If your family doesn't care for the texture of regular oatmeal, then this is for you. 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.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 9x13-inch pan
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Mix oats, milk, eggs, applesauce, brown sugar, butter, white sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until oats are evenly moistened; pour into prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until set and just golden brown, 20 to 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute vegetable oil for the butter, if desired.

Eat it as is or serve with milk to pour over the top. Stir in 1/2 to 1 cup of fresh chopped fruits and/or nuts like bananas, apples, blueberries, pecans, or dried fruits like raisins, Craisins®, apricots etc. before baking, if desired.

It stores will in the fridge for up to a week. Just scoop out the amount you want for breakfast or a snack and microwave until warm, about 30 to 60 seconds.

Nutrition Facts

356 calories; protein 10.2g 21% DV; carbohydrates 53g 17% DV; fat 12g 19% DV; cholesterol 93.6mg 31% DV; sodium 193.7mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2016
This is a great base recipe. I've made it 3 times adding dried cranberries and chopped walnuts each time substituting applesauce for the oil and only using 1/4 cup brown sugar for both sugars. (The second time I bought steel cut oats by mistake -- would NOT recommend that.) The 3rd time I mistakenly dumped a container of applesauce in before realizing I forgot the eggs and it still turned out great! We've finished a pan in a matter of days and my eaters are all 4 and under. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/23/2017
Meh. I guess I was envisioning something like a crisp which this definitely is not. I made half with raisins and half plain. The flavor was okay but I didn't like the consistency and ended up eating it with milk. I don't see the value in taking the time to bake it (and adding unhealthy ingredients like eggs sugar and butter) over just cooking it on the stove and adding some milk and honey. I think I will try it again with strawberries and some almonds (to give it a crunch because it was too soft for my taste). My son liked it though. Read More
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
05/31/2015
I made this for my granddaughter and she is the one who has rated this. She loves the taste of it when it's new from the oven but after it sits she thinks it could've used a little more sugar. When it went into her lunch she said that it was so very crumbly that it was hard to eat. She was also surprised that it had applesauce in it because she didn't taste that at all. She was hoping I could come up with a way to make it stick together more. Any suggestions would be helpful! Thanks Margaret N! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2016
This is a great base recipe. I've made it 3 times adding dried cranberries and chopped walnuts each time substituting applesauce for the oil and only using 1/4 cup brown sugar for both sugars. (The second time I bought steel cut oats by mistake -- would NOT recommend that.) The 3rd time I mistakenly dumped a container of applesauce in before realizing I forgot the eggs and it still turned out great! We've finished a pan in a matter of days and my eaters are all 4 and under. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2015
I made this for my son he's a fussy eater. He really liked it and so did we. It was almost like a cake nice and moist without being overly sweet. Really simple and delicious. I liked it straight from the oven and we have been eating it cold from the fridge in little squares. I made it exactly as listed and would make it the same again and would try variations with nuts or dried fruit thrown in. A keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2016
This oatmeal is quick easy and feeds my large family which is great. The kiddos and hubby love it. I only make a few minor changes: I use all applesauce in place of the butter leave out the white sugar and add in fruit nuts and seeds. To speed up breakfast I often bake it before bed and then warm it in the microwave in the morning. It reheats great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2015
This is the best baked oatmeal I have made. I just used regular applesauce since I did not have any chunky. I did decrease the butter to 1/4 cup and just did scant measuring for the sugars. This will be my new baked oatmeal recipe. It's great the way it is and the possibilities for additions are endless. Thank you MARGARET N for sharing your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2016
A half recipe of this fits nicely into a 12 cup muffin pan. I wish it had less sugar but it's good and portable. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2016
I love this baked oatmeal!!! I am a ten year old and it is super easy to make! I will make this again.:-) Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/21/2016
Ok just not what I was hoping for. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2016
I cook for a small summer camp and we are looking for healthy and interesting options for our menu. I never had baked oatmeal before and wanted to try it first for my family before making it for others- liked the idea that this would be more like a bar or cake than sloppy/gummy oatmeal. Good texture and flavor though I would have liked it to be a bit more bar/cake like- took longer than stated to cook but that could be pan size. Will definitely try this at work for a 4H group this week! Update- this has become one of our favorite go-to recipes for camp breakfasts! I love the added protein of the milk (sometimes even sub yogurt) and the applesauce in place of oils/fats. I make it in full sheet pans and the texture is great- holds together well- still best eaten with a fork but can be picked up by hand as well. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/23/2017
Meh. I guess I was envisioning something like a crisp which this definitely is not. I made half with raisins and half plain. The flavor was okay but I didn't like the consistency and ended up eating it with milk. I don't see the value in taking the time to bake it (and adding unhealthy ingredients like eggs sugar and butter) over just cooking it on the stove and adding some milk and honey. I think I will try it again with strawberries and some almonds (to give it a crunch because it was too soft for my taste). My son liked it though. Read More
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