Are you ready to add a little tasty excitement to mundane mornings? If you think this is impossible, think again! This scrumptious baked oatmeal recipe will actually have you looking forward to that alarm clock going off! Plus, chances are good that you already have all of the ingredients in your kitchen. No extra trip to the grocery store? I think we have a winner!
This Baked Oatmeal will Put a Pep in Your Step
Nothing compares to the mouthwatering aroma of freshly baked oatmeal traveling from the kitchen to your bedroom. So delicious – it’ll have you jumping out of your warm and comfy bed even on weekends. And the best part? Our recipe calls for just a few staple ingredients that you probably already have on-hand. Finally – A simple, savory breakfast that is bursting with flavor and nutrition!
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” You’ve probably heard this well-worn saying more times than you can count. Some research deems breakfast absolutely essential for living a long, healthy life. Other research says breakfast boosts weight loss efforts, making you fitter and thinner. But does this speak any truth at all?
Yes – partly. Well, what you have on your breakfast plate is even more important. Throughout your snooze-fest your body works hard using energy for growth and repair. What’s the first thing you put in your body to “break the fast” after waking up? This choice can have a tremendous effect on the rest of your day. Your system craves some well-deserved replenishment after a long night. We’re talking something highly nutritious and substantial, and that’s where this recipe comes in.
Hearty oats, warming spices, and tasty fruit team up to bring you a wholesome breakfast worth raving about. We love baked oatmeal because it functions as an incredible grab-and-go breakfast or afternoon snack! Baked oatmeal is awesome because you can whip up a huge batch easily. Afterwards, you’ll have a filling, and totally portable breakfast option ready to go all week.
What’s In It?
We’ve done you a solid and tailored this breakfast recipe to accommodate what you probably already have on hand. Oats serve as the backbone of this recipe. The superfood teams up with coconut sugar, almond milk, coconut oil, an egg, and spices. You also have the option to throw in whatever add-ins your taste buds desire!
When it comes to the optional add-ins, you can keep it simple or go wild. Raisins, dried cranberries, or dried cherries, give each oatmeal square some chewy, candy-sweet flair. Meanwhile, chopped nuts would add a delectable crunch and an extra dose of nutrients. You could also add a cup of fresh or frozen berries to your recipe if you have them on hand!
Don’t feel obligated to follow our ingredient list to the T. For example, feel free to use brown sugar or pure maple syrup in place of coconut sugar. If you prefer a nut milk besides almond milk, go for it! The choice is all yours!
This Baked Oatmeal is a Breeze to Prepare
This clean-eating breakfast recipe not only tastes great, but is also a cinch to whip up. Simply combine the ingredients and mix in your choice of goodies (nuts, dried fruit, or even semi-sweet dark chocolate chips!) Spread the batter out on a cookie sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes! That’s all there is to it!
Treat Yourself and Your Body
Each delicious slice of baked oatmeal packs in a healthy dose of nutrients and yummy flavor. It’s almost like eating cake for breakfast, but without the guilt! The soluble fiber in oatmeal slows digestion and keeps you feeling full longer. This means the superfood can support your weight loss efforts. Meanwhile, the star of this breakfast dish can help lower LDL, or bad cholesterol, according to research. Check out Why Oatmeal Is the Best Breakfast You Can Eat for more reasons why this breakfast superfood reigns supreme in the health world.
Coconut oil, another key player in this morning meal, also boasts a handful of health benefits. It contains essential fatty acids that raise good cholesterol. At the same time, the MCTs can actually boost your body’s fat-burning abilities. Finally, its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties may fight disease. Here are 6 Reasons You Should Eat a Tablespoon of Coconut Oil Daily.
The Tasty Takeaway
We love quick and easy, especially when it comes to breakfast. We all have busy lives and hectic schedules. Rushing out the door or hurrying your kids to make the bus on time can turn breakfast into an afterthought. Luckily, these yummy morning treats are easy to grab on the run and packed with nutrients, so they deliver everything you need for long-lasting energy. We hope you enjoy!
Whip Up This Scrumptious Baked Oatmeal with Ingredients You Probably Already have On-Hand!
- 1.5 cup quick or rolled oats
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar optional: brown sugar or pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk optional: coconut milk
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1.5 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup dried cherries Use whatever add-ins you have on hand! (raisins, nuts, dried cranberries, etc)
- Preheat oven to 350 and spray a 10 inch casserole dish with nonstick spray.
- Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl
- Add any additional goodies you have on hand, like nuts, dried fruit, semi-sweet dark chocolate chips, etc to the batter.
- Spread batter out on a cookie sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until oatmeal and lightly crisp and browned around the edges.
- Serve with fresh berries, or heat up frozen berries for a delicious topping.
- This baked oatmeal stores well in the fridge, so double your recipe for a breakfast that'll last all week!
- Feel free to use whatever add-ins you have on hand. Walnuts, chopped almonds, chopped peanuts, dried raisins, or dried cranberries make great options to this baked oatmeal!
- Nutritional information is for one-sixth of the recipe.
For more oatmeal-themed morning recipes, check out these delectable 7 Oatmeal Recipes to Brighten Up Your Morning!
Craving something sweet? Satisfy that sweet tooth sans guilt with these oatmeal-themed treats:
- Dark Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
- Carrot Spice Oatmeal Cookies
- No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites