Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal {Small Batch, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan Option}

by Dorothy Reinhold on January 18, 2022

Print This Post Print This Post BANANA BLUEBERRY BAKED OATMEAL is chock-full of fruit and just this side of sweet -- a warm, comforting breakfast for when you have a few extra minutes, like on the weekend. It's vegetarian, but can be easily vegan-ized.

BANANA BLUEBERRY BAKED OATMEAL is chock-full of fruit and just this side of sweet — a warm, comforting breakfast for when you have a few extra minutes, like on the weekend. It’s vegetarian, but can be easily vegan-ized.

Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal small batch breakfastSometimes a bowl of cereal or a piece of avocado toast just won’t do in the morning. On those days when you want a little something special for breakfast, I suggest making baked oatmeal. This version, a Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal, is all kinds of warm and satisfying, lightly sweet without being cloying, and easy to throw together in 5 minutes.

Banana Blueberry Baked OatmealLike all the best recipes through the ages, it has been passed over the back fence, only today’s back fence is the Internet. I first saw it on the blog The Nifty Foodie, and she saw it on the blog Skinny Taste. Each of us has adapted it to our own needs. I cut some prep steps out to save time and cleanup, and upped the fruit. I also used regular oats (my absolute favorite brand is Silver Palate…so nutty and chewy!).

Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal closeupIt’s too good not to share, and when you make it, feel free to alter it for your own likes. I have a few suggestions at the end of the recipe, for variations.

Let’s make Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal!

Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: Serves 3

Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

BANANA BLUEBERRY BAKED OATMEAL is chock-full of fruit and just this side of sweet -- a warm, comforting breakfast for when you have a few extra minutes, like on the weekend. It's vegetarian, but can be easily vegan-ized.


  • 1 medium size very ripe banana, sliced
  • 1 (6-ounce) container fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup milk (can use skim or low-fat, or plant-based milk)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons agave (or honey)
  • 1/2 cup uncooked regular oats (can use quick-cooking oats) {My all-time favorite brand is Silver Palate}
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Rounded 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Heat oven to 375F degrees. Lightly mist a 9- by 5-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Add sliced bananas in one layer on bottom of prepared dish. Sprinkle with half the blueberries.
  3. In a 4-cup measuring cup, or a mixing bowl, measure the milk and add the egg, vanilla and agave. Whisk to combine. Add oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and stir well. Pour mixture over fruit in pan. Sprinkle remaining blueberries on top.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes, uncovered, until the top is a golden brown and the oatmeal is set. Remove from oven and allow to set for 15 minutes.
  5. Serves 3.
  6. LEFTOVERS: Store leftovers in the refrigerator. When serving leftovers, heat in the microwave for 30 seconds to take the chill off. Serve with a splash of milk if you like.


Recipe source: Adapted from The Nifty Foodie, who adapted it from Skinny Taste.

Substitutions: If you don't have a banana, try some peach slices or apple chunks.

Vegan-friendly: If you want to make this vegan, use an egg substitute, use plant-based milk and choose agave or maple syrup not honey.

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Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Small Batch Breakfast Recipe

Serves 3, or 1 teenager and 1 person with an average appetite. 😉

Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal small batch

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This recipe was originally published March 21, 2018, and again March 2, 2020 and has been refreshed and republished today.


{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

run 3 April 18, 2018 at 4:55 am

Can’t wait to make this. My family will love this.


Megan @ MegUnprocessed March 30, 2018 at 3:31 pm

Baked oatmeal is the best! I also love blueberry and banana combo!


Megan March 29, 2018 at 3:55 pm

Love all the fruit packed into this oatmeal!


Mike Roberts March 28, 2018 at 12:53 am

This is a perfect breakfast for me. I really want to eat it, like right now. It looks so amazing. And I know it would taste amazing too as it has two of my favorite ingredients – banana and blueberry. I am definitely going to try this.


Dorothy Reinhold March 28, 2018 at 9:47 am

I hope you do! I made it 2 days in a row so far…and I might make it 3!


Crab Dynasty March 25, 2018 at 2:57 am

I love fruits for breakfast and this sounds delightful! I can’t wait to make the recipe!


Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert March 24, 2018 at 7:18 am

I need to try this immediately, it looks so good!


Allyson Zea March 23, 2018 at 10:02 am

Wow I can’t wait to try this out! I have been obsessed with oatmeal lately!


Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert March 23, 2018 at 6:47 am

So flavorful! Drooling over this!


Megan Ancheta March 22, 2018 at 8:59 pm

Love that this is gluten free! It looks so hearty and delicious!


Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet March 22, 2018 at 6:43 pm

Banana blueberry is such a great flavor combo!


Jen March 22, 2018 at 11:04 am

This looks so good! Loving all the fruit!


Sabrina March 22, 2018 at 11:03 am

I think this will quickly become a family favorite!


Demeter March 22, 2018 at 9:40 am

It’s been pouring rain here, so this is exactly what I need for breakfast to motivate me to get out of bed.


Katerina @ diethood .com March 22, 2018 at 7:15 am

YUM!! This looks and sounds fantastic!!


Karlynn March 22, 2018 at 7:01 am

Wishing I had some of this right now.


Krista March 22, 2018 at 6:37 am

Love this for breakfast! Looks so good!


Des March 22, 2018 at 5:51 am

I would eat the whole batch by myself. Looks simply delish!


Jacque Hastert March 22, 2018 at 5:02 am

Nothing shocking about how good this looks.


Paula - bell'alimento March 21, 2018 at 8:15 pm

I’m thinking I just found my new brekkie.


Dorothy Reinhold March 22, 2018 at 3:55 am

You did! I am making it 2 days in a row. I should have just made a BIIIIG batch the first time!


Nutmeg Nanny March 21, 2018 at 5:36 pm

This sounds like the perfect breakfast!


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