Paleo Blueberry Breakfast Bake (Vegan, Keto)

This blueberry breakfast bake recipe is an easy, delicious and healthy breakfast similar to a blueberry baked oatmeal! Loaded with fresh blueberries, these soft baked breakfast bars are vegan and gluten-free, with a tested paleo and keto option!

Easy paleo blueberry breakfast bake made with oatmeal and banana!

Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bake

The best parts about the warmer months are the cheaper prices of summer fruit, especially berries! I love incorporating berries in my breakfast, especially in strawberry oatmeal bars, flourless strawberry cookies, and blueberry breakfast muffins.

I knew a breakfast bake incorporating blueberries had to be next!

What I love about breakfast bakes and breakfast casseroles is that you feel like you are eating dessert for breakfast. This blueberry breakfast bake recipe ticks ALL the boxes.

Blueberry Breakfast Bake

These blueberry breakfast bars are soft, chewy and slightly crispy on the outside. Loaded with blueberries and drizzled with a healthy icing, it screams decadence. 

Don’t let the taste and texture of this breakfast bake fool you. It is secretly healthy, and makes the perfect breakfast to prep in advance, to enjoy during the week or to bring to a weekend brunch!

I mean, Mother’s day is just around the corner…

Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bake

Like many of my recipes, I wanted to make this one completely keto, vegan and paleo. Unfortunately, after many trials, it wasn’t possible to create one singular recipe to fit all these diets. Instead, I’m sharing two options.

The original base recipe is made with oatmeal and sweetened with bananas. This version is eggless and is completely vegan and gluten-free.

The second recipe included is a tested keto and paleo option. It is made without grains and without banana, using almond flour and pumpkin instead. 

Fresh blueberries

How to make the BEST blueberry breakfast bake 

Use a ripe, but not an overripe banana

Bananas come in different sizes and weights, and it is hard to provide a ballpark amount. The texture of a banana (unripe, ripe, overripe), will affect the overall outcome of the recipe.

To combat this, use a ripe, but not overripe banana. This will ensure the breakfast bake holds up, without being soggy in the center. It will also provide ample sweetness. 

If you are worried that the bars may be too thick (after mixing your batter, it should be thick but NOT crumbly), you can adjust it by adding some milk to thin it out. 

Ensure your nut or seed butter is smooth and drippy

Have you ever opened up a jar of peanut butter or almond butter only to find several inches of oil at the top? That is the kind of nut or seed butter you want.

The more drippy (smoother) your nut or seed butter is, the better the texture of the breakfast bake will be. different brands have different consistencies, but I’ve found this almond butter and this sunflower seed butter to be the best. 

Divide your blueberries

There is nothing worse than digging into a piece of this blueberry baked oatmeal, only to find it had no blueberries in it. To avoid this happening, fold in half the blueberries in the batter, reserving the other half to top the bars with. 

Taste the batter before baking

As someone who prefers the natural sweetness of fruit, I find this blueberry breakfast bake to be sweet enough as it is (especially with the sweet frosting!). However, if you are someone who prefers really sweet breakfast bakes, add some extra sweetener to it, like pure maple syrup or a few drops of liquid stevia

Add more oats or milk, if needed

Don’t put the blueberry bake in the oven if the batter is too thick (almost crumbly) or too thin (more liquid than thick). Make some adjustments to avoid this happening.

If your batter is too thin, add extra rolled oats. If the batter is too thick, thin it out with some milk.

Healthy Blueberry Breakfast Oatmeal Bake

How to make sugar free icing

Take these blueberry breakfast bars up a notch by drizzling it with sugar free frosting/icing which will form a glaze. 

The traditional glaze is made with confectioners sugar with milk or cream. This sugar free version uses sugar free confectioners’ sugar, with a dash of coconut milk, until desired thickness is achieved. 

Start with half a cup of the icing sugar and slowly add the milk. 

How long to bake oatmeal? 

Oven times and models vary, and there is no one set time that is universal.

I recommend checking on the breakfast bake around the 15-minute mark, inserting a skewer in the center. If it is too thin and sinks, continue baking. 

Remove the baked oatmeal from the oven once it is golden around the edges and quite firm in the center. Remember, the blueberry bake will continue cooking while it cools down. 

How to store blueberry breakfast bake

Blueberry breakfast bake needs to be stored in the fridge to avoid it spoiling. 

Cover the breakfast bake or store it in a sealed container. It will keep for at least 5 days. 

Can you freeze blueberry breakfast bake?

Baked Oatmeal is freezer friendly and will keep well frozen for up to 6 months. If possible, avoid adding the sugar free glaze before freezing. 

Can you substitute the oats in the oatmeal version?

Not everyone on a vegan and gluten-free diet can tolerate oats. Instead of simply making the paleo/keto option, you can substitute the rolled oats for quinoa flakes.

Using quinoa flakes is a fantastic substitute and will yield a similar texture. The only difference is that it will be less chewy, similar to a soft-baked breakfast bar. 

Can you use frozen blueberries in baking? 

While fresh blueberries are preferred, using frozen blueberries works just as well! Just be sure to thaw them out completely, and use a paper towel to soak up any excess liquid from it. 

Easy homemade blueberry breakfast bake recipe

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Healthy Blueberry Breakfast Bake (Paleo, Vegan, Keto)

This blueberry breakfast bake recipe is an easy, delicious and healthy breakfast similar to a blueberry baked oatmeal! Loaded with fresh blueberries, these soft baked breakfast bars are vegan and gluten-free, with a tested paleo and keto option!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked oatmeal, blueberry
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 Pieces
Calories: 289kcal
Author: Arman

Ingredients

Original Vegan and Gluten-Free Option

For the Paleo and Keto Version

For the glaze

Instructions

For the vegan and gluten-free option

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with parchment paper and set aside. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all your ingredients, except for your blueberries and mix well. Fold in half your blueberries using a rubber spatula. If the batter is too thick, add some milk to thin out. If the batter is too thin, add some extra oats.
  • Transfer the batter to the lined pan. Top with remaining blueberries and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the center comes out just clean with a skewer. 
  • Remove from the oven and allow the blueberry baked oatmeal to cool in the pan for 15 minutes, before carefully transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  • Once cool, drizzle over the top with the sugar free icing. 

For the Paleo and Keto Option

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with parchment paper and set aside. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, add your dry ingredients and mix well. In a seperate bowl, combine your wet ingredients and mix well. 
  • Combine your wet and dry ingredients and mix very well. If the batter is too thick, add the extra 1/4 cup of pumpkin. Fold in half your blueberries using a rubber spatula. 
  • Transfer your blueberry bake batter into the lined pan. Top with remaining blueberries and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Allow blueberry breakfast bake to cool in the pan for 15 minutes, before carefully transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cool, drizzle with sugar free frosting. 

Notes

* Use nuts, seeds, or vegan white chocolate chips

Healthy Blueberry Breakfast Bake (Paleo, Vegan, Keto) should be stored in the fridge and will keep for 5 days, in a sealed container.
Blueberry breakfast bake freezes well and can keep well frozen for up to 6 months. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Bar | Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12.5g | Fiber: 16g | Vitamin A: 3% | Vitamin C: 2% | Calcium: 2% | Iron: 4%
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