These Vegan Baked Oats combine hearty, creamy oatmeal, warm apple cinnamon flavors with a pop of fresh juicy blueberries. It's the ultimate healthy breakfast comfort food.
- ❤️ Why You'll Love This Baked Oatmeal Recipe
- 🛒 Ingredients for Vegan Baked Oatmeal
- 🔪 How to Make Baked Oats with Blueberries
- 💡 Tips for Making Baked Oatmeal
- ☑️ Storage Instructions
- 🔄 Substitutions and Additions
- Do I Have to Use Homemade Apple Sauce?
- Can I Use Frozen Blueberries?
- Are Baked Oats Healthy?
- Why Are My Baked Oats Soggy?
- 🍽️ More Healthy Breakfast Recipes
❤️ Why You'll Love This Baked Oatmeal Recipe
- Hearty and creamy oatmeal
- Warm apple cinnamon flavor
- Fresh blueberries for a burst of sweetness
- Perfect for breakfast meal prep
- Gluten-free, Vegan and dairy-free
Start your morning right with a healthy serving of delicious vegan baked oats. They're made with a cozy blend of warm, baked oats filled with comforting apple and cinnamon flavors. Little jewels of fresh blueberries are added, giving each bite juicy sweetness.
This baked oats recipe is a breeze to whip up. They're a fantastic meal-prep option for busy weekday mornings. You can bake them the night before, and you'll have a hearty and wholesome breakfast ready to warm up the next morning.
Adding oats to recipes is a way to keep you feeling full and satisfied.
If you're looking for other ways to incorporate them into your diet, make sure to check out these Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats, these Almond Milk Flax Seed Oat Cookies, and these Sea Salt and Black Pepper Oat Cakes.
🛒 Ingredients for Vegan Baked Oatmeal
- Old fashioned oats
- Homemade Applesauce
- Unsweetened almond milk
- Maple syrup
- Coconut sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Ground cinnamon
- Baking powder
- Ground nutmeg
- Coconut Oil Spray
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
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🔪 How to Make Baked Oats with Blueberries
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Pour the almond milk, applesauce, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, and half the coconut sugar in a large mixing bowl.
Whisk until well combined.
Add in the oats, half the walnuts, and half the blueberries.
Gently fold until combined.
Pour the mixture into a greased 9 x 9 baking dish, and sprinkle the remaining blueberries, walnuts, and coconut sugar over the top.
Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through. Allow it to cool slightly before drizzling maple syrup over the top and serving.
💡 Tips for Making Baked Oatmeal
This oatmeal dish is basically fail-proof. But here are a couple of things to keep in mind for making healthy and delicious oatmeal every time:
- Use the right oats: Make sure to pick old-fashioned rolled oats for the best texture. Quick oats or instant oats are thinner and will become mushy when cooked.
- Use the right liquid: Almond milk is a great choice, but you can also use other plant-based milks like soy, oat, or coconut milk to add creaminess to your oatmeal.
- Use the right sweetener: While you can use sugar, you can make them a little healthier by using maple syrup, coconut sugar or a sugar substitute.
☑️ Storage Instructions
- Fridge: Store leftovers for 2-3 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- Freezing: Freezing is another great option. Make sure to store them in a freezer-safe container. Label and date the container with the date you cooked them. They can be frozen for up to 2–3 months.
- Reheat: If frozen, allow them to thaw overnight in the fridge. To reheat the baked oats, microwave them for 1-2 minutes until they are heated through.
🔄 Substitutions and Additions
- Nut butter: Swirl in a spoonful of all-natural almond, peanut, or cashew butter for added nutty goodness.
- Dried fruits: Add chopped dried fruits like raisins, cranberries, or apricots for little bites of chewy sweetness.
- Chocolate chips: If you’re not keeping it dairy-free, you can sprinkle sugar-free chocolate chips in the oatmeal mixture.
- Coconut flakes: Toasted coconut flakes will add a fun tropical twist.
- Chia seeds: Chia seeds are loaded with fiber. You can stir in a few chia seeds for added thickness and nutrition.
- Protein powder: Add a little of your favorite plant-based protein powder for a healthy boost of protein.
- Sliced bananas: Layer slices of banana on top of the oats before baking.
- Pumpkin puree: Mix in pumpkin puree for delicious fall flavors.
Do I Have to Use Homemade Apple Sauce?
While homemade applesauce is a great option and gives the oats incredible flavor, you can also use store-bought, unsweetened applesauce if you're pinched for time.
Can I Use Frozen Blueberries?
Yes, you can use frozen blueberries as a substitute for fresh. There's no need to thaw them; just add them directly to the recipe.
Are Baked Oats Healthy?
They certainly are. Oats are a great source of nutrients like fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. These baked oats are also great for vegan and dairy-free diets, just make sure you use certified gluten-free oats.
Why Are My Baked Oats Soggy?
If your baked oats seem to be soggy, that means you either added too much liquid or they did not cook enough. Just make sure to use the correct measurements and follow the recommended cooking time in the recipe.
🍽️ More Healthy Breakfast Recipes
- Eggs Benedict
- Blueberry Muffins
- Italian Sausage and Spinach Quiche
- Sausage Gravy & Biscuits
- Fluffy Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce
Vegan Baked Oats
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 ¼ cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup homemade applesauce
- 1 cup blueberries, divided
- ⅔ cup chopped walnuts, toasted and divided
- ⅓ cup maple syrup, plus more to drizzle over the top
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar, divided
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Pour the almond milk, applesauce, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and half the coconut sugar in a large mixing bowl.
- Whisk until well combined. Add in the oats, half the walnuts and half the blueberries. Gently fold until combined.
- Pour the mixture into a 9 x 9 baking dish, that's been sprayed with coconut oil, then sprinkle the remaining blueberries, walnuts and coconut sugar over the top.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through. Allow to cool slightly before serving with a drizzle of maple syrup over the top.
*Make sure to scroll up and read the post for substitutions, additions and helpful tips for making this recipe.
*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol: Swerve, Erythritol, Monk Fruit or Allulose.
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