Baked Oatmeal Recipe
- 3 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 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
- Additional milk
- 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.
1 each: 318 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 492mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.
Reviews for Baked Oatmeal
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"Great recipe . However, I reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup and added 1 sliced banana. I also doubled the amount of cinnamon."
"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."
"This is excellent, my family loves this baked oatmeal. Easy to dress up too, with fruit."
"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!"
"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!"
"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."
"This is an amazing GF recipe - lost weight since I started bringing it to work dry as a breakfast bar. I add apple sauce to cut down on the fat, and use natural peanut butter, bananas and chocolate chips so it tastes like a dessert breakfast! When I am feeling good, I use blueberries instead of chocolate chips!"
"We made this in Nicaragua in a cast iron skillet. Made a glaze from pwd sugar and coconut oil and coated the top - absolutely delicious! The kids wanted more and more!"
"Sounds yummy!! I will add the extra milk and some fruit. Could you prepare this the night before and bake the next morning?"
"I made the recipe as written, and it was very good. My only problem was that it was a little bit dry, so I can understand why others added an extra half cup of milk. I'll modify my recipe accord. It's a keeper, and great for warming up throughout the work week."
"this was excellent, though I did make a few changes. I did add the extra 1/2 cup milk like a lot of people recommended. I also added about 1/2 cup chopped canned peaches, 1/3 cup frozen blueberries and 1/3 cup chopped pecans. this was really good. My husband loved it too and we ate the whole thing in 2 days. I'll probably make it again next week."
"Yum! I made the recipe exactly as originally written to have a base point to move from. It tastes really good as is. I only cooked mine for about 30 minutes though because i wanted it to be soft, not crunchy. Next time I probably will add more milk. I also like the idea of adding fruit and vanilla."
"I really enjoyed this recipe. I made the recipe as stated except I added 1/2 cup more milk. It is very yummy. It is the ultimate comfort food breakfast. The only thing I will change for next time is adding either raisons or some kind of fruit. I felt like really that was the only thing missing. Very good recipe! I will make it again and again."
"I also think the recipe would be great as it was, but I modified the original pretty heavily just to suit my own tastes. Substitutions: 1 cup yogurt for 1 cup milk; 1/2 cup honey for 1 cup sugar; 1/2 cup coconut oil for 1/2 cup butter. Popped it in the oven for ~42 minutes and it turned out wonderfully. A little crumbly, but that's often the case with baked oatmeal. A great base with lots of room for modifications!"
"Firstly I will say I did make a lot of changes too it. I cut the whole thing in half, so it wouldn't make a massive amount. But I cut the brown sugar in half again, I wanted this to be as a healthy snack. I didn't even use the butter or the salt, but I did use extra milk and added strawberries and bananas. I then scooped it into a muffin pan and it was amazing."
"First of all I must say this recipe is perfect. I saw lots and lots of amendments and thought I will do it as is and see ... It was perfect ! Only thing though I did reduce sugar to 3/4 cos I'm not a sugary person and 1 cup sounded a bit much for me. Was sweet enough, I may even reduce it again slightly. But other than that perfect ! On another note, someone may school me, I did have that baking powder taste and I wonder if its cos I reduced the sugar. I plan on reducing bp to 1 tsp next time, I can live with it not rising as much if to get rid of that taste. Kudos to you for this recipe !"
"First, allow me to thank all the previous reviewers for the INCREDIBLE advice and tips! I't's because of all your sage advice that this delicious breakfast treat turned out so well on the first go! I ended up adding TWO cups of milk vs. the recommended 1.5 cups because I did NOT want this to turn into a granola bar, which my family and I hate. Added the recommended applesauce, vanilla and cinnamon and it turned out SO good, we ate an entire pan-ful throughout the day. :D Next time, I plan on adding a small bag of mixed dried fruit to the mix; we can't wait! So, to the other cooks out there who shared their wonderful tips and tricks. Bless you all. "
"Yummy! I added 1 & 1/2 C milk and soaked it for a few minutes before putting it into the oven. I also added an apple, some allspice and nutmeg. I used 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 C applesauce and a little less sugar and 1 tsp vanilla. It was very hearty, easy to make and delicious!"
"Question, as I have read many of your reviews. Many people say to soak the oats first, explain that step please. Thank you!"
"Too dry and bland for me."
"Tasty and easy. I added syrup, raisins and pecans. I still thought it was on the dry side, but good anyway."
"I made this last night and it turned out real nice. There is one thing I will change for next time. I will let it soak for 20-30 minutes. And it might need a little more liquid. But the flavor was nice. Oh and I added vanilla (1 tsp)."
"I originally made this for myself as my husband does not really like oatmeal that much. After i had it all cut up and had one piece he decided that it smelled good and wanted one also. After that one taste he had he only left one piece for me. Am making more but hiding it so I will atleast have more than the crumbs."
"I made this recipe to feed over 55 people on a budget of $65. I tripled the recipe and made each pan different, one original, one with chocolate chips and one with blueberries. I even had enough money left over to purchase fresh fruit, a couple dozen eggs, and sausage to whip up on the side. The breakfast was a smashing success! People were asking me for the recipe, and getting seconds. This meal is filling, budget friendly and can feed a crowd."
"doubled recipe and used 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of coconut no oil..subed with apple sauce added 2 tbs cinnamon and dash of nutmeg and 2 chopped apples ,,,very good"
"I have it and it is my favorite, all I do yet is add a cup of fruit. I've done blueberries, cranberries, cherries, and peaches. Debating what fruit to add next."
"Have made this for years. Like to add chopped nuts, dried fruit or diced apples, and/or coconut. I bake it in a silicone muffin pan for nice individual size servings that freeze well"
"We used peaches and blueberries only. Thought it was silly to reheat it served in milk, but it was a good suggestion."
"Every since I found this recipe, I have eaten it for breakfast at least 4 times a week. I divide the oatmeal into 9 squares and freeze them. My favorite way is with blueberries, strawberries and warm milk, but it is delicious by itself. You are going to love it!"
"I'm gonna make it again and again"
"This came out well. I made a few adjustments. Cut the sugar from 1 to 1/2 cup. Instead of butter, I used 1/4 cup oil and then mashed up one ripe banana. I also used regular oats instead of quick cooking, because it's all I had, and it didn't seem to be a problem. Also used 1 cup light vanilla soy milk instead of regular milk."
"Baked oatmeal is a family favorite. One alternative to this is to omit the cinnamon, cut the sugar to 2/3 c. and cut the butter to 3 T. After baking, serve warm with butter and maple syrup. Delicious!"
"I added 1/4 cup coconut, 1/4 cup Craisins and spread peanut butter on top when it was still warm. Also made it in 9x13 pan and set really well. Very good!"
"Cut sugar back to 2/3 c, and it was sweet enough. Added 1/2 tsp. maple extract and 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract. YUM! Second time I made it I switched 1/2 of the quick oats for rolled and added frozen blueberries. Even more YUM!!!"
"great make ahead"
"Delicious and moist, and the house smelled wonderful while it was baking. I even ate slices of it cold as a snack."
"Huge hit with the whole family! Will definitely make again."
"I really want to try it with some fruit mixed in, but this is great! Only way I'll eat oatmeal! Sister made it for Christmas and as I was surprised how much I liked it. Partner requested it as soon as we got back home."
"Grandkids loved it. I mixed it up the night before for convenience and to let the oats soak up the liquid. My granddaughters have requested that next time I add apples or pumpkin."
"This was soooooo yummy. The perfect chilly morning breakfast. So much better than plain old oatmeal. I used old fashioned oats and it worked equally well--just a little heartier."
"This has a fantastic taste...but, I guess mine wasn't set...it wasn't firm at all...just sort of mealy...I just added some milk and raisins to it the next morning and it tasted great. Is it supposed to be firm?"
"YUM!! My whole family loved it!!!"
"I was thinking this recipe was going to end up being more like a crunchy bar, but mine ended up very moist - almost like a coffee cake. I really like the flavors, it just isn't what I was looking for."
"I first found a 'baked oatmeal' recipe about 3 weeks ago, made it, and it was a total hit! My husband would usually just not even try something like this but he did and loves it! I just made our third recipe which is the same as this one except oil instead of butter. I also add raisins (after microwaving them with a little water for 1 minute to make them soft). Such a good breakfast! I also cut it up into bars, freeze them, put them in a bowl cover them with milk then microwave for a minute and half. So good!"
"This was so YUM!!! I ended up substituting a banana for the 2 eggs because I was out of eggs. Tasted great! Topped this with sliced/skinned apples that I sauteed in butter, 2 tsp vanilla & a couple dashes of cinnamon. Did I mention it was YUM??!!!"
"the family loved it! One said it tasted like an oatmeal cookie."
"Great recipe the alteration i applied was substituted 1 cup melted butter with 1 cup of olive oil as to cut the fat and cholesterol firstname.lastname@example.org."
"Delicious recipe. My grandaughter always request this when she visits. One of my favorites."
"I have made this for myself many times, but finally took it to a church breakfast and was asked by many for the recipe. Also works great with frozen blueberries."
"Another way to serve this is to put it into the crock pot overnight using steel cut oats instead of instant. Then you don't have to get up early to put it into the oven!"
"YES! YES! YES! Hubby and I had something similar at a diner in PA - baked in individual ramekins. The waitress said their recipe was "oats, brown sugar, milk, etc." No fruit. Have not been able to find a baked oatmeal recipe that didn't contain fruit - until now. Thank you!"
"This wasn't terrible, but I did not really like it."
"My husband went crazy over this! He liked it as is but also when I added raisins or choc. chips and he cut them into bars and took them to work for a snack."
"Delicious and so easy! Fixed this the night before and refrigerated overnight, the popped it in the oven in the morning. My new breakfast favorite ;)"
"correction..1/4 cup butter!"
"I've also made this for years. Make in a 9x13 pan...with the less sugar and 1/4 cup applesauce, 1/2 cup butter plus vanilla. Add raisins and walnuts. This make 8 nice sized servings. We always send this frozen with family who are flying home from a visit. Good travel food also. The old-fashioned oats make a completely different and better texture than the quick oats.."
"Really good! Halved the recipe to try it out, but will definitely make the whole recipe next time. Great for breakfast or a snack."
"My family LOVED this recipe! My 15 year old asks for it for breakfast and snacks when he gets home from school. It was great as written. I will try reducing the sugar next time. I did add dried fruit and nuts with great results."
"We loved it! The only change I made was to reduce the brown sugar to 3 heaping tablespoons, because my husband has high sugar. I sauteed some Granny Smith apple wedges as a topping and the whole family loved this for a special breakfast. Perfect for a snowy morning!"
"I have made this recipe for 10 years and every time I make it for someone who has not had it, they ask for the recipe. My sister, who never bakes, once made it in the middle of the night b/c she had to have it. It is a wonderful mixture of sweet and moist and satisfying. I always really pack the brown sugar and even mound it so that it's sweet enough. What's also great is that so many people have never had anything like it, and so you feel like you're making something new and special. It's fabulous!"
"Made this following the recipe the first time and seemed sort of bland, bit still good. Added some nuts and dried fruit the second time plus doubled the recipe and put into a bigger pan and it turned out amazing! This with will be a go to recipe for our family!"
"I made this for breakfast at a mini family reunion and everyone loved it. It was so simple!"
"my daughter gave me this recipe and I loveit. In fact I have given it to several friends and they have passed it on.We put in raisins and nuts. It delicious andeasy.Thank you."
"This is a yummy recipe that takes oatmeal to a whole new level. Perfect for a chilly autumn morning, it's a family favorite!"
"So easy to get ready the night before, then do the final steps in the morning. Yumm!"
"I made this and even the picky kids ate it. It was delicious with milk on it as shown in the picture. Next time I will try some of the substitutions that the other reviewers mentioned. I froze our leftovers for fast breakfasts and we'll see how that turns out."
"I've used this many times with a few adjustments. I replace the fat with equal amounts of apple sauce and reduce the brown sugar measure to 1/2 cup. I bump up the cinnamon to 2 or more teaspoons and I often add apples and pecans and replace the cinnamon with apple pie spice. This is also delicious with blueberries or dried cranberries. An excellent recipe! Our thanks, we enjoy it every time."
"Love this oatmeal, and so do my toddlers and 5 yr old. One of the most delicious smells while it's baking! Yum!"
"My kids and I really didnt care for this. I guess we are just not a baked oatmeal kind of family. I prefer creamy oatmeal."
"I like Oatmeal and didn't like this recipe. My kids both ended up eating Cheerios! I wouldn't make it again."
"I really enjoyed this Oatmeal and would make it again."
"Baked Oatmeal is FANTASTIC. It tastes so...delicious!"
"This has become a new family favorite at my house. I love adding in raisins or blueberries to make it extra special!"
"INCREDIBLE!! We love it, even the "I'm not crazy about oatmeal" girl loved it. Used 2/3 cup applesauce, 2 tsp on cin. and didn't pack the 1/2 cup br. sugar."
"this is so good, I make a double batch and freeze. My adult kids love it, so I do give a lot away. I also add vanilla. 5 stars for sure judy"
"This was very good. The only thing I did different was to add chopped walnuts. We are nutty for oatmeal & walnut cookies and thought it would be good. And it was!! Next time I will try lizabake's idea of peaches and cream."
"Just had this baked oatmeal for the first time and really enjoyed it. I followed other reviewers suggestions and used 2/3 cup applesauce instead of butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar and increased the cinnamon to 1.5 tsps. I was really good and I will be making this on a regular basis. Does anyone know if you can freeze this."
"I love baked oatmeal, what i do is i top it with brown sugar, raisins, bananas and some milk. you just can't beat it!"
"really good, freezes well"
"I reviewed this before but just want to add, it's even better the next day reheated in the microwave. All the flavors meld together and with a little warm milk it's just wonderful!"
"The directions do not include putting in the cinnamon, I just put it in with the other dry ingredients. Oops! :)"
"Excellent results and so easy to make. Based on the feedback of others, I modified the original recipe by using 1/2 cup applesauce instead of the butter, reducing sugar to 2/3 cup, adding two chopped apples, increasing the cinnamon to 1.5 teaspoons and using skim milk. When it came out of the oven, I drizzled just a bit of maple syrup over it. I've been looking for a recipe like this for a long time and was thrilled to find it."
"I made this recipe this morning, thought it sounded like a great snow day breakfast. The only change I made was a sprinkling of cinnamon-sugar before baking. I served with a drizzle of heavy cream, and fresh fruit. It was perfect! Even the picky-eater, my 12 year old daughter, gave it a thumbs up. This will be a standard at our house from now on. I think I might add a drizzle of homemade glaze next time to mix it up. Raisins mixed in might also be good, but is great as is!"
"What a wonderful recipe. It's easy, inexpensive, filling, smells wonderful anda major "comfort food". My hubby doesn'teat oatmeal but he does now! Thank you so much for this terrific recipe!"
"This was delicious! Very good if you add dried fruit too!"
"I hate oatmeal but OMG this was delish! Doesn't hurt to try it."
"This was actually quite good. I did add some diced up cream cheese and vanilla extract. My husband who doesn't particuraly care for oatmeal even liked it!"
"This recipe was good. I used applesauce instead of butter and sauted small chunks of apple which I put on top. Yum."
"Yummy!! I cut the butter by half and it was still super! Also added dried cranberries"
"I make this with a couple of changes...I substitute the butter with an equal amount of applesauce and I add 1/3 cup of ground flax, 3/4 cup of dried cranberries, and a cup of walnuts to beef up the omegas. I take it as a square for a midmorning snack. Yum!"
"Wonderful with applesauce and rasins. Will try later with cranberries and almonds and pumpkin and pecans."
"I made this oatmeal for a girls weekend trip and it was marvelous! I made a few changes using my favorite Peaches and Cream coffee cake recipe as a guide. I diced and added the peaches from a 10 oz can, reduced the milk to 1/2 a cup and added 1/4 cup of the juice from the peaches and 4 oz of cream cheese. I baked it for 45 minutes in an 8x8 pan and it stayed very moist."
"The flavor of the baked oatmeal was nice, especially with the chopped apples I added, but think it was a little dry, even with milk, and could use some additional cinnamon."
"OMG ~ not normally an oatmeal fan but thought that I would try this as it looked "ok"...smelled delish in the oven and tastes INCREDIBLE !!!! Left out the salt and made it in an 8-in square :)"
"Just made it and we are eating it right now--delicious!! Very yummo:) I added chopped apples(2) and my kids are loving it!!"
"This was just OK; not too much flavor. I like cooked oatmeal much better."
"This was very bland. No taste whatsoever. My husband and son couldn't stand it. I will never make this recipe again."
"This is a favorite of my husband. We like to try a variety of flavors. ie blueberry and walnuts, cranberries and peach, pumpkin pecan, apricot, ..."
"What a nice warm meal. My 2 kids loved it and they definitely want me to make it again. I tried it w/blueberries."
"Very quick and easy to make. My 2yr old loved it. I think next time I will try adding some apples."
"SO SO SO GOOD!!! Delicious!!! Very east to make and its a GREAT breakfast!"
"Very yummy!! I threw in some dried cranberries and served fresh blueberries on top!"
"I made this tonight to take to work for my breakfast in the morning so have not tried it yet but it sure smells good. Wondering if it needs to be in the refrig and if it is good heated up in microwave?"
"I have been making this for a long time. I bake oatmeal on Sunday night and after it has cooled, I separate servings into plastic bowls with lids. Then my husband grabs a bowl, adds french vanilla coffee creamer then warms it in microwave. Heated oatmeal then is ready for fruit (blueberries or cranberries, raisins, strawberries, whatever). YUM!"
"i madd vanilla and taosted almonds and dired blueberries too........YUM!!!"
"My family loves this recipe. My young boys refuse to eat plain old oatmeal and this is a great way to give them something warm and filling before school. I usually add a handful of raisins or dried cranberries and about the same amount of coursely chopped toasted pecans or walnuts to my batter before baking."
"Jano145, I don't think you need to portion it out in bowls. If you baked it in a 9X9 pan like the recipe calls for, it'd be pretty easy to cut it into 9 pieces(3 rows X 3 columns), and then each serving would be a 3X3 square. Hope this helps."
"Delicious, but why bother giving the nutritional information when there is no serving size stated? Nine servings is a lot to portion out in bowls so I can make it for my husband and me and keep track of calories and fat."
"This was VERY good! My family loved it. Thanks."