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Michigan Fruit Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Michigan Fruit Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Whole-grain oatmeal is a delicious way to start every day. For a change, swap chunks of granny smith apples for the dried fruit. Leftovers warm well in the microwave.—Jeanette Kass, Ravenna, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:3 servings


  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries or cherries
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup chunky applesauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • Optional toppings: vanilla yogurt and additional dried cranberries and sliced almonds


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Transfer to a 3-cup baking dish coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with almonds.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until set. Serve with toppings if desired. Yield: 3 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 259 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 73mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 4g fiber), 10g protein

Reviews for Michigan Fruit Baked Oatmeal

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Reviewed Dec. 22, 2015

"I've made this for a Christmas brunch the past few years, and it's been a big hit. It's got lots of good flavor, and is an easy way to serve oatmeal and keep it ready without it getting "gloppy". Love the cranberries!"

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2015

"I love to serve oatmeal in different forms, and baked oatmeal is wonderful! This one is so good with all the different fruits and applesauce. Will make this again."

Reviewed Mar. 12, 2015

"Absolutely delicious!!!!"

Reviewed Oct. 8, 2012

"I have made this at least 5 or 6 times now. It has become one of my favorite breakfasts. Tastes great with the cinnamon chunky applesauce I canned!"

Reviewed May. 27, 2012

"Just oatmeal with fruit, nothing special"

Reviewed May. 12, 2012

"I did not have chunky applesauce, so it may be better with that or with some chopped apples as others have suggested. I think it needs a touch of salt and some cinnamon. It was good, but I think it would be less trouble to just make some oatmeal and add in the fruit, etc."

Reviewed May. 8, 2012

"I made this for Breakfast for my Husband and I yesterday and it was Delicious! It will be a keeper for sure and can be changed out with other fruits as well. I used maple syrup and chopped fresh apples with an individual cinnamon apple sauce and added 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Generous serving so we have enough for leftovers too! Will try individual dishes next time. A wonderful new flavor for breakfast or whenever! Will be great for Winter even in Fl."

Reviewed May. 5, 2012

"This by far the best baked oatmeal I've ever had. I added a chopped apple and used chopped walnuts instead of almonds. It's so creamy and was really good the next day. Next time I'm going to make this for dessert and put a scoop of vanilla ice cream on it. YUM!! Give it a won't be disappointed."

Reviewed May. 3, 2012

"I am baking this dish now and would like to know if it serves 2 or 3. I am seeing 3 under the picture and 2 servings at the end of instructions. Sure hope it is as good as it sounds."

Reviewed May. 1, 2012


Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

"LOVED IT!! i used maple syrup instead of sugar, vanilla extract instead of almond, and almond milk instead of dairy. added 2tbsp of wheat germ to the mix, and sprinkled slivered almonds on top before baking. PERFECTION!!"

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

"Took almost a full hour to bake, but the almond flavor with the craisins was fantastic! I didn't think it needed more sugar either."

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

"It took the full 45 minutes at least in my oven . Did not use Almond extract, put chopped apple in place of applesauce . Everyone an add a little more sugar to suit their taste."

Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"This was a hit at our family's post-Thanksgiving brunch. People came back for seconds. Even though the mixture looks very soupy before baking, don't worry! It all works out in the end."

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

"Great little recipe...I freeze it and have it through out the week."

Reviewed Sep. 20, 2011

"Great photogaph. Not only does it taste good it looks wonderful!!!"

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2011

"This provides the best oatmeal treatment I've tried. Thanks a bunch."

Reviewed Nov. 14, 2010

"I added apples and I think it needs a pinch of salt. The recipe calls for a lot less sugar than others and I thought it tasted just as good without the extra carbs."

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