A healthy baked oatmeal recipe that will fill the air with the smell of freshly baked oatmeal cookies. Use your favorite dried fruit for a hearty, filling breakfast.
A few weeks ago, we enjoyed a day of 65 degrees weather. We went to sleep and woke up to 15 degree weather! Luckily, I had just seen this recipe for Baked Oatmeal and had the ingredients on hand. This is a great recipe! It smells like a big oatmeal cookie baking in the oven. Bob loved this – he said “it’s the perfect amount of sweetness, and the raisins just burst in your mouth.” The leftovers keep for many days and reheat well. This recipe is definitely a keeper, and I think craisins would be a good substitute too!
My oven is possessed, so I had to bake this much longer to get it to the right consistency, but it was worth the wait!
If you love oatmeal, check out this Ultimate Steel Cut Oatmeal recipe!
- 8-inch square baking dish
- 2 cups uncooked oats
- 1/2 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
- 1/3 cup raisins (or dried fruit of choice)
- 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts (or nut of choice, optional)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
- 1 large egg (beaten)
- Cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
- Combine the first 5 ingredients (or 4 if omitting nuts) in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, combine the milk, applesauce, butter, and egg. Add milk mixture to oat mixture; stir well.
- Pour oat mixture into prepared dish. Bake for 20 minutes, or until baked through. Serve warm.