Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal

Marla Meridith

January 16, 2012


Can you believe the color of these oats? All of the purple and blue hues have me even more excited than usual for my favorite meal of the day! This breakfast is a creamy, dreamy combo of coconut + almond milks, hearty steel cut oats and as many combinations of blueberries as I could fit in. This could double as dessert it is that good. A vegan & gluten free meal to suit anyones cravings! This recipe has been added to the Slow Cooker Challenge hosted by The Naptime Chef and Big Girls Small Kitchen.


Blueberry Bliss!


I do need to admit that this post was tricky to work on as it had me starving. Not only was I craving more of these steel cut oats, but hunting around for recipe links to share with you sealed the deal even more. In this recipe I used lots of fresh blueberries and some dried ones too. They are all baked into the oatmeal and I made a fresh blueberry sauce too. Quite similar to what I did with my Gluten Free Very Blueberry Cake last year.


Blueberry Coconut Steel Cut Oatmeal | recipe on #vegan #glutenfree


Please don’t forget the extra blueberry sauce. Trust me on this one…it is worth the few extra minutes of your time. I use this sauce also on my Coconut Corn PancakesMixed Berry Yogurt Parfaits and Champagne Vanilla Pudding.


Blueberry Coconut Steel Cut Oatmeal | recipe on #vegan #glutenfree


Besides they sound kinda cute when they pop, burst and sizzle in the skillet. Also don’t forget the nuts. That would be tragic… The smell that fills the house as this bakes is wonderful…just like blueberry pie.


Blueberry Coconut Steel Cut Oatmeal | recipe on #vegan #glutenfree


Do you own a slow cooker? Honestly I do not, but I am really into the idea of combining all kinds of tasty ingredients and letting them simmer or bake for a good long time. I let the oatmeal do it’s thing in my Le Creuset stoneware baker. All I had to do was combine all of my ingredients and step away while it baked. Gives me more time to do all of the other things that need to get done around here.


coffee + milk |


One of my favorite things is making a Big Batch of oatmeal to enjoy throughout the whole week. The feeling of waking up and having a gourmet, healthy breakfast at the ready is splendid! Blueberries are little little squadgie supermodels. I could not stop taking photos of these perfect little puffy orbs. With a little spritz of water and fresh mint leaves they really come to life…


Blueberry Love |

If you don’t have steel cut oats (also know as Irish Oats) handy  that’s OK. Just be sure to use old-fashioned rolled oats or another favorite of mine Coach’s Oats. If you use those, adjust the amount of liquid  according to the package directions. You could also cut back on the baking time a little too. I love the texture and slightly nutty flavor of steel cut oats. If it is essential that you stick to a gluten free diet then please check that your oats are certified gluten free.


Blueberry Coconut Steel Cut Oatmeal | recipe on #vegan #glutenfree

Bake this recipe the day/night before you plan on serving it so it has time to soak up all the liquid and thicken in your fridge. What are your favorite ingredients to add to oatmeal? Do you use a slow cooker? If so what do you like to cook in it?

Click HERE for the recipe.


Oatmeal Recipe Links

You May Also Enjoy

Share your thoughts

  • Kathryn
    Posted at 07:38h, 16 January

    I just love all the colours in your photos Marla, they look absolutely stunning especially against that white background. I love blueberries so this sounds like the perfect breakfast for me.

  • Rosa
    Posted at 07:46h, 16 January

    Oh, yummy! I am a big fan of blueberries. That recipe and the pictures are wonderful.



  • Lori @ RecipeGirl
    Posted at 08:02h, 16 January

    This is like the prettiest breakfast I’ve seen…ever! 🙂

  • Amanda
    Posted at 08:19h, 16 January

    Gorgeous! I must make this. I love anything blueberry… and with the Oatmeal… divine!

  • Lauren from Lauren's Latest
    Posted at 08:23h, 16 January

    Beautiful! And, I love the idea of blueberries with coconut. How yummy!

  • Blueberry Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oats Recipe – Family Fresh …- Recipes And Family
    Posted at 08:29h, 16 January

    […] here: Blueberry Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oats Recipe – Family Fresh … Tags: bakes, chef-or-big, craving-more, facebook, girls, house, naptime-chef, sealed-the-deal […]

  • Cookbook Queen
    Posted at 08:37h, 16 January

    This looks like the perfect breakfast!! Hot blueberries–yummy!!

  • CheekyChic
    Posted at 09:03h, 16 January

    I love this idea. I also hopped over to your big batch post. What great advice. I always cook extra brown rice. I just got a pressure cooker which makes making brown rice a little more of a last minute addition to any dinner, but I still like to make it in big batches. I always cook extra chicken too, but with two growing boys and a husband with a healthy appetite it never lasts in the fridge for me to make a salad the next day. Thanks for the tips!

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 09:06h, 16 January

    Yum,, love blueberries in my oatmeal, I will have to try this recipe out.

  • Antonia @ healthinspirations
    Posted at 09:22h, 16 January

    I love blueberries. This sounds like just the right recipe for me! Thanks for sharing!

  • Blissful Babe
    Posted at 09:53h, 16 January

    Sooo beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  • Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama
    Posted at 09:56h, 16 January

    Oh I wish I had enough blueberries to make this tomorrow. I’m going to have to stock up next time I hit the grocery store because this looks fabulous!

  • Heidi @ Food Doodles
    Posted at 10:06h, 16 January

    Ooooh, so pretty! I love the color! And I love blueberries 😀 I do use my slow cooker, sometimes for oatmeal but sometimes for other things but not too often. And I usually always use it when my husband wants roast or stew – the meat is always awesome when it comes out. I love that you put blueberries with coconut in your oatmeal – sounds delicious!

  • MikeVFMK
    Posted at 10:19h, 16 January

    Love these colours! This is the kind of breakfast I should be enjoying more often! And beautiful photos too, Marla!

  • Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
    Posted at 10:23h, 16 January

    This is my kind of breakfast!

  • Bree
    Posted at 10:37h, 16 January

    Looks great Marla! I have a baked oatmeal brulee with blueberries that gets that fabulous color too. Yum!

    • Marla
      Posted at 13:23h, 16 January

      Bree, baked oatmeal brûlée sounds amazing! I bet cracking into that sugary shell is splendid 🙂

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    Posted at 10:41h, 16 January

    Stunning, just stunning. Yes, I’d say that new lens is working out just a-okay for you 🙂

    I want to reach through the screen and feast on this gorgeous food!

    • Marla
      Posted at 13:26h, 16 January

      Thanks Averie. I think my 1.2 is my new love. A fun, quick lens that is for certain. We are just getting to know each other & are liking the new relationship 😉

  • Bonnie K
    Posted at 12:09h, 16 January

    You certainly do have good eyes for colors and placement of items. Love looking at the photos. I love steel cut oats and blueberries. This recipe is definitely a keeper.

    • Marla
      Posted at 13:19h, 16 January

      Thanks Bonnie! Glad you like the post and my recipe. I had a great time styling, shooting & eating this oatmeal 🙂

  • Blueberry Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oats Recipe: Healthy-Diet … – Fine Food Recipes
    Posted at 13:39h, 16 January

    […] hosted by The Naptime Chef and Big Girls Small Kitchen. … … Go here to read the rest: Blueberry Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oats Recipe: Healthy-Diet … ← Cooking Tip of the Day: Recipe: Mini Loaded Potato […]

  • Alyssa @ Everyday Maven
    Posted at 13:51h, 16 January

    This looks delicious! I am bookmarking for a lazy weekend breakfast 🙂

    • Marla
      Posted at 10:48h, 17 January

      Alyssa, this does make for the perfect weekend breakfast & it will give you lots of energy to enjoy the busy day ahead!

  • Cookie and Kate
    Posted at 13:55h, 16 January

    Thank you so much for the link love, Marla! Your oats look fabulous. I love the idea of combining almond milk with coconut milk. I think I have enough oatmeal variations to try to last me all winter!

  • Jen Medina
    Posted at 14:25h, 16 January

    I am literally making this now. As soon as I saw the recipe I was obsessed! Luckily I had all of the ingredients (a first)
    Can’t wait to try it! Will be eating this all week!!!

  • Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry
    Posted at 14:43h, 16 January

    Those blueberries are calling me out-so fresh and beautiful! I love the addition of coconut to this oatmeal recipe.

  • Bev Weidner
    Posted at 14:48h, 16 January

    I can’t even stand it! It’s all so pretty. And I’m digging your new sexy cropping business.

  • Grace@ FoodFitnessFreshair
    Posted at 16:20h, 16 January

    In the summer, I often simply mix in blueberries to my pot of oats and finish cooking until they just begin to burst. A little sprinkled salt and drizzled maple syrup and sesame tahini drizzled on top, and it becomes one of my favorite go-to summer breakfasts. You’re right about blueberries really jazzing up the color! Yours is beautiful.

  • Kathleen
    Posted at 16:42h, 16 January

    That looks ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! I love blueberries with oatmeal — especially steel cut oats! 😀

  • Sharon
    Posted at 16:43h, 16 January

    This sounds delicious! I was wonder what I could substiture the coconut milk with? We are not fans of coconut around here.

  • Katrina
    Posted at 16:59h, 16 January

    Steel cut oats are my absolute favorite! Love this recipe.

  • Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen
    Posted at 18:34h, 16 January

    This oatmeal looks incredible! I eat a bowl of oatmeal every morning….keeps me full for hours. I can’t wait to try this one! 🙂

  • Cara
    Posted at 19:24h, 16 January

    These pictures draw me right into to. definitely my favorite colors! (and oatmeal and blueberries are among my favorite foods too!)

  • Renee Fontes
    Posted at 23:14h, 16 January

    Wow, does this look tasty! I love oatmeal but mine never looks as pretty. I’m picking up some blue berries!

  • Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit
    Posted at 04:57h, 17 January

    I was just going to say that the color was unreal! I LOVE brightly colored foods – reds, purples, greens, it makes it so much more fun to eat!

  • kelley
    Posted at 05:45h, 17 January

    I’m swooning, for reals. This looks amazing!

  • Catherine @ The Spring
    Posted at 06:12h, 17 January

    This is such a beautiful breakfast! Cheerful and sunny and healthy, but special enough to feel like a real treat. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Catherine @ The Spring (in Brisbane, Australia)

  • Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray
    Posted at 06:15h, 17 January

    This looks amazing, I love steel cut oats. Gorgeous photos Marla (as always!). Love the one of the bowl of blueberries.

  • TidyMom
    Posted at 07:03h, 17 January

    oh this is gorgeous Marla!!…… I need a bowl of oatmeal to go with all the berries I bought yesterday!

  • Esi
    Posted at 07:12h, 17 January

    I’m always looking for new ways to jazz up oatmeal.

  • susan
    Posted at 07:21h, 17 January

    what a great recipe, Marla! I love the use of both almond and coconut milk(our household beverage staples). I am sure this tastes almost as good as it looks!

  • Deliciously Organic
    Posted at 08:40h, 17 January

    Beautiful photos! A great way to change up morning oatmeal!

  • Jeanette
    Posted at 09:23h, 17 January

    Love steel cut oats and your baked blueberry coconut version has me craving some now!

  • Monica @ TheYummyLife
    Posted at 09:26h, 17 January

    Thanks for the link love for my Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oats. Now you’ve inspired me to try baked oatmeal. Your photos and recipes are, as always, irresistible. That berry color is yummy eye candy. Awesome post!

  • Chelsey @ Chew With Your Mouth Open
    Posted at 09:38h, 17 January

    “Print”! That looks delicious – I cannot wait to try it!

  • Danielle@BigLifeLittleGarden
    Posted at 09:44h, 17 January

    Another show stopper…your pics are amazing! Blueberry season will be here in FL before we know it…we have a few plants in the front yard that should give an decent crop this year…this will be a perfect way to use them!! Won’t be able to stop myself from trying it before then though 😉

  • Maria
    Posted at 10:45h, 17 January

    Love this breakfast!

  • Katie {}
    Posted at 12:47h, 17 January

    Mmmmmmm! This looks delicious! Love the colors and flavors!! I’m trying to pin this to pinterest but it’s having glitches! Ugh!


  • Katrina
    Posted at 13:03h, 17 January

    De-licious! I love oatmeal, I love baked oatmeal, I love blueberries–MY kind of breakfast!

  • Jennifer (Delicieux)
    Posted at 13:38h, 17 January

    What a beautiful and healthy breakfast!!!! I love blueberries, such delicious little powerhouses of nutrition. I really need to kick up my breakfasts this year. I’m a woman of routine and I have toast every day, but after seeing your blueberry oatmeal I’m inspired.

  • Lucy
    Posted at 15:43h, 17 January

    gotta love blueberries – so good for the brain.

  • Andrea DiGeronimo
    Posted at 18:21h, 17 January

    My mouth is watering! I can’t wait for breakfast tomorrow! YUUMMM! xo, Andrea

  • HeatherChristo
    Posted at 18:34h, 17 January

    yummy! it’s like dessert for breakfast but healthy!

  • Krissy {Krissy's Creations}
    Posted at 18:36h, 17 January

    The color of this oatmeal is unreal! Oatmeal is my favorite breakfast and I especially love a baked oatmeal. Your recipe looks incredible.

  • Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media]
    Posted at 19:54h, 17 January

    gorgeous! i love to cook my oatmeal over the stove. my favorite additions are pumpkin, pb, cinnamon, nutmeg and a pinch of cloves. sometimes i leave the pb out and add maple syrup. mmmm!

  • Valentina
    Posted at 21:40h, 17 January

    SO beautiful!

  • Marina {}
    Posted at 08:43h, 18 January

    That purple is stunning. As are your photos, as usual!

    • Marla
      Posted at 10:50h, 18 January

      Thanks Marina! Isn’t that purple just crazy. Think I need to cook purple foods more often 🙂

  • Feast on the Cheap
    Posted at 08:58h, 18 January

    Too funny, this has been my exact b-fast for the past week! It’s such a great way to start the day and so incredibly filling yet it feels kinda “dessert-y”

    • Marla
      Posted at 10:49h, 18 January

      I am all about the dessert-y aspect too! But thankfully these oats make me feel great & not all sugared up!

  • Jen at The Three Little Piglets
    Posted at 18:58h, 18 January

    I’m kind of glad you couldn’t stop taking pictures! They’re just gorgeous Marla!

    • Marla
      Posted at 19:47h, 18 January

      Jen, I am glad you can understand my obsession! Thanks 🙂

  • Emily
    Posted at 12:32h, 19 January

    This looks delicious. I am wondering if by coconut milk you mean the thick and creamy one in a can or the thinner coconut milk in a carton that is refrigerated that you might drink or pour over your cereal?

    • Marla
      Posted at 15:21h, 19 January

      Emily, I used the unsweetened, light one in the can. I bet the other would work well too though. Great question!

  • Monica @ TheYummyLife
    Posted at 09:06h, 20 January

    Love it! Linked to this recipe in my new oatmeal post today. 🙂

  • Blog Lovin’
    Posted at 10:22h, 20 January

    […] this week Marla posted an amazing recipe (Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oats) which was the inspiration for my morning oatmeal. Unfortunately I didn’t have enough time […]

  • Aggie
    Posted at 05:08h, 21 January

    Looooove this Marla. So much!

    And yes those blueberries are def supermodels, so photogenic!

  • Diane {Created by Diane}
    Posted at 11:20h, 22 January

    oh I just love blueberries and this looks delicious! Beautiful photos Marla!

  • Cath
    Posted at 11:35h, 22 January

    I’m 1.5 hours in and mine is still super runny…. any reason this might happen?

    (But it smells so good!!!)

    • Marla
      Posted at 12:36h, 22 January

      Hi Cath, your oats should be done. While in the oven they will still have some jiggle. Even when it is done cooking. I suggest you take it out and let it cool & firm up outside the oven. Let me know if this works for you. When you store it in the fridge it will firm up even more 🙂

  • Lynda
    Posted at 15:36h, 24 January

    I just came home with a pound of blueberries. No need to wonder what to do with them. This post is very inspirational (and beautiful!)

  • Purple Berry Oatmeal
    Posted at 11:04h, 27 January

    […] recently wrote about how amazed I was by the beautiful color of Marla’s Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal and that it inspired me to be more creative in the kitchen and have fun experimenting with fresh […]

  • Nichole
    Posted at 14:34h, 27 January

    Yum, thanks for sharing! I love Coach’s oats – can’t wait to try it. Love it when someone else besides me likes to eat a healthy breakfast.

  • Bountiful Baskets Roundup: Blueberry Edition | Family Friendly Weight Release For Busy Moms
    Posted at 15:27h, 29 January

    […] Blueberry Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal […]

  • Mary
    Posted at 17:46h, 29 January

    This is such a great idea! I’m going to definitely make this.
    I just made a pot of steelcut oats. I added to my bowl, the cooked oats, coconut milk lite, rice milk, little stevia and some pineapple with a little juice, and a rounded teaspoon of ground flax seed with cinnamon, delicious!

  • Veggie-Packed Menu Plan | Family Friendly Weight Release For Busy Moms
    Posted at 21:17h, 29 January

    […] Blueberry Baked Steel-Cut Oatmeal […]

  • Eva M
    Posted at 09:31h, 30 January

    This looks yummy but I have a thing about baking powder…I can taste it in recipes so I try to avoid cooking with it if possible. Is it really necessary to include the baking powder in this recipe?

  • Kevin (Closet Cooking)
    Posted at 16:16h, 30 January

    What an amazing colour! I am really liking the idea of blueberry steel cut oats!

  • Weekly Menu Plan: 3 Reasons to Eat More Fiber | Natural Health and Weight Release Solutions For Busy Moms
    Posted at 21:35h, 12 February

    […] Raspberry Coconut Baked Steel-Cut Oatmeal […]

  • Shaina
    Posted at 21:44h, 14 February

    I love the use of coconut and almond milk together in this. So gorgeous with the blueberries.

  • Shawna @ CheekyChicFamily
    Posted at 14:09h, 22 February

    I don’t have Stevia drops. How much of the powdered stevia can I use as a replacement? I just started using stevia to sweeten things like my coffee. I have zero baking experience with it.

    • Marla
      Posted at 14:27h, 22 February

      Hi Shawna. Great question. Since I don’t know what stevia you have & they all vary widely I suggest you just put in a small amount and get to know the brand you have. You can easily adjust the sweetness per person when serving. Which powder are you using?

  • Victoria
    Posted at 17:20h, 29 February

    Found your blog a few days ago and could not wait to try this. Made it during my daughters nap today and tried it almost as soon as it came out of the oven as it smelled so good – delicious!! Cannot wait for my super fussy 19-month old eater to try it for breakfast tomorrow – fingers crossed.

    • Marla
      Posted at 20:00h, 29 February

      Victoria, my fingers are crossed too. I hope your little gal loves this oatmeal too ~ if not then more for you 😉 So happy you are a new blog pal 🙂

  • gloria
    Posted at 08:56h, 02 March

    marla this recipe look amazing, love blueberries I will make soon, beauty pics!!!

  • Eating update |
    Posted at 04:02h, 10 March

    […] so it is pretty much half spinach and half egg and now we can get spinach into her!  Also this Blueberry Coconut Oatmeal recipe smells like cake and got her eating […]

  • Sarah Gomes
    Posted at 07:40h, 17 March

    I just discovered the goodness of oats in this article on oats nutrition facts. Being a vegetarian I cant thank enough for having oats around. and now, Your recipe is amazing and the amazing pictures bring everything to reality. Just too good. I will try this tonight and get back with my experience.

    • Marla
      Posted at 14:30h, 17 March

      Great Sarah! Can’t wait to hear what you think 🙂

  • Jessica
    Posted at 12:59h, 26 March

    Made a version of this (altered from necessity) for Sunday breakfast about a week ago, and really enjoyed it. Even the leftovers, which I had all week.

  • Oatmeal Toppings Says Bye to March!
    Posted at 17:24h, 31 March

    […] Image: Baked Blueberry Steel Cut Oatmeal by Marla Meridith at Family Fresh […]

  • Mary
    Posted at 08:15h, 13 April

    How many packets would this be equvalent to? TY

    • Marla
      Posted at 08:28h, 13 April

      Hi Mary, I honestly do not know as I don’t buy the packets. Please measure according to the recipe. If you have a kitchen scale it will make things quick + easy 🙂

      • Mary
        Posted at 10:00h, 13 April

        How will a kitchen scale help?  I have liquid stevia too, but how many drops?  Mine only has a dropper lid that sends out 1drop.

        • Marla
          Posted at 10:17h, 13 April

          Oh gee, thought you meant the oats 🙂 Sweeten to taste and you can always add more.

  • clara
    Posted at 09:02h, 20 April

    Do you think quinoa or amaranth can be used instead of steel cut oats? They don’t sell steel cut oats in Germany and this sounds sooo good, I’m looking for subbstitutes.

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:41h, 20 April

      Hi Clara. You can try either of those or regulate Old Fashioned Rolled Oats. You will need to adjust the amount of liquid you use though. I am not sure what that would be with the ingredient change 🙂 Good luck and be sure to report back if you try it!

  • Michelle
    Posted at 16:32h, 22 April

    It’s in the oven NOW…. My house smells wonderful, can’t wait to try it in the morning…..

    • Marla
      Posted at 20:04h, 22 April

      Awesome Michelle!! Save some for me, OK??!! Enjoy 🙂

  • Rhi
    Posted at 13:16h, 29 April

    Do you have a rough idea for how long this would take in the slow cooker?

    • Marla
      Posted at 13:20h, 29 April

      Sorry Rhi, I do not. I never really use a slow cooker.

  • Lana M.
    Posted at 07:18h, 30 April

    I love baked oatmeal, this is definitely something I must try.

  • caren
    Posted at 17:20h, 30 April

    This looks so good!!!! I can’t do regular oatmeal (has icky texture to me) so I’m looking for an alternative. Any idea what the nutritional data would be on this recipe?

  • Rachel
    Posted at 06:40h, 30 May

    This looks divine! Thanks for posting! Your pictures are beautiful!

  • Marta @ What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today?
    Posted at 07:06h, 13 June

    I do not only adore the idea for a breakfast, but the pictures. This color palette is crazy beautiful.

  • Oatmeal | Body Aware Fitness
    Posted at 10:20h, 18 June

    […] excited because after some research and looking at these three different recipes, did I realize how tasty oatmeal could get. I’m going to try and […]

  • patty meighoo
    Posted at 09:10h, 22 June

    yummy! i love it!

  • Baked Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal : Why Veg
    Posted at 10:11h, 27 June

    […] Blueberry Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oats […]

  • Andrea
    Posted at 07:02h, 10 July

    Blueberry + coconut + oats ….3 of my favorite things all in one recipe! Looks delicious Marla!

  • Kim C
    Posted at 15:22h, 12 July

    This looks so delicious!!! You’re pictures are gorgeous and I can’t wait to make it.

  • This weeks inspiration, Five Things « Delicious Knowledge
    Posted at 08:13h, 13 July

    […] This oatmeal is so, so good. Try it soon with fresh blueberries. […]

  • Rachael
    Posted at 14:45h, 18 July

    This is delish!! I made it pretty much exact except I used honey to sweeten because i was out of stevia. Next time i would just make a smaller pan (1/2 recipe). I did cook it for an hour and then refrigerate but the next morning it still seemed too undercooked so i cut a peice and re-heated for 20 minutes and it was a little cripspy on the edges. Mmmm. The added sauce and coconut milk make it PERFECT!
    Thx for recipe! Will try some other variations next time as well 🙂

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 14:04h, 04 November

    I am just curious…I have not made steel cut oatmeal before. Does it require alot of liquid? 6 cups of milk, just seems like a lot for regular oatmeal, so I am just curious! Thanks for your help!

  • Never Judge a Breakfast by Its Blubber | Regents' Scholars Program Blog
    Posted at 14:55h, 18 December

    […] in all variations, so I perused the recipe, gathered the forces, and attack pattern alpha-ed the Blueberry Coconut baked steel cut oatmeal recipe. Looks good […]

  • Bethany
    Posted at 23:07h, 19 January

    I made this tonight but also added sliced banana on the bottom and 2 eggs to the mix, 1/4 cup honey to sweeten. It knocked my socks off! Thank you. Great tip about making it the night before. It is firming up nicely in the fridge. Dreamy recipe. The SCO are so yummy in this!

    • Marla
      Posted at 03:41h, 20 January

      Bethany, I LOVE the idea of the sliced bananas on the bottom. The eggs too ~ I can never have enough eggs in my life. Will certainly try this!

  • Erin
    Posted at 17:03h, 20 January

    Do you cover it while in the oven r leave uncovered? Thanks

    • Marla
      Posted at 03:00h, 21 January

      Erin, I did not cover this.

  • Daniel Eliyahu
    Posted at 03:34h, 20 February

    Wow! I just joined Pinterest and discovered this delicious looking recipe for blueberry oats and can’t wait to try it. Do you have any good recipes for body builders.? I’m not huge or anything but want to eat as naturally and nutritionally as possible. Thanks!

    • Marla
      Posted at 03:56h, 20 February

      Daniel, so happy you found my blog and that AMAZING blueberry oatmeal. I don’t have any body building specific recipes. All of my recipes are whole food based with the majority being free of any sugars. My best suggestion is to browse my recipes and find ones you think could work to make muscles 😉 Stop by any time to say hi!

  • Angie
    Posted at 05:19h, 24 February

    Hi Marla,
    I just discovered your recipe/website via Pinterest too! What a great resource for nutritious, delicious food! I can’t wait to try a few of them, particularly this oatmeal! I do have one question though…. Do you have to cook the steel cut oats before baking? Or do they actually bake from raw in the oven? Sorry, kind of new to steel-cut oats! Thanks!!

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:25h, 24 February

      Hi Angie, happy you found me too. Yes, the oats will cook when you bake them. Do not pre cook. I suggest that you bake this recipe the night before you want to eat it. This way all the liquid is absorbed and you get the fullest flavor.

  • Marcy
    Posted at 07:04h, 28 February

    This looks like the perfect weekend breakfast and way to use up last years frozen blueberries. I’m just wondering if the coconut milk you use is from a can or carton?

    • Marla
      Posted at 07:21h, 28 February

      The can for this recipe 🙂

  • Beth
    Posted at 06:28h, 28 March

    Just saw your post on Facebook with the link to this recipe. Sounds and looks amazing (and pics are so beautiful)!

  • Heather @ French Press
    Posted at 20:07h, 05 April

    this is without a doubt the most beautiful breakfast i have ever seen

  • punkypine
    Posted at 09:07h, 01 June

    This was fantastic. I got sick of my usual oatmeal and googled oatmeal recipes. I felt a bit silly googling oatmeal recipes but I’m so glad I did because this is the best oatmeal I’ve ever had.

    The only thing I changed was that I used maple syrup (I did put a little too much, so I’ll use a bit less next time). Also, I halved the recipe. Everything else I followed as-is. Oh, and I didn’t even eat it with toppings…I wasn’t patient enough; I wanted to eat it as soon as I woke up 🙂

    Thanks for posting this recipe!

    • Marla
      Posted at 18:17h, 01 June

      Yay! So happy I was able to give you a new way to enjoy oatmeal!

  • Judy T
    Posted at 16:47h, 04 June

    I do my steel cut oats in the slow cooker and they turn out beautifully…just a tad more liquid is all you need….they stem up and are sooooo creamy. I am simple..1/2 almond milk and 1/2 water. I add my fixins’ as I eat them. I usually make enough for the whole week. This sounds delicious as a yummy breakfast for the whole family.

  • Judy T
    Posted at 16:47h, 04 June

    i should have edited… is “steam up”

  • Chelsea
    Posted at 06:03h, 20 June

    Hi there! Just wanted to let you know that I featured your gorgeous oatmeal on my blog!

  • Blueberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake Bars
    Posted at 12:34h, 10 July

    […] Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal from Marla at Family Fresh Cooking […]

  • Shanna
    Posted at 08:04h, 06 December

    Hi it’s me, I am also visiting this web site regularly, this web site is in fact nice and the viewers are in fact sharing good thoughts.

  • Detox recipes (that actually contain food) | Energy Bloggers
    Posted at 21:27h, 07 January

    […] 1. Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel Cut OatmealThis year, make your New Year’s fortitude to eat a healthy breakfastevery morning. Kick off 2014 on a juicy note with this flavorful, baked chronicle of steel-cut oats. Since it’s a baked oatmeal dish, we can make it a night before and feverishness it adult for on-the-go mornings. […]

  • zoe
    Posted at 01:07h, 12 January

    can i replace the blueberries with some raspberries or blackberries? i want to try this recipe but i am allergic to strawberries and blueberries. help?

  • slow cooked raspberry mango oatmeal : (cool) progeny
    Posted at 06:15h, 12 January

    […] and wake up to deliciousness. Do take the extra 10 minutes and make the raspberry sauce. Like the baked blueberry coconut steel cut oatmeal that inspired this recipe, the sauce is what makes it […]

  • love it! oats | Fit Mama Real Food
    Posted at 06:58h, 14 January

    […] blueberry coconut steel cut oatmeal […]

  • Chit Chat Nineteenth Edition - Picky Palate
    Posted at 00:00h, 17 January

    […] over Marla of Family Fresh Cooking’s Blueberry Coconut Steel Cut Oatmeal.  Love her gorgeous photos […]

  • Adrian
    Posted at 09:31h, 25 January

    I made this recipe yesterday and tried it this morning. I did use about a cup of frozen blueberries with my fresh and the juices from that must have been the cause of my oatmeal coming out a bluishy-green color instead of white with blue swirls… but otherwise the flavors were great! Very filling amd satisfyimg. The sauce is a must as well. It added that powerful sweet and tart punch you expect from the berries which are a little more muted in the oatmeal itself. I also assumed coconut milk in a refridgerated carton and it turned out very nice as well. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Marla
      Posted at 14:29h, 25 January

      So glad this worked out well for you!!

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 18:05h, 26 January

    I made this and it was delicious! I poured everything into a pan and sprinkled blueberries, shaved coconut, and pecans on top. I added 4 packets of stevia since my liquid stevia was all gone. So yummy!!!! I ate some now because I can’t wait until the morning. Have you done the nutritional content for this?

  • Amber Johnson
    Posted at 11:42h, 07 February

    I just found your blog on pinterest, and this recipe was a great inspiration for my own personal single serving spinoff. Would you mind if I borrow your recipe as long as I site you as my inspiration? Thanks! Amber Johnson

  • Marghi
    Posted at 10:34h, 21 March

    can you double the almond milk if you do not have coconut milk? Also do you have the nutrition info on this recipe? Can’t wait to try this!

  • Angela | Chief editor Great Body & Skin
    Posted at 09:39h, 24 March

    Thanks for the recipe! You inspired me, so I promoted you on my website:


  • 19 Easter Brunch Favorites - Beyond the Coupon
    Posted at 13:00h, 18 April

    […] A great way to make oatmeal for a group. Recipe here […]

  • Date Nut Oatmeal from Never Enough Thyme — Never Enough Thyme - Recipes with a slight southern accent.
    Posted at 06:21h, 11 June

    […] Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal from Family Fresh Cooking […]

  • Detox Foods & Recipes | RMHP Blog
    Posted at 09:23h, 20 June

    […] of a bowl of sugary cereal, reach for this amazing Blueberry Coconut Baked Oatmeal. It’s easy to make the night before (no more crazed mornings!), and so delicious you won’t […]

  • Make-Ahead Breakfasts For Back To School |
    Posted at 04:24h, 22 August

    […] Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal via Marla @Family Fresh Cooking […]

  • All About Whole Grains! | Nutrition: In Sickness & In Health
    Posted at 20:05h, 28 August

    […] Blueberry & Coconut Baked Oatmeal Recipe […]

  • The College Grind
    Posted at 08:01h, 13 September

    […] • Eggs Over-Easy, Spinach, Cheese, Bacon Muffin Sandwich • Eggwhites, Kale, Cheddar Sandwich • Egg and Avocado Sandwich • Egg, Kale, Avocado Sandwich • Egg and Spinach Croissant […]

  • krystel
    Posted at 20:14h, 08 October


  • 7 Detoxifying Dishes That Will Cleanse Your Body
    Posted at 06:28h, 05 November

    […] your day off to a cleansing start by preparing Family Fresh Cooking’s Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel Oatmeal. Paleo Burn explains that blueberries are packed with detoxifying antioxidants, which are […]

  • 10 delicious oatmeal recipes to kick start your day
    Posted at 19:39h, 13 November

    […] Blueberry-coconut baked steel cut oatmeal by Family Fresh […]

  • The perfect way to start the day! Blueberry Coconut Steel Cut… | Dieting 'n' Fitness
    Posted at 11:02h, 16 November

    […] The perfect way to start the day! Blueberry Coconut Steel Cut Oatmeal (vegan + gluten free recipe)…RECIPE […]

  • Detoxifying Recipe Roundup | Energy We Bring
    Posted at 04:47h, 01 December

    […] Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal via Family Fresh Cooking […]

  • 49 Detox Recipes (That Actually Contain Food) - Bring all Wellness to you - ManyWellness
    Posted at 05:50h, 02 December

    […] 1. Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal This year, make your New Year’s resolution to eat a healthy breakfast every morning. Kick off 2014 on a tasty note with this flavorful, baked version of steel-cut oats. Since it’s a baked oatmeal dish, you can make it the night before and heat it up for on-the-go mornings. […]

    Posted at 06:42h, 05 December

    I made this recipe this morning (early…and let it set) for my breakfast. Amazing! I hate it when people make a bunch of changes to a recipe, but I did so successfully (mostly out of necessity) and wanted to share in case someone else needed to do so also. I did a half batch because I am the only one who would be eating it. Next time I may do a full batch and freeze the portions for later breakfasts (and lunches!!). I also used Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free oats and all So Delicious original unsweetened coconut milk since I have gluten and nut sensitivities. I also considered not making the sauce and just throwing in the extra berries, but I went the extra step. I am so glad I did! It elevates the oatmeal from morning oatmeal to a “fancy” morning breakfast a step above the usual. Thanks for a delicious recipe I will be sharing with a friend!

    • Marla
      Posted at 12:45h, 05 December

      Hi! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed this oatmeal! I do love when people use my recipes as a guide & follow their own intuitions. Your adaptations sound great!!

  • 26 Scrumptious Ways To Amp Up Your Oatmeal Game - buzzcarl
    Posted at 16:02h, 09 December

    […] Recipe […]

  • Healthy Eggless Breakfast Ideas | Nicole Benter
    Posted at 13:39h, 10 December

    […] Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal: This vegan and gluten-free recipe tastes just as amazing as it looks and is sure to take center stage at your next brunch party. […]

  • 49 Detox Recipes (That Actually Contain Food)
    Posted at 20:38h, 30 December

    […] Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal This year, make your New Year’s resolution to eat a healthy breakfast every morning. Kick off […]

  • 49 Detox Recipes (That Actually Contain Food) * The New World
    Posted at 20:41h, 30 December

    […] 1. Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal This year, make your New Year’s resolution to eat a healthy breakfast every morning. Kick off 2015 on a tasty note with this flavorful, baked version of steel-cut oats. Since it’s a baked oatmeal dish, you can make it the night before and heat it up for on-the-go mornings. […]

  • 49 Detox Recipes (That Actually Contain Food) - Perfect Your Lifestyle
    Posted at 22:02h, 31 December

    […] 1. Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal This year, make your New Year’s resolution to eat a healthy breakfast every morning. Kick off 2015 on a tasty note with this flavorful, baked version of steel-cut oats. Since it’s a baked oatmeal dish, you can make it the night before and heat it up for on-the-go mornings. […]

  • 49 detox recipes that actually contain food | Your Vegetarian Kitchen
    Posted at 16:15h, 02 January

    […] 1. Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel Cut OatmealThis year, make your New Year’s resolution to eat a healthy breakfast every morning. Kick off 2015 on a tasty note with this flavorful, baked version of steel-cut oats. Since it’s a baked oatmeal dish, you can make it the night before and heat it up for on-the-go mornings. […]

  • Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom
    Posted at 19:59h, 05 January

    this is so vibrant and gorgeous!!! total upgrade on regular oatmeal!!!

  • quiana
    Posted at 09:01h, 13 January

    For the coconut milk, is that like the Silk coconut milk in the cartons or do you mean the coconut milk in the cans?

    • Marla
      Posted at 15:18h, 13 January

      Great question….the one in cans is better for this 🙂

  • Alex
    Posted at 14:48h, 15 January


    This looks amazing, we will have to try, take some pics and send you the link. Tonight we tried to make a detox friendly veggie breakfast. But we had it for dinner so we’ve called it the veggie brinner!

    Would be great to see what you think.

  • Leslie from Gettin' Skooled
    Posted at 13:02h, 10 February

    I am terrible about leaving comments/reviews on recipes I try online. However, I just HAD to take a moment to post a comment about this recipe. It is delicious. I have made it many times since originally discovering it a couple of months ago. I have eaten it every week for breakfast, and sometimes for lunch as well. I make it as is, except I add just a tad more ginger and I double the coconut sometimes. I use agave nectar as my sweetener. I have used both steel cut and regular oats. I always make the blueberry topping from frozen blueberries (so easy!) and top it with toasted pecans. The only thing I will say is that my oatmeal bake comes out looking like mush (your pictures are amazing!), but I don’t care. I love, love, love this recipe. I used to be a pancake and waffle junkie. Now, I would rather have this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

    • Marla
      Posted at 16:32h, 10 February

      Hi Leslie! Yay! Soon happy you love this oatmeal. Your changes sound fabulous 🙂

  • 31 Colorful Things To Make For Easter BrunchThe NEW N!FYmag
    Posted at 13:13h, 11 March

    […] A great way to make oatmeal for a group. Recipe here. […]

  • Cassie
    Posted at 17:03h, 16 March

    This. Looks. PERFECT!

  • 10 Healthy Breakfast Recipes For Clean Eating | eunhyewrites
    Posted at 14:31h, 06 May

    […] Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal: Marla […]

  • 10 Healthy Breakfast Recipes For Clean EatingScene on Spylight
    Posted at 09:02h, 07 May

    […] Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal: Marla […]

  • Blueberry Coconut Baked Oatmeal | DigiWidgy
    Posted at 12:21h, 12 June

    […] Source: FamilyFreshCooking […]

  • Lemon Blueberry Muffins & Must Try Blueberry Recipes - ShellyMade
    Posted at 23:43h, 14 November

    […] Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal […]

  • Ellen
    Posted at 10:55h, 04 January

    This looks amazing! How am I just discovering this now??

    Quick question – do you think I could replace the liquids with Greek yogurt?


More Recipes