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Baked Berry & Pecan Oatmeal

50 min

Breakfast

Make-ahead

One-bowl / one-pot

Freezer-friendly

We are real oatmeal lovers: overnight oats, steel-cut oats, oats bars, or just the classic ol' stovetop comforting oatmeal. This baked oatmeal recipe is great for big appetites, or mornings spent with friends or the family. Bon appétit!

Servings

(~3 x 4 inch piece per serving)

Total

50 min

Prep

10 min

Cook

40 min

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Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp (7 g)
    ground flaxseeds
  • 3 Tbsp (45 mL)
    water
  • 2
    ripe bananas
  • 1½ cups (360 mL)
    unsweetened soy milk*
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)
  • 2 cups (162 g)
  • 2 tsp (5 g)
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp (3 g)
    baking powder
  • ½ tsp
    salt
  • ⅓ cup (36 g)
    raw pecans, roughly chopped
  • ¾ cup (112 g)
    fresh or frozen blueberries
  • ¾ cup (114 g)
    fresh or frozen strawberries

Optional toppings

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. To a large bowl, add the flaxseeds and water. Mix and let rest for about 5 minutes to gel.
  3. Lightly grease a 9 x 12 inch (23 x 31 cm) baking dish with a bit of oil.
  4. Returning to the bowl, add the bananas and mash until pureed. Then add the milk and vanilla, and stir to combine.
  5. To the same bowl, add all the oats, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and pecans, and mix until combined.
  6. Then fold in the blueberries and strawberries.
  7. Pour the mixture into the baking dish, and spread it out evenly. If you'd like, decorate the top with a few slices of strawberry, some blueberries, and some whole pecans. Bake in the centre rack of the oven for 35 - 40 minutes, or until firm and lightly golden on the top.
  8. Top with extra fruits and serve with plant-based yogurt, and other desired toppings like nut butter, and maple syrup.

Notes

  • * Nutrition tip: aim to use a plant-based milk that is fortified with calcium.

Storage

  • Best if enjoyed immediately. The baked oatmeal can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. This baked oatmeal can also be cut-up and stored in the freezer for up to 1 month.

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Grains & Starches 44%

old-fashioned rolled oats

Proteins 21%

ground flaxseeds

unsweetened soy milk

raw pecans

Fruits & Veggies 35%

ripe banana

fresh or frozen blueberries

fresh or frozen strawberries

Calcium

unsweetened soy milk

Fat

ground flaxseeds

raw pecans

Nutrition info

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Nitzan - Jan. 15, 2022, 12:09 p.m.

Hi!! It looks like an amazing recipe😃 can I put it in the freezer after it cools down? Thanks!

PUL Team - Jan. 15, 2022, 8:09 p.m.

Hi there, Nitzan! Yes, the baked oatmeal can be frozen if desired. We recommend to cut-up pieces and store them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to one month 😊

Nitzan - Jan. 15, 2022, 8:45 p.m.

Amazing!!! Thank you so much😊


Sammy Jo - Jan. 9, 2022, 10:10 p.m.

Looks and smells amazing!!! Can't wait to try it!

PUL Team - Jan. 10, 2022, 3:32 a.m.

We'd love to hear how it turned out, Sammy!


UltraVioletIris - Nov. 28, 2021, 9:53 p.m.

I am here for this recipe. I made this for a holiday breakfast with my family. This is a great recipe leaving everyone saying “ohhhhhh” and “yuuummmmmm”. Simple ingredients, great texture, deliciously and naturally sweet from the fruit. I use cashew cream instead of nut milk.

PUL Team - Nov. 29, 2021, 12:06 a.m.

Aw it means so much that the oatmeal is being enjoyed, UltraVioletIris 😃


Isabelle - Nov. 13, 2021, 3:34 p.m.

So delicious and easy to make. Absolutely loved it!


Diana - Oct. 30, 2021, 3:50 p.m.

This is awesome! I hate bananas with a passion so I use applesauce and only 1 cup almond milk instead and it comes out great every time! 🤗

PUL Team - Oct. 31, 2021, 6:37 p.m.

Thanks for sharing your take on this one, Diana, we're so glad the oatmeal was enjoyed :)


EJ - Oct. 16, 2021, 1:12 p.m.

Excellent breakfast idea. Easy to make and healthy. Thanks a lot :)

PUL Team - Oct. 16, 2021, 3:43 p.m.

The thanks is to you, EJ! We hope you enjoy it ☺️


Sri - Aug. 4, 2021, 1:28 p.m.

Tried this one with some other fruits and it was amazing! Thank you for the recipe


Rachelle Poat - July 25, 2021, 3:50 a.m.

I absolutely love this and so does my family! I’ve made it as is and I’ve also added fried apples in coconut oil with cinnamon, yummy!

PUL Team - July 26, 2021, 9:11 p.m.

Mmm apples sound like a yummy addition! Thank you for sharing, Rachelle 🤗


Alicia G - July 25, 2021, 1:14 a.m.

Yummy! Very good! Super easy to make, and depending on the size of your family, lasts a couple days!


Ky - July 24, 2021, 1:38 a.m.

Could not believe how good this turned out! I find it stores pretty well as long as you add more milk when reheating it!


Afat - July 19, 2021, 1:44 p.m.

Absolutely loved this recipe! I used olive oil to grease the pan and added cherries, blueberries and walnuts to the mixture. It was divine! Your website is a godsend, full of so many healthy and tasty recepies! Addicted!!

PUL Team - July 20, 2021, 5:35 a.m.

You're too kind, Afat, so glad you're enjoying the recipes and new website 🌻


Katona Laura - July 12, 2021, 12:43 p.m.

I love this recipe, i use it over and over again! Obsessed!


lucy - July 11, 2021, 5:36 p.m.

i put these in a muffin tray and enjoyed all week 🤎 so so yummy; highly recommend

PUL Team - July 16, 2021, 2:40 p.m.

So glad you're enjoying the muffins, Lucy! Much appreciated 😃


Irene - July 10, 2021, 8:32 p.m.

Can u suggest a way to make this without oven, it would be really helpful.
Thank you.

PUL Team - July 16, 2021, 4:01 a.m.

Hi Irene! Thanks for the question. Perhaps testing out smaller portions in the microwave or on the stove in a double boiler-styled pan formation are two ideas. We can't say the time or heat required with certainty as we haven't tested it out. Do let us know if you experiment with it 😃


Pearla - July 9, 2021, 5:04 a.m.

Really great treat to enjoy with the family on Sundays


Niamh - July 9, 2021, 1:10 a.m.

This looks fantastic! I just tried making a super basic baked oatmeal this week (trying to switch up my breakfast options) and loved it, so I'm going to do this next.


Becca - July 8, 2021, 6:18 p.m.

This recipe is so versatile! Great to use with apples or pears as well.


Kaeyli - July 8, 2021, 5:51 p.m.

I made this at the beginning of the week and it came out really lovely. It's nice to have an easy to prepare breakfast for a more breezy morning :) My favorite topping combo so far is sunflower seed butter + yogurt + maple syrup. Looking forward to trying out the other breakfast bar recipe soon!

PUL Team - July 9, 2021, 9:41 p.m.

Ooo such lovely toppings, Kaeyli, thank you for sharing ✨😃


Deepika Ahuja - July 8, 2021, 6:13 a.m.

Hi Sadia,

Can we do all the preparations of oatmeal mixture at night and bake it next morning? Will it be good?
Jus wanted to try it but short on time to make all the preparations in the morning hence asked u To advise.

PUL Team - July 8, 2021, 7:23 a.m.

Hi Deepika, thank you for the question 😃 We haven't tested it out, but I imagine that the oats would absorb the liquid overnight which may impact the baking. Perhaps waiting until it can be baked closer to preparing the mixture may be a good idea. if you experiment with it, we'd love to hear your experience though!


Cris S - June 5, 2021, 4:55 p.m.

This is among the most clever and tasty make-ahead cereal breakfasts! It lasted me about a week in the fringe! I'd vote for more similar recipes because it's so convenient!

PUL Team - June 5, 2021, 10:04 p.m.

Thank you for the review and suggestion, Cris! We'll aim to share some more make-ahead breakfast recipes 🤩


Laura - May 31, 2021, 3:12 p.m.

This is my favourite breakfast recipe. I could literally eat the whole tray I made!

PS. I make this baked oatmeal at least once a week :))


Udi mazali - May 25, 2021, 4:57 p.m.

You are amazing


Louise Magnusson🇸🇪 - May 21, 2021, 8:20 a.m.

I tried this recipe a long time ago, and I wasn’t convinced. It was dry, stuck in my baking tray, and there were big wet holes from the frozen berries.
However, one shouldn’t be discouraged by failures so I tried baked oatmeal once again. I’m happy that I really enjoyed it this time🥲. I had to optimise the size of my baking tray, oven temperature (my oven appears to “overheat”), and choice of fruit/berries. As you’ve said in the video, the options are actually endless. During my second attempt, I used orangeblossom water instead of vanilla extract and swapped berries to canned apricots. I served my moist (👏🏼) oatmeal with coconut yoghurt in addition to roasted coconut, almond butter, or vegan nutella. All combinations were amazing😋 I can’t wait to try a more autumn-inspired version with diced plums or grated apples and gingerbread spices.
I’ll also try to use berries again, but I think that fresh berries in season are better than frozen ones (reduce excess water whilst baking)

PUL Team - May 22, 2021, 9:43 p.m.

We're so glad you had a better experience with the recipe the second time around, Louise! Ovens can definitely be tricky to sort sometimes. Your oatmeal ideas sound delicious 😍🤤


Kathy - April 30, 2021, 10:34 p.m.

This is my first time trying it and totally loved it. My daughters finished theirs and asked for more! 💜💜 will totally keep making this recipe and use it as a meal prep!

PUL Team - May 1, 2021, 8:21 p.m.

Aww this is so wonderful to hear, Kathy! Happy meal prepping to you and your little ones ✨❤️


Amanda - April 25, 2021, 8:51 p.m.

I love this recipe! This is one of my go to breakfasts I meal prep. I’ve made it with lots of different fruits and nuts and they all turn out great. I’ve seriously made this stuff at least 20 times. It’s a super easy recipe and it’s easy to make little changes to keep things fresh. My favorite variation I’ve done is swapping out the cinnamon for cardamom, almonds instead of pecans, and then mangos for the strawberries and blueberries.

PUL Team - April 26, 2021, 6:32 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Amanda! Such wonderful ideas 😍


Rachel - April 7, 2021, 4:10 a.m.

Very easy to make and delicious! I only had one banana so I replaced the second with apple sauce! It's not too sweet and it's perfect with almond butter on top!

PUL Team - April 7, 2021, 6:17 a.m.

Mmm applesauce is a great idea, Rachel! So glad you enjoyed the baked oatmeal 😀


Tali - April 3, 2021, 6:17 p.m.

This turned out awesome! It was perfectly creamy, crunchy, not overly sweet, and overall very satisfying. Will be making again!

PUL Team - April 4, 2021, 3:01 a.m.

Oh so lovely to hear, Tali! Thank you 😃


Antonia - April 2, 2021, 8:54 a.m.

It was very easy to make and tasteful! Thank you very much for sharing the recipes with us!
I didn't have flaxseeds so I used chia seeds but it worked fine at last!
Bon appetit!

PUL Team - April 3, 2021, 1:44 a.m.

So happy to hear, Antonia! Thank you 🤗