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Baked oatmeal topped with chopped nuts in a white square baking dish.
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Baked Oatmeal

This baked oatmeal recipe is a yummy breakfast dish that can easily be customized with your favorite mix-ins. It comes together in 1 bowl and is perfect for meal prep.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked oatmeal
Servings: 6



  • 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.
    Dry ingredients for baked oatmeal mixed together in a white mixing bowl with a wooden spoon.
  • Add in the milk, maple syrup, egg, coconut oil, vanilla and bananas. Stir to combine.
    Baked oatmeal batter mixed together in a white bowl with a wooden spoon.
  • Add in 1 cup pecans and mix to combine.
    Chopped pecans added to the baked oatmeal batter in a white mixing bowl with a wooden spoon.
  • Carefully pour oatmeal mixture into the prepared baking dish.
    Unbaked baked oatmeal mixture in a white square baking dish.
  • Scatter the remaining pecans across the top.
    Unbaked baked oatmeal mixture topped with chopped pecans in a square white baking dish.
  • 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.
    Baked oatmeal in a square white baking dish after it's been baked.


Milk – Feel free to use your favorite type of milk in place of the almond milk such as cow’s milk, soy milk, oat milk, coconut milk or cashew milk.
Egg – Almost 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 – You can skip the oil or swap it with another oil, melted butter (or ghee) or even applesauce or mashed banana.
Bananas – Don't love bananas? Swap it with 1/2 cup of applesauce, pumpkin or mashed sweet potato instead.
Maple syrup – Any liquid sweetener like honey, agave, brown sugar or monk fruit maple syrup will work instead of maple syrup.
Baking powder – If you don't have baking powder or simply want to skip it, you certainly can. I've made baked oatmeal before without baking powder and its turned out just fine.
Pecans – Feel free to swap the nuts with your favorite mix-in of choice. Fresh fruit, dried fruit, chocolate chips and nuts are all great options. You can use one mix-in or a few... it's totally up to you!


Serving: 1/6 recipe | Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 348mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g