Berry-Chia Baked Oatmeal

Berry-Chia Baked Oatmeal is a simple, delicious, and completely customizable breakfast that can be enjoyed hot, cold, and even, on-the-go!

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Hard to admit, but we were late jumping aboard that baked oatmeal train. I mean, it’s oatmeal, but baked. What’s so special…right? WRONG! After hearing more and more about these oven-toasted oats, we finally decided to give them a try for ourselves and now, we. are. HOOKED! Baked oatmeal is the best of all worlds. You’ve got tender, fluffy oats, juicy berries bursting with flavor, and a golden, perfectly crisp top to finish it off. It’s soft like bread pudding yet firm enough you can eat it by the slice. It’s really hard to find anything not to love.

Utilizing Pantry Staples

We initially designed this recipe to be made without eggs, and even, milk! Due to some shortages at grocery stores, we received requests for easy “pantry meals” that didn’t require a laundry list of fresh ingredients. We can attest that the milk-and-eggless version of this recipe works perfectly and is just as delicious, that said, we’ve included both ingredients as we would make in a perfect, non-quarantined world. You make it as works best for you!

Make It Your Own!

This is a base recipe to get you started, meaning, you can easily modify it to make it all your own. Don’t have fresh berries on hand? Use frozen! Or swap them out entirely for apples or sliced peaches. Want to add some holiday spice? Mix in cloves, nutmeg, and ginger. Love some crunch? Toss in your favorite nuts or top your slice off with a healthy drizzle of melty peanut butter. The possibilities are endless and this dish will be a winner every single time. We can’t wait to hear how you enjoy YOUR baked oats!

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5 from 2 votes

Berry-Chia Baked Oatmeal

A simple, delicious, and completely customizable breakfast that can be enjoyed hot or cold and even on-the-go!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 309kcal


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 3/4 cup milk of choice
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds can sub with flax seeds
  • 2 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen berries
  • 2 eggs can sub with flax eggs
  • 2 tbsp preferred oil or melted butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together milk, chia seeds, mashed bananas, eggs, vanilla, and oil.
  • In a separate bowl, combine oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients and stir until mixed. Fold in 1 cup of the berries.
  • Pour mixture into a well-greased 8×8 baking dish and top with final 1/2 cup of berries.
  • Bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes, or until top is lightly golden and oats are "set".


Calories: 309kcal

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6 thoughts on “Berry-Chia Baked Oatmeal”

  • This recipe has two items I always keep a stash of in my house – rolled oats and frozen mixed berries. I will make a large pot of oats and sprinkle with cinnamon and other flavors and eat them myself. Often times I would thaw the berries and sprinkle some sweetener on top and eat them at night as a snack.. This recipe looks like a colorful cobbler with just the right amount of tart and sweet. I see there is an “Almond Joy Oatmeal” recipe as well on this page. My husband is probably the world’s biggest fan of coconut, almonds and chocolate combined. Can’t wait to try these.

    • Oh this makes us so happy to hear! You can’t go wrong with oats and frozen berries – or chocolate, coconut and almonds for that matter!

  • 5 stars
    Easy to make – even when having to substitute ingredients. I used the flax eggs and did not have ripe bananas or berries. I used the equivalent amount of canned pumpkin and diced apples and prunes. Since pumpkin lacks the sweetness of bananas I threw in a few tablespoons of coconut sugar. The end result smells lovely and has a texture that reminds me of bread pudding.

    • Love to hear this! So glad the substitutions worked out so well. The texture reminds us of bread pudding as well!

  • 5 stars
    This recipe is DELICIOUS. It is flavorful, packed with fiber, it’s so easy to make, and it made my home smell amazing. I added nut butter on top and it was incredible. I ended up keeping it in the oven for a total of 60 minutes to get it to the texture I wanted it to be. This is definitely going to be a staple in our house and it’s perfect to prep and have your breakfast made for the week! Thank you for always sharing such amazing recipes!❤️

    • Ah! Thank you so much for this incredible feedback! We are so glad it turned out well and was a keeper!

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