20 Baked Oatmeal Recipes to Feed a Hungry Crowd
If you're looking to add some nutrients to your breakfast, baked oatmeal is an easy, affordable answer. When baked, oatmeal takes on a cake-like consistency, making it both delectable and portable. You don't need any fancy ingredients (unless, of course, you want them), and baked oatmeal is super customizable so you can work with whatever you have on hand. Enjoy it as a sit-down breakfast, or slice a batch into bars for a seamless on-the-go breakfast or snack. Check out our collection of baked oatmeal recipes and work your new favorite into your morning rotation.
Berry Baked Oatmeal
"I don't typically write reviews but after tasting this dish, I felt compelled to do so - I was powerless to resist," says user Jennifer Geibel. "This is a delicious baked oatmeal. It is not as sweet as other recipes and it cooks up quickly. I believe this would be a very adaptable dish. I used frozen berries and it was phenomenal and I'm sure it would be awesome with whatever fresh or frozen fruit you have on hand. The chia seeds give it a wonderful texture and I love that it is a decent serving of whole grains. Wonderful!"
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"I did not like oatmeal for breakfast - until now. It's got the texture of rice but tastes more like dessert," says user MULTI. "I reduced the amount of sugar to half a cup and it is still plenty. I also make & bake it in the morning (haven't left it overnight in refrigerator) and it is still great. My 3 year old will eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! I will make it at least once a week from now on. If you are not a oatmeal eater - try this!"
Sweet Potato Baked Oatmeal
Oatmeal and sweet potatoes are both incredibly healthy on their own, but united in this baked oatmeal, they become a nutritional powerhouse that makes a perfect family breakfast. The nutmeg and cinnamon add a little complexity, while the sweet potato enhances both the texture and the flavor.
Pineapple-Coconut Baked Oatmeal
"This flavor combination is inspired by the tropics," says Allstar and creator lutzflcat. "The first thing you'll taste is a pop of sweetness from pineapple, and next comes the coconut flavor. It's warm, somewhat creamy, but still a bit chewy as oatmeal always is, and totally delicious. Feel free to add a sprinkle of coconut or a drizzle of honey or milk when serving."
Protein Powerhouse Baked Oatmeal
This baked oatmeal recipe proves that breakfast can be portable, delicious, and healthy all at once. It also reheats well, so it's perfect for meal prepping. Feel free to substitute another fruit in place of the cranberries or even to supplement them.
Bed and Breakfast Oatmeal
"This simple recipe has become my go-to breakfast and snack recipe," says user Maestra. "I make it in the evening when I have extra time. After baking I let it cool completely before slicing it and storing it in a container in the fridge. It's a quick bite to grab in the morning or any time I'm craving a snack."
Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal Bars
"This is the perfect breakfast for those days when you really want a muffin but need something hearty and healthy like oatmeal," says creator Sandy. For the best flavor use a very ripe banana. Any fruit can be substituted for the banana, including dried fruit (cranberries!) and nuts. The bars are great the next day, too. Once cool, put the bars into the fridge, then pop them in the microwave for a few seconds before eating.
Amish Blackberry and Strawberry Baked Oatmeal
Creator Gary Douylliez was given this baked oatmeal recipe by an Amish innkeeper, so you know it's the real deal. For the full experience, serve this with milk or cream.
"Alright: I have made several baked oatmeals from Allrecipes and up until this one, the one with blueberries was a hit in our home," says user Terry Inskip. "What is outstanding about this is the flavor. With the nuts, maple, and cranberries, it is just ... old school. Barely sweet, nutty, cinnamoney, and yummy."
Coconut-Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
"I come back to this again and again. It's a huge hit with the family and at brunches. So easy to make dairy free too. " - Let'strysomethingnew
Kid's Favorite Baked Oatmeal
"If your family doesn't care for the texture of regular oatmeal, then this is for you," says creator MARGARET N. "It's more cake-like. This is the most requested recipe at the sports camp my kids went to. I modified the recipe to cut the fat and sugar and it is my kid's favorite breakfast. Make a pan on Monday and eat a quick, healthy breakfast the rest of the week."
Pat's Baked Oatmeal
"This recipe is wonderful. My husband and I both loved it," says GF Finn. "It's great reheated in the microwave too. I have to eat gluten free so I left out the wheat germ. Next time I'll add walnuts or pecans or almonds. I've tried other baked oatmeal and this one is the BEST!"
Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
Creator Nicole Tews came up with this recipe to combine the convenience of to-go oatmeal bars with a healthier, less artificial breakfast. The result is this base formula, which you can adapt with fillings to suit your tastes.
Baked Cranberry Oatmeal
All you need to add serious flavor and texture to your baked oatmeal is apples, walnuts, and dried cranberries. Since this recipe doesn't call for eggs, you can easy adjust it for vegan diets by switching out the milk for a plant-based variety.
Crispy Baked Oatmeal
"My favorite recipe for baked oatmeal. This recipe is all over the internet and I'm happy that someone submitted it here. It reminds me of a healthy oatmeal cookie. You can use your judgment for adding additional ingredients. It's delicate but you will be able to pick up a slice once cooled. It's great crumbled into a bowl of milk too," writes reviewer Linda.
Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal
"Breakfast really doesn't get any cozier than this warmly spiced baked oatmeal," says creator and Allrecipes editor Darcy Lenz. "Inspired by the flavors of apple pie, this nutritious and hearty bake has the power to make any morning feel like a special occasion. Bake a batch up on Sunday as a make-ahead move for the week or serve it fresh from the oven for a crowd-pleasing brunch option. Serve in bowls with cream and additional maple syrup, as desired."
Becky's Baked Oatmeal
"I had this recipe for baked oatmeal while in the Dominican Republic on a mission trip," says creator Mara. "Everyone loved it and asked for it often. With less sugar it is a healthy breakfast. You can add raisins, cranberries, nuts, cinnamon, chopped apples, flaxseed, wheat germ, etc. You can't mess up this recipe. Kids love it with the cup of sugar, but by adding less sugar and other ingredients you can make it healthy and also delicious by serving it with blueberries, strawberries, or peaches."
Protein-Packed Baked Oatmeal
"Cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, and nuts make this baked oatmeal a great option for those looking for a satisfying, protein-packed breakfast," says creator and Allrecipes editor Diana Moutsopoulos. "Enjoy plain or with additional milk or yogurt."
Healthy Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal
"This bakes up like a cake! I wasn't sure how to serve this. Like pancakes with butter and syrup or fancy with whipped cream! I decided on just plain this time!" — sueb
Healthy Apple Spice Baked Oatmeal
"Old-fashioned oats are baked in a muffin tin with apples, nuts, and spices to create a tasty breakfast that can be eaten immediately or frozen and reheated as needed." — alishann