Baked oats are an easy make-ahead breakfast for the whole week! It's tasty, nourishing, and delicious warm or cold. Add your favourite toppings to your oatmeal, from mixed berries to maple syrup and cinnamon.
Baked oatmeal is a super easy make-ahead breakfast.
You make up a batch, cut it into squares and in the mornings just grab one! Enjoy it warm or cold, plain or with toppings!
I like to make it plain, so we can have different toppings every day. Sometimes we have baked oats warmed in the microwave with a drizzle of maple syrup.
Other days we have out baked oatmeal slices cold with a dollop of yogurt and some sliced banana.
For a more decadent treat, we'll heat a slice of baked oats and serve it with a drizzle of peanut butter and a sprinkle of chocolate chips.
There are so many tasty ways to enjoy it!
We've loved eating oats this way for years, and now that it's a huge TikTok viral recipe trend, it's getting really popular.
I like to make a pan of baked oats at the weekend, and then just serve the kids a slice on its own or in a bowl with a little warm milk.
You could eat it cold or warmed up, perhaps with some berries, toasted coconut, sliced banana or stewed pears.
Baking the oatmeal breathes new life into the classic dish. The outside takes on a crispy texture that contrasts beautifully with the soft and spongy interior. It’s always a crowd-pleaser in my house!
The kids also have it for an after school snack so I often make a double batch.
Why you'll love this recipe
- Baking the oatmeal gets crispy on the outside and lovely fluffy inside.
- It's an easy make-ahead breakfast for the week.
- Baked oatmeal slices are great for kids as well as adults.
- You can enjoy it warm or cold.
- You can add various toppings to make it different every day.
- Great for meal planning.
- Baked oats are a TikTok viral food trend that is actually healthy!
- Whip up a batch of baked oatmeal on Sunday evening and have breakfast ready all week.
- On busy mornings we eat it plain and cold (yummy!), but when you have a little more time you can add toppings.
Baked oatmeal is a great way to pre-prepare breakfast for busy school mornings, like with my bran muffins.
Are your mornings anything like mine? During the week I'm always rushing the kids about, grabbing their school things, trying to get myself ready and us all out the door on time.
They love having oatmeal/porridge/oats in the morning, but sometimes I just don't have time to stand stirring the porridge pot.
My whole family loves baked porridge and they quickly snaffle it up.
A little effort at the weekend means zero breakfast effort all week and my kids happily tuck into these slices of oats.
Try these other make-ahead breakfast ideas:
Baked Oats Toppings
You can certainly enjoy baked oatmeal plain, but we also like to add toppings. It means it's a different oats breakfast every day! Try these ideas:
- Maple syrup
- Toasted coconut
- Peanut butter
- Jam, ginger orange marmalade or carrot jam
- Stewed plums
- Pineapple compote
- Frozen mixed berries heated in a pan with a tbsp of water
- Fresh berries and a sprig of mint
- Seeds and nuts
- Cinnamon and sugar
- Chocolate chips
- Raspberry compote
- Sliced banana
- Dried fruit
- Blueberry compote or try some other compote recipes
- Stir a few tablespoons of cocoa powder into the oats beofre baking.
You only need simple pantry ingredients for this recipe!
- Oats - use any oatmeal oats, such as old-fashioned, steel-cut, rolled etc...
- Sugar - you can use brown sugar, white sugar, coconut sugar, stevia etc...
- Eggs (or substitute flax eggs: per egg, mix 1 tablespoon ground flax with 3 tablespoons water, stir and let sit for 5 mins)
- Milk (or non-dairy milk) - any milk will work, whole, 2%, skimmed or almond.
- Banana - this adds sweetness and nutrition.
- Vegetable oil
- Baking powder - it helps to make it fluffy.
- Vanilla extract - for sweetness
- Ground cinnamon - optional
- Salt - optional
How to make baked oats
Baked oatmeal is really easy to make. Like, seriously easy.
To make the sheet pan oats, you simply need to mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Then, mix the wet ingredients and mix into the dry.
Pour it all into a baking pan and bake for 15 minutes!
See? Super quick and easy cooked oats for the week!
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- 2 ½ cups (275g) oats
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs (or substitute flax eggs)
- 1 ¼ cups (300ml) milk (or non-dairy milk)
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 ripe banana mashed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Berry topping (optional)
- 1 handful frozen mixed berries
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. Lightly grease a 8-inch/20cm square baking pan.
- Mix together the oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl.
- Whisk the eggs, milk, oil, banana and vanilla together then pour into the dry mixture and stir well.
- Pour into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden.
- Keep refrigerated for up to 6 days and serve portions cold or warmed up in the oven or microwave.
For the berry topping
- Add all ingredients to a saucepan over a medium heat. Heat until the fruit is soft and liquid is thick.
Serve over the warm or cold baked oatmeal.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.