This Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal is loaded with wholesome ingredients—oats, carrots, cinnamon and apples. An egg binds it all together, and a small amount of maple syrup mixed in makes it taste like a treat. This baked oatmeal will keep you full all morning long, especially if you serve it with a big dollop of Greek yogurt or in a bowl with a splash of whole milk.

Change it up

This recipe is highly adaptable. You can swap the apples for blueberries or any fruit you’d like. You can also add nuts or change up the spices.

Top tips for prepping ahead: (on your food prep day or the night before)

Pre-chopping, cutting or cooking ingredients ahead really helps to reduce stress and simplify breakfast on busy weekdays. We know, we know, we’re always talking about meal prep, but it truly is the holy grail to healthy eating! 

  • Chop your carrots and apples and store them in the fridge in an airtight container.
  • Combine dry ingredients (oats, coconut, currants, cinnamon, allspice, salt and baking powder) in an airtight container and store on the counter or in the refrigerator.
  • Combine all wet ingredients, except butter (egg, O.J., milk, maple syrup, vanilla) and store in the fridge in an airtight container.

In the morning, or whenever you make your baked oatmeal, combine all ingredients, add melted butter, mix together and bake as directed below. 

The perfect busy morning breakfast

If you’re searching for the perfect busy morning breakfast, this is it! Make a big batch over the weekend, store it in the refrigerator and enjoy it warm or cold in 60 seconds flat during busy mornings.

Freezer-friendly—Make a double batch!

Not only is this Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal easy to make, but it’s also freezer-friendly. While the ingredients are out and the dishes are dirty, why not make extra to freeze for future busy morning brekkies? Once it’s cooled completely, cut into pieces, stack between parchment paper and store in a freezer baggie or airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and warm.

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Please let us know how you like this recipe in the comments. We hope it becomes a staple in your kitchen, too!

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Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal


  • Course: ,
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

This Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal is loaded with wholesome ingredients—oats, carrots, cinnamon and apples. A small amount of maple syrup mixed in makes it taste like a treat without any refined sugar being added. This baked oatmeal will keep you full all morning long, especially if you serve it with a big dollop of Greek yogurt or with a splash of whole milk.


Ingredients

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  • 1 egg 
  • ½ cup orange juice 
  • 2 cups milk 
  • ¼ cup maple syrup 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 2 cups rolled oat
  • ½ cup steel-cut oats
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots, finely chopped  
  • 1 cup apple, grated or finely chopped 
  • ¼ cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut 
  • ½ cup raisins or currants  
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • ½ teaspoon allspice (can substitute with ground ginger) 
  • ¾ teaspoon salt 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 2 tablespoons butter 
  • Milk for serving  

Optional additions

  • ¼ cup pecans or walnuts  

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease an 8×8 baking pan.  
  2. In a large bowl, beat the egg, orange juice, milk, maple syrup and vanilla together with a whisk. 
  3. Add oats, carrots, apples, raisins, coconut, cinnamon, ground allspice, salt and baking powder. Add melted butter. Mix to combine.
  4. If you’re adding in any additions, gently fold them into the batter. 
  5. Pour batter into prepared baking dish and bake oatmeal on the middle rack until the top is golden brown, 40-50 minutes. Allow the baked oatmeal to cool for 5 minutes before cutting.  
  6. Serve warm with milk or chill in the refrigerator and eat cold with milk.  

Notes

Dairy-free: Replace cow’s milk with almond milk.

Gluten-free: Use gluten-free ingredients, if necessary.

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.

Always check for FfL-friendly ingredients.

Keywords: Baked Oatmeal, Breakfast

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