Blackberry Baked Steel-Cut Oats Are The Perfect Breakfast Option!

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These blackberry baked steel-cut oats are super easy to make and perfect to store overnight for a quick and delicious breakfast. It’s time to ditch the microwaveable oats!  

blackberry baked steel-cut oats

Having a dish pre-made makes breakfast SO much easier! Luckily, these oats are to quick prepare and do not take a lot of baking time. Besides being delicious, these baked oats have some protein and carbs to sustain you throughout your day! Because of this, these are perfect for on-the-go mornings. I also love to enjoy these blackberry steel-cut oats for a healthy dessert. 

What is the difference between rolled and steel-cut oats?

While the difference between normal oats and steel-cut oats is not a lot, they have a few differences. Steel-cut oats have a different texture and are more firm. A benefit of steel-cut oats is that they are slightly higher in fiber than normal oats. When making a baked dish like this, you will really benefit from using the finer consistency of steel-cut oats rather than rolled oats. But if rolled oats are all that you have, then that works too!

What are the health benefits of steel-cut oats?

Like I said before, oats are a pretty good source of fiber. If you are looking to add more fiber to your daily mix, this recipe is for you. Oats are also rich in iron as well! Since oats have higher amounts of proteins compared to other grains, eating these in the morning will give you the energy boost you need to get through the day.

What ingredients make these oats delicious? 

Many people think of dishes that involve oats as bland, this recipe could not be further from that! The most important part of this recipe is definitely the fresh blackberries, the fruit adds a bit of natural sweetness and flavor to the baked oats. Besides the fruit, some of the other ingredients, like maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon, will turn these oats into a sweet treat. 

Can baked oats be frozen?

 Yes! If you are in a super big time crunch, you can always freeze these baked oats and then pop them in the microwave in the morning for a low-effort breakfast. I would say that eating these blackberry-baked oats fresh is best, but if all you can manage is microwaved, that will work too!

How can I keep baked oats from getting soggy?

The main reason that baked oats get soggy is if you add too much liquid or you don’t bake them long enough. Following the recipe of two cups of milk and sticking to that should be good. If you follow the recipe and find that the oats are still a little soggy, I would recommend popping them back in the oven for a little longer. 

What temperature should I cook blackberry baked oats?

375 F is the perfect temperature to cook these blackberry-baked oats. Once the oven is preheated, you are going to want to bake these oats for about 55-60 minutes. You should be able to tell when the oats are done by the top becoming golden brown and the oat mixture is set. 

Can I substitute the blackberries for other fruit?

Absolutely! If you aren’t a huge fan of blackberries, you can easily substitute them out for another fruit. Typically, I like to use other berries like blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries. All of these fruits would be SO delicious in these baked steel-cut oats.

How do these steel-cut oats have protein?

Oats themselves have higher protein content than most other grains. So already you are adding in some good plant-based protein. Another part of this recipe that ups the protein, is the slivered almonds. Not only do these almonds add more delicious flavor to these oats, but they also bring in some added protein.  

blackberry baked steel-cut oats

What’s a good partner for these steel-cut oats?

If you have these oats for breakfast, they are amazing with a side of crispy bacon. Alternatively, if you are having it as a healthy dessert, a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream paired with it warm would be SO delicious. Also, you could add a dollop of fresh whipped cream to the top. There are so many ways to serve these sweet blackberry-baked steel oats, but whatever works for you is what works!

Do the almonds need to be slivered?

Basically, slivered almonds are mostly just a preference. If all you have is sliced almonds, that works as well! The slivered almonds are just so the baked oats have smaller pieces, and not just huge chunks of almonds. 

How do you know when the oats are finished cooking?

After the cooking time of 55-60 minutes, if the oats are not golden brown at the top and the oat mixture has not been set, then keep baking it. You want the oats to have that golden-brown crust at the top that makes it SO delicious. If you take them out too early, they might be mushy and not the delicious consistency that you want.

Watch Me Make Blackberry Baked Steel-Cut Oats

Let me know how you enjoy this fabulous dish in the comments below. As always, thank you so much for stopping by. Be blessed and stay savvy!!!

If you like this recipe, check out these that pair with it well:

Blackberry Baked Steel Oats

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

A delicious breakfast or healthy dessert option


  • 3/4 cup steel cut oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup (60 g) almonds (I used slivered almonds)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 2 cups (475 ml) milk, 2% or whole
  • 1/4 maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons (45 grams) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 375F

Mix together oats, nuts, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a baking pan

Place blackberries on top

Whisk together milk, syrup, egg, butter, and vanilla

Pour mixture over the oat mixture and shake the pan to distribute

Bake for 55-60 minutes or until the top is golden and the oat mixture is set

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 101Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 46mgSodium 387mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 2g

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