This easy baked oatmeal recipe is healthy enough for breakfast and tasty enough for dessert! Drizzle with cream cheese maple glaze and you will think you are eating a piece of carrot cake. It's SO good!
Recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10mins
Cook Time 40mins
Total Time 50mins
For the baked oatmeal:
2cupsold fashioned oats
1cupgrated carrots(2 medium carrots)
1/3cuppacked light brown sugar
2cupsunsweetened vanilla almond milk,or milk of your choice
4tablespoonsunsalted butter,melted and cooled to room temperature
1/4 cup raisins, optional
1/3cupchopped pecans or walnuts,optional
For the maple cream cheese glaze:
4ozcream cheese,at room temperature
3tablespoonspure maple syrup
¼teaspoonpure vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8×8-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together the oats, grated carrots, coconut, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, ginger, salt, and nutmeg. Stir in the raisins, if using.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, melted butter, egg, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients over the oat mixture and stir until combined. Fold in the raisins and nuts, if using.
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 40 minutes, until the top is golden and oatmeal is set.
Meanwhile, make the cream cheese maple glaze. In a small bowl, use a spatula to combine the cream cheese, maple syrup, and vanilla. Once combined, switch to a whisk and whisk until smooth.
Let the oatmeal cool for 5 minutes. Cut the baked oatmeal into squares and serve with a drizzle of maple cream cheese glaze.