Make Ahead

Baked Oatmeal

December 17, 2010
5 Ratings
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 20 minutes
  • Serves 2 (for a few days)
Author Notes

It vanished quickly. Jane (of the Small But Charming blog) inspired me with her post about baked oatmeal. I just had to make my own. Jane, I cannot thank you enough. I was somehow imagining granola bars, but no no no, not even close. So much better. Imagine combing the tastes of bread pudding, rice pudding, and oatmeal cookie dough, yes, that about sums it up. I ate two servings warm from the oven. It smelled so heavenly I decided I'd have to take up doing something with fresh ground cinnamon and nutmeg every morning. We also ate some for dessert (the same day). If I'd had a dollop of unsweetened whipped cream, well, I don't know what I would have done with myself. Perhaps it's best I do not keep cream on hand. This recipe is delicious warm and it is delicious cold. Make some for yourself. Share it with someone, if you are in the mood. Oh, you are going to be so pleased. —Denise

What You'll Need
  • 2 tablespoons butter (plus a little extra for buttering your baking dish)
  • 2 cups fruit and nut müesli (uncooked rolled oats, fruit and nuts)
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds (yes, there are nuts in the müesli, but I love almonds)
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut (mine was sweetened)
  • 1/4 cup (I used toasted pumpkin, sunflower, and flax)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch fresh ground cinnamon
  • a few pinches fresh ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar ( a 1/4 cup if you prefer breakfast a little less sweet)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups skim milk
  • 6 ounces vanilla yogurt
  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Melt butter and set aside to cool.
  3. Measure müesli, almonds, coconut, seeds, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar into a medium bowl, stir, and set aside.
  4. Whisk egg in a separate medium bowl.
  5. Add milk, yogurt, and cooled butter to bowl with egg and whisk it all together.
  6. Add bowl of dry ingredients to bowl of wet ingredients and stir to combine.
  7. Butter a small baking dish (mine was a rectangular 11 cup glass baking dish) and pour in combined ingredients.
  8. Bake 20 minutes.

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8 Reviews

flgal August 15, 2011
No Oatmeal in the Baked Oatmeal??? Read the recipe twice, still can't find it.
Denise August 15, 2011
2 cups fruit and nut müesli (uncooked rolled oats, fruit and nuts) -- rolled oats are a type of oatmeal.
Melusine February 27, 2011
This was lovely. I used what I had -- unflavored Greek yogurt and brown sugar -- and had to put it away before I ate the entire pan. Happily, that means I have breakfast waiting.
Denise February 27, 2011
I am so happy you are happy. I'm all about improvisation, it's how I threw together this recipe. Enjoy breakfast tomorrow.
hardlikearmour December 18, 2010
This sounds really soul-warming. I will have to try some baked oatmeal soon.
Denise December 18, 2010
It does warm the soul. I love the simplicity. Enjoy.
drbabs December 18, 2010
I just tried baked oatmeal for the first time--a revelation! Yours sounds delicious.
Denise December 18, 2010
There are so many variations on this theme. I saw one that called for six eggs versus my one. Another was beautifully baked in a pumpkin. I'd like to try them all.