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Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal

This Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal is loaded with wholesome ingredients—oats, carrots and apples. It's simple to prep and will keep you full all morning long.

The perfect 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.

An egg binds it all together, while a touch of maple syrup adds a delightful sweetness. For extra satiety, serve it with a generous dollop of Greek yogurt or a splash of whole milk.


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.

Pro tip: This Chop Wizard is a kitchen essential when it comes to slicing and dicing veggies. It chops your produce into uniform pieces and cuts your prep time in half! Another easy way to chop your apple and carrots is with a food processor.

Busy momma, working professional or not a fan of cooking altogether? Watch how to simplify future breakfasts.

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.

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.

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

If you make this Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal, we would love to hear how it turned out! Leave a comment below sharing what your family thought of it. We love hearing from you and your ideas inspire us all! Don’t forget to tag @fullforlifegal on Instagram so we can admire your masterpiece! 🌟

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Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal

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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.


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

Optional additions

  • ½ cup pecans or walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a 9×13-inch 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, 50-55 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.


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.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 40 min
  • Category: Recipes

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  1. Kristin

    I made a double batch of this recipe to enjoy with my family over a busy weekend and it was delicious! I used Oat milk in the recipe and added chia seeds and pecans. I served it with fresh blueberries and strawberries. Yum! Will definitely make again!

    • Kalie

      We are so happy that you and your family loved the recipe. Thank you so much for sharing your substitutions!! Your input helps inspire other women to try new things and tweak the FfL recipes in ways that work for their families, too. We love the additions you made!!

  2. Rondine

    I have had this warm with milk & fresh fruit. I have also had it warm without milk. And, I have had it cold as an oatmeal bar. DELICIOUS!!

    • Kalie

      Variety is the spice of life! We’re so glad you’re enjoying it.

  3. Wendy

    As a busy professional and mother, this recipe is a hit with my family and is simple to prepare ahead of time! Highly recommend for anyone who wants a quick, healthy, and delicious start to their day!


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