VEGAN BLUEBERRY BANANA BAKED OATMEAL

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Whether you’re new to baked oats or this is your first adventure into the yummy goodness, this vegan blueberry banana baked oatmeal definitely won’t disappoint! It’s sweet, chewy, delicious, AND healthy too!

Ideal for a healthy choice for breakfast, brunch, or a snack, but also, because you can cut it into bars, it makes for the perfect on-the-go energy boost! This recipe is 100% vegan and gluten-free (just check your oats packet first), but still full of flavor. One for the whole family to make and enjoy together!

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What Equipment Do I Need to Make this Vegan Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal?

You don’t need much for this baked oatmeal recipe – it’s a nice and easy one!

  • A fork, or a stick blender
  • Medium/Large mixing bowl
  • Baking dish around 8” or 20cm
  • Parchment / Baking paper
  • Oven or air fryer

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Recipe Ingredients and Easy Swaps

Only 8 ingredients for this recipe! Nothing too fancy, but the coconut sugar may be a little harder to come by – there are lots of other things you can use instead though!

  • Bananas – Bananas where the skin is going a little brown and speckled are ideal because they are sweeter and easier to mush.
  • Rolled Oats – Just regular oats, steel-cut or quick oats will work fine too. If you’re looking for gluten-free baked oatmeal, check the packet to ensure the oats are guaranteed to be gluten-free friendly.
  • Blueberries – Fresh is ideal but you can use frozen instead. Remember that the frozen blueberries will let off more water when they defrost, so reduce the amount of milk so there’s less liquid overall.
  • Plant-Based Milk – I love oat milk because it’s so creamy. If you prefer other plant-based milk like almond or soya, this recipe will still work just fine!
  • Coconut Sugar – This can be swapped out for maple syrup, raw cane sugar, or any other brown sugar. But, for minimal processing and that amazing caramel flavor, coconut sugar really is best.
  • Vanilla Essence – A little goes a long way! Try and get the best quality vanilla essence you can find – it really does make a difference with this ingredient.
  • Cinnamon & Salt
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How to make Vegan Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

There are only a few simple steps. This is a great recipe to get the kids involved in because there’s a lot of mixing and stirring.

Full instructions are in the recipe card below!

  1. Mash the bananas and some of the blueberries – I found using the stick blender made this a LOT quicker! If you don’t have one though, just use a fork and give it a good mashing!
  2. Add all of the other ingredients (keeping some blueberries aside).
  3. Pour the mix into a baking dish and top with the leftover blueberries – you can get a little creative and make a funky pattern if you’re into it.
  4. Cook the mix until golden… let cool and firm up a little, and enjoy!

If you’re cooking in the air fryer it will take about half the time! This is my favorite method – the top still goes golden brown and a little crunchy. Just make sure you’re using a dish that will fit in your air fryer.

Serving Suggestions

This vegan blueberry banana baked oatmeal recipe tastes really great just on its own – it’s such a well-rounded and satisfying breakfast that it doesn’t really need much with it. But, if you’re looking to keep things fresh then try some of these ideas…

  • Vegan yogurt
  • Chopped nuts (roasted pecans would be ideal!)
  • Fresh fruit
  • A blob of nut butter
  • Maple syrup
  • A scoop of nice cream

Cutting the baked oats into triangles or bars works really well. This makes this recipe perfect for popping in a lunch box and taking it on the go!

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How to Store Baked Oatmeal

These vegan baked oats store really well in the fridge for three to four days in a sealed container.

You can enjoy it cold, or warm it up in the microwave, under the grill, or in the air fryer (my personal favorite!)

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blueberry and banana oat bake on a cooling rack
Yield: 6 people

VEGAN BLUEBERRY BANANA BAKED OATMEAL (Gluten-Free)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
cooling/firming: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Whether you’re new to baked oats or this is your first time, this vegan blueberry banana baked oatmeal definitely won’t disappoint! It’s sweet, chewy, delicious, AND healthy too!

Ingredients

  • 2 Small bananas
  • 2 cups Rolled oats, (170g)
  • 1 cup Fresh blueberries, (140g)
  • 1 cup Plant-based milk
  • 2 tbsp Coconut sugar, (or unrefined cane sugar)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 pinch Salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 220°C/430°F.
  2. See later on the recipe for air fryer instructions.
  3. Peel the bananas and put them, along with half of the blueberries in a large bowl.
  4. Either use a fork or a hand blender to mash up the bananas and blueberries until they are a fairly liquid consistency. blended blueberries and banana in a silver bowl
  5. Mix in the rest of the ingredients except half of the leftover blueberries (¼ cup).
  6. Stir well so everything is nicely combined.
  7. Pour the mix into a baking dish lined with parchment paper. the mix being put into a lined baking dish with a spoon
  8. Spread the rest of the blueberries evenly over the top of the mix. blueberries being put on top of the uncooked blueberry and banana oat mix in a baking dish
  9. Sprinkle a little more sugar over the top if you like it sweet.
  10. Pop the dish in the oven for 30 minutes.
  11. If using the air fryer, turn it on to 180°C/350°F and allow it to heat up for a couple of minutes. Pop the dish in and cook for around 12 minutes, until golden on top.
  12. After cooking, leave to cool in the dish for ten minutes, then serve warm.
  13. It will keep in the fridge in a sealed container for around three days. Either re-heat or enjoy it cold. blueberry banana oat bake on a cooling rack

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 185Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 4gSugar: 11gProtein: 6g

Nutritional information may not always be 100% accurate and will depend on the exact ingredients used.

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