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Recipe for Baked Oatmeal

Recipe for Baked Oatmeal

I am a cereal girl. I never get sick of it. I could eat it for every meal if I didn’t love my vegetables so much:) Cold cereal is good, we always stock up when there is a sale, but I really enjoy my hot oatmeal. It is so comforting! I like it cooked on the stove top or in the microwave, but if I want a special treat, I bake it.

There is something about baked oatmeal that just hits the spot. I use applesauce to replace most of the butter and use less brown sugar than most recipes. It’s breakfast so I want it to be somewhat healthy:) I also add in cinnamon, vanilla, raisins, and dried cranberries.

I still don’t have my passion for food back yet, but I made oatmeal the other day and my tummy was very happy! Baked oatmeal, I love you!

You can double this recipe if you want to make a big batch, in a 9×13 pan. The 8×8 is plenty for us. Don’t forget to play around too, there are lots of fun add ins for oatmeal. Try other dried fruits, berries, apples, nuts, coconut, nut butters, etc. Have fun and enjoy!

Baked Oatmeal

2 cups uncooked old fashioned oats
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1-2 teaspoons of cinnamon (I like a lot)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup raisins
2 T dried cranberries
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups milk (I use skim)
1/2 cup applesauce
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 large egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine the milk, applesauce, butter, egg, and vanilla in a separate bowl. Add milk mixture to oat mixture; stir well.

3. Pour oat mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray.

4. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

This is an easy recipe to double, so if you are serving a crowd, double and bake in a 9 by 13 pan.  Bake for double the time. Serve warm.

If you want to add toppings you can-nuts, fruit, brown sugar, cinnamon, milk, etc. I always add a dash of cinnamon to my bowl!

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32 Responses to “Recipe for Baked Oatmeal”

  1. VintageMixer — October 27, 2009 @ 3:24 pm

    looks delicious! I also have a few baked oatmeal recipes that I love.

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  4. Jamie — January 25, 2010 @ 7:48 am

    Great recipe thanks for sharing. I finally made it this am.

  5. Jan (Family Bites) — March 9, 2010 @ 2:45 pm

    I came here via Simplebites and just wanted to say that I think this sounds really great. I’ll be bookmarking it for future mornings.

  6. Tracy — May 6, 2010 @ 10:10 am

    Looks delicious and nice and toasty!

  7. LilSis — May 6, 2010 @ 10:26 am

    I have oatmeal for breakfast almost every day yet I’ve never tried baked oatmeal. I’ll have to try your recipe soon.

  8. Great recipe for baked oatmeal!

  9. maggy — May 6, 2010 @ 5:41 pm

    This looks so good, perfect on a Saturday morning. YUM!

  10. Cookin' Canuck — May 7, 2010 @ 10:48 am

    What a great twist on oatmeal!

  11. Jen @ How To: Simplify — May 13, 2010 @ 8:55 am

    What a great way to enjoy oatmeal!

  12. Anna — June 1, 2010 @ 8:18 pm

    This recipe sounds great. How long can this last in the fridge? Is it firm enough to be like a breakfast bar? The reason I’m asking is because oatmeal is so filling and a quarter cup of dried oatmeal (cooked in a slow-cooker overnight) yields enough for about 3 servings for me. But if this firms up into a bar, then it would be great as a snack and could probably go a lot quicker. Any help in this would be great!

    • twopeas replied: — June 2nd, 2010 @ 5:18 pm

      Anna-you can keep the oatmeal in the fridge for about 5 days. Just reheat. Sometimes I add a little milk or water to freshen it up. It doesn’t hold up as a bar though.

  13. Chris — September 12, 2010 @ 7:50 am

    looks great! I am a HUGE baked oatmeal fan…posted about it last week! 😉 Have a great day!

  14. Amy — November 7, 2010 @ 4:48 pm

    I just whipped up a batch and O my word this is amazing!! I definitely recommend! Perfect breakfast for the approaching cold mornings : )

    • twopeas replied: — November 7th, 2010 @ 7:05 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the baked oatmeal!

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  16. Vennesa — December 19, 2010 @ 3:56 pm

    This looks so good. I’m going to try it this week.

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  18. Charity — February 18, 2011 @ 7:03 pm

    We are trying this tomorrow! The kiddos are so excited! TFS!

  19. Carla — January 16, 2012 @ 8:19 pm

    Has anyone put it together the night before and baked it in the morning? Sounds soooo good, but I’m not sure if the oats would get mushy if made to far in advance before baking. Seems like a great weekday breakfast. Must try!

    • Two Peas replied: — January 16th, 2012 @ 8:25 pm

      I haven’t made it the night before, but I have reheated it the next day and it is still tasty. I will have to try it the night before. If you do, let me know!

  20. Jamie — January 19, 2012 @ 7:53 pm

    I just made this. It is so good! Thank you for sharing the recipe. I added raisins, dried cranberries, coconut and slivered almonds to it. Next time I’m going to chop up an apple or two and add it. Added bonus, my kids love it too!

  21. Tami — February 11, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

    DELISH!!! My daughter got ahold of the cinnamon and added another one or two tsp when I wasnt looking but it just added to the yum factor :)

  22. cerenity — February 28, 2012 @ 2:05 am

    Do you know the nutritional value; Mores so, the caloric intake. Thanks

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  25. bethonthefarm — December 26, 2013 @ 12:44 pm

    Made a double batch in the 9×13 yesterday for part of my Christmas brunch…my guests loved it! One even suggested cutting the leftovers into bars and freezing for snacks. Thanks for the recipe!

  26. Jenn — January 31, 2014 @ 10:40 am

    Hello, I just made this and baked for 20 minutes per the instructions, but the oatmeal wasn’t set in the middle. Not sure what I did wrong. I put it back in for an additional 5 minutes, so hopefully it doesn’t overcook. I’m about to eat my arm off it smells so good and I want to get it in my belly! 😉

  27. Sarah Lampkin — June 26, 2014 @ 2:26 am

    Just scraped my cereal bowl to get the last of the delicious baked oatmeal topped with yoghurt and nuts. Delicious! This was the 18th different breakfast dish that I have tried since starting a gluten free diet in 18 days and it was one of my favourites. Thanks for a great recipe which will become a regular feature in my early morning routine.

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  29. Dawn — December 28, 2014 @ 12:54 am

    I am a huge fan of steel cut oats and in fact reference your steel cut oatmeal recipe when my mind blanks on the liquid-oat ratio. Do you think steel cut oats would work if I increase the liquid a bit and maybe let it sit overnight? Do you have a baked steel cut oatmeal recipe? Thank you for all your goodness here!

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