Don’t let its cake-like texture fool you – this is a variation on a classic breakfast oatmeal.

Photo of ingredients needed to make blueberry baked oatmeal


  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup maple syrup OR brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)

6 servings

About 255 calories/serving


Step 1 – Mix oats, milk, applesauce, walnuts, eggs, maple syrup OR brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl and mix well. You may also added a few drops of honey.

Step 2 – Lightly grease a 7×11 inch baking dish and spread half the mixture in the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle ¾ of the blueberries, then top with the remaining mixture. Carefully smooth the top and sprinkle remaining blueberries and some walnuts (optional) on top.

Step 3 – Cover the dish and chill in the fridge overnight. This allows the oats to absorb the moisture and results in a more cake-like texture when baked. If you would like to bake the dish right away, substitute old fashioned oats for quick oats.

Step 4 – The next day, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake until set and golden on top, about 30-35 minutes. Rest for 5 minutes, then slice and serve warm.

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