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Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal recipes are the best way to start the morning.You may think you're biting into a warm-from-the-oven oatmeal cookie. This oatmeal bake is also wonderful served with milk. —Arlene Riehl, Dundee, New York
  • 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


  • 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.
  • Spoon into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake 40-45 minutes or until set. Serve warm with milk.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 318 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 492mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • Julie
    Sep 5, 2020

    Found this recipe many many years ago in a Country Woman Magazine. Have been making it exactly like this. Well, I sometimes double it and put in 9x13 pan. it is the most asked for recipe, as I make it for group gatherings. I often make the night before, refrigerate and bake in the morning. So easy, so yummy. Thank you Arlene for sharing this recipe with us.

  • lindaappy
    Jun 29, 2020

    Easy and delicious.

  • Wendy
    Feb 9, 2020

    Exactly what I was looking for! Easy prep, DELISH!! Tastes like a warm oatmeal cookie. I added raisins to the top and I used 1/2 the amount of brown sugar. My fav recipe!!

  • Karen
    Nov 30, 2019

    I doubled the recipe but didn't double the sugar (I did a little over 1 C.). I cut up and peeled 2 apples and added that and raisins. Cooked for 45 mins. Added milk when I served it. It's so amazing. I also added a little more cinnamon!

  • amehart
    Nov 13, 2019

    My family loved this! I also reduced the sugar a bit the second time I made this. Now the grandchildren actually ask for the "oatmeal cake" for breakfast. But it's wonderful warm in a bowl with some milk added - delicious!

  • Ed
    Feb 14, 2018

    Agree with Mnbakerandmom, use less sugar! Also use whole grain oats, not the processed, instant kind....much more nutritious and they have a more chewy and/or crispy texture! I doctor mine up with nuts, whey protein powder, and sometimes fruit (altho you can also add these things afterward when you are eating it)

  • Mnbakerandmom
    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
    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
    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
    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 basisAs 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.