Easy Baked Oatmeal + 14 Recipes

Easy baked oatmeal + all the best baked oatmeal recipes in one place, with a flavor for every season and occasion! Baked oatmeal is perfect for meal prep and so delicious.

I’ve been sharing one baked oatmeal recipe a month for over a year! I’ve had so much fun coming up with creative flavors and you love making them so it’s a win, win!

Why Baked Oatmeal?

I honestly LOVE all types of oatmeal (and I have a ton of oatmeal recipes here on EBF), but baked oatmeal is definitely one of my favorite ways to enjoy oatmeal. Here’s why:

  1. Topping the list is the fact that it’s the perfect meal prep recipe, but also fancy enough for a brunch. I love making baked oatmeal on the weekend and enjoying it for breakfast all week long.
  2. You only need one mixing bowl and one baking dish for these recipes. Minimal dishes? Score.
  3. The flavor combinations are endless! As you can tell, I’ve shared 14 flavor combinations so far and I don’t see myself slowing down anytime soon.
  4. While many of the baked oatmeal recipes sound indulgent, all of the ingredients in my baked oatmeal recipes are wholesome, nutritious ingredients.
  5. They can be allergen friendly. Sensitive to dairy? Use a dairy-free milk. Need to make vegan? Swap in a flaxseed egg in place of a traditional egg. Gluten-free? Check!

Mixing bowl with mixture for maple pecan baked oatmeal before it is baked.

How to Store and Reheat Baked Oatmeal

You can store baked oatmeal in airtight containers in the refrigerator for 4-5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. When freezing, I recommend cutting the oatmeal into portions, wrap in plastic wrap and place the portions in a large freezer bag. The individual servings make it easier for reheating. 

To reheat the entire pan of baked oatmeal: cover with foil and reheat in the oven at 350ºF for about 20 minutes or until warm. For individual portions: set oven or toaster oven to 350ºF and bake for 5-10 minutes. You can also reheat in the microwave for 1 minute. Once warm, add your toppings and enjoy!

Do I Need to Use Baking Powder for Baked Oatmeal?

Baking powder is a rising agent and helps lighten the texture of the baked oatmeal. It prevents it from becoming too dense or heavy. That said, if you don’t have baking powder or simply want to skip it, you certainly can. 

Side by side photos of maple pecan oatmeal in a baking dish before and after being baked.

Notes and Substitutions

  • Egg – All of my baked oatmeal recipes either call for an egg or a flaxseed to bind the dish together. Eggs also help make the oatmeal creamy. You could also use chia seeds or skip the binder all together. I’ve found that the baked oatmeal still turns just fine without using the egg or flaxseed.
  • Oil – A lot of my baked oatmeal recipes call for melted coconut oil, but you can skip it or swap it with another oil, melted butter (or ghee) or even applesauce or mashed banana.
  • Bananas – Don’t love bananas? Try using applesauce, pumpkin or mashed sweet potato instead of the mashed bananas. 

Baked Oatmeal Turned Out Too Soggy?

All of my baked oatmeal recipes are a bit soft, but shouldn’t be too soggy. If a recipe calls for mashed bananas, make sure the mashed bananas aren’t overly ripe or that could add extra liquid. If yours turns out gooey or soggy, you might need to cook it longer.

Can I Add Protein Powder To Baked Oatmeal

I’ve added a scoop of protein powder without adding in more liquid and it turned out just fine! If you’re adding more than one scoop of protein powder you might want to add more liquid.

Can You Swap Rolled Oats For Steel Cut Oats or Quick Oats?

You can use steel cut or quick/instant oats for baked oatmeal, but you need to follow a recipe that calls for those oats because the liquid ratio is different. I do have an apple cinnamon baked steel cut oatmeal recipe I would suggest if you’re looking for a recipe that calls for steel cut oats. 

The Perfect Ratio

Customize your own baked oatmeal but make sure you keep the ratio of liquid to oats the same. For most recipes you’ll use 1 part oats to 1 part liquid. I prefer to use unsweetened almond milk, oat milk or coconut milk but any milk works!

Baked oatmeal in a white baking dish with bananas and pecans.

Can You Make Baked Oatmeal Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can totally make baked oatmeal ahead of time. There are a couple options that work really well.

Option 1: Bake and Then Reheat Before Serving

  1. Prepare baked oatmeal as the recipe suggests. Once baked, let the oatmeal cool, cover the baking dish and place in the fridge. You can do this 1-2 days in advance. When ready to serve, take oatmeal dish from fridge, cover with foil and reheat in a 350°F oven for about 20 minutes. For individual portions, set toaster oven to 350°F and bake for 5-10 minutes or reheat in the microwave for 1 minute.

Option 2: Prep as Much as You Can Without Baking

  1. Mix together your dry ingredients in a bowl, cover and let sit out on the counter until morning.
  2. Mix together all the wet ingredients in another bowl, cover and store in the fridge until morning.
  3. In the morning, simply mix the wet and dry ingredients together, pour oatmeal mixture into your prepared baking dish and bake as recipe suggests.

If you make this easy baked oatmeal, be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting us know how it turned out. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and our readers!

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Baked oatmeal in a white baking dish with bananas and pecans.

Easy Baked Oatmeal


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups milk (I like using unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed (or 1 egg)
  • 1 Tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ripe bananas, sliced OR 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 1/2 cup mix-ins (a blend of nuts, fruit or chocolate chips)
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F and spray an 8×8 inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Mix dry ingredients: In a large bowl, mix together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. Add in wet ingredients: Add in the milk, sugar, flaxseed, coconut oil, vanilla and bananas. Stir to combine and then add in any mix-ins that you’re using.
  4. Carefully pour oatmeal mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  5. Scatter the remaining mix-ins across the top.
  6. Bake: Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the top is nicely golden. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Portion and serve. Drizzle each portion with maple syrup if you want it a bit sweeter.
  7. For storage: store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
  8. To reheat: To reheat the whole baked oatmeal, cover with foil and reheat in a 350°F oven for about 20 minutes. For individual portions, set oven (or toaster oven) to 350°F and bake for 5-10 minutes or reheat in the microwave for 1 minute.

Notes

  • Mix-in ideas: blueberries, raisins, cranberries, chopped almonds, pecans, walnuts, chocolate chips, etc.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 (without mix-ins)
  • Calories: 196
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Sodium: 343mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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Baked Oatmeal Recipes to Try

Spatula lifting a slice of blueberry baked oatmeal from a baking dish.

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal – This blueberry baked oatmeal is studded with blueberries and naturally sweetened with bananas and pure maple syrup. Can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries! Gluten-free and vegan-friendly.

Slice of carrot cake baked oatmeal on a plate.

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal – This carrot cake baked oatmeal is fancy enough to serve for a special brunch but easy and healthy enough to make for your weekly meal prep. Gluten-free.

Baking dish with strawberry banana chocolate chip baked oatmeal.

Easy Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal – This strawberry banana baked oatmeal recipe is the perfect make ahead breakfast. Strawberry, banana and chocolate… what could be better?

Baking dish with peach baked oatmeal.

Peach Baked Oatmeal – A healthy baked oatmeal recipe using one of my favorite summer fruits: peaches! Make ahead for meal prep or a weekend brunch.

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Zucchini Bread Baked Oatmeal – This baked oatmeal recipe makes it easy to sneak veggies into your morning. It’s perfect for meal prep — just reheat and serve!

Slice of apple cinnamon baked oatmeal on a plate topped with apple slices and a nut butter drizzle.

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal – Inspired by traditional Amish baked oatmeal and studded with apples, raisins and loads of cinnamon flavor. It’s vegan, gluten-free and great for meal prep.

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Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal – The best cozy fall breakfast, this pumpkin baked oatmeal is made with oats, pumpkin, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon.

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Sweet Potato Baked Oatmeal – Inspired by my favorite fall casserole, this sweet potato baked oatmeal is loaded with sweet potato goodness and topped with a crispy pecan topping.

Baking dish with gingerbread baked oatmeal drizzled with icing.

Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal – This baked oatmeal makes for a cozy breakfast with warm spices and molasses. It’s super easy to whip up, gluten-free and vegan.

Slice of peanut butter banana baked oatmeal on a plate topped with banana slices and a drizzle of peanut butter.

Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal – This baked oatmeal features the best oatmeal combo ever — peanut butter and banana. You’ll love prepping this easy baked oatmeal for the week.

Baking dish with chocolate baked oatmeal cut into slices and drizzled with peanut butter.

Chocolate Baked Oatmeal – Sounds decadent, but this chocolate baked oatmeal with peanut butter is loaded with healthy ingredients. Of course, it’s still absolutely delicious and so easy to whip up.

Baking dish with samoa baked oatmeal topped with coconut flakes and drizzles of caramel and chocolate.

Samoa Baked Oatmeal – Love coconut, caramel and chocolate? You will will adore this healthy Samoa baked oatmeal. It’s made with coconut milk, date caramel and a chocolate drizzle.

A piece of maple pecan baked oatmeal, topped with peanut butter and almond milk in a bowl with a gold spoon.

Maple Pecan Baked Oatmeal – Studded with chopped pecans and lightly sweetened with pure maple syrup this maple pecan baked oatmeal is fancy enough to serve for brunch, but awesome as a make-ahead breakfast for the week as well.

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Birthday Cake Baked Oatmeal – Have your cake and eat it too with birthday cake baked oatmeal! It looks like Funfetti birthday cake and tastes like cake batter, but is packed with protein, fiber and healthy fats.

Overhead shot of apple cinnamon baked steel cut oatmeal in a white baking dish with a gold spoon scooping out a portion.

Apple Cinnamon Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal – This baked oatmeal is a lovely make-ahead breakfast option for busy mornings. Studded with sweet apple chunks, raisins and cinnamon, these oats will satisfy your taste-buds and keep you feeling full all morning. I love the added chia seeds in this one!

Muffin tin with baked oatmeal cups 4 ways in 4 rows.

Baked Oatmeal Cups – The perfect way to meal prep baked oatmeal in individual servings. Keep these baked oatmeal cups in your fridge or freezer for an easy, healthy breakfast! There’s four different flavor options so you’ll never get bored.

Is there a baked oatmeal flavor you don’t see here that you’d like for me to create? Leave a comment letting me know!  

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    407 comments
    1. Cindy
      April 9, 2021 AT 10:33 am

      This was fantastic! Subbed olive oil. Portioned it out. Easy peasy.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 9, 2021 AT 12:45 pm

        So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Cindy! Thanks for the review. I appreciate it!

    2. Cindy
      April 8, 2021 AT 8:22 pm

      I tried it and this was fantastic! Subbed olive oil for coconut oil and used the egg. I did 3/4 tsp of cinnamon and 1/4 tsp of nutmeg. After baking and cooling, I portioned it out and now I have baked oatmeal squares at the ready! Thank you for a fantastic recipe!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 9, 2021 AT 12:47 pm

        So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Cindy! Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

    3. Tobi
      April 1, 2021 AT 10:49 am

      I made the basic recipe but cut it in half and made 2 very generous individual servings in ramekins. I added extra ground flax seed, chopped apples, a few dried cranberries, and some hemp seed hearts. Absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to try more of the recipes!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 1, 2021 AT 7:21 pm

        So glad you loved the baked oatmeal, Tobi!! Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

    4. Heathar Skurich
      March 28, 2021 AT 8:29 pm

      Love your baked and overnight oats!!

      1. Linds
        March 30, 2021 AT 4:37 am

        If you sub olive oil for coconut oil, do you use the same amount noted in your recipe? For example, if you said 2 tbsp coconut oil, do you use 2 tbsp olive oil instead?

        1. Brittany Mullins
          March 30, 2021 AT 11:53 pm

          Yes!

    5. Amanda
      March 26, 2021 AT 1:40 pm

      Roughly what is the nutritional info for this baked oatmeal base?(before all the mix ins)
      Thanks! Love your baked oatmeal recipes, I’ve tried a couple and they have been huge hits with my husband and toddler!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 28, 2021 AT 11:12 pm

        I just added the nutritional info for the basic recipe! 🙂

    6. Melissa
      March 15, 2021 AT 7:01 am

      I made this yesterday with a couple of handfuls of butterscotch chips I’d been trying to find a use for, and it was AMAZING!! Super easy to make, filling without being heavy, and VERY tasty!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 15, 2021 AT 3:06 pm

        Yay! So glad this recipe was a hit! I bet it was delicious with butterscotch chips added to it. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it, Melissa.

    7. Zo
      March 14, 2021 AT 6:08 pm

      Baked for 60 minutes and still a sloppy undercooked mess.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 15, 2021 AT 3:10 pm

        So sorry to hear that this recipe didn’t turn out for you, Zoe. I haven’t heard of anyone else having issues with it not cooking. Did you change anything about the recipe?

    8. David B
      March 14, 2021 AT 1:28 pm

      First time making your peanut butter banana baked oatmeal… I also added your date caramel sauce… (Whoa – that is the best topping!!!) Thanks for including all the information for tracking… This makes using MyFitnessPal a snap… Can’t wait to make more… Thaks for the recipes…

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 15, 2021 AT 3:14 pm

        So glad you loved the baked oatmeal and date caramel sauce (isn’t it so good?!). Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it, David.

    9. Marion
      March 13, 2021 AT 7:58 am

      I made this and In LOVED it. It is delicious. Thank you!

    10. Alyssa Loveland
      March 9, 2021 AT 12:37 pm

      So yummy!!!! And now to trade all the combos….:)

      I actually added in two tbsp of brewer’s yeast making it lactation baked oatmeal!!
      Thanks for the recipe!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 9, 2021 AT 11:40 pm

        Ohh love that idea!! Thanks for making my recipe and for coming back to leave a review, Alyssa. I so appreciate it!

    11. Christina Parker
      March 5, 2021 AT 9:26 am

      First time making this simple dish and it was super easy. Prepped the dry ingredients the night before so putting it all together was super fast. Only had one banana so I added half of a diced Granny Smith apple. This came out very delicious and I would make again adding nuts and berries next time!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 5, 2021 AT 11:13 am

        So glad you loved this recipe, Christina!! Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

    12. Christin
      March 2, 2021 AT 12:02 pm

      made the pumpkin baked oatmeal it was SO good!! i love the versatility of these recipes and they’re SO EASY!! all of the ingredients are staples i have all the time! My 2 year old LOVES it too!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 2, 2021 AT 11:33 pm

        So glad you loved the pumpkin one, Christin!! Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

    13. Lindsay
      February 28, 2021 AT 10:01 pm

      We made the somoa baked oatmeal. It is great for meal prep! It was both easy and delicious. I can’t wait to try some of the other baked oatmeals!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 28, 2021 AT 11:53 pm

        Yay!! So glad it was a hit. Thanks for the review, Lindsay, I really appreciate it!

    14. HB
      February 28, 2021 AT 9:26 pm

      Made the chocolate baked oatmeal today and loved it…fulfilled the chocolate craving. It was sooo delicious and the fam loved it as well.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 28, 2021 AT 11:53 pm

        Yay!! So glad it was a hit. Thanks for the review, I really appreciate it!

    15. Rebecca R
      February 28, 2021 AT 8:02 pm

      The blueberry oatmeal was a hit for our family. You think at first it will be too simple, but it’s delicious! We enjoyed with nut butter on top.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 28, 2021 AT 11:53 pm

        Yay!! So glad it was a hit. Thanks for the review, Rebecca. I really appreciate it!

    16. Stacey
      February 28, 2021 AT 6:16 pm

      I made the maple pecan baked oatmeal and it was so good!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 28, 2021 AT 11:53 pm

        So glad you loved this, Stacey!! Thanks for the review. 🙂

    17. Kara
      February 28, 2021 AT 4:56 pm

      I tried the Apple Cinnamon baked oatmeal for the first time today and it was a hit! My four year old was delighted and called it, “oatmeal pie”, and can’t wait for breakfast tomorrow. I love the variety of your baked oatmeal recipes, and that they’re so easy for meal prep— happy to add this one to the rotation!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 28, 2021 AT 11:54 pm

        Yay!! So glad it was a hit. Thanks for the review, Kara. I really appreciate it!

    18. Jessica
      February 28, 2021 AT 3:00 pm

      I have tried three of these recipes so far and all three were amazing! So far the blueberry baked oatmeal is the favorite at my house but I cannot wait to try all the rest because I am loving them so much!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 28, 2021 AT 11:54 pm

        Yay!! So glad you’re loving these recipes, Jessica. Thanks for the review. I really appreciate it!

    19. Suzy
      February 28, 2021 AT 2:05 pm

      This apple cinnamon bake smells delectable while baking and tastes even better!! I topped with a cinnamon yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup💕

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 28, 2021 AT 11:54 pm

        Yay!! So glad you loved this recipe, Suzy. Thanks for the review, I really appreciate it!

    20. Kara Perlman
      February 28, 2021 AT 1:59 pm

      It’s #mealprep day and I made the peanut butter banana version of the baked oatmeal. Love how easy it is to whip up. I separated mine into silicone cups instead of in a pan for easy portioning. Can’t wait for breakfast tomorrow!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 28, 2021 AT 11:54 pm

        Yay!! So glad you loved this recipe, Kara. Thanks for the review, I really appreciate it!

    21. Carie
      February 28, 2021 AT 1:04 pm

      If I could leave 10 stars I would!! Peanut butter banana baked oatmeal is going to be our new go to breakfast.Soooo easy! Can’t wait to make the others!!! Thank you for all your yummy posts.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 28, 2021 AT 11:55 pm

        Ahh, yay!! That makes me so happy to hear. So glad you loved this recipe, Carie. Thanks for the review, I really appreciate it!

    22. Jennifer York
      February 28, 2021 AT 12:42 pm

      I made the Samoa baked oatmeal as my first EBF recipe ever and wow!!! The date caramel is so delicious, I will use that for future sweet recipes. My entire family loved this, including my 10 year old and 3 year old! Also, what a great gift to another family when you need to deliver a meal. No one ever thinks of providing a breakfast and this is just to die for! Thank you!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 28, 2021 AT 11:55 pm

        Ahh yay!! That makes me SO happy to hear, Jennifer. So glad you loved your first EBF recipe. 🙂 Thanks so much for trying it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it.

    23. Nicole
      February 28, 2021 AT 11:37 am

      I’ve been making your baked oatmeal recipes for a few months now. My son and I enjoy them. I like to make a big batch and know I have breakfast for several days ready in the fridge! Thank you.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 28, 2021 AT 11:55 pm

        Yay!! So glad these recipes have been a hit!! Thanks for the review, I really appreciate it!

    24. Deanna
      February 28, 2021 AT 11:35 am

      We love making all of Brittany’s recipes, but this is our absolute favorite. We made the Maple Pecan, and ended up making it again the next day! We tried one with olive oil for less saturated fat and still fabulous both ways. THANK YOU!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 28, 2021 AT 11:56 pm

        Ahh yay, so glad you’re loving the maple pecan recipe, Deanna. Thanks for the review, I really appreciate it!

    25. Dana Hickey
      February 28, 2021 AT 10:46 am

      Made the baked oatmeal recipe this morning and added dark chocolate chips and walnuts. Love how versatile this recipe is!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 28, 2021 AT 11:56 pm

        Yay!! So glad you loved this recipe, Dana. Thanks for the review, I really appreciate it!

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