Whether you enjoy it for breakfast or dessert, this easy Blackberry Baked Oatmeal will have you coming back for more!
It is time to throw away your grandma’s boring oatmeal recipe and those store-bought instant oatmeal packets and level up your breakfast!
Made with steel-cut oats, brown sugar, honey, nutmeg, cinnamon, and fresh berries, this packs a ton of warm and delicious flavor.
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Blackberry Baked Oatmeal Recipe
With the Fall season right around the corner, this warmly-spiced, crunchy, cozy, and gooey breakfast (or dessert) is the perfect way to start or end the day!
This easy oatmeal is baked to perfection with crisp edges, a soft middle, and fresh blackberries, and can be served alongside a hot cup of coffee, a warm cup of tea, more fresh fruit, yogurt, toast, and more!
Blackberry Baked Oatmeal Ingredients
Oatmeal. For this recipe, I used 2 cups of steel cut oats. If you have never used these oats before – steel-cut oats tend to be a firmer oat and have a really nice chewy consistency even when they are cooked.
Berries. I prefer to stick with one type of berry so I used 1 cup of fresh blackberries. However, if you like a combination of textures and flavors, you can mix it up and use 1 cup total of any berry you like – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, mulberries, etc.
Butter. Aside from being a delicious addition to the oatmeal mixture, you are also going to want to use some extra butter to grease the ramekins.
Spices. To achieve that warm and nostalgic breakfast flavor, we are going to use1 tsp of ground cinnamon and ¼ tsp of ground nutmeg.
Egg. Now, this might seem odd, but yes, we are going to use 2 eggs in this oatmeal. The eggs are going to provide structure and help the oatmeal set nicely.
Milk. Milk helps form the base of the oatmeal and helps cook the oatmeal. For this, you will need ½ cup of milk.
Baking Powder. Don’t sleep on the 1.5 tsp of baking powder. This small, but powerful ingredient helps give the oatmeal “lift” so it doesn’t look “flat” or “sad” in the ramekins when it is done baking!
How to Make Blackberry Baked Oatmeal
Preheat. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. (175 C.)
Combine ingredients. Combine all ingredients except blackberries in a large mixing bowl and fold them together using a spatula. Gently fold half of the blackberries into the oat mixture.
Prep ramekins and bake. Scoop the oat mixture into 6 oz greased ramekins and top each ramekin with a few blackberries. Drizzle a few drops of additional honey on top if desired and bake for about 25-30 minutes.
Cool and serve. Let the ramekins cool for 5 minutes before serving. Alternatively, if you aren’t going to serve them right away and want to enjoy them later, let them cool completely and cover them before refrigerating.
Top off the Best Baked Oatmeal with Extra Toppings
Looking to top off your baked oatmeal with something a little extra? Consider adding a some warm milk or cream or extra fresh fruit to get a blackberry in every bit.
If you are someone who seeks a good crunch, consider adding toasted pecans, walnuts or almonds. These nuts can be added chopped, slivered, or however you like to enjoy them.
Have a sweet tooth? Topping off your oatmeal with a pat of butter or a sprinkle of brown sugar is also another great option.
Side Dishes to Serve with Baked Oatmeal
If you are hosting breakfast or brunch, you can make this baked oatmeal in a large pan and serve it along side some all time breakfast favorites like:
- French Toast
- Biscuts and gravey
- Baked frittata
- Scrambled eggs
- Deviled eggs
- Breakfast casseroles like sausage casserole or tatertot casserole
How to Store Blackberry Baked Oatmeal
This baked oatmeal recipe is one of my favorites because storage is easy and enjoying breakfast the next day is even easier.
Grab some plastic wrap and wrap each ramekin tightly and put them in the fridge for 3-4 days.
If you are looking to make and keep grab and go oatmeal longer, you can wrap them tightly and pop them in the freezer for about a month or so.
Reheating Blackberry Baked Oatmeal
Reheating oatmeal is as easy as making instant oatmeal.
Grab your dish from the fridge, remove the plastic wrap, and put it in the mircowave for 1-2 minutes.
If nesessary you can add additional toppings before eating!
The Different Types of Oatmeal
There are many different types of oatmeal – whole oats or whole oat groats, steel cut oats also known as Irish oats, Scottish oats, rolled oats also known as old-fashioned oats, quick oats, instant oats, oat bran, and oat flour.
The healthiest of them all is whole oat groats because they go through the least amount of processing. However, the downside of these oats is they take much longer to prepare than other types of oats.
Can I use Quick Oats instead of Steel Cut Oats?
Personally, I have never tried it, but yes, I don’t see why you couldn’t use quick oats or rolled oats.
Note, if you do substitute your oats your texture and consistencey will differ.
Steel-cut oats are coarser whereas quick oats or rolled oats are a softer oat that is easier to breakdown.
Can you put Frozen Fruit in Oatmeal?
For baking, I recommend using fresh fruit as opposed to frozen fruit.
However, is you are looking to top off your oatmeal with frozen fruit, go for it! Frozen fruit on top (not baked in) won’t change the baking process or cook process, time, or consistency and texture.
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Easy Single Serving Blackberry Baked Oatmeal
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. (175 C.)
- Combine all ingredients except blackberries in a large mixing bowl and fold them together using a spatula. Gently fold half of the blackberries into the oat mixture.
- Scoop the oat mixture into 6oz greased ramekins top each ramekin with a few blackberries. Drizzle a few drops of additional honey on top if desired and bake for about 25-30 minutes.
- Let ramekins cool for 5 minutes before serving. Let completely cool before refrigerating.