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Ways To Cook Oatmeal: Quick And Easy Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Updated on March 15, 2011

Culinary Basics - How to Bake Oatmeal

Oatmeal is traditionally cooked as the picture to the right depicts. However, there are other ways to cook oatmeal. Today, as part of the culinary basics, I will give you 2 great ideas on how to bake oatmeal.

Why bake oatmeal you ask? Because actually cooking it this way allows you to cook it ahead of time and keep it in the fridge. So if you are heading out in the morning and in a terrific hurry, you can basically still get your oatmeal to start the day with a healthy breakfast.

There are 2 variations and each one is equally delicious though I like the applesauce recipe best.


This makes 8 servings


  • 2-1/4 cups quick oats OR 2-3/4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar - light or dark
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Salt if desired
  • 3-1/3 cups non-fat milk
  • 4 egg whites slightly beaten - or 1/2 cup egg substitute - or 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • Maple syrup or non-fat yogurt, Greek yogurt if desired



  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray 8-inch square pan with cooking spray
  3. In large bowl, combine oats, sugar, cinnamon, salt. Mix well.
  4. In another medium sized bowl, combine milk, egg whites or egg, oil, vanilla. Mix well.
  5. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients. Mix until well blended.
  6. Pour into the prepared pan and bake uncovered 55-60 minutes. Center should be firm to touch.
  7. Cool slightly before serving - or store in the fridge. Keeps covered in the fridge for 2-4 days. Top with syrup or yogurt, fruit if desired.

From the Everyday Gourmet Diabetes Cookbook

Oatmeal Equivalents and Measurements


  • Oat flour may be substituted for up to 1/3 of the required whole wheat flour in baked goods.
  • 1 pound old-fashioned rolled oats = 5 to 5-3/4 cups
  • 1 cup rolled oats = 1-3/4 cups cooked
  • 1 cup raw rolled oats = 3 ounces
  • You can make your own oat flour by grinding oats in the food processor or blender

Oatmeal Bake with Applesauce

This is a Weight Watchers recipe and is a 3 pointer!  This recipe will make 8 servings as well or at least 6 if you use a regular sized muffin pan


  • 2 cups quick oats (or use old-fashioned)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup skim/non-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute - or 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup raisins - or substitute dried blueberries or cranberries
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using vegetable spray, lightly coat a 9-inch pie plate, muffin tins, or an 8-inch pan.
  3. Mix oatmeal and baking powder.
  4. Add in remaining ingredients and mix well.
  5. Pour oatmeal mixture into desired pan.
  6. Bake 45 minutes.


With a little prep work, you can bake up some oatmeal for breakfast and have it ready for a nutritious morning meal! This is a perfect recipe for folks on the go and people with all the demands of young children in the mornings.

Yet another way to make great oatmeal and do it ahead is to do crock pot oatmeal!

Oatmeal is a great part of the culinary basics and a super food when it comes to creating healthy recipes.

Be creative and add nuts and other things to your baked oatmeal - most of all, enjoy!

Websites for Recipes and Information

Here's a great website for recipes for grains

Check here for healthy oatmeal recipes

Here's all about storage and oatmeal

Amish Baked Oatmeal with Apples


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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

      Thanks, Katie - you are too kind! Enjoy it - I love the apple oatmeal most of all.

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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      This sounds wonderful I can't wait to try baking oatmeal. Your recipes include all of my favorite foods that I eat on a regular basis. You def should win, Good Luck... :)

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

      I wish I had so much more time to read a lot of folks! But I just keep doing my best to 'get around'....always love a tip though!

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you, you are great. His poems definitely deserve more people to read.

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

      Thanks judydianne for another thought on how to do oatmeal. That sounds delicious. I'm pretty sure I've done that one too but I tend to jump around on recipes like a cat on a hot tin roof! Thanks for stopping in.

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      judydianne 7 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Love these recipes, Audrey. Another way I like to fix oatmeal is with barley and rice together. It makes a delicious porridge in about 45 minutes on top of the stove. You could probably do it in a slow cooker, also.

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

      Hello, hello - thanks for the tip - will definitely check it out!

      Alek - That's usually the way it goes for recipes - if you have had it and it was not prepared correctly, you end up not liking it - unless you get fortunate enough to try it again a different way! There are a few things my grandmother 'killed' and later in life when I tried them on my own, I discovered it was indeed in the preparation. Thanks so much for commenting!

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      Nancy Hinchliff 7 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      All my life I have never been able to eat a bowl of oatmeal. I loved oatmeal cookies, granola and crunchy cereals that encorporated oatmeal, but a bowl of oatmeal...NO WAY. Why? because I thought it was slimy and I hated that slimy, slippery texture.

      Then the light came. I tried some baked oatmeal. It was not slimy, nor slippery; it was simply delicious. At that moment, I realized that whoever had prepared my bowls of oatmeal as a child didn't know how to cook it so it was palatable, at least to me.

      Loved your hub and will definitely try this recipe. Thanks,ak.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      This is super. Thank you, Audrey. One advice, of a different matter, please pop over to -- PAPA-BEAR -- he is such a great writer of poems. Not very long but so meaningful and amusing and variety. I am sure you would like them.

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

      Oh Austinstar - tell me your real name one of these days - I feel so awful using our 'HP names' - I DO! There is a recipe on here about oatmeal pancakes - but you can also cook oatmeal in the crockpot! That is what I do too although we don't get quite as hot as you folks...tag me anytime by regular email if you want me to send you a link or a suggestion. I am more than willing to offer up recipes!

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      Lela 7 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      A.K. - I need non baking recipes since it is way too hot in the summer here to fire up the oven! I still love and use the sour cream recipes. Very tasty.

      How about some really useful micro wave recipes? Or toaster oven? I even have a quesadilla maker that doesn't heat up the kitchen and makes awesome pancakes. Do you have some oatmeal pancake recipes?