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Baked Oatmeal With Fruit For One

This easy baked oatmeal is the best way to start your day! It’s almost like eating a warm oatmeal cookie in a bowl. Naturally sweetened with honey or maple syrup and filled with fruit. This single serving breakfast is baked in one pan for easy cleanup.

Baked oatmeal with blueberries in a small baking dish with bowls of blueberries and oats in the background

Oats are always a wonderful choice for breakfast but this unique healthy baked oatmeal is perhaps my favorite way to enjoy eating them.

What Is Baked Oatmeal?

Baked oatmeal is a little like a breakfast casserole made with oats, milk, spices, egg, and often fruit. It’s one of my favorite healthy oatmeal recipes.

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In this baked oatmeal recipe, a layer of fruit lines the bottom of a buttered oven-safe dish.

We love using blueberries, fresh or frozen but feel free to use your favorite fruits in this oatmeal recipe. Sliced bananas, sliced strawberries, and chopped apples are wonderful additions.

The fruit is topped with a blend of oats and spices. A mixture of milk, melted butter, vanilla, an egg, and a touch of maple syrup or honey is whisked together and drizzled over the top.

The oatmeal casserole bakes in the oven and can be enjoyed soon after. Enjoy the oats hot, served with milk, yogurt or cream, drizzled with additional honey or as is.

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Ingredients for baked oatmeal- small bowl of blueberries, a measuring spoon of oats, a container of honey, a bunch of bananas, and butter

Ingredients

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  • old fashioned oats
  • ground cinnamon
  • salt
  • milk
  • butter
  • vanilla extract
  • an egg
  • blueberries, or your favorite fruit

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How To Make Baked Oatmeal

  1. Mix together the dry ingredients.
  2. Whisk together the liquid ingredients.
  3. Line a small dish with fruit.
  4. Pour the oat mixture over fruit.
  5. Spread the oat mixture evenly over the fruit.
  6. Pour egg/milk mixture over everything and bake.

After about 40 minutes in the oven, the oatmeal is ready to enjoy!

Baked Oatmeal with blueberries in a small baking dish topped with banana slices

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How To Make Baked Oatmeal Without A Recipe

  • As you can see, baked oatmeal comes together quickly and easily. The best part about this recipe is that it’s easily customizable. Just remember the formula of one part dry ingredients, one part wet ingredients, one egg, and about a tablespoon of honey.

Pro Tip: 1/4-cup of oats seems to be the ideal amount of oats for one person and make sure the liquid ingredients measure to be the same amount (1/4-cup) before adding the egg.

  • Feel free to experiment with different spices in your recipe. Nutmeg and cardamom are great choices.
  • Also, you do not have to use cow’s milk in this recipe. Almond milk, soy milk, and coconut milk make excellent choices.
  • Sweeten your baked oatmeal to taste. I use a small amount of sweetener in this recipe because I often like to add fruit to the top or serve it with vanilla yogurt.
  • If you think you’d like your oatmeal to be a little sweeter, add additional sweetener.

The crisp, golden-brown oatmeal is as delicious fresh out of the oven as it is reheated the next day in the oven or microwave.

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In this baked oatmeal recipe, I use a 5-inch baking dish. This dish holds about 1.5 cups and has an area of 25 square inches. A 4×6-inch dish has an area of 24 square inches and will work as well. For best results, use a dish of similar size. See our FAQ page for additional information on baking dish sizes.

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Recipe

baked oatmeal with berries in bowl

Baked Oatmeal For One

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Cool: 5 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keywords: oatmeal
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 371kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup 1% milk (may also use almond or soy milk)
  • 1 tablespoon butter , divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup blueberries

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Generously butter the insides of a 5-inch baking dish with ½ tablespoon of butter.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the oats, cinnamon, and salt.
    uncooked oatmeal in bowl
  • In another small bowl, whisk together the milk, ½ tablespoon melted butter, vanilla, and egg.
    mixing liquid in measuring cup
  • Arrange the blueberries in a single layer in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. 
    berries in baking dish
  • Sprinkle the dry ingredients over the fruit.
    pouring oatmeal into backing dish
  • Next, pour the wet ingredients over everything.
    oatmeal and water in baking dish
  • Bake until the top is golden brown, 40-45 minutes.
    baked oatmeal with berries in bowl

Notes

We love using blueberries, fresh or frozen but feel free to use your favorite fruits. Sliced bananas, sliced strawberries, and chopped apples are wonderful additions.
Enjoy baked oatmeal hot, served with milk, yogurt or cream, drizzled with additional honey or as is.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 243mg | Sodium: 499mg | Potassium: 240mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 770IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 1.9mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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16 thoughts on “Baked Oatmeal With Fruit For One”

  1. 5 stars
    This is the best thing I’ve ever eaten. I’ve made it twice now and I love it. Didn’t have honey on hand so I used brown sugar. I do one thing differently, when I heading the oven, I put my buttered 5″ round pan in the oven with fruit covered with a bit of brown sugar and once everything else is prepared, I finish per instructions. I do have a question, do you have a baked oatmeal recipe without fruit?

      1. This sounds wonderful! But I don’t have that much time in the mornings. Would it work okay to bake the night before and reheat in the morning? Or would that ruin the texture? Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    Having a lot of fresh cranberries from the holidays I substituted them for the blueberries. It was fantastic and gave the dish a whole new tadte.

  3. FOR JENNIFER: TO PRINT THE RECIPE(S) NEEDED, DO A ‘CUT AND PASTE’ OF THE PARTS WANTED ONTO A ‘NOTEPAD’ PAGE MAKING ANY CHANGES WANTED OR NEEDED — THEN DO A ‘PRINT’…SAVES PAPER AND ONLY TAKES A MINUTE OR TWO…

  4. Hi, is there any way to print your recipe without the pictures? 7 pieces of paper instead of 1. Looks delish and hope to try it soon. thanks, Jen

    1. Hi Jen,
      I have the pictures in the recipe so the instructions are clear. I do not know of a way to print without the pictures.

      1. ps….I meant 1 document with all directions copied and pasted into…Coffee hasn’t kicked in! OOPS!

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