Vegan baked oatmeal is a simple recipe to prep for tasty, healthy and balanced breakfast meals all week long! This vegan baked oatmeal recipe includes bananas for natural sweetness and blueberries for flavour and colour (aka nutrition!). Along with cinnamon and peanut butter, this is delicious and healthy vegan baked oatmeal.
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Make a Healthy Baked Oatmeal
Many vegan baked oatmeal recipes are healthy however I take a few steps to ensure this recipe is both healthy and nutritionally balanced.
By adding lots of seeds and peanut butter, this vegan baked oatmeal contains plant-based protein and healthy fats. The flaxseeds, hemp seeds and chia seeds in particular add omega 3 fats to this recipe. The peanut butter adds healthy fats, protein and most importantly, flavour. I made this once without the peanut butter and it wasn’t nearly as good.
I’ve also chosen to use ripe bananas and blueberries for sweetness. If you prefer a sweeter baked oatmeal recipe, you can add maple syrup (or serve with maple syrup, jam or a tasty protein syrup).
Overall, this vegan baked oatmeal recipe with bananas and blueberries is flavourful and provides a balance of healthy fats, carbohydrates and some plant-based protein.
Gluten Free and Vegan Baked Oatmeal Recipe
This vegan baked oatmeal recipe is easily made gluten free by selecting gluten free rolled oats. Oats themselves don’t contain gluten, but are often processed using the same equipment as wheat. This isn’t a concern for most people, but those with Celiac disease or a wheat allergy need to be extra careful.
The rest of the ingredients in this vegan baked oatmeal recipe are typically gluten free.
Make Baked Oatmeal the Night Before
Baked oatmeal can easily be made the night before. It’s a fantastic way to prep breakfast for the week (or a few days, depending on how many you’re feeding).
I bake oatmeal in an oven safe glass dish that also has a lid to go with it. Once the baked oatmeal has cooled, I cut it into pieces, place the lid onto the container and store it in the fridge.
Baked oatmeal will last for up to one week when stored in a container in the fridge. You can heat the baked oatmeal in the microwave in the morning to enjoy!
Making baked oatmeal with bananas and blueberries is only one of hundreds of possible flavour combinations. Use any dried fruit, nuts, seeds and spices to make a tasty and healthy baked oatmeal dish for yourself!
What’s your favourite way to enjoy oatmeal? Let me know in the comments below!
Vegan Baked Oatmeal with Bananas and Blueberries
- Large bowl
- Baking dish
- 2 ½ C rolled oats
- 3 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 3 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- 2/3 C banana mashed (about 2 small bananas; select ripe bananas; can use thawed frozen bananas)
- 2/3 C plant-based milk
- 1/3 C natural peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 C blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- Preheat oven to 375 °F.
- In a large bowl, mix together the 2 ½ C rolled oats, 3 tbsp ground flaxseed, 3 tbsp hemp seeds, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 2 tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp salt and 1 ½ tsp baking powder.
- In a separate bowl, mash 2 small bananas (with a fork). Measure to make sure it’s roughly 2/3 C (too much more will lead to mucky oatmeal, too little will result in dry oatmeal).
- Stir 2/3 C plant-based milk, 1/3 C natural peanut butter and 1 tsp vanilla extract into the mashed banana.
- Mix the wet ingredients into dry ingredients along with the blueberries. If using frozen blueberries, the purple colour will blend into the mixture (and create purple oatmeal).
- Grease a pan that is about 10x8 inches in size. I use an oil spray to grease pans.
- Pour the oatmeal into the pan. The oatmeal should be about 2 inches thick for easy cooking.
- Bake at 375 °F for 35-40 minutes.