Very Healthy Baked Oatmeal

This Healthy Baked Oatmeal recipe is not overly sweet and made with wholesome ingredients like oats, milk, banana, almond or peanut butter and eggs. This is a great oatmeal for a crowd or to be baked now and enjoyed for the rest of the week.

A dish with baked oatmeal topped with fresh berries

Evenings are beginning to get cooler and the school “At home” is scheduled to begin in a couple of weeks. So, it is time to move away from Overnight Oats weather to our trusty Oven.

Busy mornings with everyone at home all the time means a refrigerator with stocked up goodies. Even better if it is healthier!

Let me introduce a VERY HEALTHY BAKED OATMEAL RECIPE that is

  • Easy – just stir, dump and bake
  • Made with whole some ingredients
  • Mildly sweet
  • Can be made gluten free
  • Can be made vegan / vegetarian
  • Use your favorite add-ins
  • Great for breakfast or snack anytime
  • Meal prep
  • Adaptable for allergies

It is more of a healthy breakfast pudding! Serve it with a drizzle of maple syrup and fresh berries.

baked oatmeal squares served on plates with some maple syrup and fresh fruits on the side

How to make baked oatmeal?

Step-1: Stir oats, ground cinnamon, baking powder and salt together in a bowl.

Step-2: In another larger bowl, whisk mashed bananas, eggs, almond/peanut butter and coconut oil together. Add milk and mix until smooth.

Step-3: Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.

Step-4: Transfer into a greased 9×9 inch baking pan and sprinkle your favorite toppings.

Step-5: Bake for about 40 minutes or until golden .

Cool completely before cutting into squares.

Transferring hot baked oatmeal dish from the oven

What is Baked oatmeal?

Baked oatmeal is a warm breakfast casserole that is baked! Oatmeal is a more creamy porridge like consistency that is made fresh on the stovetop or microwave enjoyed hot. On the other hand, this is more of a breakfast casserole, that is cut into squares and enjoyed. A totally different way to eat oatmeal for breakfast.

My favorite part? It can be made ahead, refrigerated and reheated for a quick grab-and-go breakfast for the rest of the week.

Main Ingredients:

For this banana baked oatmeal recipe you will need:

Old fashioned Oats – This recipe works with old fashion oats and not other kinds like steel cut or quick cooking oats. Use gluten free oats for a gluten free option.

Ground cinnamon – Ground cinnamon is the only flavoring used here. Vanilla extract / Ground Nutmeg (for some Fall vibes) can be used if desired.

Banana – Select well ripened bananas and mash them well before using, This is one of the main sweetener for the recipe.

Almond or Peanut butter – Creamy almond butter or peanut butter may be used and Sun butter for a nut free option.

Eggs – Eggs are main binding ingredient. 2 large eggs and it does not matter if they are at room temperature or cold. Use flax eggs for Vegan/Vegetarian option.

Coconut Oil – Melted (not hot) coconut oil or melted butter may be used (again not hot)

Milk – Whole, reduced fat or fat free are all good options. Use dairy-free milk for a dairy free baked oatmeal recipe.

Brown sugar or Maple syrup – Golden or light brown sugar is recommended.

Sliced Almonds – Sliced almonds or chopped walnuts will be great here. More details on toppings are listed below.

Toppings:

Any of these or a combination will make a delicious topping-

  • Sliced almonds
  • Chopped Walnuts
  • Chopped toasted Pecans
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Semi sweet Chocolate Chips (highly recommended)
  • A drizzle of almond or peanut butter after it has cooled
  • Sliced Bananas, strawberries, blueberries, chopped apples are all great options

Best Baked Oatmeal Add-ins:

You can use any of these ingredients to stir into the batter before baking-

  • Chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds….)
  • Raisins
  • Dried cranberries
  • Shredded coconut
  • Semi sweet chocolate chips
photo of a healthy baked oatmeal dish with fresh berries on top

Few notes to make a best baked oatmeal :

Make ahead instructions: Baked and cooled oatmeal can be refrigerated for up to a week. To reheat – remove one slice from the refrigerator and microwave for about 30 seconds (or longer) to heat up.

9×13 inch pan – The recipe can be doubled to make into a 9×13 inch easy baked oatmeal.

Make it right away – Bake the oatmeal as soon as you make the batter. Do not let it hang out on the counter (or fridge). This will let the oats absorb the liquid.

Can I use steel cut oats?

No. Old fashion oats or rolled oats are the only type of oats that will work in this recipe.

Can I make this dairy free?

Yes, Use almond milk or any other dairy free milk instead of the regular milk.

Cooled baked oatmeal makes cleaner cut squares.

It is not good served cold. Enjoy warm or room temperature.

Cut up oatmeal squares on plates with berries on the side and a bowl of maple syrup to be drizzled.

Please let me know how you like the banana baked oatmeal recipe in comments.

More Healthy Oat Breakfast recipes?

Chocolate Almond Butter Overnight Oats

Easy Healthy Gluten Free Oat Waffles

Black Forest Cake Overnight Oats

Baked Pears with Walnut Oat Crumble

No Bake Almond Butter Bars

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Yield: 9

Healthy Baked Oatmeal

This Healthy Baked Oatmeal recipe is made with wholesome ingredients like oats, milk, banana, almond or peanut butter and eggs. An easy breakfast casserole great for a grab and go breakfast for the week.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

Wet ingredients

Optional ingredients for Topping

  • 2 tablespoon sliced almonds / chopped walnuts / chocolate chips / shredded coconut / chopped apples / berries

For serving (optional)

  • Maple syrup / Berries

Instructions

  1. Pre heat oven to 350°F and spray a 9x9 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Add all dry ingredients into a medium bowl, stir well and set aside.
  3. Add all wet ingredients (except milk) into another larger bowl and whisk until smooth. Mix in milk followed by the dry ingredients and mix well, until thoroughly combined.
  4. Pour into the prepared baking pan and sprinkle sliced almonds or any other toppings that you desire on top.
  5. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the top is lightly golden. (If you like a more deep brown top (as seen in pictures), then after 35 minutes of baking time, switch oven to broiler mode and cook for 4-6 minutes. Keep a close watch to make sure that it does not burn).
  6. Place baking pan on a wire rack to cool completely. Slice and serve with a drizzle of maple syrup if desired and fruits.


Cooled oatmeal can be cut into perfect squares. If you are serving oatmeal warm, then spoon onto a plate.


Notes

Make it Nut-Free - Use Sun butter instead of almond/peanut butter and skip the chopped nuts on top.

Make it Gluten-Free - Use gluten free oats

Make it vegan - Use non-dairy milk and flax eggs

Add-ins - You can use any of these ingredients to stir into the batter before baking - Chopped nuts / Raisins / Dried cranberries / Shredded coconut / Semi sweet chocolate chips.

Make ahead instructions: Baked and cooled oatmeal can be refrigerated for up to a week. To reheat – remove one slice from the refrigerator and microwave for about 30 seconds (or longer) to heat up.

9×13 inch pan – The recipe can be doubled to make into a 9×13 inch easy baked oatmeal.

Make it right away – Bake the oatmeal as soon as you make the batter. Do not let it hang out on the counter (or fridge). This will let the oats absorb the liquid.

It is not good served cold. Enjoy warm or room temperature.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 343Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 114mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 5gSugar: 15gProtein: 9g

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