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Baked Oatmeal

We’re always looking for ways to brighten up our day at breakfast, and this baked oatmeal dish really helps get the wheels turning. Make this on a Sunday, and just add milk and warm it up all week.


a slice of baked oatmeal seasoned with maple, cinnamon & nutmeg drizzled with milk and topped with fresh berries
Photography by Gayle McLeod

The Simple, Healthy Baked Oatmeal Recipe For Happy Breakfasts

We love oatmeal. It’s satisfying, and a steaming bowl of baked oatmeal adds a touch of comfort to the start of the day. It’s also full of fiber and protein, making it a healthy breakfast option. Baked oatmeal is a great blank canvas that you can jazz up with any number of add-ins. We suggest raisins, nuts, chocolate chips, and fresh fruit, but the possibilities are truly endless.

oats, eggs, milk, syrup, vanilla, butter, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder in bowls for baked oatmeal

Are Baked Oats Good For You?

In comparison to other breakfast options, baked oatmeal is a great foundation for adding healthy fruits and nuts to the already good-for-you grain. Oats are known to be full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in addition to providing fiber and protein. This baked oatmeal offers a lot of good stuff in one easy recipe! We also love that plant-based milks can be swapped in to make a vegan version.

oats, eggs, milk, syrup, vanilla, butter, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder in a large mixing bowl

Baked Oatmeal Tastes Like A Warm Hug

Our baked oatmeal calls for maple syrup and brown sugar with a sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla, which is the culinary version of a big hug. There’s also a touch of coconut oil (or butter!) to add texture and help deliver all of those warming spices. Since you can make this ahead and warm it up with a touch of milk, you’ve got days of comforting, flavorful breakfasts ahead of you. We can’t think of a better (and frankly easier!) way to take care of yourself and your loved ones.

oats, eggs, milk, maple syrup, vanilla, butter, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder in a large mixing bowl

How To Make Homemade Baked Oatmeal

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  2. Mix eggs (this holds all the good stuff together).

  3. Add spices, sweeteners, milk, coconut oil (or butter!), and oats and mix, mix, mix.

  4. Grease your baking dish (you’ll thank us later).

  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes.

  6. For the best baked oatmeal we love a little fresh fruit, a drizzle of maple syrup and a splash of milk for serving.

baked oatmeal in a 9x9 baking with a slice cut out, made with oats, eggs, milk, maple syrup, vanilla, butter and spices

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Baked Oatmeal

  • Serves: 9
  • Prep Time:  15 min
  • Cook Time:  45 min
  • Calories: 250


  • Cooking spray
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk (or nut-based milk), plus more for serving
  • ¼ cup maple syrup, plus more for serving
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil or butter, melted
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • Fresh fruit, for serving

Optional Add Ins

  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup chopped nuts
  • ½ cup chocolate chips


  1. Heat oven to 350°F with a rack in the center position. Grease a 9x9- inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs. Add the milk, maple syrup, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, vanilla, coconut oil, oats, and desired mix-ins. Stir to combine.

  3. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and bake for 35-40 minutes, until golden.

  4. Serve with fresh fruit, a drizzle of maple syrup, and a splash of milk, if desired.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories250
  • Protein6 g
  • Carbohydrates32 g
  • Total Fat11 g
  • Dietary Fiber3 g
  • Cholesterol23 mg
  • sodium357 mg
  • Total Sugars15 g

Baked Oatmeal

Questions & Reviews

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  • Morgan

    How do you reheat it? Just divide it into portions and warm it with more milk? Thanks so much!

    Yes! Exactly. Enjoy!

  • Megan

    Do I have to use quick cooking oats? I have regular old fashioned oats on hand.

    That should work ok, hope you enjoy Megan.

  • Arianna

    Hi! Could I use coconut sugar instead of brown sugar for this recipe?

    Sure! Hope you enjoy Arianna!

  • Kathryn

    Can you make this with quick cook steel cut oatmeal? It’s from Trader Joe’s.

    Since we haven't tested this it would be hard to say for sure if the liquid ratio would be correct using those specific oats. We'd love to hear if you try it out!

  • Tresa

    I make this all the time and my family loves it! I made it for company Saturday and they couldn't stop talking about it and joked if they could order one from me. Also in case in one is wondering the subs work out great, I use oat milk and coconut oil and I even have to sub eggs now with Bob's Red Mill Egg Replacer and it is still so delicious. Very versatile recipe!

    Thanks, so happy you love it!

  • Alana

    Yummm. I added a pinch of cinnamon and sprinkled a tiny bit of brown sugar on top and it was childhood quaker oatmeal, but nourishing. So easy, too!

    Thanks Alana, glad you loved it!

  • Kimberly

    This has become a family favorite and staple in our house! I always double it! We eat it hot and fresh out of the oven the first day, then cut it into bars and store the rest in the fridge. They’re perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast or reheated and loaded with delicious toppings.

    I was low on quick-cook oats and tried using 1/2 quick-cook and 1/2 old fashioned and it turned out great. Our favorite mix-ins right now are mashed banana and chocolate chips. It’s wonderful with the cinnamon and nutmeg and smells incredible while it’s baking.

    Thanks for another amazing recipe ladies!!❤️

    Thanks so much Kimberly, we are so happy you love this so much. It's always exciting to hear when something becomes a staple for someone!

  • Kay

    YUM!!! Favorite new breakfast idea.

    Thanks Kay, so happy you love it!