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All breakfast should be healthy but not necessarily taste like it, and this Easy Baked Oatmeal fits that bill! It’s easy, fast, made in one bowl with no mixer, and it’s only 135 calories per serving!

An added bonus: it doesn’t taste like regular old mushy oatmeal AND it has a cinnamon sugar topping. #winningatoatmeal

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As always, I’m constantly trying to find new ways to make breakfast delicious and healthy. I don’t want yogurt or fruit or a green smoothie; I want a pastry or bowl of cereal.

That’s why I compromise with myself and make these oatmeal bars – they’re baked so they have a better texture than regular cooked oatmeal and they taste more like a sinful treat…but they aren’t!

Making oatmeal like this will change your opinion about oatmeal, I promise. Normally when I eat cooked oatmeal I have to add a ton of brown sugar and nuts to make it edible, but with baked oatmeal I can eat it plain!

Baked Oatmeal is one of my favorite easy breakfast recipes. It tastes sinful but it’s healthier and so much better than plain old cereal.

Easy Healthier Cinnamon Sugar Baked Oatmeal Recipe

This recipe is similar to the other baked oatmeal recipes I’ve made, one with blueberries and one that makes individual muffins. It’s one bowl, easy, no mixer, and you bake it. The texture is not like your normal oatmeal – I do not like regular oatmeal but I love it baked! It’s kind of like a soft granola bar when you bake it, and it’s not mushy at all.

How do you make oatmeal in the oven?

This is a one bowl oatmeal recipe! Simply mix up your ingredients and then place the mixture in a casserole dish. It bakes up like a soft granola bar.

Baked oatmeal with banana or applesauce is a healthier breakfast!

Instead of using oil I use mashed banana in this recipe. You could also use applesauce if you don’t want to use banana.

In addition to the mashed banana or applesauce, this recipe uses:

  • Eggs
  • Brown Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Baking Powder
  • Milk
  • Cinnamon Sugar, for flavoring

When it comes to sugar, you can omit the brown sugar an instead use:

  • Honey (1-2 tablespoons)
  • Sugar-free sweetener, like Stevia or Splenda (use about 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons)
  • Swerve brown sugar (which is completely sugar free brown sugar) – use about 2 tablespoons or to taste.

Easily make this vegan baked oatmeal!

There are two things in this recipe that are not vegan: milk and eggs.

To substitute milk, you can use any non-dairy milk. In fact, I most often use almond milk in this recipe (I always use unsweetened) but you can use any almond or soy or nut or even oat milk.

To omit the eggs you have a few choices:

  • Use an extra 1/2 cup mashed banana or applesauce
  • Use 1/2 cup soy yogurt
  • Use 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed mixed with 6 tablespoons water to create a paste

Normally in baked goods it’s hard to substitute egg to make things vegan, but this recipe is very forgiving.

I sprinkle the top with cinnamon sugar for extra flavoring but there are so many ways you can flavor it!

Other ways to flavor this oven oatmeal:

  • Add 1 cup blueberries, chopped strawberries, raspberries or other fruit
  • Add 1 cup chopped nuts or chocolate chips
  • Add 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Warm from the oven this baked oatmeal is sweet and chewy and everything breakfast is asking for.

Made as directed this recipe has only 135 calories per serving!

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Cinnamon Sugar Baked Oatmeal

5 from 2 votes
This oatmeal is such an easy breakfast recipe! Make Cinnamon Sugar Oatmeal from scratch for a healthier breakfast that lasts all week!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 12 servings
Serving Size 1 serving

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 medium banana smashed (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2  teaspoons cinnamon divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup milk cow’s milk or non-dairy
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 11×7 or a 9×13 pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Whisk eggs, mashed banana, brown sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Stir in 2 teaspoons cinnamon, salt, and baking powder. Stir in oats and milk. Spread in prepared pan.
  • Stir 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle over unbaked oatmeal. Bake for 28-34 minutes until oatmeal is browned and not jiggly in the center. Cool slightly before serving. Serve with syrup and/or fruit or vanilla yogurt.
  • Store in refrigerator up to 2 days. You can also portion and freeze for quick morning breakfasts!

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Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 220mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1.2mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Author Dorothy Kern
Keyword oatmeal

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Easy Baked Oatmeal is a delicious healthy breakfast! This easy recipe can be made into oatmeal cups or muffins and even be made vegan or with blueberry. It’s made with banana or applesauce and you can vary the recipe in so many ways!

Last Updated on January 16, 2020

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  1. Anytime I can get oats into me and my family, I try. This was a hit, everybody loved it and it was great leftover too! Reheated beautifully, and delicious.

  2. This was wonderful!! We were a little skeptical at first, thinking it might be “dry and too chewey”. We were wrong!!! The texture is perfect, just chewey enough…..and the flavor is amazing! It feels like your adding too much vanilla and cinnamon but I followed the recipe and was I surprised. We sprinkled a few blueberries with it in our bowl and it was delicious. It was the perfect breakfast for a cold, crisp winter morning at the cabin, thank you so much for sharing this recipe. It will now be the only way we make oatmeal! P.S. It smells great when its baking! ?

  3. I made this for breakfast today and it was excellent. I was feeling super lazy so I mixed all the wet ingredients in the food processor and stired in the oats at the end. It worked pretty well! Will definitely make this again!

  4. I can’t decide which I love more – the baked oatmeal or Maude!  I can definitely get one of them into my life today…although now I really want the other one too!  🙂

  5. WHY have I never made baked oatmeal before? This seems so much better than mushy old oatmeal. And we have a robot vacuum too, and its seriously life changing and the best thing ever. 🙂

  6. Yum! I love oatmeal, and I definitely prefer the kind you cook on the stove instead of the instant kind, but I’ve never tried it baked. This looks great and I can’t wait to try it! … and I’m glad I’m not the only one that names my cleaning stuff. I have a vacuum named Pete. 🙂