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Healthier Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Updated: Jan 12

baked oatmeal with toppings

We usually eat this weekly. Here is how I make it!

I call it "healthier"because I have been making baked oatmeal close to 15 years, and the original recipe called for a WHOLE stick of butter, only 1 egg, a cup of white sugar, less oats...and that's just for starters. For my values, I do believe less butter, less sugar, more protein, more eggs, and more whole grain oats are healthier. I have adapted this recipe slowly, slowly over time, and this is the healthier version I have been making for more than 5 years.

**Please note, it may NOT taste sweet to you if you have been eating something more like the original version of "Amish Baked Oatmeal," oatmeal packets, or oatmeal with a lot of sugar/sweetness. That is okay! If it's too much to go to this less sweetened version, I encourage you to ease your way into it. That is how I did it. I was too scared of drastically changing the recipe, so over time, I did a little less butter, half sugar-half honey, WAY more honey (it is still sugar--so please remember that), and little tiny changes.


Here are the Ingredients

  • 50g butter

  • 4 eggs

  • 100g honey or maple syrup

(I regularly interchange these)

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon molasses (optional)

  • 1 teaspoons vanilla

  • 2 cups your preference milk

  • 2 cups whole, rolled oats

serves 4-8 depending on serving size.

For our family, we currently use a 9X12 dish and divide that into 6 portions.

Before my daughter left for college, we made 7 portions work...but some were still hungry! Even if we have just one more guest, I make 2 dishes, and we eat it up!!!

1. In a microwave safe mixing bowl, melt butter.

recipe with food scale

2. Add eggs and ALL ingredients except milk and oats. Stir well.

my little tip: I do love using a kitchen scale--easy measuring and easier clean up--less measuring cups. I do use my measuring spoons for the small quantity things though!

3. Add milk & stir well.

We have used cow's milk, almond milk, and oat milk. All work! Your choice/preference/needs.

baked oatmeal recipe food prep

4. Finally, add oats and stir.

Then put into a 9X12 baking dish.

5. Bake at 180 C or 350 F for 30-45 min until golden and browned.

Ovens & preferences of doneness

will vary.

oatmeal with toppings

Serve hot with milk.

Toppings optional:

You can add all kinds of things if you'd like. Mostly my family eats this as is with milk only. I love texture. So, here is my bowl from this week--you can see where I added nuts, coconut, chia and/or flax seed, and such. You could add your favorite fruit to be a topping too!


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