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Blueberry Oatmeal Souffle Recipe

oatmeal souffle with blueberry sauce | pamela salzman

I am not one of those people who sees a recipe in a magazine and makes it immediately.  I’ll dog-ear it or tear it out and stick it in my “inspiration” pile or wait for someone else to make it just in case it’s not a winner.  So the fact that I saw this oatmeal souffle recipe in Food & Wine magazine on Saturday afternoon and made it on Sunday morning is highly unusual behavior for me.  And then when many of you requested the recipe on my Instagram feed, I had to make it again on Monday to photograph it.  And I am not mad about it because this is MY NEW FAVORITE BREAKFAST.

oatmeal souffle | pamela salzman

This is saying a lot since I have a pretty good breakfast repertoire.  I was just starting to get a little bored with baked oatmeal and then boom!  Oatmeal souffle came into my life.  I had oatmeal souffle at a restaurant once, I think in Mexico.  And I remember it being too sweet with a caramelized top.  I can’t do very sweet for breakfast.  It just sets me off for the whole day and I get very loopy and I start craving sugar all day like a drug addict.

oatmeal souffle | pamela salzman

This, on the other hand, is fluffy and light and barely sweet.  You’ll have no idea that this is related to oatmeal.  And it’s not that there’s anything wrong with oatmeal.  On the contrary, I love it and eat it often, but I also like to mix things up a little and this oatmeal souffle was the perfect way to do that.

oatmeal souffle | pamela salzman

One of my gripes with oatmeal is that I have to add fat and protein to it otherwise I am hungry in an hour.  This souffle is fortified with 3 eggs and 3 cups of milk or a dairy-free milk and I felt perfectly satisfied.  Although I will admit, the first time I made this I ate half the pan myself and it’s supposed to serve 4 people.  No wonder I felt satisfied, hehe.

oatmeal souffle | pamela salzman

I think this is a great base recipe which you can tweak with different fruit and flavor combinations.  I had some fresh blueberries on hand from recipe testing, and to accompany the souffle I made a blueberry sauce from frozen berries.  Absolutely delicious.  You can do this with any berries or bake it fruit-free and serve it with sautéed bananas and pomegranate seeds.  I already know this is going to be amazing with stone-fruit in the summer and I can predict a pumpkin version of this for sure.

oatmeal souffle | pamela salzman

I’m not sure I would have time for this on a weekday though, even if I was able to make the oatmeal the night before.  There is some egg white-whipping to do and the souffle takes 30 minutes to bake.  Maybe, but I’m thinking this will be for the weekend, which is just a few more days away.  Can’t wait!

oatmeal souffle | pamela salzman

Blueberry Oatmeal Souffle Recipe
Serves: 4
  • coconut oil or unsalted butter for greasing the baking pan
  • 1 cup rolled-oats (look for gluten-free oats for a gluten-free dish)
  • 3 cups whole milk, almond milk or coconut milk or a combination of any of these
  • 2 Tablespoons pure Grade A maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of ground cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries or frozen, defrosted
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • pure maple syrup, fresh berries or blueberry sauce for serving (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9-10 inch skillet or baking dish with coconut oil.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the oats, milk, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and salt and bring to a simmer. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thickened to a soft porridge consistency, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly, about 5 minutes or longer if that's easier.
  3. Working quickly, stir the egg yolks into the oatmeal until well blended. Stir in the blueberries and lemon zest.
  4. In a large bowl or stand mixer whisk the egg whites at medium speed until medium-stiff peaks form, about 2-3 minutes. Using a spatula, gently fold the whites into the oatmeal just until combined. You don't want to see big clumps of white, but you don't want to deflate all the egg whites either.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared skillet and bake for about 30 minutes, until golden and puffed. If using a non-dairy milk, the souffle will not get as golden. Serve warm with blueberry sauce, fresh fruit or maple syrup.
The souffle will be more golden when using whole (dairy) milk as opposed to non-dairy milk.


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  1. Hi Pamela, do you think this recipe would work using flax eggs in place of the eggs, even though they can’t be divided?

    • I don’t actually. Flax eggs are best used to bind. The eggs here are used to add volume and lightness. I would swap aquafaba (chickpea liquid) here.

  2. Hi Pamela, we are all so lucky for your work and incredible recipes! I am going to a brunch with my girlfriends and our significant others – do you recommend bringing this or the baked oatmeal (which I’ve made before). There will be a French toast casserole and quiche . Thank you!

    • I think the oatmeal souffle is a little more unusual and special. But the oatmeal bake is a little easier. If you have time, make the souffle!

  3. Can this be baked in a glass pie dish?

    • absolutely!

  4. Hello,

    I noticed it looks like you’re using a cast iron pan for the recipe. I was wondering if you have any advice on cleaning them? I have a cast iron skillet and certain baked things seem to need more of a scrub but I don’t want to damage the “seasoning”. Could you share what you do? Thank you.

    • Yes, I used a cast iron here. Just hot water and a sponge or a soft brush should do the trick. If there’s more stuck on than a sponge can remove, try using a plastic scraper or buy a Lodge scrub brush which is available on amazon. Hope that helps!

  5. This was delicious!!! Everyone loved it! Should the consistency be soft and fluffy or firm?

    • Soft and fluffy!! 🙂

      • Ok good I did it right! Next time I will need to make 2!

        • I know! I ate half the pan myself!

  6. Made this yesterday for my family, and it was a big hit! Thanks!

    • Fantastic! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. Pamela, I absolutely love your recipes and Instagram posts!! Thanks for the constant inspiration! I’d like to make this yummy souffle for my family when they’re in town and am wondering if you have any pointers for making a couple batches of it in advance? Thank you so much!…

    • Thanks, Coco! You can make the porridge in advance and refrigerate that. Then the next day, add the eggs and blueberries and bake. I haven’t made it and reheated it. But I did eat it the next day cold and room temp and it was still yummy.

  8. This looks wonderful! Just wanted to tell you thanks for all your recipes and for your weekly meal plans. Everything is always delicious and there are so many things I have made that I wouldn’t normally make but I do because I know that it is a Pamela recipe and it will be delicious! Just last night we had the spinach salad with beets, oranges and salmon, all 3 of my kids (12, 10 and 4) had seconds! Thanks for helping me to introduce my family to so many healthy foods! 🙂

    • Oh my goodness. Thank you so much for that. You just made my day! 🙂

  9. I can’t wait to try this Saturday morning! And I really don’t want to admit to how many times I’ve made your blueberry sauce recipe (with the Dutch baby pancake) – it is addicting it’s so good!

    • Haha, nice to hear. I’ll admit, I’ve made that sauce so many times, I don’t even measure the ingredients anymore. You’ll love this souffle!

  10. This looks like a winner. We have oatmeal a few times a week and this souffle looks like a fabulous alternative version. Looking forward to having it. Thanks!

    • Let me know if you make it!

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