Cinnamon Raisin Baked Oatmeal
Published Dec 04, 2023, Updated Jan 21, 2024
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This cinnamon raisin baked oatmeal tastes like you’re eating an oatmeal raisin cookie for breakfast! It’s naturally sweetened, super easy to make and perfect for meal prep.
Just when I think I’ve made all the baked oatmeal variations there are to make I think of a new flavor that I haven’t shared yet like this cinnamon raisin baked oatmeal.
I’m surprised I didn’t think of this combo earlier. I love making oatmeal raisin cookies and cinnamon raisin stovetop oats, so as soon as I thought of this recipe I knew it’d be a hit! You just can’t beat the combo of warm cinnamon paired with oats and chewy, sweet raisins.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Easy to Make – It comes together in one bowl and requires less than 10 minutes of prep time to whip up making it perfect for busy mornings or relaxed weekend brunches.
- Healthy – It’s naturally sweetened from the bananas and raisins so there’s no added sugar! It’s also vegan, gluten-free and packed with fiber.
- Meal Prep – Baked oatmeal is one of my favorite recipes to meal prep! I love making a batch over the weekend so I have breakfast ready to go for the week.
- Kid-friendly – For all my parents out there this recipe is such a hit with my kiddos! And since there’s no added sugar and this recipe is sweetened with just bananas and raisins it’s a breakfast recipe I feel good about serving them.
You only need 10 simple ingredients to whip up this baked oatmeal! And I bet you already have most, if not all of them in your kitchen already.
- rolled oats – the star of the show! Make sure you grab certified gluten-free if necessary. Rolled oats work best for baked oatmeal and I don’t recommend swapping them for quick oats or steel-cut oats as the liquid ratio and cook time will differ. If you’re looking for a baked oatmeal recipe that’s made with steel-cut oats I suggest making this apple baked steel cut oatmeal recipe instead.
- non-dairy milk – the liquid base of this dish. My personal fave non-dairy milk is unsweetened almond milk (use store-bought or make homemade almond milk), but feel free to use your favorite type of dairy-free milk.
- mashed banana – a natural sweetener that helps bind the ingredients together. If you don’t have a banana, unsweetened applesauce would be a good substitute.
- ground flaxseed – helps bind the ingredients together and is also a great source of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Chia seeds can be a good alternative to flaxseed if you don’t have any on hand. Or you can use 1 egg if you don’t need this recipe to be vegan.
- coconut oil – helps keep the oatmeal moist. You can use any mild-flavored oil like avocado oil or olive oil or even melted butter for a non-vegan option. I’ve also made baked oatmeal without coconut oil and it turned out just fine!
- vanilla extract – enhances the overall sweetness and flavor complexity.
- cinnamon – gives the oatmeal its warm, spiced flavor.
- baking powder – helps the oatmeal rise slightly and become fluffy.
- sea salt – brings all the flavors together.
- raisins – can’t have cinnamon raisin oatmeal without the raisins! Raisins not only add some natural sweetness and chewy texture, but they’re also a good source of fiber, potassium and antioxidants. Just make sure you’re grabbing unsweetened raisins. They already have enough natural sweetness and don’t need any added sugar, IMO!
How to Make Cinnamon Raisin Baked Oatmeal
Just like with all of my baked oatmeal recipes this one is super easy to whip up and only requires 1 bowl and less than 10 minutes of prep time. Here’s how to make it:
Step 1: In a large bowl, mix together your dry ingredients. Then, add your wet ingredients and stir to fully combine. Once combined, add the raisins and stir to evenly incorporate them throughout the oat mixture.
Step 2: Carefully pour the oatmeal mixture into your prepared baking dish. Scatter a few additional raisins on top. Place the dish in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Step 3: While the oatmeal is baking, you can make the glaze, if using, by whisking together powdered sugar with milk.
Step 4: After removing the oatmeal from the oven, let it cool for about 10 minutes. Then, cut into portions and enjoy!
- Use ripe bananas: Since the sweetness in this baked oatmeal only comes from the bananas and raisins I would make sure you’re using ripe bananas. The more brown spots on your banana, the better!
- Test for doneness: Keep an eye on the oatmeal towards the end of baking as oven temperatures can vary. Test for doneness by inserting a tooth pick or knife. You want it to come out clean.
- Skip the bowl: For a shortcut you can just mix everything together in your baking dish and then bake. Yay for less dishes!
How to Serve Cinnamon Raisin Baked Oatmeal
I love having a slice of this baked oatmeal for breakfast topped with a drizzle of coconut butter or scoop of Greek yogurt. If I’m craving more protein I’ll pair it with two hard boiled eggs or a protein shake.
Just like with all my baked oatmeal recipes this one also makes for a great addition to any brunch. For a full brunch spread pair it with an egg dish (like this dairy-free spinach quiche), fruit salad, breakfast potatoes and protein of choice (try my tempeh bacon for a vegan option). And we can’t forget about the drinks! I’m always here for coffee, but if you’re serving this recipe for an adult brunch pair it with some mimosas or peach bellinis.
- Apple cinnamon: Raisins and apples pair perfectly together. To make an apple raisin version swap the banana with 1/2 cup applesauce and added chopped apples. Or you could make my apple cinnamon baked oatmeal instead.
- Add veggies: Add shredded carrots or zucchini to this oatmeal for some added nutrients or make this carrot cake baked oatmeal instead.
- Add protein: Want to add protein to this baked oatmeal recipe? Add 1-2 scoops of your favorite protein powder to the recipe or just make this protein baked oatmeal recipe and add raisins!
- Make muffins: Want to make this recipe as oatmeal muffins instead? Try my recipe for banana baked oatmeal cups instead!
How to Store & Reheat
- In the fridge: Allow the baked oatmeal to cool, then cover the baking dish with a lid or plastic wrap or transfer individual portions to an airtight container. It’ll stay fresh in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- In the freezer: You can also freeze baked oatmeal for up to 3 months. To do this, let the oatmeal cool completely, then cut into portions and store in freezer-safe containers or bags.
- 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.
- To reheat 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!
More Baked Oatmeal Recipes
- Zucchini Bread Baked Oatmeal
- Peach Baked Oatmeal
- Baked Blueberry Oatmeal
- One Pan Baked Oatmeal
- Tahini Baked Oatmeal
- Chai Baked Oatmeal
Be sure to check out the full collection of oatmeal recipes on EBF!
Cinnamon Raisin Baked Oatmeal
- 2 cups rolled old-fashioned oats
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, or non-dairy milk of choice
- 1 mashed banana, ½ cup
- 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 1 Tablespoon melted coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¾ cup raisins, plus more for topping
- Coconut butter, for drizzling (or make the glaze)
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons non-dairy milk
- Preheat the oven to 375° F and spray an 8×8 inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, mix together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
- Add in the banana, milk, flaxseed, coconut oil and vanilla. Stir to combine.
- Fold in raisins.
- Pour oatmeal mixture into the prepared baking dish. Scatter a few raisins across the top.
- 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 coconut butter or make the homemade glaze by mixing together powdered sugar with non-dairy milk and drizzle the glaze over top.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.