Blueberry Baked Oatmeal (Dairy-Free & Refined Sugar-Free)

Happy Monday, and how was your weekend?!

I’m back from Stephie and Alex’s wedding, richer in memories and BBQ pounds! I had the most glorious of times, and I’ll tell you all about it in a future blog post. But for now, let’s talk blueberry brunch!

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Holy blueberries, batman!!

How do you like your blueberry bakes? Lightly studded? Over-saturated? A happy medium? I’ve been aaaaall about baked oatmeal for breakfast lately, and I had it in my mind that I would make THEMOST blueberryest of Blueberry Baked Oatmeals to ever see the likes of 350 degrees F.

Not to toot my own horn, but I’m pretty sure I’ve accomplished the task with flying colors. I mean, just look at this thing:

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I know what you’re thinking. Blueberry edge is the best kind of edge EVAH! Dis is why we’re foodmates.

Because the weather is warming up and Mother’s Day is fastly approaching, I have brunch on the brain. Baked oatmeal is one of my favorite brunches to share with family because it’s so quick and easy to prepare, it’s healthful, and it feeds a crowd. All important things for a large, always hangry family like mine!

For those who enjoy a hearty naturally sweet breakfast, this blueberry baked oatmeal is perfecto! I kept the recipe refined sugar-free by employing maple syrup, dairy-free by using coconut milk, and gluten-free by sticking with gluten-free rolled oats.

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal - Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, and healthy! Made with coconut milk and pure maple syrup| theroastedroot.net #brunch #breakfast #recipe @roastedroot

Because there are a bloomin’ TWO CUPS-worth of blueberries in this baked oatmeal, the texture turns out – do I daresay? – custardy. Like it’s done been blessed by the grace of moisture. This recipe yields the perfect amount of sweet for someone who, like me, prefers breakfast on the less sugary end of the spectrum, and the tart blueberries give such a nice pop to the dish.

You can serve baked oatmeal up with fresh fruit, and a dollop of plain yogurt or whipped cream. I prefer eating baked oatmeal hot, but this is also a great recipe to make ahead, keep in the refrigerator, and have for breakfasts on-the-go.

As you know, I tend to replace cow’s milk with non-dairy milk in my recipes. Coconut milk is one of my go-tos, and recently Pacific Foods released their new Organic Coconut Non-Dairy beverage (the unsweetened vanilla’s my fave!). Coconut milk is a great source of electrolytes, healthy fats, and is perfect for those seeking an alternative to cow’s milk. I love the subtle, naturally sweet flavor of the milk, and the fact that the drink is free of carrageenan and added sugars.

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal - Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, and healthy! | theroastedroot.net #brunch #breakfast #recipe @roastedroot

All’s it takes to make this studly blueberry breakfast come together seamlessly is a little whisk n’ pour n’ bake. I will say, this recipe requires upwards of an hour of bake time, plus some rest time once it comes out of the oven to help the oatmeal set up. Never fret, this just means the baked oatmeal is a great make-ahead recipe, and per usual, all good things are worth the wait.

Dig in!

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal - Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, and healthy! | theroastedroot.net #brunch #breakfast #recipe @roastedroot

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal (Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Author: Julia
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut optional, or shredded
  • 1-½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 cups Pacific Foods Coconut Milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil a 8" x 8" baking dish.
  2. Stir together the rolled oats, coconut, baking powder, cinnamon and sea salt in a mixing bowl.
  3. Whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup in a seperate mixing bowl. Add the oat mixture to the bowl with the wet mixture and stir well to combine. Stir in the frozen blueberries and pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  4. Place on the center rack of the oven and bake for 55 to 65 minutes, or until oatmeal has set up and is cooked through.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow baked oatmeal to cool 20 to 30 minutes before serving (Note: if you don't allow the oatmeal to sit after it comes out of the oven, it will fall apart).

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Pacific Foods. As always, thank you for supporting the brands that support this site!

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Comments

  1. Katya @ Little Broken

    I love how pretty your baked oatmeal came out! I tried baking mine the other day with fresh berries and it was the most unattractive thing ever that I said no way I’m posting it 🙂 Yours on the other hand…perfection !

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  2. Rose | The Clean Dish

    Your Blueberry baked oatmeal looks terrific. Whenever I make anything with blueberries, it’s not blog-worthy so you definitely DID accomplish this task with flying colors 🙂 I like Pacific, too – didn’t know about this new product so thanks for introducing me!! I see it’s unsweetened -> perfect 🙂 I’m so going to try this dish for breakfast tomorrow!!

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  3. Abby @ The Frosted Vegan

    Blueberry edges for life!!! I love that custard-y texture that baked oatmeal gets, lurve it. Ok so pass me that milk and let’s get to gettin’ on this thing! p.s. You and Stephie looked so pretty! Can’t wait to see your post about it!

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  4. Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health

    You looked so freakin’ pretty all dressed up as Stephie’s bridesmaid (and she looked gorgeous too, obvs), I could barely stand it! I love the color she chose for your dress. So beautiful! I can’t wait to see more!

    And I am all about baked my oatmeal, especially when it involves big juicy blueberries with a custardy texture. Bring on the brunch!!

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  5. Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits

    I love that cool band of color that blueberries leave behind in my oatmeal. I totally want to make this some time in the next few days. How many cups of maple syrup is there? It just says “?” in the recipe right now. I’m down with the mystery though! I’m going to eat this with a generous serving of PB because that’s how we do, right?

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  6. Izzy

    Yah for weddings! And BBQ! I think you have done something wrong if you don’t come back from a vacation with some extra pounds 🙂 Baked oatmeal is one of my breakfast foods too! So delicious and you can make it ahead! I’ve never made one with blueberries though, sounds amazing!

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  7. Erin

    This is me, proving to you I read this blog. And now that we are booty shaking besties, I will write on said blog page. 😉 I’m gonna make this for the ‘betic boyfriend runner ASAP. It will be one serving but what are you gonna do. <3

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    1. Julia Post author

      Eriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin! xoxoxox! I just loved meeting you and hope we can all get together and hang. How’s about we crash Stephie and Alex’s honeymoon? I’ll bring the travel snacks 😀 Let me know what the ‘betic boyfriend thinks of this single-serve baked oatmeal 😉 Love ya, girly!

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  8. Olivia - Primavera Kitchen

    Wow what a great recipe, Ju! I love everything with blueberry and now it is the perfect time of the year for making blueberry recipes. So yummy! I also love Pacific, but I didn’t know about this new product. Thanks a lot for introducing me!!

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  9. Susan

    To regress a few generations in my vocabulary, I’m totally going to make this. It sounds absolutely wonderful. I’ve only tried one other baked oatmeal recipe, and I’m really looking forward to this one – next week after we get back from our little weekend trip.

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  10. Sarah A

    I made this for a ladies brunch yesterday and it was a big hit! I used whole organic milk (because I had it) and dotted the top with a couple of Tbls of Kerrygold butter before baking. Everyone wrote down the recipe and your blog name. Thanks for another one that knocks our socks off. Bravo!

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    1. Sarah A

      I forgot to add that I plan to try this in individual ramekins. The extras can be frozen – if there are any extras….

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    2. Julia Post author

      Sarah, I’m so thrilled to hear you and your brunch mates enjoyed the baked oatmeal! It’s seriously one of my favorite baked oatmeal recipes I’ve made to date! Many thanks for sharing my site with your friends! xo

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  11. Heather

    I tried this recipe and am now making it for a second time– it’s *that* good! The only substitute I made was that I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk instead of coconut. It still had this delightful creaminess and just the right amount of sweetness.

    This was such a winner! 🙂 Thank you for sharing it!

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