Baked Oatmeal Recipe
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Baked Oatmeal Recipe

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You may think you're biting into a warm-from-the-oven oatmeal cookie with how good this breakfast treat tastes. It's wonderful served with milk. —Arlene Riehl, Dundee, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • Additional milk

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 318 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 492mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In another bowl, whisk eggs, milk and butter. Stir into oat mixture until blended.
  2. Spoon into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake 40-45 minutes or until set. Serve warm with milk. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Baked Oatmeal in Country Woman May/June 1993 , p36

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Mnbakerandmom User ID: 8670633 265187
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2017

"I was searching for a basic baked oatmeal recipe just to have a ratio for liquid to wet ingredients but with plans to doctor it up. This recipe worked great, and as I only wanted it as a base, I cut back on the sugar a lot. Maybe 1/4-1/3 cup is what I used. If I hadn't further doctored up the oatmeal it would have been kind of bland. However, I still think the recipe is solid that way as half the fun of baked oatmeal is the doctoring you do when you eat it - add milk, fresh fruit, some type of syrup, dried fruit, nuts, on and on with the options. For doing that this is a great recipe as is. I really like the texture but I'd still cut back on the sugar in that case.

For my purposes this time around I added a middle layer of prune puree I had leftover from another recipe in the middle and also sprinkled walnuts over that. This added the sweetness to eat the oatmeal on it's own.
Wow, did my house smell delicious while and after it was baking!
I added cardamom spice along with cinnamon, a few tablespoons of chia seeds and flax seed meal to the dry mixture.
Made it in a 11x7 pan, and also used 4 tbsps butter and 1/4 cup coconut oil instead of 1/2 cup butter.
Makes plenty so we'll be eating this for a few days. Awesome!"

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 263595
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2017

"This was very delicious, but like others have said, a bit too sweet. I like the other suggestions of reducing the sugar and adding banana. I'll try that next time."

Happygirl9 User ID: 8420659 250369
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2016

"Add finely chopped walnuts and it becomes as familiar as a box of Grapenuts, but sweeter and more delicious. I love making this on a Sunday night knowing That I have breakfast all week. Superb!"

jeanemed User ID: 1512060 247507
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2016

"The recipe tastes great the way it is, but it does taste like an oatmeal cookie; it is a little too sweet for breakfast on a regular basis

As an alternative, I added 1 1/2 mashed bananas, reduce the sugar to 1/4 to 1/3 cup brown sugar to replace the 1 cup of sugar, reduced the butter to 1/4 cup, and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon instead of 1 teaspoon."

TerriDenton User ID: 8823398 246495
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2016

"Great recipe . However, I reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup and added 1 sliced banana. I also doubled the amount of cinnamon."

AmyE007 User ID: 6828226 237830
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2015

"Recipe is all that reviews say. Tasty way to serve oatmeal. easy to add fun toppings and ingredients. More or less fluid changes consistency depending on preference. Made as directed and mine cut out of pan in neat squares. I liked it but my family of oatmeal breakfast eaters was not wild about. Thus the 4 star - just not for us."

angela32 User ID: 3084463 237544
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2015

"This is excellent, my family loves this baked oatmeal. easy to dress up too, with fruit."

krysfielder User ID: 5728656 232542
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2015

"Made this for breakfast this morning, this was very good and it was nice to have a change from regular oatmeal (I don't buy the expensive boxes of oatmeal). I did sub 1/4 cup applesauce for half of the butter and cut down slightly on the brown sugar, 3/4 cup instead of a full cup. Served it with a little milk poured over it, it mostly got soaked up by the oatmeal. Thanks for all the suggestions of all of you who tried it before. I think I will try it with some chopped apples next time!"

Ashaline User ID: 1186991 230791
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2015

"I have been making this for years. However, I just got back from Amish country and while I was there I had a baked oatmeal that had diced strawberries and chocolate chips. So I made this with about 3/4 cup strawberries and a quarter cup mini semi sweet chips. I did add about 1/2 cup extra milk. I also only used 3/4 cups brown sugar and 2-3 tablespoons of butter so it is a little more healthy. I crank the heat up to 400 so it will bake much quicker (a mom of 4!), and it was perfect. 20-25 minutes instead. We love the milk in it as well. We ate so much we skipped lunch!"

jessicafay User ID: 8444709 229289
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2015

"Love this! If I close my eyes and ignore the brown sugar, it's even healthy! Tips: You don't need to add the extra milk that others mention. If you substitute applesauce in place of the butter, it makes it nice and moist (and healthier!). It could use a bit extra flavor though. Next time I'll add some vanilla and maybe a bit more cinnamon."

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