I've been meal prepping baked oatmeal for the last seven years so that I can enjoy warm, filling oatmeal on busy mornings without spending more than a minute reheating them. And it's portable! Baked oatmeal in any form is a major flex for my meal prep routine. As you might imagine, after making baked oatmeal for such a long time I have developed several flavor variations over the years. Now they're all in one spot for you to easily peruse when planning meals for the week. Check out all the flavorful baked oatmeal recipes below and let me know if there are any others you'd like to see in the comments.
What is Baked Oatmeal?
Baked oatmeal typically consists of oats (I always recommend rolled or old fashioned oats), mix-ins like nuts, seeds, and fruits, binding ingredients (milk, fruit purees, nut butters, etc.), and flavorings such as spices and sweeteners. All of these ingredients are combined and baked in a dish or muffin tin. The result is oatmeal you can eat on the go! Not to mention that you can meal prep oatmeal for the whole week in just 30 minutes. I typically make baked oatmeal in two forms: baked oatmeal bars and healthy oatmeal cups. Actually, both versions are healthy. Wondering what to put into your baked oatmeal? Here are a few suggestions for flavorful baked oatmeal.
What Can You Put into Baked Oatmeal?
- Fresh, Dried, or Canned Produce
- Apple Chips
- Banana Chips
- Coconut Chips
- Crushed Pineapple
- Dried Berries
- Dried Cherries
- Fresh Berries
- Mashed Banana
- Pumpkin Puree
- Shaved Carrot
- Nuts and Seeds
- Chia Seeds
- Macadamia Nuts
- Poppy Seeds
- Flavor Ideas
- Chai Spice
- Maple Syrup
- Nut Butter or Sun Butter
- Sea Salt
- Vanilla Extract
11 Baked Oatmeal Ideas for Busy Mornings
- Almond Butter & Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins
- Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Squares
- Banana Nut Oatmeal Muffins
- Carrot Cake Oatmeal Muffins
- Chocolate Chai Oatmeal Squares
- Cranberry Almond Vanilla Oatmeal Muffins
- Maple Cranberry Oatmeal Muffins
- Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
- Piña Colada Oatmeal Muffins
- Pumpkin Walnut Oatmeal Muffins
- Pumpkin Maple Oatmeal Squares
By the way, all of my baked oatmeal recipes can very easily be made vegan and gluten-free. Most are already plant-based oatmeal anyway. And only sweeteners you'll find in them are maple syrup so they are refined-sugar free, too. I hope you enjoy one or more of these easy baked oatmeal recipes and I'll be sure to add to this list for you as time goes on. Sharing is caring so be sure to pin this roundup on Pinterest. Thanks for reading!
P.S. More meal prep breakfast ideas for you!
- Frozen Fruit Smoothie Packs
- Homemade Oatmeal Mix
- Scrambled Egg Muffins with Goat Cheese
- Chocolate Sheet Pan Pancakes