recipes use copious amounts of butter and sugar…which are not excellent sources of fuel for your body first thing in the morning.
  2. Rich in protein. Oatmeal is great, but one cup only has 6 grams of protein. Eating more protein increases energy and helps you stay full longer. Win. Win.
  3. Delicious. No need for an explanation here!

This Blueberry Baked Oatmeal recipe truly is a diamond in the ruff! It is gluten-free and refined-sugar free.  The addition of almond meal and Greek yogurt make it high in protein.  The vanilla and cinnamon compliment the berries so well, and fill the house with a heavenly aroma as it bakes in the oven!

This Blueberry Baked Oatmeal recipe is the perfect make-ahead breakfast to feed a crowd! The addition of Greek yogurt and almond meal make it high-protein! It’s gluten-free and refined sugar free, and totally customizable!

Sometimes I feel like our house is a hotel. Don’t get me wrong…It’s a wonderful thing because we have so many friends and family who come to visit us, and I’m grateful for each and every one of them! The job of feeding everyone naturally falls to me, which I love, but sometimes it can be a little daunting.

Breakfast is usually the trickiest meal to prepare because of the diversity of choices and opinions about what it should entail. For some people {like me!} it’s their favorite meal of the day and they like to fill up, while others barely…if ever eat it. Some like savory eggs and bacon, and others would much rather have a little something sweet.

This Blueberry Baked Oatmeal recipe is the perfect make-ahead breakfast to feed a crowd! The addition of Greek yogurt and almond meal make it high-protein! It’s gluten-free and refined sugar free, and totally customizable!

Since we live near the mountains, most people plan to go hiking or skiing when then visit us. I like to feed our guests well, especially at breakfast time, so they have the fuel they need to enjoy a long day of outdoor fun! That’s where this Blueberry Baked Oatmeal recipe comes in! I feel confident knowing I’m giving my family and my guests a breakfast that will sustain them throughout their day of actively enjoying the beauty of the Rockies!

To me…the best part about this Blueberry Baked Oatmeal is that it is an E-A-S-Y way to feed a crowd. I mean it! With some fruit on the side it was enough to feed my family plus a family of 7…that’s 11 people!!! {I know, math is hard}. I usually make this Blueberry Baked Oatmeal the night before, store it in the fridge, then just warm in the oven the next morning. It takes 5 minutes to throw together and 35 minutes to bake, plus it uses ingredients I almost always have on hand!

This Blueberry Baked Oatmeal recipe is the perfect make-ahead breakfast to feed a crowd! The addition of Greek yogurt and almond meal make it high-protein! It’s gluten-free and refined sugar free, and totally customizable!

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal: Substitutions/Notes

One thing to note about this recipe is that it is very liquidy when you pour it into the pan to bake. Do not let that worry you, the oats will absorb the liquid as it bakes!

Ok, now onto substitutions! This is a very versatile recipe so here are a few ways to tweak it if you wish, although I always recommend making the recipe exactly as it’s written! 😉

Old-fashioned oats: Quick-cooking oats can be used in place of old-fashioned, you will need to decrease your baking time by about 10 minutes though!

Almond meal: I love the nutty flavor and boost of protein this adds, but if you need to omit almond meal simply add an extra 1/4 cup oats or oat flour!

Coconut Sugar: Any sweetener can be used here…granulated or liquid! I have used honey, coconut sugar, regular organic sugar and maple syrup, all with great results!

Butter/Coconut oil: Either butter or coconut oil works beautifully in this recipe!

Milk: Any dairy-full or dairy-free variety of milk works perfectly in this recipe! The richer the milk, the creamier and tastier the recipe will be!

Greek Yogurt: Vanilla & Honey flavored Greek yogurt is my absolute favorite! If you use plain Greek yogurt might want to increase the sweetener by a tablespoon or two, or add a touch of honey!

Blueberries: I know the title of this recipe is “Blueberry Baked Oatmeal” but you really can use any berry you like and it will taste amazing! I often use the frozen mixed berry medley from Costco! If you use fresh berries you will need to decrease your baking time, so watch it carefully!

This Blueberry Baked Oatmeal recipe is the perfect make-ahead breakfast to feed a crowd! The addition of Greek yogurt and almond meal make it high-protein! It’s gluten-free and refined sugar free, and totally customizable!

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Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13” glass baking dish and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine oats, almond meal, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a separate, microwave safe bowl, melt butter (or coconut oil).
  4. Whisk in your milk as you slowly pour it into the melted butter.
  5. Add Greek yogurt, eggs, and vanilla and whisk until combined.
  6. Add sugar and mix thoroughly.
  7. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well.
  8. Gently fold your blueberries into the mixture.
  9. Spread evenly in a 9x13” pan.
  10. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the top of your oatmeal.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes. Your oatmeal should be browned on the top and the top should spring back when you gently touch it with your finger.
  12. Let cool for 15 mintues and serve warm. You can also refrigerate after baking and serve cold!

Recipe Notes

I like to bake this the night before and then reheat in the morning. Such an easy and healthy breakfast to serve overnight guests! This recipe is extremely versatile! You can make it completely dairy-free by using almond milk, coconut oil, and dairy-free yogurt!

This Blueberry Baked Oatmeal recipe is the perfect make-ahead breakfast to feed a crowd! The addition of Greek yogurt and almond meal make it high-protein! It’s gluten-free and refined sugar free, and totally customizable!

Note: This recipe was originially published on April 11th, 2016 but was revamped with new pictures! Below were my thoughts from that time in my life one year ago. It’s amazing how much things can change. Now one year later I am grateful to live in UT, never want to leave, and God has brought an army of people around us to do life with. He is good! All the time! 

In other news…I’ve been feeling crazy emotional lately. I mentioned here that a strange song made me sob uncontrollably in the car. My kids just won’t stop growing (seriously)….my daughter is 5! My son is about to turn 3 and my  BABY is about to be ONE. How does it happen so fast? I try to soak in every ounce of their sweetness but I just want them to stay my babies forever (pretty please).

Also, I really miss home…a lot. I know we’re exactly where we’re supposed to be…but that doesn’t change the fact that I miss so many things: My family. Familiar places. Having an army of people who love me and my kids just a few miles away. I always struggle with the baby blues, but this time it just won’t quit. This song really spoke to me this week…plus their voices are amazing. Ok. enough emoting…back to eating oatmeal.

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This Blueberry Baked Oatmeal recipe is the perfect make-ahead breakfast to feed a crowd! The addition of Greek yogurt and almond meal make it high-protein! It’s gluten-free and refined sugar free, and totally customizable!