This Baked Oatmeal recipe is soft and chewy with a hint of cinnamon. Serve warm topped with vanilla yogurt and fresh berries.
I think the first time I ever tasted baked oatmeal was when I was an overnight guest at a friends house while traveling. I’ll always have fond memories of our stay and have never forgotten the delicious food we enjoyed. Even though baked oatmeal is a great recipe to make for guests, it is also easy enough to prepare for your family any day of the week.
Start by combining the quick-cooking oats, brown sugar, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl.
What else can I add to the baked oatmeal?
We kept it simple and went with the classic cinnamon and brown sugar combination for this baked oatmeal. But there are so many other ingredients you can add or swap depending on what you are craving. Here are a few ideas:
- chopped pecans or walnuts
- dried cranberries or cherries
- chocolate chips
- diced apples
- pumpkin puree instead of applesauce
In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla extract until foamy.
Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the oats.
Mix the wet and dry ingredients together until combined.
Spread the mixture in a greased 9×13-inch baking dish.
Cook the baked oatmeal at 350˚F for 28-32 minutes.
What toppings go on baked oatmeal?
I served the baked oatmeal while warm with vanilla yogurt and fresh berries. My daughter said she also likes eating it in a bowl it with milk, almost like granola. I’ve also heard that it is delicious with ice cream on top…talk about a treat! Here are more ideas:
Can I make this baked oatmeal recipe ahead of time?
Yes, you can prepare the baked oatmeal and store it in the refrigerator overnight. Take it out of the fridge in the morning while the oven is preheating and then bake as directed.
Or you can bake the oatmeal, allow it to cool, and store slices in the refrigerator or freezer to warm up as needed.
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- Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
- Put the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl and stir to combine.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla extract. Add to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
- Pour into a greased 9×13 baking dish.
- Bake at 350˚F for 28-32 minutes, until set.