Healthy Baked Oatmeal **VIDEO**

December 26, 2023   64 Comments

Healthy baked oatmeal is always a hit in my house. It is like a muffin (and like a pudding).

Healthy Baked Oatmeal

I talk about oatmeal a lot and have featured two overnight recipes - Crockpot oatmeal with old fashioned oats and overnight oatmeal with chia seeds.

This is probably a recipe that you will make ahead. I don’t know many people who have time before work to bake for their family. You can freeze it in squares and reheat it in the microwave or just leave the tray in the fridge for the week ahead. Hot breakfast in 30 seconds!!

It is:

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

It's like a little bit of love in a bowl and healthy baked oatmeal is customizable. You can add any fruit you may have lying around the kitchen. I used some frozen sliced peaches and blueberries because I am too lazy to slice anything. You could use apples, mangos, 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. You can also cut it into squares and freeze it for individual servings. It freezes well and can be heated in the microwave from frozen.

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.

You can also make it without the added maple syrup or sugar. It doesn't need it if you are trying to reduce your added sugar intake. I

My son likes a little milk and maple syrup added to his "warmed in the microwave" baked oatmeal. It feels good giving him a hot breakfast when I am literally scrambling to get him out the door.

I put some peanut butter or plain yogurt on mine because I like a more savory take.

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.

Do you make baked oatmeal? What do you put in in it?

Healthy Baked Oatmeal Recipe

3.1 from 35 reviews

(8 servings)

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Dry ingredients:
2 cups old fashion oats
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
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, beaten in a bowl
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 oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, allspice and cinnamon. Add fruit, milk, plain yogurt, eggs, and syrup and mix. Spoon into baking dish 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.

Nutrition Facts

For one serving (1/8 of recipe) using low fat milk and yogurt = 170 calories, 3.6 g fat, 27.6 g carbohydrates, 8 g sugar, 7.1 g protein, 3.1 g fiber, 163 mg sodium, 6 SmartPts

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

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Crockpot Oatmeal with Old Fashioned Oats **VIDEO**

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Overnight Oatmeal with Chia Seeds

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I LOVE the idea of a microwaved oat cake! Quick breakfast fixes like yogurt sure don't sound good on a chilly morning.

Ooooh, I'm going to try to make this with 2 cups almond milk (to replace the milk & yogurt) and flaxseed "eggs"...thanks for the idea!

This looks fantastic! In college I used to buy that Quaker Oat squares that tasted pretty good (but have awful ingredients). This substitute looks much tastier anyway.

I've been wanting to make baked oatmeal for a while, so once i finish eating my crockpot full of steel cut oats, i'll try this! I might use dried fruits so it doesn't get soggy during storage in the fridge.

This sounds easy and delicious, can't wait to try it! Thank you!

I'm so excited to try this. I was just telling my husband this morning that I need to find more breakfast items for the kids with protein.

I love this idea of a "make-ahead" oatmeal that I can pack for my breakfast at work. I don't like the packaged "bars" which all have way too much sugar. This sounds great!

ooooh this seems very simple! Quick question though, while i'm fine with eggs, my housemate's vegetarian and can't do eggs (though milk I think is fine), is there anything I can use to replace the eggs? Or can I just forgo the eggs altogether?

also, can I use plain greek yogurt in this recipe instead of regular yogurt? I have plenty of cartons of greek yogurt (love this stuff mixed with fruit!) and really don't want to go buy regular yogurt separately (especially if it comes in too large of a container and i won't be able to eat the rest of it).

thanks~ love your blog and all these awesome recipes!

@Shannon - there is commercial egg replacer which I used in this recipe -

and it worked great! you need something to bind the oatmeal together. Thanks for your question!

Thank you for the wonderful idea. I always found oatmeal gelatinous and hard to eat- this sounds delicious!

I'm trying to cut out as much sugar as possible, so plan to try this with an artificial sweetener. One of my problems with breakfast is that yogurt - even plain yogurt - has a significant amount of sugar. Does anyone know of a yogurt brand or substitute that has, say, less than 5g of sugar per serving?

I want to say that I love this site and I really like this idea. I replaced the milk with unsweetened vanilla Almond breeze and used half maple syrup 1/2 brown sugar.I spooned the mixture into a muffin pan instead of a regular pan. I also put apples in half and cherries(this is way better than traditional apple/cherry pie!) on the other half. I think next time I will try it with bananas for a banana bread like treat. I would probably be having this with almonds for extra protein.

I just made this it turned out delicious. I used 1 cup of unsweetened Almond Breeze for the milk, I used 1/2 cup egg beaters for the eggs and 1/4 of cup Whey Low Brown Sugar for the sugar I also used 1 1/2 frozen mixed berries for the fruit. I did cook it 10 minutes longer probably because of the frozen fruit. It was so good. I added a little fat free whipped cream on top.

It came out to 2 WW points per serving on the old plan. I put it in the recipe builder on MY FITNESS PAL.

what's the serving size per person? and is this oatmeal or oatmeal bars? thanks.

is this oatmeal or oatmeal bars? because the picture looks like bars.

What?! I can't believe you've never had baked oatmeal!! It is about one of the world's best things ;) you can even use pumpkin.

@Marisa: The serving size is 8 people, so 1/8 of a recipe. And baked oatmeal is like regular oatmeal, but baked. If you make it in a thin pan (like a cookie sheet with sides) then MAYBE they'll be bars :P really, really crumbly bars.

Thanks for researching this and giving us the recipe. it sounded so good when that reader talked about it,I eat Oatmeal with fruit every morning for breakfast. I am making this tommorrow morning, cept I think I'm going to use egg beaters instead of whole eggs.

Hi Snack Girl, I love your daily emails. As an ex-Weight Watcher leader I appreciate your approach to healthy eating. I hope you won't get in trouble with WW by putting the points values on your recipes - during my time with them they sued Healthy Choice and others for using their proprietary points values! Don't want you to get into trouble. Keep up the good work.

@Elizabeth - I talked to them about using PointsPlus values and they said it was okay with them. I don't think I am in any trouble.

Thanks for your support!

Hi, I found a new website with a daily blog about healthy eating, including LOTS of delicious oatmeal recipes. Snack Girl, I think you and Kath are on the same wave length - she takes pictures of what she eats and put it on her blog - really great healthy ideas.

Hi, guess it would help if I had put the website in my previous email: :)

I totally make baked oatmeal all the time. Make it on Sunday, package into individual containers, and I have breakfast for the whole week. I add chopped walnuts and/or ground flaxseed as well for added nutrients and protein. So glad you discovered this!

I made it this morning and used egg beaters and agave. I also had larger sizes by cutting it into 6 pieces, which have 5 points plus. This is so awesome, it is like having dessert for breakfast.

Hi.. I just got an email from your site. The oatmea recipe looks wonderful. I am going to make this today. will keep watching for more great recipes..Thank you sooooo much....

I've just made mine and it turned out delicious! It's a little dry inside ( it's suppose to?) but very delicious! Is there any way to make it crunchy, like bars?

Thank you so much for sharing with us,
Rita Correia

I made this on Monday and it tastes better by the day! Even my super picky 4 year old likes it. I like it best cold and he likes it warmed with a little drizzle of maple syrup on top. I used to eat protein bars for snacks and now I'm going to eat this instead.

I have made 2 batches so, love, love this idea for a healthy breakfast on the run!

Great suggestion as usual. I will add this to my Making a Life Change nutrition plan!

I had post again cause I love this stuff.....

I substitute splenda or sugarfree syrup and I use eggbeaters.

Today I made 2 of them to share with aging parents. I put one cup canned pumpkin, blueberries and mangos for the remaining 1 1/2 cup fruit.

The other one I used bananas and fresh rasperries, oh yes and I used Watkins nut flavored vanilla.

This are both so good I eat them as an afternoon snack or dessert at night with a dollop of free cool whip.

I made these with strawberries. It was like eating strawberries & cream :)

Is the baking powder and soda necessary?

@Ginger - I would think probably not. I didn't try it without them but I bet it wouldn't change a thing. Great question!

What is the serving size?

@Jenn - 1 inch by 1 inch - a large cookie is the right serving size. I would eat 2 for breakfast. Thanks for your question!

Hi, I have been making this (and making it my own) for 3 weeks now. The biggest tweak I've put on it is to bake it in a muffin pan. The receipe makes 12 perfect pucks. I don't add the baking soda or baking powder (oats don't rise without flour) and I add maybe a tablespoon of maple syrup because it is easier than honey. The two chopped apples provide all the sweetness I need. I ran it through the WW receipe builder and 1 puck is 3 points. I put a puck in a bowl, chop it up with a spoon and pour in some milk and nuke to heat it up. Hot and tasty. 2 pucks on a hungry day with hald a cup of milk is 6-8 points (depends on your milk choice.) Enjoy.

Do you need a spoon to eat this or is it finger food??? I am hoping it's more like a muffin type consistency!!

@Theresa - it is on the edge of a muffin consistency - I use a fork to eat it - but my son uses his fingers. If you cook it a bit longer it may be less mushy. Thanks for your question!

Thank you SnackGirl! This baked oatmeal is fantastic. I eat it at work with my morning tea and my husband pours yogurt over it after his daily workout. Wooooo Hooooo.

Subbing light sour cream for the yogurt worked fine for me. @jen209 you might try that if you can't find a low-sugar yogurt. Great recipe!

Hey love the recipe. I was wondering if you knew of a way to get more protein in this thing. I was thinking of adding a couple scoops of my protein powder but not sure what to add to make it not be dried out.

@Josh - why not add a few egg whites? That will work, I think. Thanks for your question!

I just came across this recipe. I'm the only one that eats oatmeal. Do you know if you could freeze this or somehow preserve it so I don't have to eat it daily?

Do you know if these can be cut into squares and frozen? I would have a hard time eating this up in a week.

what size is a serving

Easy and delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

Wow, this looks delicious! I can't wait to try making this.

@SusieQ - yes, you can cut this into squares and freeze it. It will freeze well. Thanks for your question!

Thank you so much for this recipe.

I substituted plain Greek yogurt for the regular yogurt and it came out to 4 smart points per serving.

I’m going to make this.

What fruit did you use?



Thank you so much for this recipe. It looks delicious. With Greek yogurt the recipe came to 4 smart points per serving.

I will definitely make this.

What fruit did you use or recommend?

Can I fix it with no salt, and add organic whole milk and greek yogurt to the baked oatmeal recipe?

Hi SG, I love your site & recipes! I'd need to know how to excess the Video. I have clicked all around it & No Luck! Please help me!!

I have made this many, many times. I omit the sweetener, using really ripe bananas as part of the fruit - provides plenty of sweetness. I usually add a bit more cinnamon and make in a muffin tin. Thanks Snack-Girl for all the great ideas and recipes!


I’ve been looking for a baked oatmeal recipe. Thank you. Btw, my husband remarked on the production value of your video. 👏

I am going to try this with a flax egg and see if it comes out ok.

This is our go-to breakfast, brunch or dessert. We love it with 2 cups chopped granny smith apple (with skin) and 1/2 cup raisens/dried cranberries.


Just made this for the first time and it is delicious and so easy to make. I made it with unsweetened canned peaches and pears, drained. I used Maple Grove Farm sugar free syrup, unsweetened almond milk, nonfat plain Greek yogurt and I added 1/3 cup of sugar substitute. Thank you so much for sharing your recipes. We haven't tried it for breakfast yet, but it has been a very nice afternoon snack. Very satisfying. I am looking forward to trying other fruits the next time I make it.


Great timing for a reminder of this terrific recipe. As I have said before, it is also a perfect afternoon snack when things like crackers and old stale cookies call....thank you, Lisa!!


I have made baked oatmeal before using a different recipe in a 9 X 12in baking pan. Baked oatmeal is good and easy to make. The recipe I usually use is no eggs and no yogurt. You use two mashed bananas and milk of your choice. I hope this helps those who are dairy free and do not drink cow milk. Also, if you want a creamier oatmeal square add more of your milk. My usual recipe calls for 1C milk and results in a very firm oatmeal. With 2C milk, they are soft and held together. With 3C milk, they are smooth, creamy and just barely held together. Enjoy!


How would I substitute steel cut oats for the old fashioned oats? Thank you


This sounds so good! I want to use frozen peaches, do In need to thaw them BEFORE adding them??

Thank you, Snack Girl! Your "Healthy Baked Oatmeal" recipe is awesome. I made it with 6 packets of Splenda and 11 oz fresh blueberries and I totally loved how it turned out. FYI: I used an 8.5x8.5 glass pan and had to bake it for 10 extra minutes.


Please tell me how you divide an 8x8 pan into 8 squares. I'm still stuck on that one. Nine? Four? Never mind, I'll eat it right out of the pan. :)

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