Baked oatmeal is a wholesome and hearty breakfast dish that combines the creamy texture of oats with the convenience of baking. This versatile recipe allows for endless customization with fruits, nuts, and spices, making it a nutritious and delicious start to any day. Perfect for meal prep, baked oatmeal is easy to reheat and enjoy throughout the week.

Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal is a wholesome and hearty breakfast dish that combines the creamy texture of oats with the convenience of baking. This versatile recipe allows for endless customization with fruits, nuts, and spices, making it a nutritious and delicious start to any day. Perfect for meal prep, baked oatmeal is easy to reheat and enjoy throughout the week.
Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 40 mins Total Time 50 mins Servings: 8 Calories: 393 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9x9-inch baking dish with butter or a non-stick spray.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, seeds, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. Combine the wet ingredients: In another bowl, whisk together the milk, applesauce or banana, maple syrup or honey, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  4. Assemble the oatmeal: Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well. Gently fold in the berries.
  5. Bake: Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and spread it out evenly. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the mixture is set.
  6. Serve: Let it cool for a few minutes before slicing. Serve warm with a drizzle of milk or a dollop of yogurt if desired.

Note

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