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Easy Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Updated on August 30, 2017

Quick and delicious Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal is a delicious and filling breakfast. This casserole is healthy and hearty and can be adapted to suit your tastes. Feed your family frugally with this awesome fruity breakfast. I always make this when we have overnight guests. I also use this for Christmas morning breakfast. We even have this for dinner many evenings. This is a great recipe to take to a brunch or Bible Study. I will show you step by step how to make this yummy breakfast dish, and the whole recipe will be included too for you to print. Ready to eat?

Health Benefits from eating Oats

  • Oatmeal is full of soluble fiber and can help lower your cholesterol.
  • Eating oats can spread the rise of blood sugar over a longer period of time.
  • Oats contain hundreds of phytochemicals which are thought to reduce a person's risk of getting cancer.
  • Oats digest slowly and make you feel fuller longer which may help you lose weight.
  • A daily serving of oats can help reduce hypertension and lower your blood pressure.
  • Oats contain many nutrients such as vitamin E, zinc, selenium, copper, iron, manganese, and magnesium. Oats are also a good source of protein.

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Gather your ingredients - Chocked Full of healthy stuff

All you need are Old Fashioned Oats, Milk, Eggs, Baking Powder, Brown Sugar, Applesauce, Salt, and Cinnamon. These are all ingredients found in most pantries. This is an inexpensive dish and it will feed a crowd. And it's heart healthy too and could lower your cholesterol! You can adapt the sweetness to your own tastes.

Mix the Dry Ingredients

Start by mixing the oats, cinnamon, salt, brown sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl. You will add the wet ingredients to the bowl later, so make sure you have used a large mixing bowl.

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Add the Wet Ingredients and Mix well - It's more fun with some helpers!

Add milk, eggs, applesauce and mix well. This is where you can substitute another fruit such as canned peaches or canned pears for the applesauce. Simply measure the liquid from the canned fruit and use this in place of some of the milk. Then chop the canned fruit and add in place of the applesauce.

Pour into a baking pan and bake for 45 minutes

Here it is ready for the oven. This one is in a disposable pan since I took baked oatmeal to my Bible Study group that morning. They loved it. It is a great dish for brunches because you can make it ahead of time--then reheat it to serve.

This recipe feeds my family of nine and is great for sharing or overnight guests. If it seems to large for you, you can 1/2 the recipe.

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: Six


  • 4 cups Old Fashioned Oats (long-cooking oats)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup brown sugar


  1. Combine oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; stir in milk, eggs, applesauce and brown sugar. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes. Serve hot.
  2. You can use a large can of pears or peaches in place of the applesauce if you want to change the flavor. Simply use the liquid from the canned fruit and reduce the amount of milk by that much. Chop the peaches or pears an add them instead of applesauce.
5 stars from 1 rating of Here's the Complete Recipe

Peach Baked Oatmeal - This one was made with canned peaches instead of applesauce

You can substitute the applesauce for a large can of sliced peaches (or pears). I use the juice from the can to substitute for some of the milk, then chop the peaches and add it in place of the applesauce. My kids love the peach version!

Yumm. Fruity Baked Oatmeal on a cold winter morning!

Baked Oatmeal is great for dinner! - Serve it for dinner!

Baked oatmeal is such a yummy meal that we will eat it for dinner too!

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      Rick King 4 years ago from Charleston, SC

      This is interesting. As my son gets older and his appetite increases, this may come in handy, especially when his friends spend the night.

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      Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

      Oatmeal is a staple here and is served at anytime of the day or nite. The baked oatmeal recipe sounds tasty and appreciate you sharing. Thank you for stopping by my Decadent Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie lens and giving it a "thumbs up" as I really appreciate it. Hope you enjoy the pecan pie recipe. Bon Appetit!

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      PurplePansy LM 5 years ago

      I've been looking for a good baked oatmeal recipe. I'll have to try this sometime. I think the idea of oatmeal for dinner is intriguing.

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      blessedmomto7 5 years ago

      @aesta1: I highly recommend it. You'll like it!

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      We have oatmeal for breakfast but I never thought of baking it. I will have to try this.

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      MacPharlain 5 years ago

      Got up early and made the baked oatmeal this morning. Easy recipe and tasty...the whole family enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing it!

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      myspace9 5 years ago

      Looks good and tasty.

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      Einar A 5 years ago

      This sounds like something I would enjoy! I don't eat breakfast, but oatmeal is good any time of day.

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      flicker lm 6 years ago

      I eat oatmeal for breakfast! But have never baked it. Will add this recipe to my collection. Thanks!

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      blessedmomto7 6 years ago

      @Deadicated LM: Thanks for posting this to Google +!

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      Deadicated LM 6 years ago

      Oatmeal (of course, lol). I posted this Lens to my "23 Squidoo" Circle on Google+ (if your on Google+ let me know and I'll add you) we're up to 67 Lensmasters.

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      homeschoolmomof4 6 years ago

      it looks good. might have to try it sometime.

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      Staceysk 6 years ago

      Going to try this one when the weather gets cooler. Sounds yummy.

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      JoyfulPamela2 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      This is a little different than how I make oatmeal, but I think I want to give it a try. Looks yummy! :P

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      Ruthi 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Great idea and great thing you do with the homeless.

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      Ruthi 6 years ago

      I've never heard of baked oatmeal so will have to try this recipe.

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      OrganicMom247 6 years ago

      This looks very good, I am going to try your recipe

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      I always eat eggs :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Leave to the mom of 7 kids to bake oatmeal! I love it. I'm going to try this too. Every Saturday morning we share a meal with the homeless in the park and this looks perfect! Thank you. If you get a chance, would you visit Second Mile Ministry's page, I've posted your recipe on the fan page and on my FB profile.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I'd never heard of baked oatmeal, but it looks delicious. Especially the peach version. I'll be trying this for sure! Thanks for a chance to try something new and healthy!

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      brmadagan 7 years ago

      I love it with peaches!

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      ChrisDay LM 7 years ago

      Congratulations on the Purple Star!

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      seashell2 7 years ago

      I love oatmeal for breakfast with walnuts and raisins! I had no idea there was such a thing as a baked oatmeal casserole. I'll have to save this one, thanks for sharing!

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      encouragingwords 7 years ago

      I want to follow your lead & take this to my Bible study class -- thank you!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Mostly I have either a peanut butter or a tuna sandwich for breakfast. I still remember the smell of hot oatmeal on a cold winter morning when I was growing up, this is a wonderful variation of a favorite.

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      Jen 7 years ago from California

      Looks good! Don't know if my family would go for it for dinner, but breakfast...yum!

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      Ann Hinds 7 years ago from So Cal

      Can't wait to try this. Thanks

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      We eat oatmeal nearly everyday. This looks like a great new way to try it. Anything we could substitute for applesauce? (I don't think they sell it here in NZ)

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      LouisaDembul 7 years ago

      Coffee and sandwich?

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      TheCountrySignS 7 years ago

      Great lens. Can't wait to try baked oatmeal. My husband will love it! I think I am going to add some raisins and walnuts. Thanks!

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      happynutritionist 7 years ago

      Looks healthy and yummy, blessed and added to

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Looks delicious! Great lens.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      Oh, I will have to try this recipe. I love oatmeal, but I have never baked oatmeal, well except in cookies :)

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Forgot to mention, thanks for featuring my Chicken Noodle soup lens here.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      I have never had oatmeal this way. Looks good.

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      ohcaroline 7 years ago

      I don't care for regular oatmeal...but this method might be something I would do.

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      GiftsBonanza 7 years ago

      I have never tried baked oatmeal but love porridge for breakfast... maybe one day!

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      TheresaMarkham 7 years ago

      Love this lens! Looking forward to checking out your other food lenses!

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      Faye Rutledge 7 years ago from Concord VA

      This looks so good! I'll have to try it.

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      rlivermore 7 years ago

      I sometimes have a fried egg sandwich. I tend to need a lot of protein, particularly first thing in the morning.

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      Julia M S Pearce 7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Oats are very versatile to cook with.Very nutritious in any meal and great for everyone.

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      hayleylou lm 7 years ago

      I love oatmeal. It's a great one to do with the kids.

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      tssfacts 7 years ago

      I have had oatmeal in many different ways but never baked. It sound interesting and even looks good lol.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love oatmeal and eat it every morning for breakfast. I would love to make this recipe too!