Looking for a new breakfast? This Oatmeal Berry Bake for breakfast is something that you can make in advance and have every morning or even as a healthy dessert. IT includes a mix of old fashioned oats, your favorite berries, and a mix with a pinch of cinnamon and chia seeds. Make your house smell really good!
This recipe is very flexible if you want to swap out certain ingredients. You can use walnuts or seeds, or skip the nuts if you want to. You can use your favorite plant based milk, sweetened or unsweetened.
Ingredients for this Oatmeal Berry Bake
- Old fashioned oats
- Chia seeds
- Warm water
- Berries (blueberries, strawberries, etc) Yes! You can use
fresh or frozen berries.
- Plant milk (I use almond milk)
- Chopped Walnuts (can omit or use seeds)
- Maple Syrup
- Pinch of salt
Nutritional Info on this dish😀
Oats are a great source of fiber, cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants and is anti-inflammatory and the whole dish together smells wonderful. Berries are a great source of antioxidants, great for the skin and help with lowering cholesterol. Walnuts are a healthy fat, good for the gut, include antioxidants and can help with feeling satiated or feeling full. This would be a great way to start the day and a good twist on eating old fashioned oat meal.
How to make the Oatmeal Berry Bake?
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Start with chia seeds. Chia seeds mixed with warm water will be used as the binder or an egg replacement for this oatmeal berry bake.
Chop up the fruit into bite size pieces and chop the walnut into small pieces.
To a mixing bowl, add in the oats, cinnamon, berries and chopped walnuts and combine.
Go back to the chia seed water mixture, add in the rest of wet ingredients and salt. To the chia mixture add in the plant milk, maple syrup, vanilla, salt, and whisk together until well combined.
Pour the mixture into the baking pan with the oats, berries, and walnuts, and gently combine all together.
Bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until the oatmeal becomes slightly golden. The oatmeal mixture should be a little soft but will firm up once it cools in about 20 minutes.
Can you make this in advance?
Yes, can make this the day before and is good in the refrigerator for up to 7 days or 3 months in the freezer.
- 1½ cup warm water
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2½ cup rolled oats
- 3 cup berries, cut into bite size pieces
- 2/3 cup chopped wamlnuts (nuts or seeds of choice)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup plain plant milk
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the water and chia seeds in a large bowl and set aside.
- To a mixing bowl add the oats, berries, walnuts and mix together. Set aside.
- To the chia mixture add the plant milk, maple syrup, vanilla and salt. Whisk to well combined. Pour the mixture into the bowl with the oats, berries and nuts together. Gently fold together. Pour into a 9 inch baking pan.
- Bake the oatmeal berry mixture for 45 minutes until the color is slightly golden. The oatmeal should be a little soft and will firm up as it cools. Allow to cool for 20 minutes and will be ready to serve.
- Top the oatmeal berry bake with any remaining fruit and nuts. Store in the refrigerator fro 7 days or in the freezer for 3 months.