I absolutely love making baked oatmeal as I meal prep for the week ahead. I will make a large pan of it, and then reheat it for myself or my kids. Then I like to top it with some milk, nut butter, and berries on top! I have rounded up my favorite baked oatmeal recipes, both from my blog and from other sites that I regularly make and love.
Baked oatmeal is a combination of oats, milk, typically eggs, spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla, and sometimes baking powder or soda. As you will see in the recipes below, there are a lot of combinations of flavors that you can use! The mixture is baked until it’s cooked through in the middle and a little golden on the outside. It can be served as it, plain, or you can scoop it into a bowl and drizzle a little milk over it.
Yes! Oats a healthy, gluten free whole grain that is a good source of fiber and carbs. Oats also contain more protein than most grains and are full of zinc, magnesium, manganese, and are rich in antioxidants. Eating baked oatmeal is essentially the same as eating regularly cooked oatmeal. Baked oatmeal will also offer the nutritional components of the ingredients you add to it, such as nut butter, berries, milk, and nuts.
The combination of the carbs, protein, and fiber is also a great combination to keep you satisfied and full after eating baked oatmeal.
Baked oatmeal is great for meal prepping. You can make any of these baked oatmeal recipes ahead of time, and then warm them up the morning that you want to eat it. I like to store the baked oatmeal in a large glass container (these are my favorite) and then scoop out what I want each morning. I drizzle the cold oatmeal with some milk and heat it up in the microwave. The milk will soften the oatmeal back up, but it’s not necessary. Then I top it with some nut butter and fruit, and enjoy!