One thing I’ll always remember about going to grandma’s house was her baked oatmeal. This is her baked oatmeal recipe with some added goodness.
When we’d go visit grandma and grandpa we usually came in hoards. Whether it was for a funeral, wedding or family reunion, people were everywhere.
Grandma would make several pans of her baked oatmeal recipe for breakfast and we could come and go as we pleased and leave with a full belly for the day.
Although my grandma never added any extra fruit or raisins to her oatmeal, I’ve since become more creative with it and add my own combination of fruit and spices.
The great thing about this recipe is that if you have a pantry stocked with the basics, you can make it on a whim.
How to Make Baked Oatmeal Recipe
Because I don’t use my microwave when I don’t have to, I melt my butter on the stove.
I melt it in a pan large enough to hold the entire recipe of ingredients and just used it as my mixing bowl.
Add in the sugar and eggs and beat until it is well combined. My recipe calls for 1/2 to 1 cup of brown sugar. I don’t like a ton of sugar so I just do 1/2 a cup. Plus, berries and other fruit can add to the sweetness.
Add the oatmeal, baking powder, salt and milk and stir well. If you would like to add fruit and nuts, you can add them at this point and mix it all together.
If you would like to try different varieties, place the fruit in the baking pan. You can do half berries and half apples if you want. Get creative and make it your own!
Pour everything into your baking dish and toss it in the oven.
Now go get ready for your day and in 30 minutes you’ll have breakfast ready!
I love my baked oatmeal served warm with milk over top. You can also top it with whipped cream or yogurt. [Learn from Brianna how to make your own yogurt.] Drizzle honey or maple syrup over for the sweet tooth in your family. Or eat it plain!
This baked oatmeal casserole is easy to customize and feeds many!
- 1/2 cup butter (melted)
- 1/2-1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups rolled oatmeal (not quick oats)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
Optional (See notes):
- 2 cups berries (fresh or frozen)
- apples (diced)
- peaches (diced, fresh or frozen)
- walnuts (chopped)
Preheat oven to 350°.
Melt butter in a large bowl in the microwave or a large pan on the stove.
Add sugar and eggs to the melted butter and mix it well.
To the creamed mixture, add oatmeal, baking powder, salt, optional cinnamon and milk. Stir until well combined.
Pour into a 9×13 pan.
With no fruit added: Bake for 30 minutes or until set and lightly browned. With fruit: Bake for 40 minutes or until set and lightly browned.
Serve with milk, cream, whipped cream or yogurt.
Baked oatmeal is delicious with just the main ingredients.
For more variety, add in 2 cups of your favorite berries or other fruit. Or combine your fruit! Blueberries and peaches go wonderfully together. Apples, raisins, walnuts and cinnamon are another killer combination.
Depending on your family preferences, you can layer your fruit in the bottom of the pan and pour the oatmeal mixture over top. Otherwise, mix the added goodies in with the oatmeal and pour it in the pan all at once.