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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.

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Orbs User ID: 7287623 264104
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2017

"Delicious! I made this recipe in 2 ramekins and took it to work. I also added blueberries and apples. Thanks you, Jeanette, for sharing this recipe."

Bethodye User ID: 8210629 239963
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!"

rena 55 User ID: 1935799 232670
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."

mrs.mark User ID: 5436322 222631
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2015

"Absolutely delicious!!!!"

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 191578
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!"

momzilla24 User ID: 2029435 146953
Reviewed May. 27, 2012

"Just oatmeal with fruit, nothing special"

i_like_pie User ID: 1201160 172674
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."

cocoalady User ID: 6551144 118721
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."

savetheday User ID: 4348426 189263
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."

daisyheadmazie User ID: 2657264 172671
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."

[email protected] User ID: 1173998 121343
Reviewed May. 1, 2012


Hannah0418 User ID: 1795891 177179
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!!"

abbie2005 User ID: 5306017 211699
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."

bblew User ID: 1013782 146952
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."

katieleigh3508 User ID: 4885329 191263
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."

mojomo User ID: 4462613 188550
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

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

mojomo User ID: 4462613 191549
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2011

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

fnicholson User ID: 3737897 177175
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2011

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

stevennicole User ID: 2190603 129021
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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