Updated: Jun 15, 2020
I've seen so many recipes for baked oatmeal over the years, so I decided to give it a try and I'm so glad I did! Lovely people, this is really good! It's like a sweet, warming, soothing breakfast casserole of oats and spices and honey and all things wonderful ️
One of the best things is that there are so many varieties you can make: as long as you've got the baseline ingredients listed below, you can tweak and adjust it to suit your taste.
Apple & cinnamon.
Peanut butter & banana.
Berries & almonds.
Choc chip & strawberries.
The sky's the limit! 😁🙌
Baked oatmeal is great for meal prep: it lasts for days and is perfect for whipping out of the fridge when you're pressed for time. It's also really versatile - you can have it as a full meal, or slice it into bars for a quick, healthy snack.
So without further ado, here we go!
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup milk (I use low-fat cow's milk)
- 1/8 cup (30 ml) olive oil or coconut oil
- Spices to taste - cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves etc.
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips or raisins (you can use other dried fruit if you'd prefer - this is all about using things you like to eat! 😊)
1. Preheat oven to 180° C (350° F) and grease a 9″ x 9″ baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In a medium-sized bowl combine the oats, baking powder, salt and spices. Set aside.
3. In another large bowl combine the eggs, milk, vanilla essence, oil and honey/applesauce.
4. Add your dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix thoroughly.
5. Fold in your chocolate chips or dried fruit.
6. Pour mixture into baking pan and bake for 30-35 minutes (the top of the oatmeal should be a nice golden-brown color).
7. Once it's ready, remove from the oven and allow it to cool down before slicing.
8. Cover the baking pan, or keep oatmeal squares in a sealed container in your fridge.