Breakfast Recipes For Healthy and Delicious Baked Oatmeal

Add the health benefits of oats to your breakfast by making baked oatmeal. Easy to prepare, there are countless varieties of this morning meal. You can make a fruit-filled version, top it off with a bit of chocolate, or use maple syrup as a sweetener to enhance the flavor. Any of the six baked oatmeal recipes here will make for lovely breakfast — all you have to do is decide which one you want to make first.

1. Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

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The day will begin just a little more sweetly when you know the baked oatmeal from Inspired Taste is waiting for you. Like other baked oatmeals, it can also be a filling mid-afternoon snack.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup walnut pieces, chopped
  • 1½ cups sliced strawberries
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled and sliced

Head to Inspired Taste for the full recipe. 

2. Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

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For a grab-and-go breakfast, make the baked oatmeal from KNOM. The radio station’s recipe delivers perfectly portioned, carrot cake-flavored oatmeal cups that are easy to eat on the run.

Ingredients:

  • 2½ cups rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup carrots (shredded)
  • 2 eggs

Head to KNOM for the full recipe. 

3. Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

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Working with the baked oatmeal from Super Natural Every Day by Heidi Swanson, Food52 provides this recipe for a blueberry-filled baked oatmeal. You can use fresh or frozen blueberries. It serves 6.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon fine-grain salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 bananas, sliced into ½-inch pieces
  • 1½ cup blueberries

Head to Food52 for the full recipe. 

4. Apple-Berry Baked Oatmeal

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Apples can be found year-round, and since Whole Foods’ recipe uses frozen berries, no matter what season it is you’ll be able to easily make this fruit-filled baked oatmeal. It serves 8.

Ingredients:

  • Canola oil cooking spray
  • 2 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored, and grated (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • ½ cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk

Head to Whole Foods for the full recipe. 

5. Baked Oatmeal

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Applesauce helps keep Cooking Light’s basic baked oatmeal from being dry, and it adds just a hint of sweet apple flavor to your breakfast, too. Serve cut with fresh fruit if desired. It will make about 5 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1½ cups fat-free milk
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Cooking spray

Head to MyRecipes for the full recipe from Cooking Light. 

6. Baked Brown Sugar Oatmeal

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Don’t bother with that packet of instant brown sugar oatmeal — an even tastier version of brown sugar oatmeal is awaiting anyone who makes this recipe from Taste of Home. It yields 18 servings and can be halved to make enough for only one baking dish.

Ingredients:

  • 12 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 cups canola oil
  • 8 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Additional milk, as needed

Head to Taste of Home for the full recipe. 

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