The Best Baked Oatmeal. Ever.

There’s something about warm oatmeal for breakfast in the morning that is so comforting, especially during colder months. I like to think of oatmeal as a blank slate where you can mix and match different ingredients to make the perfect combination. It’s a great breakfast option for families, individuals, picky eaters, you name it! That’s why when I saw Foodfitnessandfaith (fellow dietitian, go follow her!) post a photo of baked oatmeal, I knew I had to make it as soon as possible. Fiber-rich oats, popular super foods chia and flax seeds, bananas, and chocolate chips are the stars of this recipe. I added nuts and cinnamon for additional crunch and flavor and think you all will love it just as much as I do!


Ground flax seeds and cinnamon

One of my best friends got married recently and she requested for me to make this for the bridesmaids to enjoy during the day-off morning getting ready. Needless to say it was a huge hit! This recipe can also be made in advance to enjoy for breakfast all week long (the easiest meal prep recipe you will ever make). I also like to top mine with peanut butter before serving. What are you waiting for? Go make it, I promise you’ll love this recipe!


Baked Oatmeal Recipe*


4 tbsp melted coconut oil or good quality butter (I like Vital Farms)

4 tbsp maple syrup

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

2 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp chia seeds

2 tbsp ground flax seeds

¼ tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

¼ cup chocolate chips

¼ cup chopped pecans

2 bananas sliced lengthwise

Optional: nut butter for topping


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 dish such as a Pyrex with butter or coconut oil. Whisk together oil or butter, maple syrup, eggs, vanilla, and milk until well combined. Add oats, baking powder, chia seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon and salt and mix until everything is combined. Pour mixture into baking dish and spread oatmeal evenly. Top with sliced bananas, chocolate chips, and pecans and bake for approximately 25 minutes until oatmeal is browned and chocolate chips have melted. Slice into 6-12 servings and enjoy! *Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week

Happy cooking!

Xx, Mary Claire

*Recipe adapted from foodfitnessandfaith