Easy Baked Oatmeal Recipe – Great Make Ahead Breakfast

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This recipe is perfect for an on-the-go breakfast, conveniently made into individual sized portions with the aid of muffin tins.  You can make them ahead of time and store in the fridge (for up to a week) or in the freezer.  In the morning, just pop in the microwave to heat.  Choose your favorite oatmeal add-ins to customize to your liking.  Recipe makes 12 muffin-tin sized portions.

Baked Oatmeal Recipe


Easy Baked Oatmeal Recipe


2 c. quick-cook or old fashioned oats
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. “add ins” – raisins, nuts, mini chocolate chips, dried fruit, etc (your choice)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 large egg
1 1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. applesauce
2 tbsp. butter, melted

  • Preheat oven to 375°.  Prepare muffin tin with liners or cooking spray.
  • Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg.  Add in the milk, applesauce and butter.
  • Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and stir well.  (Final mixture will be very wet.)
  • Fill muffin tins using a ladle or ice cream scoop.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until slightly beginning to brown on the edges.
  • Let cool 10-15 minutes and then remove from tins.

Easy Baked Oatmeal Recipe


  1. In the directions above, just to confirm: did you mean to say Let COOL 10-15 minutes, rather than “let cook” 10-15 minutes?

    This looks like one of the better baked oatmeal recipes out there — I’m eager to try it!

  2. Just wanted to let you know that I stumbled upon this recipe on pinterest a few weeks ago and I’ve been making it for our breakfasts ever since! My husband prefers them to pop-tarts, which is no small miracle. Thanks much!

  3. I made this recipe yesterday and my son loves it. He ate breakfast today without any fussing from mommy. Thanks!!


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