Allergy Friendly Baked Oatmeal

Allergy Friendly Baked Oatmeal

I’ll admit it, I’m a morning person. If I don’t get up by a certain time, I feel like I have completely lost the day.  This turned out to be quite convenient when both of our girls decided to be morning people too. But night people, don’t let my morning person status turn you off this recipe, it’s ESPECIALLY good for you and has been given the approval by my night-owl sister.

To be honest I try my hand at the whole night-owl things sometimes because, like us all, I feel the very VERY strong need of some time without the girls awake. It’s the time I need to be able to accomplish most of my plans, and to be honest, to just have a mental break and not have to be ‘on’. This means I also ‘attempt’ to be a night person too. Who needs a full nights sleep, right?! Okay and when I say ‘attempt’ many of you would probably laugh at my lack of ability to really make it past 11pm. That is, unless I have a really good book that I can’t put down, then all hope for sleep is lost.


Ingredients for berry oatmeal
Why wouldn’t you want to have this on hand for a delicious and quick breakfast?


Morning simplicity

Okay, back to my being a morning person. There is something so satisfying in coming downstairs in the morning and looking forward to the first sip of HOT coffee. I have for the past couple years taken it a step further. With the difficulties in getting my youngest to eat, (you can read more details about her story than you could ever hope to know HERE) I have found it so easy for the rest of us to already have breakfast ready to go during the week. Just take it out of the fridge and heat it up, and presto, breakfast is served!


Berry Oatmeal in a dish.
Oatmeal: Boring no longer.


Bake ahead breakfast

We eat a variety of breakfast foods, but most of them are baked (I’m not a huge egg and potato breakfast person – that’s good for breakfast for dinner though!). I will share a few of those recipes in this blog, but my favorite go-to versatile recipe is for baked oatmeal. This was a LIFESAVER during the year I was having to take a lot of foods out of my diet due to Ellie’s health concerns. It is such an easy, dependable, and delicious recipe! It’s like a favorite coffee mug, or the coziest blanket, or your favorite shirt – it’s a friend that will adapt to any situation and provide comfort. (Was that too overly sentimental for oatmeal? Yeah, probably…. but it is a GREAT recipe!)

I loved being able to adapt this morning recipe easily, depending on what I could eat that week. No eggs, no dairy, no gluten? No problem!!


Berry Oatmeal served with syrup
Dig in one and all!


Breakfast for everyone

This is also a fantastic recipe if you are preparing breakfast for family or friends with food allergies or intolerances. So easy! It is also delicious enough that those who can eat all things won’t wonder why you are serving them stodgy cardboard. Even better, if you want to use dairy and eggs, go for it! This is the swiss army knife of breakfast recipes. You can’t go wrong; I’ll give you some helpful tips for many alteration options for this recipe.


Berry Baked oatmeal and breakfast set up.

Allergy Friendly Berry Baked Oatmeal

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Easy to make, easy to make allergy friendly, and easy to EAT baked oatmeal. This is a delicious go-to recipe that you are going to want to have in your arsenal. It is a real crowd pleaser.


  • 1/4 cup flax seeds (ground)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar*
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup milk or milk alternative**
  • 2 3/4 cups rolled oats***
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbs butter or non dairy buttery stick (melted)****
  • 1 cup blueberries*****
  • 1 cup raspberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9x9 baking dish or one of comparable size.
  2. Mix together the flax and water in a large mixing bowl and let sit while you gather the rest of your ingredients.
  3. To the flax seed mixture add the applesauce, brown sugar, vanilla, and milk. Mix until combined.
  4. In the same bowl throw the oats (rolled and quick) on top of the wet mixture and add the baking powder, cinnamon, and salt on top of the oats. Be really professional and use one of the teaspoons you just used to measure with to give the oats and other dry ingredients a little stir together on top of the wet mixture. Then go crazy and take an actual stirring utensil and mix it all together
  5. Add in the melted butter or butter substitute and stir until mixed.
  6. Carefully (or not - you'll just have some squished berries but it'll still be delicious) stir your 2 cups of berries into the oatmeal mixture, and then pour into your prepared baking pan.
  7. Bake in your preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until the middle feels firm to the touch.
  8. Eat right away (careful it's hot!), or enjoy the next day. Just reheat your slice in the microwave for a minute or so until warmed, and every morning you can enjoy this delicious breakfast that is suited for one and all, and is just so good! You can top it with syrup or powdered sugar if you want a really sweet breakfast, but I like to eat mine as is - delicious!
  9. This will keep in the fridge covered for up to a week. Feel free to double the recipe and bake in a 9x13 so you will have enough for a couple family breakfasts!


*Feel free to substitute whichever sweetener you would like to use. Maple syrup and honey would both work well. You can also reduce the sugar if you prefer to have a breakfast dish that isn't as sweet.

**I have used both almond milk (the unsweetened original) as well as oat milk and they both work great! Coconut milk would also be delicious but it would change the flavor a little (I'm sure it would be delicious too).

***If you are wanting this recipe to be gluten free, make sure the oats you are using state 'gluten free' on them.

****Butter or a non dairy butter stick substitute both work great. I like the Earth Balance Soy Free Buttery Sticks for baking (not sponsored, I've just used them a lot!). Especially if you are needing to avoid dairy and SOY - be aware of your butter alternative because many of them have soy in them.

*****This recipe is so flexible, feel free to use whichever berry you have on hand, fresh is delicious but frozen works great as well! (Check back for a post later about the many flavor varieties that are possible with one baked oatmeal recipe!)

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 309Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 336mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 7gSugar: 19gProtein: 8g

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