5 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)

Try this quick and easy baked oatmeal recipe for an unexpected morning treat. It's a mix between an oatmeal bar and traditional creamy breakfast oatmeal. There are so many different ways to add a little something extra to this recipe: Add fresh fruit like strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries. Add toasted coconut flakes. Add chocolate chips for something the whole family will love. You could also add extra nuts and seeds. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

Combine the first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Combine the milk, applesauce, butter, and egg. Add milk mixture to oat mixture; stir well. Pour oat mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes. Serve warm.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Amy77006's Review

October 31, 2014
This recipe solved my healthy breakfast issue because I go to the gym in the morning before work and don't have time to make breakfast each morning. So I make a batch of these every other Sunday in a 12 muffin tin and freeze them. That way I can grab one, plus a small yogurt and a piece of fruit on my way out the door. By the time I get to work it is defrosted, although sometimes I stick it in the microwave to warm it up. I change the recipe each batch so it doesn't get boring. Banana nut is my fav, but pumpkin, craisins, pepitas and pumpkin pie spices are good in the fall. Add apple pie spices if you use applesauce or shredded apples. I use old fashioned rolled oats and cook it 10 mins longer, 2% milk, half the sugar and no butter.

January 16, 2017
Do you cook the muffins the same amount of time?

Great as Dairy Free!

December 04, 2017
I've made this a couple of times now. The first time, I made it nearly as the recipe indicated, but I had to make a few substitutions to meet my son's dairy allergy. I left the sugar because I substituted the apple sauce with another egg, substituted the cow's milk for the cashew/almond protein milk, used a dairy free butter, and my family hates raisins in baked items so I eliminated that as well.The second time, I substituted the applesauce with pumpkin puree, only used 1 egg, still used the diary free milk, halved the sugar, added 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of ginger, 1/8 teaspoon each of coves and nutmeg, and used 1/4 c roughly chopped pecans instead of walnuts. Still eliminated the raisins though! This was amazing and tasted just like our family pumpkin pie recipe! It was gobbled up!!!


January 08, 2019
For as much sugar that goes in this, its not overly sweet. I felt the end product was a big soggy. Also, this recipe makes A LOT.

taval2's Review

April 17, 2014
Delicious - made this for brunch. Even my niece who eats nothing loved it. It was a little dryer than I expected so it was better with a some vanilla almond milk over it.

Leeelevine50's Review

May 26, 2012
Served with Greek yogurt and fruit. My husband couldn't get enough. I will definitely keep this as a great brunch dish as well as a weekend treat for my husband and myself.

ambkinz87's Review

January 16, 2012
This is such a great breakfast!! I halved the brown sugar and totally skipped adding butter to keep the recipe as healthy as possible. I also substituted pumpkin in place of the applesauce and used pecans rather than walnuts. Obviously I made some big changes to the flavor itself, but I am sure this would have been great following the original recipe as it was probably the best oatmeal I ever had. Also, being able to just pop it in the microwave in the A.M. was a huge time and energy saver!! :-)

TessaMarie's Review

August 05, 2012
Love this recipe! I change it up sometimes. My favorite variations uses pineapple instead of apple sauce, plus 1 tsp vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and about 1/4 cup brown sugar. And I cook it for about 30 minutes so it's dry...like an oatmeal cake. So delicious!

RHONDAd's Review

July 07, 2014

karategirl's Review

August 12, 2011
I made this for the first time yesterday as a healthy snack for food service managers. I used pumpkin (great source of Vitamin A) instead of the applesauce and tossed in some craisins and a small amount of Ghiradelli dark chocolate chips (flavonals and flavor!). I doubled the recipe and it turned out great with more baking time. I am going to try to make it with yogurt instead of the milk next time and cut the sugar down by a 1/3.