Baked Oatmeal with Scrambled Eggs

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 6, 2009

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We used to make baked oatmeal for breakfast all the time when we lived in the Dominican Republic!  There are so many great ways to make baked oatmeal.  I thought I’d share my basic recipe, and you can mix in whatever you prefer…blueberries, strawberries, diced apples, dried cranberries, raisins…whatever!

I made this in a 9×13 baking dish so that we would have leftovers for breakfast! You could half the baked oatmeal portion of the recipe and bake in an 8×8 baking dish.

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Baked Oatmeal with Scrambled Eggs

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs ($.16)
  • 1/2 cup applesauce ($.20)
  • 3/4 cup sugar ($.15)
  • 1 cup milk ($.10)
  • 3 cups of quick cooking oats ($1)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder ($.05)
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar ($.05)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon ($.05)
  • 2 cup fresh blueberries ($2)
  • Vanilla or plain yogurt, or cream, or milk ($.50)
  • 8 eggs ($.64) On sale $.89 a dozen!!!
  • 1/2 cup milk ($.05) On sale for $.75 a half gallon!!!
  • Salt/pepper

Directions

  • In large mixing bowl, whisk 2 eggs, applesauce, sugar and milk. Once creamy, add oats, salt and baking powder and mix through. (If you wish to add in any fruits, add about 1 cup into the batter at this point.) **Gluten free: Use certified GF oats. They are more expensive, but this dish would be worth it!
  • Pour batter into greased 9×13 baking dish. Sprinkle top with brown sugar and cinnamon. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving. Don’t wait too long, as you want to serve it warm! Top with your preferred topping: vanilla or plain yogurt, or cream, or milk.
  • Just before taking the baked oatmeal out of the oven, whisk together 8 eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Add to skillet over medium-high heat. Scramble to your likeness.
  • Serve warm Baked Oatmeal with Scrambled Eggs.

Cost $4.95

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Kat May 6, 2009 at 6:17 pm

Thanks for the recipe. I have made baked oatmeal before but this one looks easy and really good.

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Teri May 6, 2009 at 6:44 pm

This looks fabulous! I think I might make it for my preschool graduation brunch that is coming up in 2 weeks! :)

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Rebekah May 6, 2009 at 6:49 pm

yum!! that looks so good! i’m going to have to try it! thanks for posting!!

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Denise May 6, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Wow that looks just delicious. Thank you for such a great looking recipe. Definately on my menu to try!

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Heather Grimes May 6, 2009 at 8:16 pm

Wow, that sounds really good as well as looking really good! I’m really excited to try this breakfast/dinner. Thanks for all you do!

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LuAnn May 6, 2009 at 8:19 pm

That sounds great! And I’m glad you wrote that the eggs were on sale. I was wondering where you got them so cheap! *lol*

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Deidra Floyd May 6, 2009 at 9:24 pm

This looks yummy…I bet my family would love it!

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amanda May 6, 2009 at 9:29 pm

Sounds great — can you clarify though — do all 8 eggs go in the oatmeal, or does that include the ones you scrambled?

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Erin May 6, 2009 at 9:31 pm

8 eggs get scrambled…will edit to clarify. Thanks!

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Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam May 6, 2009 at 10:01 pm

Oh my – too funny. I have my baked oatmeal recipe on the counter. I was going to make it for breakfast. Mine doesn’t call for applesauce and that sounds like a great addition. :)

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Erin May 7, 2009 at 6:33 am

I like using applesauce instead of oil/butter/margarine that’s in other recipes! Applesauce keeps it a bit healthier!

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Crista May 6, 2009 at 10:36 pm

Oh wow – this looks awesome! I’ve never made baked oatmeal, but we all like regular-made oatmeal well enough I’m going to try it soon!

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Kelly Lininger May 7, 2009 at 12:40 am

That looks too good. okay you twisted my arm…I’m doing it.

Kelly

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Christina Baita May 7, 2009 at 10:30 am

I can’t wait to try this. The housekeeper never made this for me while there! Ok, so I can’t remember a whole lot past the chickens but this sounds fantastic. Thanks for sharing something new for me to try for breakfast.

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gourmetmomma May 7, 2009 at 10:30 am

mmm… i’m collecting brunch recipes for my mops group. i’ll have to try that one out. thanks for sharing!

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wanda May 7, 2009 at 11:21 am

That looks so yummy!
I heart oatmeal!
Can’t wait to try it…

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amanda May 7, 2009 at 11:24 am

OK, duh. Just actually read the recipe and saw the 2 eggs at the very top. I thought 8 eggs sounded like a lot for the oatmeal. :) Sorry!

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Carissa May 7, 2009 at 12:21 pm

I’ve been following your blog for a while now and have used several of your recipes – so thanks! :-)

I’ve never heard of baked oatmeal, but love oats. I’ll have to give this one a try!

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Jamie May 7, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Sounds great. I have regular oats not the quick cooking. How can I modify the recipe to use those?

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Amy May 7, 2009 at 6:22 pm

This looks really good. The GF oats I have aren’t the quick cooking kind but I think I might try soaking them for a few hours and see if it works.

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Erin May 8, 2009 at 12:35 pm

You might grind them up in a mini chopper or food processor. I’ve not tried that, but that’s what I would do if I make this recipe again using the GF oats.

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Katy May 7, 2009 at 11:07 pm

This looked so good I wanted to try it asap. So I mixed up the batter, got it in the oven, and I was just about to scramble the eggs when the phone rang. It was my father-in-law wondering when we wanted to meet him at the restaurant. What?!?! We forgot we were meeting my in-laws to celebrate mother-in-law’s birthday. No breakfast for dinner tonight. :(

But, I invited my in-laws to come over after dinner for a “special treat.” Baked apple cinnamon oatmeal with caramel praline ice cream a la mode. DELICIOUS!

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Erin May 8, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Perfect! Glad it worked out!

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Sarah E. May 8, 2009 at 11:54 am

YUM! Just made this using strawberries for the fruit – sooooo good!!

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Jessica May 8, 2009 at 2:05 pm

This was really good(-: Really yummy. Almost like a dessert for breakfast!
BTW, I didn’t even notice that the directions were for quick cooking oats and we used the old fashioned ones and it turned out delicious.. I ended up using 1/2 c brown sugar, because our sugar wasn’t opened and I was feeling lazy — and I will cut back next time- but I doubt that would change how the oats turned out. We also used frozen raspberries.

I think I’ll experiment by mixing it up the night before and using my steel cut oats (the cook for 30-40 minute kind)- I think they will need a little ‘soaking’.

Oh, I also put 3 in 3 silicone muffin cups and cooked for about 15 minutes– for a mini-appetizer as my kiddos were hungry. That worked quite well, and I used them as ‘bowls’ with a little yogurt on top. I’m thrilled we have lots of leftovers and curious how they will re’heat’.
Thank you! I’m happy to get my littlest to eat oatmeal, for some reason she has been refusing to, but she finally tried this– yeah!

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Susan T May 10, 2009 at 8:26 pm

I made this tonight for dinner. I added blueberries. The only thing I did different was instead of the white sugar I used Splenda. We put warm milk over it. I only did 1/2 the recipe since I did not know if we would like it. My husband and I both really liked it. He asked me to make it again real soon. Thanks for the recipe..

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Debbi May 11, 2009 at 5:55 pm

I made this with Splenda instead of sugar and it turned out very good. I used strawberries but I’d love to try it with raspberries or blueberries. Funny, I never make myself oatmeal but I LOVED this recipe and I’ll for sure make it again. Super nutritious! Thanks!

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June May 14, 2009 at 11:54 pm

Just found your site via Thrifty Mama site and this recipe sounds awesome! Can’t wait to give

it a try this weekend!

Your site is well done and I plan on spending more time perusing it in the morning.

Blessings-

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stevi July 25, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Hey, so it is ok to freeze these things on your “stock the freezer list”? are the directions any different if you freeze them?

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Erin July 25, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Nope…just freeze after baking. Then thaw over night in the refrigerator the night before you want to eat it. Reheat in the oven at 350 for 30-45 minutes, depending on how well it thawed the night before.

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Lela July 26, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Hi Erin…My family loves this recipe. Even my 1 year old. I make it at least once a week. I use all different fruits & fruit combos! We love it & it is healthy!
Thanks…Lela

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Becky Lowmaster July 26, 2009 at 4:33 pm

This sounds delicious!!! I’m gonna have to try it!!

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Dana July 28, 2009 at 1:50 pm

My son is allergic to eggs. Could I replace the eggs with something else (bananas?) or just leave them out and still have the recipe turn out ok?

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Lori September 20, 2009 at 9:55 am

Oh you sneaky little devil! What a way to eat “dessert” for breakfast and still be healthy! I made mine with (canned) peaches cut into chunks. Hubby loved it, too. I plan to freeze in individual packages, remove from freezer in the AM, take to work, thaw ’til lunch, warm in the microwave and have a bit of sweet with my lunch. I just ran across your site last week and am looking forward to many more recipes and good info. Thanks!

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katie September 25, 2009 at 7:40 pm

Do you have to let it cool before putting it in the freezer, if you want to freeze it?
Also, so, do you have to cook the oats or just put them in

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Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom September 25, 2009 at 8:47 pm

Cooked oats…and I would let it cool before freezing it.

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Lesley October 24, 2009 at 1:44 pm

This was a GREAT recipe! In fact, I thought the baked oatmeal was even better after it’d been frozen, and defrosted/reheated. As a working woman, I get tired of processed cereal or granola bars for breakfast – grabbing one of my baked oatmeal squares out of the freezer and nuking it at work is a vast improvement.

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Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom October 24, 2009 at 7:28 pm

@Lesley,

Great! And thanks for letting us know that it froze and reheated well :)

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Beth November 2, 2009 at 6:14 pm

I’m sorry, but I’m a little confused. The ingredient list says “3 cups quick cooking oats”. When I see “oats” as an ingredient, I use the oats uncooked. In reading through the comments, I read your response that it is “cooked oats”. Is the 3 cups the measurement of oats before or after cooking? Thanks.

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Holly April 15, 2011 at 12:54 pm

I’l like to know the answer to this as well.

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Linda January 23, 2010 at 10:32 am

I’ve been making baked oatmeal for years. You can do all kinds of “fun” things with it. Adding shredded apples with the sugar/cinnamon topping is good. Another way that I absolutely LOVE is adding one cup of fresh or frozen (thawed) peach slices (that I purchased on sale in the summer, cut up and froze), a 1/2 cup of dried cranberries and 1 tsp. of vanilla. Yummy!!

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Jen May 25, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Fantastic!! An instant favorite! I did decrease the sugar to 1/2 a cup the first time, and then less than a 1/3, the next time. I still it thought it was fabulous, and I think I’ll go to 1/4 the next time!

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Brandy September 11, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Would you recommend freezing this after preparing? If so, how would you do it?

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Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom September 12, 2011 at 7:36 am

Yes Brandy…freeze after you bake it and after it has cooled completely to reduce freezer burn. I would cut the baked oatmeal up into squares and freeze “individually”…for faster thawing and the perfect portion size.

Erin

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Kathy February 15, 2012 at 6:33 pm

My family and I love this. My picky 4 year old boy had 3 servings! I couldn’t believe it. I’m making it again tonight because my 8 year old has been asking for a week now. It sure makes for a quick and healthful dinner.

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Marilyn Nelson April 23, 2012 at 6:12 pm

This sounds really good and I know my hubby will like it…….thanks so much for all your great recipes.

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Lindsay Bureaux July 10, 2012 at 2:10 pm

This recipe is so delicious! I’ve made it with and without fruit. I shared a batch with fresh Washington strawberries yesterday at work. My co-workers loved it….so much so, I’m turning them onto your website for the recipe. Thanks Erin!

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Mary September 3, 2012 at 10:06 pm

This sounds wonderful – do I need to cook the oats before I put them in the recipe? What a wonderful way for my hubby and I to enjoy oatmeal!!

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Jan September 7, 2013 at 2:22 am

Can you do this recipe with regular oats instead of quick oats or would you need to cook them first?

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