Don't miss this baked oatmeal recipe. You can easily make this up in advance and freeze or make overnight. Take a look and give it a try!
Incredible Baked Oatmeal Recipe – This is SO GOOD!
Can we just have a little moment here to talk about this Incredible Baked Oatmeal?
This isn't the oatmeal from your childhood, ha! No mushy, slimy texture that I know some people just can't handle. In fact, I would even go as far to say that this is the grown up version of oatmeal right here.
It's honestly kind of like a big granola bar cake.
Since testing this recipe for our freezer menu plan, I've made this one about a gazillion more times. It has quickly become one of the most requested recipes in our house and is also PERFECT to take along with you on vacation or a longer trip.
Serve it for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or dessert! It's ALWAYS a good time for baked oatmeal!
So, you might be wondering how can I make this Incredible Baked Oatmeal??
Glad you asked! ❤️
Baked Oatmeal Ingredients:
- Brown Sugar
- White Sugar
- Baking Powder
- Chopped Pecans
- Apple (the sweeter the better!)
- Coconut or Canola Oil
How to make Baked Oatmeal:
In a large bowl, (I love this That's A Bowl) toss in the rolled oats, sugars, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, pecans, Craisins, apples, and bananas.
If you have some extra blueberries or strawberries needing to be used, throw them in as well! The more the merrier! 🍎🍓🍌
Give it a good stir.
Next, in a smaller bowl, mix the coconut oil (be sure to melt this) or use canola oil, eggs and milk together.
Then mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients oat mixture and stir until good and combined.
Pour into a prepared 8×8-inch pan. It will be really full but this is what you want. 🙂 Oh and my friend Andrea designed these cute measuring spoons pictured 🔼🔼🔼 and I LOVE them!
How long does it take to bake a baked oatmeal recipe?
Bake time can vary depending on your oven, but it's gonna take about 30 minutes to bake and set up. Check at about 25 minutes and bake a few more minutes if it's still kind of jiggly.
What are the best baked oatmeal toppings?
A sprinkle of cinnamon sugar is a great little topping to finish off this breakfast treat!
However, there is SOOO much goodness baked into the oatmeal that it doesn't really need anything else. But, if toppings are your thing then you can't go wrong with adding more cut up fruit, a sprinkle of coconut or a few more pecans. Yum, yum!! 🙂
Can you freeze baked oatmeal?
You betcha!! In fact, this Incredible Baked Oatmeal is part of our freezer menu plan! If you plan to freeze go ahead and prepare like normal then pop it into a greased 8×8-inch disposable foil pan. Cover your pan with plastic wrap, and a layer of aluminum foil, then label and freeze.
When ready to cook, thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove foil and plastic wrap and bake in a 350°F 25-30 minutes or until set.
Incredible Baked Oatmeal
- 3 cups quick oats
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- ½ cup craisins
- 1 large sweet apple, chopped
- 2 very ripe bananas, smashed
- ½ cup melted coconut oil (or canola oil)
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, sugars, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, pecans, craisins, apples and bananas. Stir to combine.
- Mix oil, eggs and milk together. Pour over oat mixture and stir until well combined.
- Pour into a greased 8x8-inch baking dish. Bake 25-30 minutes or until set.
- Sprinkle individual servings with cinnamon sugar, if desired.
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