Mar 11, 2013

Basic Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfast foods. I detailed my introduction to this amazing breakfast in my first baked oatmeal post which was Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal. There are many recipes I have tried or created but the original version is a family favorite.

One of the great things about baked oatmeal is that in addition to being healthy it is extremely economical. This recipe costs less than a dollar even using the very healthy ingredients of coconut oil and a natural sweetener like maple syrup. Nutritious baked oatmeal can be the healthy family's substitute for sugary boxed cereal, and adults and kids alike can enjoy selecting their own toppings. I have created several ways to make this basic recipe so no matter what ingredients you have basic baked oatmeal can be an option for your breakfast. For a gluten-free breakfast choose oats that have not been cross contaminated during processing, and for a diary-free option just use your favorite milk substitute.

This recipe can be doubled and baked in a 9x13 inch pan for a crowd,  or cut in half and baked in a 5x9 inch bread pan for those looking for a baked oatmeal recipe for one or two.

Basic Baked Oatmeal

1 cup whole milk, coconut milk, or sugar-free nut or rice milk or 1 1/4 cup plain yogurt
1/3 cup melted coconut oil or butter
2 eggs
1/4 to 1/3 cup natural sweetener such as maple syrup, honey, sucanat (whole cane sugar), white sugar or brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla, optional
2 cups old fashioned or quick cooking oats (choose gluten-free oats if necessary)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder - use 1/2 teaspoon baking soda instead if using yogurt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium mixing bowl combine the first five ingrediants. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Using coconut oil or butter, lightly grease a 8x8, 9x9, or 9-inch round pan. Poor the batter into the pan.

Bake for about 30 minutes or until the edges start to brown. Serve with milk or milk substitute, plain yogurt with a drizzle of real maple syrup or honey, chopped fresh fruit, dried fruit or nuts.

Preparation time: 7 minutes. Bake time: 30 minutes. Servings: 6.

What's your favorite baked oatmeal recipe?


  1. I love oats in power bites or cookies or as the streusel topping. Your oatmeal bar looks divine!

  2. I like to get up early to go out and breathe fresh air. I feel that it is good for health and a good habit