Kick-start your day with this irresistibly delicious Baked Oatmeal recipe! It’s the perfect combo of wholesome goodness and drool-worthy flavor, making breakfast the highlight of your day. Packed with nutritious oats, sweet hints of your favorite fruits, and a kiss of cinnamon, this dish is an easy, make-ahead wonder that’s as Instagrammable as it is tasty.
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Why You’ll Love These Baked Oats
- Nutrition Packed: Oats are a superfood, loaded with fiber, protein, and essential nutrients, making baked oatmeal a health-conscious choice.
- Customizable: Whether you’re into fruits, nuts, chocolate chips, or spices, you can toss in your favorites to make it uniquely yours.
- Meal Prep Friendly: Make it once, enjoy it all week! It’s a lifesaver for busy mornings.
This is one of my all-time favorite oatmeal recipes. It’s a quick way to make a large batch of oats and a recipe that the whole family approves of. You can customize this in so many ways and the simple ingredients make this a budget friendly meal prep option!
Imagine the hearty, wholesome texture of oats baked to a golden, slightly crisp exterior while staying wonderfully moist inside. Then, there’s the brown sugar magic – it caramelizes as it bakes, infusing the oatmeal with a deep, rich sweetness and a hint of molasses flavor. It’s like the cozy vibes of a cinnamon roll met the heartiness of a granola bar. Each bite is a delightful blend of earthy oats, the comforting sweetness of brown sugar, and maybe a touch of cinnamon or vanilla, if you’re into that. It’s the kind of breakfast that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, perfect for lazy mornings or when you need a little extra comfort in your day.
Baked Oatmeal Ingredients
Let’s break things down. You can keep things simple and cut back on the sugar to make this a little more healthy baked oatmeal recipe, or you can opt for it to be made as-is which is just slightly sweeter and so incredibly delicious. Everything else called for are basic kitchen staples, which means you can start this recipe NOW!
- Quick Oats: Steel cut oats, or rolled oats, won’t soak up as much of the egg and milk mixture, leaving you with a slightly tougher finish, so I recommend quick oats.
- Brown Sugar: Optionally, you can substitute this with pure maple syrup. We prefer the traditional brown sugar oatmeal flavor.
- Baking Powder and Salt: Be sure to double check the expiration date of the baking powder. Using fresh ingredients will make a difference.
- Cinnamon: Just a dash goes a long way in boosting the flavor.
- Eggs: Large eggs give structure to the filling, and help provide that light sponge cake texture.
- Milk: 2% is our go-to, however you could always substitute this for your favorite milk variety.
- Butter: Another optional, but extremely tasty addition.
- Blueberries (or other fruit)- Bake the fruit right in to the oats or offer them as a topping. We like to do the latter, since we all prefer different fruits in our breakfast, but nothing beats a blueberry baked oatmeal.
- More Milk: Adding a splash of milk to serve makes this a 10/10. We like classic dairy milk but you can use coconut milk, almond milk, oat milk, or whatever soy/ non-dairy milk option you desire.
How To Make Oatmeal In The Oven
Let’s dive in, shall we? This recipe is so easy that even my teenager makes it on occasion!
- PREP: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and mist a 9×13 pan, or large square baking dish, with cooking spray.
- MIX: Combine the instant oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon in a large bowl. Add the wet ingredients (eggs, 1 cup milk, melted butter, and blueberries) in with the oat mixture. Spread into the prepared pan in an even layer.
- BAKE: Bake for 40 minutes, or until the center is set and the oats are golden brown.
- SERVE: Serve with a sprinkle of sugar, additional milk, or any of your favorite toppings!
- Baking Dish (affiliate): A crucial player. Go for an 8×8 inch or 9×13 inch, depending on how big a batch you’re making.
- Mixing Bowls (affiliate): You’ll need at least one, maybe two, for mixing the dry and wet ingredients separately before combining.
- Measuring Cups and Spoons: Precision is key for the perfect balance of oats, liquid, and flavorings.
- Airtight Container: The flavors stay rich and delicious the next day, just like they were on day one.
Absolutely! It’s perfect for meal prep. Just bake, let it cool, then store in the fridge for up to a week.
This is a huge time saver in the mornings. When you need a quick, filling, and somewhat healthy dish… All you need to do is stick this in the microwave and you are ready to chow!
1. Spoon your cooked oatmeal into freezer safe bags. Squeeze as much air as possible out and seal shut.
2. Label with the recipe name and date. Frozen oatmeal will stay fresh up to 6 months in the freezer.
3. When you are ready to eat your oatmeal – Transfer to a microwave safe bowl. Heat in 30 second intervals until warm.
Bake the oats according to the recipe. Let the leftovers cool completely then transfer to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. When ready to eat, simply heat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes and serve topped with milk.
Pop it in the microwave for a quick warm-up, or reheat in the oven at 350°F for a few minutes.
Generally, yes! It’s packed with fiber and can be made with low-sugar and healthy fat options. Just watch your mix-ins and toppings.
Go wild with fruits, nuts, chocolate chips, or spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s super customizable! You can even top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a tasty dessert!
Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
- 3 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk*
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 cup blueberries optional
- Additional milk
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mist a 9×13 pan with cooking spray and set aside.
- Mix the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, eggs, 1 cup milk, melted butter, and blueberries in a large bowl.
- Pour into your prepared pan.
- Bake 40 minutes or until set in the middle.
- Serve with additional sugar or milk as desired
- It might be overbaked or need more liquid. Try reducing the cooking time or adding more milk.
- Yes, though the texture might differ. Slow cookers will give a softer texture, while an Instant Pot can make it denser.
More Must-Try Oat Recipes
- Homemade Maple and Brown Sugar Oats
- Cinnamon Crunch Granola
- Pumpkin Pie Granola Recipe
- Banana Bread Granola
- Cinnamon Brown Sugar Oatmeal Bars
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola Bars
- Best Vanilla Granola