Blueberry Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal

Blueberry Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal is a wholesome, nutritious baked oatmeal recipe that’s reminiscent of morning glory muffins!

Blueberry Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal is a wholesome baked oatmeal packed with blueberries, grated carrot and apple. It's a hearty, nutritious breakfast perfect for weekdays or a special brunch! @FlavortheMoment

Good morning!  I can’t think of a nicer way to greet you after a holiday weekend than with this wholesome, hearty Blueberry Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal.  

It completely made me excited to get out of bed!

This recipe was originally published in June of 2013 and has gotten minimal attention due to subpar photos and not a lot of promotion, so I whipped up another batch and took new photos so that I could do it justice.

I think that it has the words rise and shine written all over it.  Doesn’t it just glow in that sunlight?

Blueberry Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal is a wholesome baked oatmeal packed with blueberries, grated carrot and apple. It's a hearty, nutritious breakfast perfect for weekdays or a special brunch! @FlavortheMoment

Have you ever had a morning glory muffin before?  That’s where the inspiration for this baked oatmeal recipe came from.

 If you’ve never had a morning glory muffin, they’re made with grated apple and carrot, and often contain raisins, nuts, and coconut.

They sound like carrot cake, right?  They’re pretty close.  I happen to love carrot cake, so morning glory muffins are a favorite of mine.

Blueberry Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal is a wholesome baked oatmeal packed with blueberries, grated carrot and apple. It's a hearty, nutritious breakfast perfect for weekdays or a special brunch! @FlavortheMoment

Blueberry Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal

Most morning glory muffins contain raisins as I mentioned above.  I decided to swap out the raisins for fresh blueberries, and they’re so much better than raisins in this baked oatmeal. 

Blueberries are my favorite breakfast fruit hands down.  I love them in my muffins, pancakes, and smoothies.  

They way those plump blueberries burst and ooze all over this baked oatmeal only makes it more inviting too, doesn’t it?

The grated carrot and apple add a slightly chewy texture to this baked oatmeal, which I love.  On top of that, we have pecan pieces and coconut flakes all toasty and golden brown, which gives this a nice crunch factor.  

This morning glory baked oatmeal is just packed with so many things I love. ๐Ÿ™‚

Blueberry Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal is a wholesome baked oatmeal packed with blueberries, grated carrot and apple. It's a hearty, nutritious breakfast perfect for weekdays or a special brunch! @FlavortheMoment

How to make this baked oatmeal recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease an 8×8″ baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the oats, coconut, apple, carrot, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together the milk, maple syrup, egg and vanilla in a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. Arrange 1/2 cup of the blueberries along the bottom of the baking dish. Pour the oat mixture over the top of the blueberries evenly. Pour the milk mixture over the top of the oat mixture as evenly as possible. Rap the baking dish on the counter a couple of times to evenly distribute.
  5. Top the oatmeal with the pecans, remaining blueberries, and coconut flakes.
  6. Bake 35-45 minutes or until golden brown and set. Cool on a wire rack and serve.

Recipe Notes and Substitutions

  • You may use frozen blueberries, just be sure to thaw them slightly.
  • The baked oatmeal may be baked in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  Just heat and serve!

Serving of blueberry morning glory baked oatmeal on a white plate

Need some breakfast inspiration?  See all of my Breakfast recipes.

More baked oatmeal recipes you’ll love:

Blueberry baked oatmeal crisp

Carrot cake baked oatmeal

Cranberry orange baked oatmeal

Hummingbird cake baked oatmeal

Strawberry banana baked oatmeal by Kristine’s Kitchen

 

 

Blueberry Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Blueberry Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal isย a wholesome baked oatmealย packed with blueberries, grated carrot and apple. ย It's a hearty, nutritious breakfast perfect for weekdays or a special brunch!

Blueberry Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut*
  • 1 medium apple, grated
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk of your choice (I used almond milk)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries, divided
  • 1/4 cup pecan pieces for topping, optional
  • 1/3 cup coconut flakes for topping, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease an 8x8" baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the oats, coconut, apple, carrot, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together the milk, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla in a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. Arrange 1/2 cup of the blueberries along the bottom of the baking dish. Pour the oat mixture over the top of the blueberries evenly. Pour the milk mixture over the top of the oat mixture as evenly as possible. Rap the baking dish on the counter a couple of times to evenly distribute.
  5. Top the oatmeal with the pecans, remaining blueberries, and coconut flakes.
  6. Bake 35-45 minutes or until golden brown and set. Cool on a wire rack and serve.

Notes

  • You may use frozen blueberries, just be sure to thaw them slightly.
  • The entire dish may be baked in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.ย  Just heat and serve!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 309 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 38mg Sodium: 247mg Carbohydrates: 45g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 17g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 9g
Nutrition information is mean to be an estimate only. The numbers will vary based on the quantity consumed, brands used and substitutions that are made.

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