Change Up Breakfast With Baked Oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal Less Sugar

September 3, 2013   21 Comments

If you combine whole grains, eggs, yogurt, milk, and fruit what do you get? Breakfast!

Anyone else missing the bacon in this description? :)

Baked oatmeal is a make ahead breakfast that will streamline your morning. The texture is firmer than oatmeal and softer than a muffin so it might be a bit messy for car breakfasting.

I baked a batch and feel like Martha Stewart as I heat up slices in the microwave. Feeling organized in the morning gives me an odd feeling of accomplishment.

You’ve got to make this stuff. Baked oatmeal is:

  • ridiculously easy to make
  • convenient for the AM rush
  • comforting and satisfying

It's like a little bit of love in a bowl. (or a lot of love if you are my 6 year old son who seems to eat all 49 pounds of his weight every day)

And, baked oatmeal is customizable. You can add any fruit you may have lying around the kitchen. I used some frozen mango and blueberries because I am too lazy to slice anything. You could use apples, peaches, strawberries, pears, etc.

All you do is mix it up, bake it, and store it in the fridge until you are ready to eat it.

This recipe has 1/2 the sugar of most other baked oatmeal recipes. I changed it because if it isn't sweet enough for you - it is easy to just add some sweetener to the finished product.

My son liked a little milk and maple syrup added to his "warmed in the microwave" baked oatmeal.

This recipe can be made gluten free if you use gluten free certified oats. Many oats are processed on the same machines as wheat so you have to be vigilant when purchasing them.

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Baked Oatmeal Recipe

(8 servings)

Dry ingredients:
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Wet ingredients:
2 1/2 cups sliced fruit
1 cup milk
1 cup plain yogurt
2 eggs
1/4 cup maple syrup, honey, brown sugar, or sugar

Preheat oven to 350F. Spray nonstick spray on a 8x8 baking dish (or equivalent). Mix dry ingredients and then mix in wet ingredients. Spoon into pan and cover with foil. Bake for 20 minutes, remove foil, and bake for another 25 minutes until golden brown.

Enjoy hot, cold, or room temperature. If well covered, this will keep in the fridge for one week.

For one serving using low fat milk and yogurt = 170 calories, 3.6 g fat, 27.6 g carbohydrates, 7.1 g protein, 3.1 g fiber, 163 mg sodium, 4 Points+

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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First 20 Comments: [ see all 21 ]

I love this recipe. It is also a great afternoon snack. I take it to my office and eat it cold or warm it. Thank you, Lisa. Yum yum.

on September 3, 2013

Great recipe idea! I would think, if wrapped correctly, this could be cut up, and frozen in individual servings. Make in bulk, freeze and heat when ready to serve?!

on September 3, 2013

I have a similar recipe and I made it over the weekend. I use dried fruit usually but sometimes apples and cinnamon or whatever I have. We're actually having it for dinner tonight. I'm not a big oatmeal fan but I really like it baked, I think it's the texture. Add some chopped pecans and brown sugar to the top for crunch and it's yummy.

on September 3, 2013

I LOVE baked oatmeal, in fact I just made a batch last week. I figured it was a satisfying HOMEMADE breakfast that I could whip up in seconds before my kids head off to school.

I like to bake the oatmeal mixture in a muffin tin because they produce cute little kids size portions. Maybe two for Mom & Dad. They refrigerate easy for days to come. Zap it in the microwave and drizzle a bit of milk over...yum!

on September 3, 2013

Sorry...here is my recipe @ partykitchen!

http://wp.me/p28bVa-o5

on September 3, 2013

I really like the idea of using muffin tins. I am going to try this with the addition of ground flax seed (for my old joints) and add chopped nuts or some natural peanut butter. I like as much morning protein mixed in as possible. Thanks!

on September 3, 2013

This was delicious and totally convenient to take with me. I am ALWAYS looking for something to 'grab and take' for the morning break and this filled the spot!

on September 3, 2013

Just curious, I always use steel cut oats - is it possible to do this instead of using rolled oats?

on September 3, 2013

Just wondering what type of Oatmeal to use? Old fashioned or instant ?

on September 3, 2013

I love this recipe and have never baked my oatmieal. I could eat the oats raw so it does not matter if I use instant, old fashioned or steel cut. I think this would be great with any of them. I have to make small adjusts because we are diabetic. I love raisins but will probably use berries or any fruit with low sugar. Thanks for the recipe.

on September 3, 2013

Sounds good! Do you think this would work on low overnight in the crockpot? I think I'm going to try it!

on September 3, 2013

Has anyone tried it without any sugar? I eat oatmeal every morning with apples and walnuts and it is sweet enough for me. Never tried baked oatmeal.

on September 3, 2013

great recipe - totally bullet proof since I don't follow recipes well it worked even w/ 4 c of peaches, and an extra couple of cups of oatmeal. I also threw in about 4 Tablespoons of raw ginger, a Tablespoon of cinnamon. All good! Love recipes that still work w/ abuse :)Thanks!

on September 3, 2013

Made this recipe today, except added a bit more sugar than snack girl. It is absolutely delicious. Snack girl , as always, you are the BEST !

on September 4, 2013

I made this immediately with just blueberries, and it was AWESOME! I read someone else's recipe, where she said she made it in muffin cups, and I'm going to do that next time, just so I don't have to cut it up. THANKS!!!!

on September 5, 2013

I typically eat regular oatmeal for every weekday breakfast. This seems so easy to make! I going to mix up my routine and try it. Great recipe! Btw, I shared your blog on my Resources page because I think you have such great content and posts. Check it out: http://bit.ly/1elNYbs

on September 6, 2013

I essentially just used the same ingredients but made waffles! (No yogurt or syrup). All these ingredients for the oatmeal were used plus the eggs, milk and fruit to make the batter. Just pour on the waffle iron and you have super healthy waffles! I even used your mashed banana and vanilla extract microwaved in a previous recipe as syrup. Super healthy and super filling. Thanks snackgirl!

on September 9, 2013

Made this and LOVE it! I had an apple hanging around so I chopped it up and added it in along with some blueberries. I love it!!!

on September 13, 2013

Has anyone tried this using almond milk?

on November 15, 2013

Could I try this with chunky applesauce for the fruit?

on August 26, 2014

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