Delicious Baked Oatmeal

Delicious Baked Oatmeal

I’m always on the lookout for nutritious breakfast options that are quick and simple to fix.

I’m not a huge breakfast person, and the time I have to spend in the kitchen in the mornings is minimal. This soaked, baked oatmeal has been a family favorite for many years now! Most of the ingredients are mixed the night before (and only take minutes to prepare), leaving a minimal amount of work to do in the morning before it’s ready for the oven! Besides the convenience, soaking the oatmeal overnight greatly increases the nutritional value, breaking down the phytic acid and releasing many more of the vitamins and minerals. I believe the original version of the recipe came from The Urban Homemaker years ago.


½ cup melted butter
¾ cup sucanat
1 ½ cups fresh raw milk or buttermilk (I’ve also used kefir or thinned organic yogurt)
1 tsp cinnamon
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp salt (I prefer Real Salt)
2 apples, chopped (alternatively, use raisins or other dried fruit)
chopped walnuts, to taste (I mix them in AND sprinkle them on top)


Combine the first 5 ingredients the night before in a glass mixing bowl and cover with a towel. Leave on the counter overnight. In the morning add the last 4 ingredients. It will be rather stiff after sitting overnight, so be sure to mix well to incorporate everything. I like to use a wooden spoon. Bake in a greased 9 x 13 baking pan at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
Top with chopped nuts, ground flax seeds, yogurt, warmed milk, or any other topping of your choice – the options are endless! We eat it plain and love it – it’s almost like having an apple crisp for breakfast!


Find more information on healthy grains and recipes here.

What are your favorite quick, go-to breakfasts?

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Originally published in September 2009

Linked with Thank Goodness It’s Monday, Mostly Homemade Mondays, Nomday Monday, Raising Homemakers, Works for Me Wednesday, Hip Homeschool Hop, Wellness Wednesday, Hearts for Home, Thrive at Home, Simple Lives Thursday.

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  1. I love oatmeal, but I have never tried baked oatmeal. THANKS!!! for the YUMMY!!! recipe. Geri

  2. This looks very yummy. It reminded me of this baked cream of wheat recipe I saw on another blog will definitely give both a try in the coming months!

  3. This looks delicious and sounds so simple! Our quick breakfast usually (as in, 99% of mornings) consists of peanut butter sandwiches. Sometimes we get really crazy and my sons do peanut butter AND jam! Yup. We are in need of something healthy and easy 🙂 I pinned this post and will definitely be trying this out in the near future.
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    • Thanks Tessa! Yes, peanut butter and honey toast is a staple around here in the mornings when I don’t have anything else on hand. I hope your family enjoys the oatmeal! 🙂

  4. Thanks for sharing on Mostly Homemade Mondays. I can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow!

    Kelli @ The Sustainable Couple

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