This easy berry cherry baked oatmeal recipe is prepped in minutes, made in one bowl and is a healthy and nutritious way to start your day. Plus, it’s loaded with protein to help keep your fuller longer!
All the goodness of oatmeal, but baked into deliciousness with all your favorite in-season berries included. This is actually a pretty simple recipe, so easy in fact, the kids can help you with it! If they are a little older, you can even give the task of making breakfast 😉 Kids can help wash the fruit and mix ingredients. It only take a few minutes to prep before going into the oven to bake.
What is baked oatmeal exactly?
Baked oatmeal is a breakfast casserole made from oats, milk (we used almond milk), and some additional kitchen and pantry staples. You get the opportunity to add in all your favorite oatmeal toppings right into the casserole! We added berries and pecans. Baked oatmeal comes out soft and chewy, almost like a bread pudding. It has all your favorite things about oatmeal, but it has more texture.
Key Ingredients to baked oatmeal
- Pantry staples
We love adding berries to our baked oatmeal for that burst of flavor and the pecans add a bit of crunch. Neither are required, but they are indeed delicious. You can also use regular milk instead of almond milk if you prefer.
Can you make baked oatmeal the night before?
Absolutely! We all love it when mornings are just a bit easier and one way to do that is to have breakfast ready to go. Make this easy baked oatmeal recipe the night before and either enjoy it warmed from the microwave (just 6-10 seconds should be good) or cold.
How long can you keep leftovers in the refrigerator?
Store your leftovers in an airtight container for up to one week.
Top your berry cherry baked oatmeal with vanilla ice cream for a yummy dessert or a dollop of Greek yogurt for an extra dose of protein in the morning to keep you feeling full longer.
Nutrition Tip: Not only are cherries a sweet snack, but they are also filled with antioxidants that have been shown to ease inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.
Berry Cherry Baked Oatmeal
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans divided
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups almond milk
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup chopped strawberries divided
- 1/2 cup blueberries divided
- 1/2 cup halved pitted cherries, divided
- Preheat oven to 375ºF. Spray 8×8-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
- Mix oats, ¼ cup pecans, baking powder and cinnamon in large bowl. Set aside.
- Whisk egg in separate bowl. Stir in milk, butter, maple syrup and vanilla.
- Add ½ of dry ingredients to prepared baking dish and top with ⅓ cup strawberries, ¼ cup blueberries and ¼ cup cherries. Add remaining dry ingredients and top with wet ingredients. Top with remaining strawberries, blueberries, cherries and pecans. Gently shake baking dish back and forth to allow milk to combine with oats.
- Bake uncovered 35 minutes, or until oatmeal is set and lightly browned.