Brown Sugar Baked Oatmeal

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Brown Sugar Baked Oatmeal is a deliciously belly-warming way to start the day!

A simple mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon is combined with oats, milk, and eggs and baked until golden! Serve this with a splash of milk or cream and some fresh fruit for the perfect breakfast.

A serving of brown sugar baked oatmeal being drizzled with creamFrom blueberry-baked oatmeal to overnight oats & peanut butter oatmeal bars, oatmeal is a hearty breakfast made with just a handful of ingredients you probably already have on hand!

What is Baked Oatmeal?

Baked oatmeal is a heartier version of regular quick boiled oatmeal. This version comes out delicious with a little bit of a sweet crust.

We love it because it’s easy to make (and reheat) and easily feeds a crowd!

Add in your favorite fruits, nuts, or even chocolate chips!

Brown sugar baked oatmeal ingredients

Ingredients/Variations

OATMEAL
Old fashioned oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, eggs, milk, butter & vanilla are all mixed together to create the oatmeal.

TOPPING
Brown sugar, oats, and butter are combined and sprinkled on top of the oat mixture for a sweet crumble.

VARIATIONS
Add fresh berries, chocolate chips, bananas, apples, or peaches for a fun twist! For a delicious Fall flavor spice it up with a sprinkle of apple pie or pumpkin pie spice.

Dry and wet ingredients for brown sugar baked oatmeal in separate bowls.

How to Make Baked Oatmeal

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 to make this healthy and satisfying breakfast!

  1. Prepare topping and set aside.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients (per recipe below) and spread in a greased pan.
  3. Sprinkle on topping and bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Serve hot.

FOR SERVING All kinds of great things can go on top of baked oatmeal! Heavy cream, peanut, almond, or cashew butter, jam, jelly, or preserves, fresh or frozen berries, toasted nuts like pecans, peanuts or walnuts, or chia or hemp seeds!

Brown sugar baked oatmeal being served.

Leftovers

Leftovers are even better the next day when the flavors have had a chance to blend!

  • Baked oatmeal can be prepared one day ahead and kept in the fridge for a quick breakfast throughout the week!
  • Try baking oatmeal in muffin tins for a quick grab-and-go breakfast.
  • Tuck into a lunchbox or backpack for a quick afternoon snack!
  • Baked oatmeal is delicious reheated with heavy cream and maple syrup drizzled on top!
  • Baked oatmeal will last about 5 days in the refrigerator if it’s covered.
  • It can also be frozen. Cut into individual portions and freeze in zippered bags labeled with the date. Baked oatmeal can be frozen for a couple of months. Reheat in the microwave.

Delicious Breakfast Dishes

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Review Recipe

Brown Sugar Baked Oatmeal

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Brown Sugar Baked Oatmeal is a sweet & filling breakfast the whole family will love!

Ingredients

  • 3 ¼ cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups milk or almond milk
  • cup butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Topping
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons old fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon butter softened

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine the topping ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well and set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Add in eggs, milk, butter, and vanilla extract. Mix well and spread in a greased 9×9 pan.
  • Sprinkle topping over oatmeal and bake 40–45 minutes.
  • Serve warm, drizzled with cream if desired.

Recipe Notes

Baked oatmeal can be prepared one day ahead and kept in the fridge for a quick breakfast throughout the week!
Try baking oatmeal in muffin tins for a quick grab-and-go breakfast.
Baked oatmeal will last about 5 days in the refrigerator if it’s covered.
It can also be frozen. Cut into individual portions and freeze in zippered bags labeled with the date. Baked oatmeal can be frozen for a couple of months. Reheat in the microwave.

 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 486, Carbohydrates: 75g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 90mg, Sodium: 363mg, Potassium: 458mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 43g, Vitamin A: 568IU, Calcium: 206mg, Iron: 3mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword baked oatmeal, baked oatmeal recipe, brown sugar baked oatmeal, how to make baked oatmeal
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
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  1. Love this Baked Oatmeal. First time I had it was on a mission trip in Nicaragua 2001. A Mennonite woman taught the Nicaraguan ladies how to make this. I still make it a couple times a month.

  2. Made as recipe said in a 9″ square pan & the 6 servings were really big! I am thinking about doing it in a 9″ deep dish pie pan for easier serving & so I can cut it into 8 slices for a slightly smaller serving that I think will be a better size for us. Wondering if anyone has tried that? If baked in a muffin pan would it fill all 12 muffin cups? Would love to see that bake time included in the recipe. Thank you.5 stars

    1. Same temp, but I would check them at about 20-25 minutes. They will take less time than a 9×9 pan :)