This Sweet Potato Oatmeal Bake with Blueberries is the perfect quick and nutritious breakfast option, great for your meal prep oatmeal needs. It’s ready in 30 minutes, great for crowds, and the perfect pre- workout snack!
Post originally posted in May 2018 || Updated February, 2020
I’m excited about today’s baked sweet potato oatmeal. I know you’re thinking…sweet potatoes in oatmeal?
Yes! Sweet potatoes are great in oatmeal and there are so many ways to cook with sweet potatoes.
Sweet potatoes plus blueberries. We all know blueberry baked oatmeal is a keeper, and this combination of a sweet potato oatmeal casserole is a keeper.
Oatmeal and sweet potatoes just go together so well, especially if you’re doing some healthy oatmeal meal prep.
I also happen to think that sweet potatoes and blueberries are made for each other, especially in this oatmeal and sweet potato concoction.
Almost as good as PB&J.
I promise you’ll agree after you give this healthy baked oatmeal a shot.
My toddler also happens to love this sweet potato blueberry baked oatmeal (it’s a great sweet potato oatmeal for baby)! We alternate between this and baby french toast sticks.
Plus, it offers the benefits and nutrition of both fruits AND veggies in your breakfast.
There’s not many recipes you can say that about!
What You Need To Make Baked Sweet Potato Oatmeal With Blueberries:
A small list of delicious and nutritious ingredients, that you probably already have on hand.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Sweet Potatoes – They mash up so well and not only provide ample vitamins and minerals, but a subtle sweet taste and texture.
- Blueberries – Fresh or frozen work well!
- Milk – I used 1% but any milk you like will work. Use dairy-free if needed.
- Maple Syrup – I recommend grade A all the way!
- Butter – You can substitute for coconut oil, but I happen to think that there is nothing that compares to melted butter.
- 2 quart baking dish – I love this pyrex because it comes with a handy top to make your meal prep oatmeal sealable!
There is so much natural sweetness from the fruit and maple syrup, plus blueberries and cooked sweet potatoes.
Can You Meal Prep Oatmeal Bakes?
Absolutely, and I highly recommend sweet potato baked oatmeal for those busy mornings and weeks.
In the summer time, hot oats can move to the wayside. I still love them, but more often, I depend on the cooler overnight oats, baked oatmeal, or baked oatmeal cups.
Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal is also a favorite because it’s totally hands-off.
I think you’ll agree that this sweet potato blueberry baked oatmeal is great any time of year because it’s easy.
You make it once and then reap the benefits for days, which is why it’s a great form of oatmeal meal prep.
You could make it on Sunday and have it last through the week. It can be a pre- or post-workout breakfast or snack, a healthy sweet potato oatmeal for baby meal, or a kid-friendly way to get fruits and veggies in at breakfast.
This is another one of the recipes I made “pre-Camryn” and froze (like this meal prep roundup).
Sadly, I ate the last of this blueberry baked oatmeal last week but already made some more baked sweet potato oatmeal for this weekend.
Can I Make This Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Gluten Free?
As long as you use certified gluten free oats, this blueberry baked oatmeal recipe is gluten free.
To keep it dairy free, use dairy free milk and substitute coconut oil for the butter.
To make a vegan baked oatmeal, you can use flax eggs, though I did not test the recipe with flax eggs.
Remember my blueberry sweet potato bread? This is a fun twist on that. Ultimately, both have the same purpose: to be slathered with peanut butter and devoured.
We also have hints of cinnamon, butter and some maple syrup in here. So every bite is literally, the best thing ever.
Other Notes For This Sweet Potato Blueberry Oatmeal Bake:
While I’ve told you how delicious this is, let me reinforce how EASY this oatmeal meal prep dish can be.
- You’ll just need two bowls for this sweet potato blueberry oatmeal. Mix the wet ingredients and in a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients.
- You’ll then mix them both and pour them into a casserole dish and bake for 30-35 minutes.
- I like to add the blueberries last to prevent any staining and them bursting.
- I say it’s great for breakfast, but to be honest, I like the fruity oatmeal for dessert too.
Can I freeze baked oatmeal?
Yes! Just let the sweet potato oatmeal bake cool after cooking, and then cover and freeze it for happier future times.
This article from the Huffington Post talks about benefits of freezing oatmeal into cups, but it works for oatmeal bakes too!
- 2 cups uncooked rolled or old fashioned oats
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups milk (I used 1%)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup mashed sweet potato, cooked
- 1 1/2 Tbsp butter, melted
- 1/3 cup maple syrup, plus more for drizzling
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup blueberries
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Coat the inside of a 2 quart baking dish with butter, oil or non-stick spray.
- Mix dry ingredients (oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon).
- Beat in milk, eggs, sweet potato, butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
- Mix all ingredients together, saving blueberries for last to prevent staining and/or crushing, and spread inside the dish.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, until oats are tender and moisture has been absorbed.
- Drizzle with a little maple syrup, to taste.
Note: You can use frozen blueberries in this recipe too.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 331mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 6g
I love how easy this recipe comes together and how well the flavors mesh in this oatmeal meal prep dish. It WILL make your life easier and more delicious.
I hope you love it too! If you make it and love it, please leave a review!
Want More Oatmeal and Breakfast Recipes?
- Apple Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal
- Baked Oatmeal with Strawberries
- Crockpot Gingerbread Oatmeal
- Skillet Breakfast Scramble
- Mexican Chorizo Breakfast Casserole
- Sweet Potato and Kale Hash (vegan)
- Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Beet Scramble
How do you like your oats? Do you do any oatmeal meal prep?
What are your favorite oatmeal toppings?
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