Hearty Baked Oatmeal Recipe

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“This is a breakfast that will stick with you,” writes Cynthia Rodgers from Brewton, Alabama. Cranberries, apples and cinnamon bring comforting flavor to each bite.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1-3/4 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 224 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 241mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 4g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. Place oats in a large bowl; add boiling water. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  2. Transfer to an 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray (dish will be full). Cover and bake at 350° for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until bubbly and set. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Hearty Baked Oatmeal in Healthy Cooking April/May 2008, p45

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kbabe819 User ID: 3846515 208176
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2012

"Delicious when fresh from the oven. Received rave reviews from friends. Not as good reheated the next day. Used about 1/3 c maple syrup as the apples sweeten things up. A hint more cinnamon would be good."

panda_brr User ID: 4362100 65117
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"My only complaint is how long this takes to make, especially when I am hungry in the morning. But, my husband loves it and it is a special treat for us to have on a cool morning."

MY REVIEW User ID: 2545920 87740
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2010

"Loved this recipe. Added some almonds. Will be making quite often."

DaniCalifornia User ID: 2091154 65116
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2009

"I love this recipe! I make it often."

acf7 User ID: 2380092 93124
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2009

"YUM! Sprinkled a little brown sugar and sliced almonds on top!"

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