Baked Oatmeal with Scrambled Eggs

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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

Comments

  1. Denise says

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

  2. says

    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*

  3. amanda says

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

    • says

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

  4. Crista says

    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!

  5. says

    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.

  6. amanda says

    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!

  7. says

    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!

  8. Jamie says

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

  9. Amy says

    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.

    • says

      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.

  10. Katy says

    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!

  11. Jessica says

    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!

  12. Susan T says

    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..

  13. Debbi says

    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!

  14. June says

    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-

  15. stevi says

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

    • says

      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.

  16. says

    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

  17. Dana says

    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?

  18. Lori says

    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!

  19. katie says

    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

  20. Lesley says

    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.

  21. Beth says

    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.

  22. Linda says

    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!!

  23. Jen says

    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!

    • says

      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

  24. Kathy says

    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.

  25. Marilyn Nelson says

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

  26. Lindsay Bureaux says

    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!

  27. Mary says

    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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