The best naturally sweetened baked oats without banana that are packed with fresh berries and are super moist with crispy edges! This baked oatmeal recipe is healthy, easy to make, and customizable with over 10 flavor combinations.
1 - 1.5tspground cinnamon, based on your flavor preference
1 ½cupsberries (fresh or frozen), I did a mix of blueberries, raspberries, and sliced strawberries
⅓cupwalnuts, almonds, or pecans
Preheat your oven to 375°F and lightly grease a 9-inch square dish with cooking or avocado oil spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, almond milk, maple syrup, applesauce, and vanilla extract.
In another bowl, mix together the rolled oats, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and nuts.
Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and hand fold in the berries. Pour into the greased baking dish and top with extra nuts and berries.
Bake for 40 - 45 minutes, until the top is golden and the center is just done. For softer baked oatmeal bake closer to 35 minutes.
Cool for 5 minutes before serving with your choice of maple syrup, fresh berries, peanut butter, almond butter, and/or yogurt!
Oat Options: You can use quick oats, but the baked oatmeal will be much much softer than usual. I don't recommend it. Do not use steel-cut oats.Frozen Berries: Add them directly to the oatmeal mixture. Don't let them defrost.Make it Vegan: You can substitute the 2 eggs with 2 flax eggs. The texture might be softer, but it should work! Check this vegan baked oatmeal recipe out too!Peanut Butter Baked Oats: Try adding 2 – 4 tablespoons of peanut butter to the mixture.Storing: Store leftovers in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.Freezing: Freeze leftover baked oats in an airtight ziplock bag in the freezer for up to 3 months. When freezing, I recommend cutting the oatmeal into squares as seen in the pictures, wrapping them in plastic wrap, and placing them in a large freezer bag.Reheating: If you are reheating the entire pan, cover it with aluminum foil and reheat in the oven at 350ºF for about 15 - 20 minutes or until warm. If you are reheating an individual square, set the oven or toaster oven to 350ºF for 5 - 10 minutes, or reheat in the microwave for 1 minute (I recommend wrapping it in a damp paper towel to keep it moist).