A cross between a good old porridge and a flapjack, our Vegan Blueberry Baked Oats is a one-pot breakfast recipe that feels both effortless and special at the same time. Creamy oats sweetened with maple syrup and bursting blueberries are made even better by cooking with coconut yoghurt! A wonderful dairy- and refined-sugar-free breakfast that will provide a great break from your usual cereal! And it’s a great recipe when you’re looking for Vegan Baked Oatmeal with no banana!
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The Latest Trend: Baked Oats For Breakfast!
There’s always some kind of food trend involving oats going on. I always wondered how many different ways there will be to cook something as simple as oats.
First, there was porridge and muesli. Then, when I was a child, granola became extremely popular. And of course, the oaty breakfast muffins. More recently, overnight oats started trending. And for the last couple of years, it’s been all about BAKED OATS. We complied, and our favourites are these vegan baked oats with blueberries and our Lemon and Raspberry Baked Oats!
Why You Will Love Baked Oats With Blueberries
I mean… What’s not to like? But if you’re not convinced or aren’t sure if baked oats are good for you, here’s why we love this vegan baked oatmeal!
- It only takes 5 minutes (if that) to prepare, so it’s a perfect breakfast for a lazy morning!
- You can throw in any fruit or berries, and flavour it with various nectars, syrups or molasses or peanut butter. Plenty of room for substitutions!
- Refined sugar-free!
- Counts towards your 5-a-day portions of fruit and veg, that’s recommended to eat daily!
Ingredients and Substitutes
Only 5 ingredients for a delicious vegan breakfast bursting with blueberries! You will need:
- porridge oats + 90ml of boiling water: also known as rolled oats.
- dairy-free yoghurt: we used coconut yoghurt, but soya or oat-based yoghurt will work too!
- blueberries: fresh blueberries or frozen. You may also substitute them with raspberries, blackberries or bilberries.
- baking powder: not to be confused with baking soda.
- maple syrup: can be replaced with agave or date syrup/ molasses.
Note on Dietary Requirements
This recipe is 100% plant-based. But if you’re not following a vegan diet, you can always use traditional yoghurt and honey instead of maple syrup. Using gluten-free oats and baking powder makes this recipe celiac-friendly as well.
Before you start making your oat mix, preheat the oven to 170°C Fan. In a bowl, mix the porridge oats with 90 ml (about 6 tbsp) of boiling water. Add the yoghurt, blueberries (or any other fruit or berries), baking powder and maple syrup. Stir to combine. Adding baking powder to baked oats makes your oats less stodgy and lighter, as they rise in the oven slightly.
Pour the mixture into a small ovenproof dish (this one is perfect for two) or divide between two individual ramekins. Then bake for 20-25 minutes.
Serve your Vegan Baked Oats with extra blueberries and more yoghurt. Enjoy!
Other Vegan Breakfast Ideas
For other breakfast ideas, have a look at:
Vegan Baked Oats With Blueberries
- 100 g porridge oats (rolled oats) + 90ml of boiling water
- 120 g dairy-free yoghurt, we used coconut plus extra to serve
- 100 g blueberries plus extra to serve
- 1½ teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup or agave or date syrup/ molasses
- Preheat the oven to 170°C Fan.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the porridge oats with boiling water. Add the yogurt, blueberries, baking powder and maple syrup. Stir to combine.
- Pour the mixture into a small ovenproof dish or divide between two individual ramekins. Then bake for 25 minutes.
- Serve with extra blueberries and yogurt if you like. Enjoy!