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Baked Blueberry Coconut Oatmeal

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When Caleb wakes up he usually says four things: hi dad, horses, mommy, and “oat-me.”  He is always excited to start the day and loves eating oatmeal with mommy. We eat oatmeal for breakfast almost every morning.

I usually keep things simple by adding a banana and cinnamon to our oatmeal, but sometimes I like to mix things up by making baked oatmeal. Our new favorite oatmeal is Baked Blueberry Coconut Oatmeal. I love this recipe because it is so simple and we can eat it for almost an entire week. It is great reheated in the microwave with a splash of milk. I love easy breakfast mornings that taste so good!

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I knew Caleb would love this oatmeal because he is obsessed with blueberries. Since blueberries aren’t in season and cost an arm and a leg, I used frozen berries and they worked out just fine. The oatmeal turned a slight blue purplish color, but we didn’t mind. I think Caleb liked the added color:)

I used coconut oil instead of butter and added in shredded coconut. Coconut lovers are going to go crazy for this baked oatmeal.

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Baked Blueberry Coconut Oatmeal is great for serving a crowd or you can make a big pan and reheat it during the week. This recipe makes an 8×8 pan, but you can double it to fill a 9×13 pan.

Warm up with Baked Blueberry Oatmeal. It’s a great way to start the day! And if you are looking for other ways to use coconut oil, here are a few of our favorite recipes:

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Baked Blueberry Coconut Oatmeal

Yield: Serves 6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Baked oatmeal with blueberries and coconut is a great morning treat. Make a big pan to feed a crowd or to reheat during the week for an easy healthy breakfast!

Ingredients:

2 cups rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups skim milk
1 large egg
3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8x8 square baking dish and set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, coconut, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.

3. In another medium bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, coconut oil, and vanilla. The coconut oil might get a little lumpy, but that is ok. It will melt when baking.

4. Arrange two-thirds of the blueberries on the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Pour the oat mixture evenly over the berries. Pour the milk mixture over the oats. Gently shake the baking dish to make sure the milk covers the oats evenly. Sprinkle the remaining blueberries on top of the oats.

5. Bake for 40 minutes, until the top is golden and oatmeal is set. Let cool for 5 minutes and serve warm.

Note-this baked oatmeal is great reheated in the microwave. We like to add a splash of milk!

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133 Responses to “Baked Blueberry Coconut Oatmeal”

  1. 44
    Joanne — February 18, 2013 @ 4:45 pm

    I love that caleb love blueberries and oatmeal! Too cute. This really is the perfect thing to wake up to!

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    Carrian-Sweet Basil — February 18, 2013 @ 5:07 pm

    That’s totally Claire. She looooves oatmeal. We have it alll the time, but especially during the winter

  3. 46
    Gaby — February 18, 2013 @ 5:46 pm

    I want to come over and have breakfast with you guys!

  4. 47
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — February 18, 2013 @ 6:03 pm

    This sounds so fabulous! It’s the ideal way to start the day!

  5. 48
    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — February 18, 2013 @ 7:12 pm

    What a great way to switch up the morning oatmeal!

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    Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs — February 18, 2013 @ 9:33 pm

    Yum! This looks like a great way to start any day!

  7. 50
    Bea @ Bea's Bites — February 18, 2013 @ 9:39 pm

    Aw, Caleb sounds adorable! I have similar oatmeal memories with my dad :)

    I will need to make this soon!

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    Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker — February 18, 2013 @ 10:14 pm

    This looks delicious! I miss blueberries, can’t wait for summer!

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    Carisa — February 18, 2013 @ 10:18 pm

    I just made your coconut granola tonight, and my husband called it crack. I ate a bunch every time I stirred it. Really good!

    • Two Peas replied: — February 18th, 2013 @ 10:43 pm

      I am glad you liked the granola recipe. It is my favorite!

  10. 53
    Diana @ Eating Made Easy — February 18, 2013 @ 10:48 pm

    All the bloggers are cooking up oatmeal this week. Must be something in the air? Great recipe!

  11. 54
    abbie — February 19, 2013 @ 8:40 am

    This looks amazing! Blueberries are so good for you too!

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  12. 55
    Heather So — February 19, 2013 @ 8:59 am

    I just put this in the oven….I am a stay at home Mom of 18 month Twin Girls. So this will be perfect during the week. Thank you for taking time during your day to share your recipes and stories with us.

    Heather

  13. 56
    Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — February 19, 2013 @ 9:14 am

    This is so great! I’m always looking for make-ahead breakfast ideas because 5am come way too early every morning. :D

  14. 57
    TidyMom — February 19, 2013 @ 11:00 am

    oh I LOVE baked oatmeal! I made some last week I’ll be sharing soon – can’t wait to try this one next time!

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    Kelsey — February 19, 2013 @ 11:26 am

    I love baked oatmeal, especially with blueberries. Coconut is another favorite of mine, so I absolutely have to try this!

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    Becky @ Project Domestication — February 19, 2013 @ 12:08 pm

    I’m totally going to make this. I love your apple cinnamon version, so I know I’ll love this one!

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    Hi Maria – Just wanted to thank you again for sharing with us all at BYB Conference. You did a great job and appreciate all the info. It was fun to get to meet you and Amanda at Sweet Tooth Fairy – delicious!! Have a great week. :)

    • Two Peas replied: — February 19th, 2013 @ 6:44 pm

      I am so glad you had fun at the conference. And I am so glad you came back and said hi at Sweet Tooth Fairy! Loved meeting you!

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    Damaris — February 19, 2013 @ 4:37 pm

    We had the same idea yesterday! Last night I decided to make some coconut oatmeal with berries. Instead of milk I used coconut milk, it came out really good. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to put the recipe on my blog soon.

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    LadyG — February 19, 2013 @ 5:56 pm

    this looks delightful! we love baked oatmeal & haven’t made it in awhile –

    *QUESTION on a recent post: wanting to make your turtle cookies (posted 2/13) & last time i tried your salted caramel sauce, it crystallized royally! no burning & i followed the instructions to the letter – it didn’t just go sugary, we’re talking HUGE chunks of solid rock sugar. i’ve made caramels many times & other types of caramel sauces, i really have no idea what happened! is it ok to use a metal whisk, or only something non-reactive like wood or silicone??

    thanks for the help!

    • Two Peas replied: — February 19th, 2013 @ 6:42 pm

      The sugar does crystalize and get hard. If you keep whisking it, it won’t form big clumps. It will form pea size crystals though. Yes, you can use a metal whisk. I sometimes switch back and forth between a whisk and wooden spoon…if the crystals are getting stuck in the whisk. I hope that helps!

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — February 19, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

    I think this would make every blustery, winter morning all the more bearable.

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    Amberly — February 20, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    I don’t have any coconut oil right now and this looks so delicious I want to make it now. Is it required in this recipe? Also do you have to use skim milk or can I use another variety of milk?

    • Two Peas replied: — February 20th, 2013 @ 11:09 am

      The coconut oil brings out the coconut flavor. If you don’t have any you can use butter or canola oil. You can use any variety of milk.

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — February 20, 2013 @ 10:35 am

    Yummo! Can’t wait to give this a try, Maria!

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    SS — February 20, 2013 @ 8:31 pm

    I made this this morning after reading your post yesterday, and it was sooooooo good. The best part was it really kept me feeling satisfied until lunch. I eat oatmeal regularly, but still feel hungry 2 hours later. This kept my tummy happy!!! Also kept smiling about oat-me as I enjoyed it :) Thanks!

    • Two Peas replied: — February 20th, 2013 @ 10:15 pm

      I am so glad you enjoyed the baked oatmeal. It is a great way to start the day!

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    Michele West — February 21, 2013 @ 5:02 pm

    I have this in the oven as I type! Can’t wait to try it! This will be a great quick breakfast for my daughter and husband in the morning.

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    Nancy — February 21, 2013 @ 7:15 pm

    Oh My Gosh……………..I made this just as the recipe said. I made it last evening and put it in the refrigerator. Then this morning I cut it into 8 pieces and ate one. It is the best oatmeal I have ever had. Since I am a widow and live alone this will last me all week.
    Thanks so much……Now to find the Coconut Granola recipe.

  27. 69
    Jen Roth — February 22, 2013 @ 1:56 am

    This recipe is genious! I love the smell of the coconut oil baking in the oven. Thanks for sharing!

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    Aggie — February 22, 2013 @ 1:58 pm

    I’m a coconut and blueberry lover so I’m all over this! :)

    Sammy loves his breakfast oatmeal still to this day, he eats his with bananas and frozen blueberries too! And crushed sliced almonds. I have to try baked oatmeal, would make it so much easier in the morning!

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    Julie — February 23, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

    Opened the freezer and found frozen mango instead of blueberries! Coconut mango baked oatmeal? Yes, please.

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    Michelle — February 23, 2013 @ 9:32 pm

    This sounds delicious! One question…. What happens if you reduce the coconut oil? Does it affect texture or make it drier? Thanks!

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    Andrea Gideon — February 24, 2013 @ 8:53 pm

    Do you think this recipe will work ok with steel cut oats?

    • Two Peas replied: — February 25th, 2013 @ 10:09 pm

      I haven’t tried it with steel cut oats. You might have to bake it a little longer since steel cut oats take longer to cook.

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    Nancy — February 25, 2013 @ 5:33 pm

    Maria…….I am really loving this. But I wonder….have you tried making it with any other fruit? I’m thinking frozen cut up peaches or strawberries. Do you have any suggestions?

    • Two Peas replied: — February 25th, 2013 @ 9:42 pm

      We haven’t tried it with any other fruit…yet! I am sure most fruits will work. Can’t wait to experiment! Let us know if you try anything!

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    Anna — February 28, 2013 @ 8:42 am

    Can you use quick oats with this recipe? Thats all I have on hand….

    • Two Peas replied: — February 28th, 2013 @ 8:49 am

      I haven’t used quick oats, but I am sure they will work just fine. The texture might be a little different.

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    Liz — March 4, 2013 @ 10:05 pm

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    Pamela — March 5, 2013 @ 1:02 am

    This is the first time I have baked with coconut oil. I tried your recipe and cant wait to try your other recipes using it. I loved it, my family loved it. The only problem was that there was none left over for the rest of the week. Thats how much my family loved it. Im planning to make more and experiment using different fruits. Thank you!

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    Colleen — March 5, 2013 @ 11:08 pm

    Very tasty! We enjoyed it very much!

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    Jessica — March 7, 2013 @ 1:06 pm

    This recipe is delicious! We use coconut oil for our homemade popcorn and it is divine!

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