Simple Baked Oatmeal Recipe

My friend Lauren shared this simple baked oatmeal recipe for breakfast on a girls trip to Georgia; it was so delicious (and easy) I knew I had to share.

simple baked oatmeal

Simple Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Makes ~4 servings

This simple, nutritious, and versatile breakfast recipe is perfect for a group brunch or to make ahead so you have a healthy breakfast ready to go during the week. Enjoy plain or topped with yogurt or extra fresh fruit. Double (or triple!) the recipe for larger groups.



  • 2 cups rolled or quick oats
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup dried fruit (we used raisins)
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (e.g. walnuts or almonds; optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking powder


  • 1 & 1/2 cup milk or almond milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 very ripe bananas, chopped (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 egg, beaten


Preheat oven to 375.

1) In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry, stirring gently until mixed.

2) Coat an 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray; pour in batter.

3) Bake for 20 minutes, or until firm. Serve warm.

This recipe was quite the crowd-pleaser — I’m totally making it next time I have houseguests — or just for myself and Matt some week! It’s nice because it’s quick and easy to make (and healthy!), but more exciting than just having oatmeal. :)


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  1. 1

    Such a simple, nutritious and delicious breakfast! This would be perfect to make for a brunch event, or to make on the weekend and have a ready to go breakfast the reiftar the week!

  2. 6

    Ooh, that would be like eating a bar cookie!

  3. 7

    Yum! This is a perfect breakfast :D

  4. 8

    That looks incredible! Definitely trying it soon – thanks for the recipe!!

  5. 9

    Oooo that would be good with some fresh blueberries (I thought that’s what the raisins were.)

  6. 11

    yum that looks so good!

  7. 12

    Great recipe Anne! This will be great to make at the brunch I am having with family on Sunday!

  8. 13

    Yum this looks delicious!

  9. 14

    I can’t wait to make this!!

  10. 15

    Looks so yummy!

    ~ Tiffany

  11. 16

    I love baked oatmeal! I will sometimes cook a big batch, cut into single servings and warm up each morning! Quick, easy, delicious, and most importantly- nutritious!!!

  12. 17

    This will be added to the breakfast/brunch, especially with guests repertoire! Mmm, I’m thinking fresh blueberries would be good in this too! I think I’ll give it a test run tomorrow! Thanks so much for sharing Anne, you’re such an encouragement!

  13. 19

    Ooh I’ve never baked oatmeal before! You make it look so good, i’ve got to try.

  14. 20

    Anne, I did the baked oatmeal thing according to your instructions and it was delish. My husband couldn’t get enough of it and that is really saying something for him. He is usually an egg, grits, bacon or sausage man, but he loved it. I did add some figs on top. He had two helpings. Luckily he is in tip top shape and is a runner. He wants me to try and run with him but I like to walk briskly because I am bosomy endowed.Teehee. Don’t want to get a black eye Heehee

  15. 22

    Yay! I love it that this recipe made it onto your blog :)

  16. 23

    Oh this looks delicious, definitely going to bookmark this for when I’m back home. It looks like such an amazing breakfast, I would be a very happy girl if I had some of this on my plate tomorrow morning! Do you think it would keep quite well in the fridge and would it be okay to warm it up again the next day?

  17. 25

    I love baked oatmeal…especially with berries in it! I’ll have to try this one!

  18. 26

    These look amazing. I am thinking I need to get some raisins and make some this weekend!!

  19. 27

    Love it! Looks great!

  20. 28

    Hi Anne!!!
    I love your blog, I have read it for awhile, but never commented until now!!:-)
    I have a few questions….
    Can you use old-fashioned oats or do I need to buy the quick cooking for this recipe?
    Do you know would I have to double or triple it to fill a 9 X 13 pan?
    What fruit works best in it?
    Thanks!! I am hosting the run/brunch for my running group this Sunday, and think this would be perfect!!!!

    • 29

      Hi Laura! Old-fashioned oats will work just fine. I’m not sure how much you would need to fill a 9×13 pan – but I would guess double. We used raisins for the fruit, but frozen or fresh blueberries or dried cranberries would also work well!

  21. 30

    Hi Anne! Just wondering if you used sweetened or unsweetened applesauce, or if it really matters. Thanks!

  22. 32

    This sounds like an awesome way to have a semi-fancy, pre-prepped meal for guests but still get my healthy oats in for breakfast. Definitely saving this to try. :)

  23. 33

    Just made it – it’s REALLY good – I didn’t have any overly ripe bananas and I wish I had as I think that would have made it even better – so in the a.m I’m going to slice some banana for the top – but overall I may have found a new addiction

  24. 35

    Mmm this sounds like a giant oatmeal cookie (my fave!) for breakfast :)

  25. 36

    I made this last night for supper (I’m on a breakfast-for-supper kick) with almond milk, chopped almonds, banana and craisins and it was great! When I make it again, because there will be a 2nd time), I think I may add some flax and cut back on the sugar since it seemed a bit too sweet for me. Just thinking about all the various fruit combinations you could do…endless! Mixed berries, apple & craisin, peach & mango, pear & fig…

  26. 38

    Excellent meal for Breastfeeding mamas on the go! Planning to share with my working moms group – thanks!!

  27. 40

    Holy cow is this ever delicious!!! My mouth has been watering for this all week and it truly exceeded my expectations. I added extra fruits and nuts and also some quinoa flakes for extra protein. :)

    Hot out of the oven with fig and plum yogurt is superb. Thanks for the great recipe.

  28. 42

    Just made this for breakfast and it was delish! We didn’t have any oil so I left it out and we didn’t even miss it! My husband also added some toasted coconut and cashews. Yum!

  29. 43


    Question: I just made something like this last night–a similar recipe from another website. It came out kinda mushy. Should it have a cake-like texture? I baked it for an hour and it just never firmed up.

    I’m going to try your recipe tonight–it seems like such a delicious way to serve oatmeal!


  30. 45

    crazy easy, thanks! made it this morning: added some chopped dried pear and topped a serving with bulgarian yoghurt and molasses – yum! my husband doesn’t like the texture of oatmeal porridge, but really liked this bake (even suggesting it might work well with chopped dates… uhm, yay!). we’re having pretty hot weather for autumn, but even that couldn’t stop me going for seconds! south african greetings from a first time reader, *d

  31. 47

    Just made this to have for breakfast while working from home today. LOVE IT! So glad I doubled the recipe for leftovers :)

  32. 49

    That looks amazing! I will have to try and see if I like oatmeal that way.

  33. 50

    Made this for breakfast this morning, and it was yummy! I left out the sugar and substituted unsweetened almond milk, and found it to be very sweet still. Thanks for the new recipe!

  34. 51
    Peg Brown says

    Looks yummy!! Any idea of the caloric count per serving?

  35. 53
    Linda O'Shaughnessy says

    I’m having a Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday and you just solved my dilemma – one question. what do you think about using steel cut oats?

    Thanks so much and keep posting!!!

  36. 55

    Nice recipe.I like the post.

  37. 56

    I am obsessed with Baked Oatmeal! You can do so many variations with it! I recently made a strawberry, walnut, chocolate chip version and it was delicious. I am loving this recipe so I’ll have to try it soon!

  38. 57

    I just baked it and it is delicious! I love it :-)

  39. 58

    Anne, this sounds great. Can you give us the break down of calories, fats, etc.?

  40. 60
    Casey Lutz says

    I did the nutritional information and was pretty shocked. I made these and they are DELICIOUS!!!! But I’m not sure where all the calories are coming from…

    9 Servings

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 239.8
    Total Fat 7.0 g
    Saturated Fat 1.2 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 2.8 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 2.5 g
    Cholesterol 21.4 mg
    Sodium 60.0 mg
    Potassium 305.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 46.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.7 g
    Sugars 28.0 g
    Protein 5.4 g
    Vitamin A 2.9 %
    Vitamin B-12 3.5 %
    Vitamin B-6 10.8 %
    Vitamin C 6.3 %
    Vitamin D 5.3 %
    Vitamin E 1.3 %
    Calcium 9.0 %
    Copper 8.8 %
    Folate 3.3 %
    Iron 12.0 %
    Magnesium 7.2 %
    Manganese 19.7 %
    Niacin 1.6 %
    Pantothenic Acid 2.6 %
    Phosphorus 8.8 %
    Riboflavin 8.1 %
    Selenium 2.8 %
    Thiamin 7.5 %
    Zinc 3.6 %

  41. 62

    darn– I’m stuck inside in a snowstorm and have no appleasauce! is there anything else I can sub for that? Greek yogurt maybe?

  42. 65

    This recipe is a keeper,just made it this morning,all i can say that i will be baking this again this evening cause the first cake is almost all gone.yummy yummy.and healthy.
    Thank you for sharing

  43. 66

    Made a double batch for my family of 5 for lunch. 4/5 liked it! I did not double the sugar or raisins though! :) Going to try with Blueberries next time! We also topped it with a little peanut butter ;)

  44. 67

    Made this a few times now. Great recipe. My favorite version is with fresh blueberries (or the frozen organic ones from Trader Joes great because small so there’s a lot of them). I’ve also played around with the sugar and prefer approx 1/4 cup. I don’t usually sweeten my oatmeal much. Most crowds would probably prefer your version. In any case, love having leftovers of this too!

  45. 69

    Hi Anne,

    I love he recipe but, I would love to know if it is possible to skip the sugar? Or can I replace the sugar with fruit? Thanks Andrea

  46. 71

    I have made this recipe quite a few times now and it is a staple in our house! Even my husband and older daughter who don’t care for oatmeal like this! It is great leftover the next day too. I’ve tried it with different kinds of milk and oil (like coconut)…with bananas, without…with craisins….whatever I have on hand and it always comes out delicious. Thanks so much for this recipe!

  47. 73

    I have been making this for several years and always think I need to review this recipe. Well today I finally am getting around to it. Our family loves this quick, easy to throw together oatmeal. We especially like that it is just as good the next day. Thank you for sharing this recipe and just know I too have passed it along to many friends and family. This one is a keeper 😊

  48. 75

    Can I make this without applesauce?


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