Baked oatmeal for breakfast is nice change from your more typical oatmeal recipes for the stove top or microwave. It’s really easy to make. All you do is mix it up, bake it, and then store it in the fridge until you’re ready to eat it. It also makes a delicious lunch, snack or dessert, since it’s more like a dense oatmeal cake or muffin than porridge.
I love to bake up a batch over the weekend and then enjoy it during the week for a quick and easy breakfast that keeps me satisfied until lunch.
Oats are good and good for you so the more ways you can find to eat them, the better. They’re low in calories, high in fiber and full of vitamins B1, B2, and E. The soluble fiber in oatmeal can help lower cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease too.
But baked oatmeal is a a current favorite. The problem is that many recipes are packed with sugar and fat - so if you want to eat healthy an/or are trying to lose weight look for those that are lower in sugar and fat and packed with fruit.
My go to recipe for healthy baked oatmeal is from the Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook. It’s easy, healthy and delicious with 7 WW Points+. I’ve also gathered a wonderful collection of baked oatmeal recipes from around the web and calculated their points+.
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats
- ½ cup chopped dried apricots
- ½ cup dried cranberries or blueberries
- ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup plain fat-free yogurt
- 1 cup reduced fat milk
- ½ cup applesauce
- 2 egg whites
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick spray.
- In a large bowl, mix together the oats, apricots, cranberries, all except 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
- In another bowl, whisk together the yogurt, ½ cup milk, the applesauce, egg whites, oil and vanilla until smooth.
- Add the yogurt mixture to the oat mixture and stir until well combined.
- Spoon into the prepared baking dish and spread it out evenly. Sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar.
- Bake the oatmeal until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let cool in the baking dish on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
- Cut the oatmeal into 8 equal portions and serve with remaining ½ cup milk.
More Baked Oatmeal Recipes with Weight Watchers PointsPlus Values from Around the Web:
Baked Blueberry & Peach Oatmeal – “This oatmeal bake is a staple in our home. It’s very easy to prepare the night before, just keep the dry and wet ingredients separate until ready to bake. I’ve tried a variety of fruits, but the blueberry and peach is our favorite.” Makes 9 servings each with 277 calories, 11 g ft, 38 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein and 7 WW PointsPlus. Found at Taste of Home.
Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal - A family favorite that is perfect for the holidays. The recipe makes 8 servings. Each serving has 237 calories, 6.6 g fat, 38.3 g carbs, 3.9 g fiber, 6.7 g protein and 6 WW PointsPlus. Found at Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures. According to Lynn, you this into a great Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal by substituting the 3/4 cup pumpkin with 1/2 cup peanut butter and omitting the cinnamon and brown sugar for the top or Baked Banana Oatmeal by substituting the pumpkin with mashed bananas and omitting the cinnamon and brown sugar for the top. Found at Lynn’s KItchen Adventures.
Blueberry Baked Oatmeal - We often think of oatmeal as a cold weather breakfast, but because it is so healthy I try to incorporate it into our meals all year long. Here’s a blueberry baked oatmeal with 237 calories, 6.6 g fat, 37. 5 g carbs, 3.6 g fiber, 7.3 g protein and 6 WW PointsPlus Values. Found at Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures.
CrockPot Baked Oatmeal - Delicious baked oatmeal with flax and dried fruit that cooks in the slow cooker with 281 calories, 9.6 g fat, 43.7 g carbs, 4.4 g fiber, 7.3 g protein and 8 Weight Watchers PointsPlus found at A Year of Slow Cooking. This is a great way to make baked oatmeal during the summer when you don’t want to turn on the oven and heat up your kitchen.
Hearty Maple Apple Cranberry Baked Oatmeal - This is a breakfast that will stick with you. Cranberries, apples and cinnamon bring comforting flavor to each bite. Just 224 calories, 2.6 g fat, 48 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 7 g protein and 6 WW Points+ found at Taste of Home.
Peanut Butter Apple Baked Oatmeal - Cubes of apple laced with peanut butter dominate every bite of this thick and creamy oatmeal with crunchy walnuts and warm notes of brown sugar and cinnamon. Each serving has 321 calories, 15. 8 g fat, 35. 9 g carbs, 4.9 g fiber, 12.4 g fiber and 9 WW PointsPlus Values found at Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice.
Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Baked Oatmeal - A tasty wholesome baked oatmeal with 336 calories, 10.3 g fat, 57.6 g carbs, 7.8 g fiber, 9.4 g protein 9 WW PointsPlus when made with lite coconut milk found at Marcus Samuelsson.
Simple Baked Oatmeal – Try this easy baked oatmeal for a unexpected morning treat. It’s a mix between an oatmeal bar and traditional creamy breakfast oatmeal with 281 calories, 7.6 g fat, 48.8 g carbs, 3.4 g fiber, 7 g protein and 8 WW Points Plus from Cooking Light found at MyRecipes.
Strawberry Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal – A delicious version perfect in the spring when strawberries and rhubarb is in season, with 226 calories, 7.5 g fat, 35.2 g carbs, 3.4 g fiber, 5.7 g protein and 6 Weight Watchers Points+ from 5 Dollar Dinners.
Here’s a great video from Door County showing how easy it is to make baked oatmeal…
More Ways to Enjoy Oatmeal for Breakfast
Muesli Recipes – Muesli is a delicious way to enjoy oatmeal for breakfast during the summer. Here are two of my favorite recipes.
Grandma’s Oatmeal Muffins – A great old recipe for easy tasty oatmeal muffins like my Nana used to make.
Healthy Homemade Maple Granola – Another favorite way to enjoy oatmeal for breakfast.