lemon blueberry baked oats
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Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal Bake (Protein Packed + Easy!)

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This Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal Bake has the best texture and is loaded with spring and summer citrus flavors! You would never know it’s secretly healthy, packed with protein, vegan, and gluten-free. Meal prep this clean eating breakfast to enjoy all week long. Kid-friendly too!

lemon blueberry baked oatmeal

Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal

Introducing a breakfast delight that’s as vibrant as a summer morning and as refreshing as a citrus breeze – Lemon Blueberry Baked Oatmeal! This recipe not only tantalizes your taste buds with the burst of lemon and the pop of blueberries but also packs a nutritional punch. What’s the secret? It’s secretly healthy, boasting a generous dose of protein, vegan-friendly, and gluten-free, making it a wholesome choice for any lifestyle.

Now, if you’ve come to this recipe, you are my kind of person! You love the fresh pop of lemon and blueberry flavors with your cup of coffee in the morning or afternoon (or really any time of day)! YAY! You’ll definitely want to save my lemon poppyseed muffins, lemon blueberry banana bread,  and soft vegan lemon cookies for later too. But, for now, you’re here for these oats, and I don’t blame you. 

This healthy lemon blueberry baked oatmeal recipe is one of the more spring or summer-focused flavors of all my baked oatmeal flavors. You seriously would never guess this recipe is actually good for you! It’s the perfect healthy breakfast to start the day on one of the warmer mornings. Plus, having your house smell like lemon goodness is one of the best things ever! Now, I have lots and lots of baked oatmeal flavors here on the blog, but I’m really considering making a Pb&j baked oats recipe after this lemon blueberry oatmeal because I’m currently obsessed with that flavor combo. Let me know in the comments if this is something you’d like to see 🙂

lemon blueberry oatmeal recipe

So what makes this lemon blueberry oatmeal bake healthy? Here’s the shortened version:

lemon blueberry baked oats

Baked Oatmeal Without Eggs or Milk

This oatmeal recipe uses absolutely no eggs or regular milk! Just like in my Matcha Latte recipe, we use plant-based milk as listed above. Feel free to use any milk you have on hand though! And even if you don’t have milk, you can sub with good ole’ H2O (water). The oats and protein powder make this oatmeal bake soft, chewy, and slightly fluffy without having to add any eggs.  I know Growingannanas baked oats recipe uses eggs, so if you have an allergy or an egg shortage, my recipe is perfect! 

How to Make Lemon Blueberry Baked Oats

Now we won’t be making cottage cheese baked oats, because firstly, I’ve never tried them before. Although I think that will be on my list to recipe test to increase the protein of my baked oatmeal recipes even more.

But, as I just said above, you don’t need any eggs or flax eggs for this baked oatmeal recipe. It’s completely vegan and plant-based. The beauty of this oatmeal recipe is that you can use whatever protein powder or milk you have on hand. Even if you don’t have milk, you can substitute it for all water. That’s how easy and simple it is! 

You only need the baking dish too! No extra bowl for mixing. You mix it all right in the baking dish and then pop it in the oven. Yay for fewer dishes!

freezer friendly baked oatmeal

High Protein Baked Oatmeal

This high-protein baked oatmeal recipe is made with my very favorite unflavored plant-based protein powder. And if you’re looking for more great vegan breakfast options, check out these 12 Easy Vegan Protein Breakfasts!

I’ve gotten the question a few times if you can substitute the protein powder for collagen to make them collagen baked oats. To this, I say yes absolutely! Collagen should work perfectly. Let me know if you try in the comments below.

Key Ingredients For This Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal Bake

The star players of this baked oatmeal are the ripe, speckled bananas that lend natural sweetness and creamy texture, combined with hearty rolled oats for a comforting base. Adding a hint of zesty lemon zest and fresh lemon juice elevates the flavors to a whole new level, infusing every bite with citrusy goodness. A touch of honey or pure maple syrup enhances the sweetness without overwhelming the natural flavors, creating a perfect balance.

But wait, there’s more! To amp up the protein content, we incorporate unflavored or vanilla plant-based protein powder, ensuring that each serving provides a satisfying boost of energy to kickstart your day. And for an extra nutritional boost, feel free to sprinkle in some maca powder, known for its adaptogenic properties and subtle nutty flavor.

Texture Of This Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal Recipe

Now, let’s talk about texture – this Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal achieves the perfect balance between moist and fluffy, with juicy blueberries bursting with every bite. It’s a symphony of flavors and textures that will have you coming back for more.

Not only is this baked oatmeal a treat for your taste buds, but it’s also a meal prep dream. Whip up a batch at the beginning of the week, and you’ll have a wholesome breakfast ready to enjoy each morning, saving you time and ensuring you start your day on the right note. And the best part? It’s kid-friendly too! Watch as even the pickiest eaters devour this nutritious breakfast with gusto.

So, whether you’re looking for a nutritious breakfast option, a meal prep hero, or simply craving a taste of summer in every bite, this Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal Bake has got you covered. Indulge guilt-free in this clean eating delight and savor the flavors of spring and summer all year round!

Toppings For Baked Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal is delicious on its own, but here are a few ideas of what you can serve with it:

  • Plant-Based Milk (I add a splash on top and it adds the perfect moisture)
  • Protein Cream Cheese Icing (recipe from my Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal)
  • Regular Cream Cheese Icing
  • Maple Cream Cheese Icing
  • Nut Butter of Choice (Use code “shh20” for FREE SHIPPING at Georgia Grinders) the maple pecan nut butter from Georgia Grinders is so good on top of this!
  • Fresh Berries
  • Fresh Banana
  • Chopped Nuts
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Baked Oats With PB2 (I love topping baked oatmeal with PB2 or any kind of powdered peanut butter)

How to Store Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal Bake

Store the cooked lemon blueberry oatmeal in the fridge for up to a week. When ready to eat, microwave for about 1 minute or reheat in the oven. You can also eat it cold! Serve with desired toppings. Baked oatmeal topping ideas are listed above.

Can You Freeze Baked Oatmeal?

Yes! You can freeze the baked oatmeal either uncooked or cooked for up to 2 months. Thaw on your counter a few hours before popping it into the oven. 

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Yield: 9 servings

Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal Bake (Protein Packed + Easy!)

lemon blueberry baked oats

This Lemon Blueberry Baked Oatmeal has the best texture and is loaded with spring and summer citrus flavors! You would never know it’s secretly healthy, packed with protein, vegan, and gluten-free. Meal prep this clean eating breakfast to enjoy all week long. Kid-friendly too!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed banana (about 2 ripe speckled bananas) (See Note 1)
  • 2 cups rolled oats (or quick cooking oats)
  • ⅓ cup unflavored plant-based protein powder (my favorite brand!) or vanilla protein powder (see note 2)
  • 1 Tbs. lemon zest (about 2 small lemons)
  • 5 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup honey (or pure maple syrup)
  • 2 cups plant-based milk or milk of choice (See Note 3)
  • 1½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • Optional: 1 tsp. maca powder

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F.

2. In a 2 quart baking pan mash the banana with the back of a fork. Add all other ingredients into the baking dish and stir until mixture is combined.

3. Place in the oven to bake at 350 °F for 40-45 minutes until golden brown.

4. Let cool for a few minutes or until set and serve with fresh berries, banana slices, nut butter, or your favorite milk! It will hold its shape more once fully cooled, but you can eat it straight from the oven too.

5. Store in the fridge for up to a week and enjoy a premade healthy breakfast all week long!

Notes

  1. Don’t have bananas? You can substitute the banana with ½ cup of unsweetened applesauce or yogurt. You may need to adjust the amount of honey to taste.
  2. Any protein powder works or you can omit it: If your protein powder is sweetened, adjust the amount of honey to your taste. 2 scoops of collagen also works! You can also omit the protein powder and use ¼ cup less milk.
  3. You can use any liquid of choice for this recipe. You can swap the milk for all water or do a different combination. 
  4. Most oats are gluten-free, just make sure by checking the packaging. I love this brand.
  5. How do you store lemon blueberry baked oatmeal? Store the cooked baked oatmeal in the fridge for up to a week. When ready to eat, microwave for about 1 minute or reheat in the oven. You can also eat it cold! Serve with desired toppings. Baked oatmeal topping ideas are listed above.
  6. Can you freeze baked oatmeal? Yes! You can freeze the baked oatmeal either uncooked or cooked for up to 2 months. Thaw on your counter a few hours before popping it into the oven. 
  7. Can you prep baked oatmeal ahead of time? Yes, mix the baked oatmeal in your baking dish, cover it, and store it in the fridge overnight to bake in the morning.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: 2.8gCarbohydrates: 29gNet Carbohydrates: 25.9gFiber: 3.1gSugar: 12.4gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 10.4g

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3 Comments

  • Amanda

    The Lemon-blueberry baked oatmeal was delicious!!!

  • Tess

    This baked oatmeal is delicious!! Honestly, anything with lemon and blueberry is a win for me, but add In that it’s a healthy choice? Love it!

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