Our Favorite Baked Oatmeal Recipes

Baked oatmeal is the perfect make ahead snack, breakfast, or treat to meal prep and have throughout the week ahead. The variations are absolutely endless, but we’ve rounded up our favorite baked oatmeal recipes to make any time of year. All of them are gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar free for a healthy breakfast or snack option!

Baked Oatmeal Recipe

We are nuts about baked oatmeal around here! And we know you are too, because you keep asking for more. These baked oatmeal recipes are delicious, filling, and packed with good-for-you ingredients to get you through a busy morning! They are the perfect on-the-go and make ahead breakfast or snack! Plus, they are totally customizable! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite baked oatmeal recipe to make any season.

New to the baked oatmeal fan club? Baked oatmeal is essentially an oatmeal casserole! It combines oats, milk of choice, flavoring and eggs with hands-off baking in the oven!

How do you make baked oatmeal?

They are so easy to put together, using only one bowl and once it’s mixed together you place it in the oven!

Banana chocolate baked oatmeal recipes

Baked Oatmeal FAQ

Just in case you are new to the baked oatmeal scene, we’ve answered a few of our frequently answered questions right here for you! If your question isn’t answered here, be sure to leave a comment and we’ll respond there!

How do you serve baked oatmeal?

There are a few ways you can serve baked oatmeal, besides digging right in with a spoon! You can scoop out a serving into a bowl and add a little extra milk of choice, like a warm cereal. You can slice it and eat is as warm or cold. This makes it a great meal prep options as you can bake it and eat some immediately and pack the rest away for later.

What kind of oats are used?

Use rolled oats, not quick cooking oats. If gluten-free, make sure you buy oats there a labeled as gluten-free.

Can you make it ahead of time!

Yes! It’s the perfect make ahead breakfast. Make a batch at the beginning of the week and it will last you around 3-4 days! 

How do you reheat baked oatmeal?

These are the perfect make ahead breakfast, especially for kids. To reheat it, use the oven, toaster oven or microwave to reheat until warm.

How long can you keep oatmeal cups in the refrigerator?

I like to keep them for 3-4 days.

Make ahead baked oatmeal recipes

Our Favorite Baked Oatmeal Recipes

Maple Blueberry Baked Oatmeal: Maple and blueberry together is SO GOOD and we knew it would be delicious as an oatmeal bake

Chocolate Peppermint Baked Oatmeal: When the holidays are right around the corner, we know that this Chocolate Peppermint Baked Oatmeal will be a crowd pleaser on a leisurely morning surrounded by family and friends. Or really, anytime!

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal (Gluten-Free): This classic flavor combination smells so good when it is baking, and bonus it’s so easy to put together. 

Peanut Butter, Banana, Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal: Who doesn’t love the combination of peanut butter, banana, and chocolate chips baked into an ooey-gooey fiber rich breakfast bake?

PB&J Baked Oatmeal: This PB & J baked oatmeal has all the same flavors of a PB&J, but without the traditional sandwich bread. Each bite is a mini PB&J in itself with a more exciting texture and, of course, all the nutritional benefits of its clean ingredient list. This recipe came to us from my friend Ali’s newest cookbook, Inspiralized and Beyond! 

How To Make The BEST Baked Oatmeal Cups (Gluten-Free): These baked oatmeal cups are the OG baked oatmeal recipe on LCK. They’re delicious, filling, and packed with good-for-you ingredients to get you through a busy morning! They are the perfect on-the-go/make ahead breakfast or snack! Plus, they are totally customizable! Start with the base recipe and add in your favorite add-ins!

Pumpkin Oatmeal Bake: For when season is calling out to you! Keep this baked oatmeal all about the pumpkin flavor as-is, or add in chocolate chips, nuts or dried cranberries for a twist.

Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal: With its warm spices and hearty molasses flavor, this Gingerbread Oatmeal Bake completely feels and tastes like the holiday season. Make as is, or bake it with nuts, white or dark chocolate or even dried cranberries!

Baked PB&J Oatmeal bake recipes

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Baked Oatmeal Recipes

Our Favorite Baked Oatmeal Recipes

This dairy-free and gluten-free Peanut Butter, Banana, and Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal is the ultimate make-ahead fiber-rich breakfast for a busy week, perfect for a breakfast potluck, or snack, and is absolutely the best flavor combo! Made in partnership with Enjoy Life Foods!

Healthy Baked Oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal

I am so excited about this healthy baked oatmeal recipe! Who doesn’t love the combination of peanut butter, banana, and chocolate chips baked into an ooey-gooey fiber rich breakfast bake? It’s a super simple one-bowl recipe and can easily be made ahead of time, though we do think it is SO TASTY straight from the oven too. This oatmeal bake is based off of our popular Oatmeal Cups recipe so it has the perfect almond milk (or milk of choice) to oats ratio.Baked Oatmeal

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Baked Oatmeal Ingredients

Will baked oatmeal freeze?

When it comes to freezing baked oatmeal, you simply make up the baked oatmeal recipe, let it cool, and freeze it!

How do you make baked oatmeal

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

What Oats Should You Use

P.S. You can sub out for your favorite nut butter here, or to make it nut-free use sun butter.

Baked Oatmeal Recipe

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Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Baked Oatmeal

Yields 9
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen
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  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8" x 8" oven-safe dish. If desired, prepare a parchment sling by cutting out a piece of parchment paper slightly larger than the pan (for easy removal of bake).
  2. In a large bowl mash bananas until they are smooth. Add eggs and whisk to combine. Then add peanut butter, maple syrup, almond milk, oil, apple sauce and vanilla until fully combined.
  3. To the wet ingredients add oats, baking powder, chia, salt and chocolate chips and mix until fully combined.
  4. Pour into prepared 8"x 8" dish and bake for 40 minutes, until the center is just barely firm.
  5. Scoop or cut and serve warm as is or with almond milk, or cool and slice into 9 square portions.

Recipe Notes

  1. You can sub out for your favorite nut butter here, or to make it nut-free use sun butter.


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