This Baked Oatmeal is so good, it’s kind of like eating dessert for breakfast. So simple to make, mixed in one bowl . . . you’re going to love it! It’s the perfect breakfast for those cold mornings.
A couple of weeks ago, after getting home from our girls trip to Arizona, I talked about sharing some of the yummy recipes my Aunt Debbie made for us while we were there. I said I could maybe call it “Five Days of Debbie,” and let you in on some of the deliciousness we ate while enjoying beautiful sunny, blue skies in Scottsdale. Now whether or not it ends up being five recipes, remains to be seen, but that just sounded like a good number (haha).
So here we go with Five Days of Debbie . . .
Today I’m kicking it off and sharing her Baked Oatmeal recipe.
She makes this for us every time we go and it’s my favorite! It might just be one of my favorite parts of the trip :).
This is delicious on it’s own, but my favorite way is topped with fresh berries and half & half. I’ve also listed below some ideas for other toppings.
This baked oatmeal is super easy to make. All the ingredients are mixed in one bowl and then poured into a 9×9 baking dish. You can’t mess this one up.
Tips for the Best Baked Oatmeal:
- This oatmeal is best served warm, so if you refrigerate any leftovers, make sure you warm it back up in the microwave.
- I added the cinnamon to my Aunt’s recipe and I love it, I highly recommend adding it.
- Don’t forget the vanilla, it adds such great flavor.
- You can cut this into squares to serve (make sure it’s cool if you want clean cut squares) or just use a large spoon and scoop out portions of it.
- If you want your oatmeal to be a little sweeter, just sprinkle some more brown sugar or sweetener of your choice on top when you dish it up.
- Make sure you use old fashioned oats and not quick or instant oats.
- Fresh berries (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc)
- Other fruit (diced apple, peaches, bananas, etc.)
- Chocolate chips (still haven’t tried this one. . .kind of shocking isn’t it?!)
- Cream or half & half
- Raisins or dried cranberries
- Maple syrup, honey or brown sugar if you want it slightly sweeter
Can I use non-dairy milk?
Yes! I’ve made this with regular milk and with almond milk and I really can’t tell a difference. You could also use coconut milk, cashew milk, etc.I honestly could eat this every morning and never get tired of it. It really hits the spot on the cold mornings when you just don’t want to get out of your warm, cozy bed. In fact, it might be the only thing that makes you want to get out of bed 😊.
This Baked Oatmeal is so good, it's kind of like eating dessert for breakfast. So simple to make, mixed in one bowl . . . you're going to love it! Perfect breakfast to warm you up on those chilly mornings.
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 2 tablespoons vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degree. Spray an 8x8 baking dish and set aside. (You can also do this in a 9x9 pan, it just won't be quite as thick and you will probably need to decrease the baking time by a few minutes.)
In a large bowl, mix together oats, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon (if using), baking powder, and salt. Add milk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Spread into prepared pan.
Bake for 33 to 38 minutes, or until center is just barely set.
Serve warm with desired toppings.