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Fruity Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Fruity Baked Oatmeal Recipe

This is my husband’s favorite breakfast treat and the ultimate comfort food. It’s warm, filling and always a hit when I serve it to guests. —Karen Schroeder, Kankakee, Illinois.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:9 servings


  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup chopped peeled tart apple
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh or frozen peaches
  • 1/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • Additional fat-free milk, optional


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Combine eggs, milk and butter; add to the dry ingredients. Stir in apple, peaches and blueberries.
  • 2. Pour into an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cut into squares. Serve with milk if desired. Yield: 9 servings.
Editor's Note: If using frozen blueberries, use without thawing to avoid discoloring the batter.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 322 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 492mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.

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bakergirl00 User ID: 1291183 271692
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2017

"Great recipe! Have made it twice now. First time as recipe stated. Second time reduced brown sugar by half, and substituted frozen sweet cherries for the apple. Hubby & I loved version 2 better. Reheats great the next day."

Barbara User ID: 9232965 271503
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2017

"For me, this is soooo awesome! I love it. I didn't have other fruits so instead, I used 1 1/4 cup of blueberries. At first I thought it was a dessert and realized it is for breakfast. But, it can be eaten for breakfast or as a dessert. I like either warm or cold. Awesome!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 7363016 268196
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2017

"Very good. I used grapes, blueberries and strawberries and baked it in a cast iron skillet. Turned out great!"

Ceege User ID: 730520 267650
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2017

"Great recipe. easy and good. It is so versatile, can change fruits to seasonal. I also throw in a handful of nuts. Can be frozen in individual servings."

Evelyn User ID: 7764321 265446
Reviewed May. 2, 2017

"Love this. I make and freeze in single portion containers. Then put container in fridge overnight, next morning zap in microwave to heat. Pour on some milk and enjoy."

rena 55 User ID: 1935799 264347
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2017

"I make baked oatmeal for catering jobs. This one is packed with delicious fruit. I can make it ahead and then bake and serve."

Orbs User ID: 7287623 264192
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2017

"Delicious! I cut the recipe in half and baked it in 2 ramekins. Thank you, Karen, for sharing this recipe."

res1046 User ID: 8390460 259243
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2017

"Made this morning and followed recipe to the letter. Delicious! It definitely lives up to the rave reviews. I also agree this would be a good dessert, topped with a dab of whipped cream. I might cut down on the brown sugar a bit next time and doubt it would be noticeable."

randcbruns User ID: 828588 259046
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2017

"My oatmeal hating boys really enjoy this. We use different fruits in this all the time. Whatever is in season or that we have on hand. Like others have mentioned we tend to use more fruit than what is called for in the recipe."

vsathani User ID: 6821539 256601
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2016

"good one to prepare. Nice dish"

cskrn User ID: 7338987 243492
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2016

"I tried this when a friend made it. She told me she got the recipe from TOH, so I made it myself. Love it!"

mrs.mark User ID: 5436322 222632
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2015

"Yummy! We are now fans of baked oatmeal. I used honey instead of brown sugar."

coconutpatty User ID: 3240781 215918
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2014

"Yum! Made this for the first time on Christmas morning. It is very good and filling, and I will be making it often. I left out the peaches and substituted more frozen mixed berries along with the apples, but otherwise followed the recipe and it came out perfectly. My daughter suggested serving it with whipped cream as a dessert!"

manpabrown User ID: 1979130 215800
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2014

"Made extra and put some in the freezer. Great to pull out for a special breakfast"

Nia4sure User ID: 5848448 161702
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

"Omg this was sooooo good and delicious and yummy and filling!! We just finished eating one helping with no room for seconds. I followed instructions exactly, except I used canned peaches and about 2 tablespoons of the juice to the wet ingredients, along with a tablespoon of vanilla. When it was done,I poured a bit of milk over my piece. Can't wait to make again with other fruits. Except apple, gotta have an apple!"

three4mom2002 User ID: 7867510 161695
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

"I would love to make this and I am but I had a question for ya' it possible to prepare the night before, refrigerate then cook the very next morning? Will it still taste okay? Will it effect the end results if it sits overnight? (ie: texture, taste, etc.)

Thank you!!"

Peggie0203 User ID: 2074993 161729
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2014

"Oatmeal never tasted so good. I will make this often."

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 93973
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2014

"This simply baked oatmeal is perfect to take to someone after a hospital visit or a new baby. Great as a nutritious breakfast or served topped with ice cream. Can be prepared ahead a time and reheated in individual sizes. Have used frozen blue berries, raspberries and strawberries. All very good."

momoflandl User ID: 5566695 93806
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2014

"This is delicious! I made the recipe as is except for adding a little larger quantity of fruit, I didn't measure it just guesstimated. I will certainly be making this again and my husband is going to love it soaked in milk!"

plava356 User ID: 5414201 161693
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2013

"This has become such a favorite in our house!

I just go ahead and chop up a whole apple, usually a granny smith, add a whole can of peaches with the juice to give it a good sweet flavor, and add in any kind of berries, but blueberries are a favorite, and I usually put more than 1/3 cup in."

MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 93756
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2013 Edited Mar. 13, 2017

"I fixed this delicious oatmeal this morning and declare it a hands down winner. I followed the recipe exactly and it was absolutely delicious. We will have this again and again."

JRAhlers User ID: 7383745 146807
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2013

"On more thing, if you have fruit juice, like peach or berry juice that came out after opening a can or microwaving, add a little to the recipe to soak into the whole cake, giving so much more flavor!"

JRAhlers User ID: 7383745 100280
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2013

"quick-Oats are not needed btw, as Rolled-Oats work perfectly if you soak them in the milk first hand, adding the wet ingredients to the oats before adding the rest of the dry ingredients.

By the time you've added all the ingredients the 30-45 mins added in the oven will cook the oats perfectly!
Thanks again for this amazing breakfast ;)"

JRAhlers User ID: 7383745 116363
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2013

"This was an amazing breakfast. I multiplied the recipe by 1.5 and my siblings (5,9,12,13,14yo etc) and I loved it. Took a little persuading to get my 5yo bro to taste it but he finished the plate.

I used a cup of frozen strawberries which i lightly microwaved and cut up, and a cup of peaches and half an apple, instead of what would have been a little more then 1/3 cup of each.
I also don't think you need to add as much butter as the recipe requires (as good as it makes it) especially if you are doubling the recipe."

bdmerriam User ID: 3923710 66709
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2013

"My family loves this recipe! We make it at home, but love it best when we're at our cabin in Maine and use blueberries we've just picked. I reduce the amount of brown sugar to 1/2 cup and reduce the butter to 1/4 cup (sometimes I use canola oil, instead). I add 1/4 of applesauce. I also use raspberries or mixed berries instead of peaches sometimes. Use the fruit you like best."

kgraff User ID: 4492935 146806
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2013

"I have made this recipe several times and my family loves it. Great taste, fresh fruit and amazing taste. This is also filling, you don't have to eat much of it and you stay full for a long time. I heated it up the day after making this and it taste just as good. Love it!!!"

pretzeld User ID: 5747609 161981
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013

"This recipe is soooo good I will fight you for it! EVERYONE loves this. I add 2 tsp vanilla and increase the fruit to 1 heaping cup of mixed frozen berries and peaches.You MUST try including raspberries, it's amazing. To increase the fibre even more, I add 1 TB each of psyllium, flax and ground chia. (Does it come any healthier?) I also lower the fat by substituting applesauce for 1/2 the butter. Make it a treat by sprinkling the top with cinnamon sugar or a streusel topping. I find it needs 50-60 min to bake because of the extra fruit and moisture. OMG, give me a spoon and lock me in the closet! Kudos to you, Karen."

pmartens616 User ID: 1013620 74603
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2013

"Our grandsons stay overnight with us a couple of nights a month. This is, by far, the most requested meal they ask for. For dinner. It is so easy to make and is just as good warmed up the next day."

chilloft User ID: 4951001 93972
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2013

"Cannot get enough of this delicious oatmeal. Even my 8-year old asks for it (and she does not like oatmeal). Thanks for the great recipe."

Jsstrawn User ID: 6500451 146487
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2013

"Have made this recipe several times. Love it! I usually add a bit more cinnamon and a little bit of vanilla extract."

micemery User ID: 3537150 167537
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2012

"I added flax seed and used canned peaches and frozen strawberries. Still turned out delicious."

mesrecettes User ID: 5523306 161980
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2012

"my go to recipe for baked oatmeal, many variations but never fails, delicious and nutritious! My whole family loves it, I sprinkle coarse sugar on top and kids think it's a cake, thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe."

peacharmadillo User ID: 3329993 100278
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2012

"I made it with a mix of peaches and blueberries. We served it as part of a mother's day brunch. It was very popular and while I didn't really believe them when they wrote to serve it with milk, I tried it. It was a nice surprise."

LostinKS User ID: 6588169 167536
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2012

"My teenage son loves this recipe and asks for it all the time (and he doesn't usually care for oatmeal). I make the recipe as is and use it as a warm homey hot breakfast or brunch meal to make cold MN mornings not so cold!"

thewife06 User ID: 6402653 146165
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2012

"This is wonderful. I added a lot more fruit than called for, but if you add the amount shown you just get more of the sweet oatmeal taste. It's almost like a giant oatmeal cookie with a cinnamon roll taste and bursts of fruit. In other words, delicious."

rodricat User ID: 3743046 93747
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2012

"Delicious and virtually any fruit will work with the oatmeal. This recipe makes a lot, but it stores well in the refrigerator. I heat it in the microwave and add milk before serving the next day. It works well with frozen fruits and apples too. I wonder what it would taste like with peanut butter and bananas mixed in?"

CaitieJo User ID: 6068361 93804
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2012

"This is the perfect filling and nutritious breakfast. I have three little boys, and they ate the the entire dish! I added Kefir, poured over top and it was amazing!"

sstetzel User ID: 158954 116361
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2012 Edited Mar. 12, 2015

"I also reduce the brown sugar in this recipe and I've been using dried fruit in place of the fresh I switched to light stick butter to cut back on fat.

I have a serious dislike for oatmeal but this is yummy! Warm with some fat free milk on top - it becomes more like warm, creamy granola."

nettq User ID: 6495190 161728
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2012

"This recipe is wonderful as printed but since we are trying to cut back on sugars and cholesterol, we modify as follows: only use 1/2 c brown sugar; use an egg substitute instead of whole eggs; use applesauce instead of butter; use frozen mango since my daughter is allergic to peaches. This is one of our all time favorites and we bake it the night before to help out on those busy mornings. For a twist today, I am going to try using light coconut milk."

elsnana User ID: 4259260 146699
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

"I made this yummy baked oatmeal for breakfast this morning. I made a few adjustments to suit our dietary needs. I only used 3/4 cup Brown sugar & may try even less next time, I used a lot more cinnamon.. 3 tsp & seeing as we are big cinnamon fans I will try one more tsp next time, I used 4 egg whites ( you can buy pasteurized egg whites in carton so you don't have to separate the eggs & waste the yolk) instead of whole eggs & 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce instead of the butter. I didn't have any peaches so I used half apples & half fresh blueberries. It was moist enough that you really didn't need the extra milk , but I'm sure it would be good with it! I baked it for 35 mins in a glass 9x9 pan so the squares cut easily into 3 inch squares. The changes I made greatly reduce the calories, fat & cholesterol ... Calories go from 322 to 205, Fat from 13g to 1.6g & cholesterol from 75mg to 7mg. Carbs & sodium went down a bit too, so over all a very healthy filling breakfast that makes you feel like you are having something special. We run a B&B & this is going to be added to the breakfast menu!"

baketoeat User ID: 669025 93720
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012

"If five stars is excellent this is a ten star recipe! This is an absolutely delicious breakfast that I've made many time over the last few years. It impresses guests and anyone who tastes it wants the recipe. I put water in instead of milk, and margarine can replace the butter. Sometimes I add more cinnamon, or put some allspice or nutmeg in depending on the fruit I use. I've used only apple, only blueberries, and combinations of other fruits, and all have turned out well. If you use frozen fruit it will take just a bit longer to bake. This recipe can easily be doubled as well. You can heat the leftovers up (if there are any), but it tastes great cold too. One thing that makes it taste drastically better is using organic rolled oats - HEAVENLY!! I eat it with either milk or French vanilla yogurt. Mmmm......

Note: This recipe turns out on the sweet side (which I love!), but if you don't want as much sugar you could put in a little less. Also, I've put in extra fruit and it still turns out great!"

CMJBGeorge User ID: 6176557 100277
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"A terrific new breakfast recipe! We're always looking for something filling to give the kids before heading off to school, and they have loved this with every fruit combination we've used. My daughter's new favorite!"

Reesa6 User ID: 3925547 146695
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2011

"I've made it with a whole apple, peaches and pears and a frozen berry mix. It's so yummy!

My kiddos request it often, and since it's so fast to make and bake, not to mention healthy, I love to make it!
Reheats well, tolerates changes in flavor, healthy, and oh so tasty."

deedeegast User ID: 5509924 146161
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

"My son actually requests this. He thinks it is more of a dessert rather than a breakfast. I normally use just blueberries or other berries I have like strawberries and raspberries. We eat it with milk poured on top like cereal. Very simple to make and tastes great reheated!"

Jellybean User ID: 119091 74602
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2011

"I have made this several times now. I love it! It is great to reheat and take with me to work when I'm in a hurry. I add extra cinnamon."

ntennis User ID: 4430130 162532
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2011

"I revised this recipe. I use a frozen berry blend which is blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. We love it"

BethanyJoy User ID: 3890029 162531
Reviewed May. 27, 2011

"This recipe is easy and delicious but was a bit too rich for me, so I make it with half the butter and sugar and increase the fruit to a whole apple and about 2/3 cup peaches. It's delicious when crispy and fresh out of the oven but also tastes great reheated the next day. Very filling!"

Charlienick User ID: 5986204 93719
Reviewed May. 12, 2011

"I would like to know if this can be made ahead and warmed in the micro wave another day?"

stevennicole User ID: 2190603 116360
Reviewed May. 7, 2011

"since I'm trying to eat healthier, I cut the brown sugar and salt in half and planned to do the same with the butter but I forgot to put the butter in at all and it tasted fine! I also add whatever fruit I have in the house when I make baked oatmeal. this time, I had dried peaches and apples to use up and they worked fine. I also used old fashioned oats and baked it in a 13x9 pan (around 20-25 mins)."

LauraSully User ID: 5478371 208444
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2011

"I really like baked oatmeal and I really liked the fruit combo in this one. I used old fashioned oats so I added a splash more milk. I halved the butter and added 1/2 cup of applesauce and I also halved the sugar but then sprinkled 2 tbsp of sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon on top. I also added flax seed. But what I really love about baked oatmeal is you can mix it the night before and put it in your fridge. I put it in a cold oven Then turn the oven on to 350 and bake for 45 minutes, just until firm so as not to dry it out."

corinneo User ID: 5849250 93712
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2011

"I've already made this so many times, it's so delicious! Definitely my favorite breakfast!"

FreyaUSA User ID: 5832417 167534
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2011

"My 13 year old daughter and I just finished our first pieces of this and we are in agreement, this is a definite keeper! So much flavor and texture, delicious! As for what I did differently, only a few things. I used only 1/4 c melted butter but added 1/2 cup natural applesauce (1 container). Also, I reduced the brown sugar to 2/3 cup. For the fruit, I chopped 1/2 large granny smith apple, cut 1/2 of a 15oz can of peaches into pieces, added ~1/2 cup frozen blueberries (this leaves me with enough of the apple and peaches to make another batch). It took exactly 45 minutes to bake. Mmm!"

rmantyka User ID: 1023328 147278
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

"What a great change from the usual plain oatmeal."

tomi moore User ID: 4748649 93797
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2011

"So, after writing my first review, this is my second impression.

My family loved these just the way they are. even my husband ate them joyfully.
These are so good that they are worth the plate and fork. so, travel food: no, Delightful way to start our morning with whole grains and fruit: yes!
Kid pleasing and SO easy to adjust the fruit butter and sugars."

slosh29 User ID: 2793210 167532
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

"tomi moore: These are not like dessert bars or the pkg breakfast cookies/bars you get in the store. This is a firmer version of oatmeal you would eat in a bowl. These are not for eating out of hand. You would need to look in the dessert section for what you are describing."

tomi moore User ID: 4748649 147242
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

"i liked the idea of my own ' oatmeal squares' without all the junk and cost. i wanted something almost portable, and this seemed like it would be.

i may not have baked it long enough, mine took the full 45 min., but it did turn out fairly set. i also decreased the butter and sugar by half, while doubling the cinnomon and adding nutmeg.
with that said, it was still rather crumbly, at least the peices from the middle were.
this was very simple to make. and very tasty.
i will make this one more time, and if it's still crumbly i will probably not make it again for this purpose, simply to save on mess."

mttomb3 User ID: 5767215 66708
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2011

"Great recipe but a little dry. Not as sweet as i would have liked. Didn't have apples used frozen Blueberries and canned Apricots. Topped it off with honey and whipped cream to make up for lack of sweetness."

monti57 User ID: 1288644 66707
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2010

"It's Fall, so the time for baked oatmeal is here. I freeze squares of this individually, so my husband can pop it into the microwave when he gets up early for work. He loves it!"

abbie2005 User ID: 5306017 167523
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2010

"I did not make this with quick-cooking oats because I didn't have any with me but it turned out fine - just a little underbaked. It still tasted fabulous though!"

NyxRizzi User ID: 1335843 208443
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2010

"This is amazing! It even reheats well. I made a batch and had it every day for a week. I'm not a huge fan of peaches, so I just doubled the blueberries and apples. A new fav, for sure!"

Mahja User ID: 4844076 93796
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2010

"This is VERY good! I will definitely make again, but I think I'll increase the cinnamon a bit and cut the sugar to 1/2 cup. Kids loved it, and so did I but it was just a bit too sweet for me."

strmywthr911 User ID: 738697 161979
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2010

"very good. used only peaches and blueberries. should have added more. added some wheat brand and ground flax seed. could prob use some vanilla, but it was very tasty!"

ibmandums User ID: 4116226 93707
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2010

"This was, by far, the best oatmeal I've ever had! I didn't have any apples so I used frozen peaches, blueberries and strawberries. It was quick, easy and FABULOUS on a snowy day."

qbcnfloress User ID: 1562906 162434
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2009

"We love this recipe and try to keep all of the ingredients on hand (frozen peaches and blueberries are so easy to keep in the freezer). We substitute rice milk and dairy-free margarine for the regular milk and butter due to a dairy allergy and use old-fashioned oatmeal...superb!!!"

crafty4 User ID: 1401745 161978
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"My Grandson & I , say this is a keeper."

crodrigue User ID: 1726297 147240
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2009

"My entire family loves this recipe. I've tried it with strawberries too. This is and will be a "forever favorite.""

Aneeley User ID: 3143610 146159
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2009

"This is my favorite oatmeal to make! I don't use quick oats, I use the old fashioned, I like the texture so much better. It's definitely comfort food, but oh so good. I've used fresh and canned fruits. They work fine. I'm trying dried fruits next!"

marlad98 User ID: 1047893 66704
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2008

"What a great recipe! Due to egg & dairy allergies, I made some subs (used soy milk to sub cow's milk, then flax & warm water to sub the eggs). The recipe doubled well, and canned peaches worked fine (drained them well like the other person did). Thanks!"

IleneFaith User ID: 2814240 93795
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2008

"This is a very delicious breakfast recipe. I did not have peaches, but added a cup of blueberries and a little extra cinnamon. Looking forward to our next sleepover company so I can prepare it for them also.


DELovliegh1 User ID: 1843352 93971
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2008

"This recipe was easy and delicious! I left out the blueberries and doubled up on the peaches (I used diced and drained off the juice)."

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