Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal is a cinch to make, and is full of juicy blueberries and banana slices! It’s an easy, yummy breakfast!
Do you enjoy oatmeal? When I was a kid, if you had told me that someday I would actually ENJOY oatmeal, I would have laughed. Hilariously. Oatmeal? You have got to be kidding me. HOWEVER… I now LOVE it, whether it’s a big ol’ bowl of it (with brown sugar and cinnamon), a baked version, or in cookies. Go figure.
I’ve made several varieties of BAKED oatmeal over the past few years, and today I want to share this simple recipe for blueberry banana baked oatmeal. It is VERY EASY to prepare, and then is popped in the oven to bake. Once it is done baking, I let it cool down to room temperature then cut it into slices for serving. EASY PEASY! And guess what? It is delicious! Here’s how to make this delicious breakfast treat:
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How To Make Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal
Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F. It only takes a few minutes to get the oatmeal ready for the oven, so you want it to be nice and hot before you add it. Okay, now for the oatmeal…
Stir together rolled oats (old fashioned, not quick or instant), sugar, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add milk, melted (and cooled) butter, lightly beaten eggs, blueberries and vanilla extract. Stir gently to combine these ingredients.
NOTE: You can use fresh OR frozen blueberries for this dish. I typically use fresh, but if you will be using frozen, there is no need to thaw them. Just toss them in there frozen.
Add the banana slices, and gently stir them into the batter, until fully incorporated into the batter. Once done, the oatmeal is ready for the oven!
Time To Bake It!
Lightly spray a 9×9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Pour the oatmeal mixture into the baking dish, spreading it evenly to disperse the blueberries and bananas. OPTIONAL- you can also top the dish with ¼ cup chopped walnuts or pecans if desired, before baking. We don’t usually add the nuts, but that is completely your choice!
Place the dish into the preheated oven, and bake at 350°F. for 45-50 minutes, or until the oatmeal has set. Since oven temps can vary quite a bit, I suggest checking it at 45 minutes, and then bake longer, if necessary. The top should be golden brown in color once done.
TIP: If you wish the top to be more brown in color, you can put the baking dish under the broiler (5″-6″ away from heating element) and let it brown more. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you do this step, be sure to check it every 30 seconds and rotate the pan until browned to your liking (approx. 1 minute or so total). Keep a very close eye on it, so it does not BURN (and ruin your nice breakfast)!
When done, remove the blueberry banana baked oatmeal from the oven, and transfer the dish to a wire rack to cool. Of course, you CAN eat it hot, but we have found we enjoy this dish best at room temperature. It slices better, etc., but that is your choice, as to how you will enjoy your baked oatmeal best!
Ready To Enjoy A Piece Of Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal?
Once the blueberry banana baked oatmeal has cooled to room temperature, you can easily cut it into 9 pieces (about 3″ x 3″ each). Grab a fork, plop a piece on a plate, and enjoy your yummy breakfast, with some hot coffee or tea.
I really hope you enjoy this blueberry banana baked oatmeal. We sure do! It is best if eaten within 2-3 days after cooking (and it also freezes well, too, if wrapped securely). Thank you for stopping by today, and I hope you will come back again for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, and have a GREAT day!
Looking For More OATMEAL Recipes?
You can find ALL of my recipes in the Recipe Index, which is located at the top of the page. I have a nice variety of recipes that feature oatmeal you might enjoy checking out, including:
- Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal
- Maple Nut Oatmeal
- Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Bites
- Healthy Chocolate Oatmeal
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Original recipe source: A Fred Meyer booklet called “My Magazine” that was mailed to our home, Summer edition, page 22
Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal is a cinch to make, and is full of juicy blueberries and banana slices! It's an easy, yummy breakfast!
- 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup butter (1 stick) melted, and cooled
- 2 large eggs beaten
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup blueberries fresh or frozen
- 1 banana sliced (approx. 1/2" slices)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9"x9" baking pan with non-stick spray.
Stir together oats, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Add milk, melted/cooled butter, beaten eggs, blueberries and vanilla extract. Stir gently to combine. Add banana slices; gently stir them into batter, until fully incorporated.
Pour oatmeal mixture into prepared baking dish, spreading batter evenly. OPTIONAL- you can also top the dish with ¼ cup chopped walnuts or pecans if desired, before baking.
Bake at 350°F. for 45-50 minutes, or until the oatmeal has set. Oven temps can vary;, I suggest checking it at 45 minutes, and then bake longer, if necessary. Oatmeal should be golden brown on top.
TIP: If you wish the top to be more browned, put the baking dish under the broiler (5"-6" away from heating element) and let it brown more. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you do this step, be sure to check it every 30 seconds and rotate the pan until browned to your liking (approx. 1 minute or so total). Keep a very close eye on it, so it does not BURN (and ruin your nice breakfast)!
When done, remove baked oatmeal from oven and transfer to wire rack to cool. Once cooled to room temp., cut it into 9 pieces ( 3" x 3" each). Enjoy!
NOTE: You can use fresh OR frozen blueberries for this dish. If using frozen, there is no need to thaw them.
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