This Easy Mixed Berry Baked Oatmeal recipe is a delicious and easy breakfast filled with fresh or frozen strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries, and sweet maple syrup. Quick and easy for a healthy kid-friendly breakfast.
Breakfast has become one of my favorite meals of the day. While I often go for a savory breakfast like Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Quesadillas, my kids prefer sweet dishes like Easy Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread or Cinnamon French Toast Sticks. But sometimes we need something with a little fruit so oatmeal to the rescue.
This Easy Mixed Berry Baked Oatmeal hits the spot with sweet berries in a cinnamon and maple syrup oatmeal then baked and served warm when you eat it. My kids always want more maple syrup drizzled on top but I tend to put it in a bowl with milk. Either way, it tastes so sweet and comforting. And maybe the best part- it only requires one bowl to mix it all together then pour it into the pan and it is ready to bake! It is seriously one of the easiest breakfasts to make!
Mixed berries– fresh or frozen mixed berries with strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries are what I tend to use but any type of berry can be used in this recipe. No need to thaw your berries either- just bake from frozen!
Oats– this recipe is made with old-fashioned oats to give it a little heartier consistency. Instant oats could work too but may need a little less cooking time and will have a little softer texture.
Maple syrup– pure maple syrup makes this taste so delicious! You could swap it out for brown sugar if you don’t have any syrup on hand.
Cinnamon– ground cinnamon will bring out the flavor in most berries and is a good compliment to the oats as well. Feel free to leave it out though if you prefer.
Butter- I highly recommend adding butter to this dish. Not only does it give it such good flavor, but it also helps keep it from becoming rubbery. You can substitute coconut oil if you need it dairy-free.
How to make mixed berry baked oatmeal
To summarize, all you have to do is:
- Mix all the ingredients except fruit. In a large bowl, mix together oats, baking powder, salt, egg, butter, milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and ground cinnamon.
- Add the berries. Gently stir in 1 cup of berries. Try not to crush them or they will tend to bleed out and give the oatmeal mixture a blue/purple color. It won’t taste any different though so it’s alright if that happens. Pour it all into an 9×9 or 11×7 inch pan and then top with the remaining berries.
- Bake. Bake the oatmeal for about 30 minutes until the center is just set and does not jiggle.
- Serve warm. This tastes best when served warm with maple syrup drizzled on top, in a bowl with milk, or just to eat by itself! It still tastes good when cooled if you need to eat it on the go.
- Store. Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
One of the best parts about oatmeal is how many different combinations can be made to taste completely different! Here are just a few topping or mix-in ideas to switch it up:
- Spiced apples
- Peanut butter
- Whipped cream
- Brown sugar
- Toasted coconut
- Nuts like pecans or almonds
- Chocolate chips
Tips and tricks
– Tastes delicious when served warm with maple syrup, in a bowl with milk, or by itself!
– Store it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator to prevent it from drying out. Reheat in the microwave or the oven.
– Easily swap out the berries with your favorite fruit!
More delicious breakfast recipes
- 3 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies– simple and easy to make in minutes!
- Super Easy Banana Bread– moist and delicious with only a few simple steps.
- Cinnamon Sugar Crescent Rolls– flaky crescent rolls filled with butter and cinnamon sugar that is rolled up into every bite.
Easy Mixed Berry Baked Oatmeal
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 1/2 cups milk or nut milk
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup or brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons melted butter or coconut oil
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups mixed berries fresh or frozen
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×9 or 11×7 inch baking pan and set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together oats, milk, maple syrup, butter, egg, vanilla extract, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt until combined. Gently stir in 1 cup of mixed berries. Pour into prepared baking dish. Top with remaining berries.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the center is set. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving. Best served warm with maple syrup, in a bowl with milk, or enjoyed by itself.
- Store it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days to prevent it from drying out. Reheat in the microwave or the oven.
- Easily swap out the berries with your favorite fruit!
- If you double the recipe, bake it in a 9×13 inch pan.