Baked oatmeal

A pan of baked oatmeal
Recipe credit

University of Minnesota Extension Department of Family, Health and Wellbeing staff

About this recipe

Serving size
1/8 of prepared recipe
Time to make
10 minutes preparation, 30-35 minutes cook time


  • Nonstick cooking spray or vegetable oil
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 2∕3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup softened margarine
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • Optional: 1-1 1/2 cups chopped apples, mashed banana, raisins, peaches, or blueberries


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease or spray a 9” x 13” baking pan.
  3. In a large bowl, mix quick oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together.
  4. In a small bowl, blend margarine, eggs, and applesauce. Slowly blend in the milk.
  5. Add wet mixture to dry ingredients. Stir in any optional fruit if desired and spoon into the pan.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes.

Tips and variations

  • To save time in the morning, assemble the oatmeal in the baking pan in the evening and refrigerate.
  • Reheat leftover baked oatmeal in the microwave. Scoop a serving in a bowl and heat for 1 minute on high. Add additional milk to serve.
  • To serve this dish to a group, leave the fruit out of the oatmeal. Instead, serve a variety of chopped fresh fruits, dried fruits, chocolate chips, and nuts in small bowls. Individuals can top the cooked oatmeal with their own toppings.

Nutritional info

Total fat
1.9 g
Saturated fat
1.8 g
47.1 mg
265 mg
Total carbohydrates
36 g
Dietary fiber
3.1 g
6.8 g
Total sugar
15 g