Sweetened with maple syrup and flavored with a warm sprinkle of cinnamon, baked oatmeal is a breakfast lover’s dream come true! Enjoy it for breakfast or brunch on lazy weekends with a splash of warm maple syrup and fresh fruit. This easy recipe is also terrific for making ahead to get you through busy weekday mornings and is great for meal prep.
We are big-time breakfast lovers in this house and that includes all kinds of breakfast foods. Sweet, savory, cold, hot, whatever.
I’ve recently been on the hunt for yummy breakfast recipes to add to my recipe box. I’ve specifically been looking for make-ahead dishes that can also be used for meal prep. The reason? Well, like most folks these days, I work from home and so does Mr. SS. I’ve wanted something that’s easy to make, filling, and delicious.
After a bit of tweaking, I’ve come up with a recipe that checks all the boxes. Maple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal. It’s my new best way to get fueled up in the mornings and, it’s so good!
What You Need To Make This Recipe:
- Maple Syrup
- Baking Powder
- Vanilla Extract
Not only is this baked oatmeal really yummy, but it’s also super easy to make. Here’s how it comes together:
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter (make sure it’s cooled slightly) maple syrup, milk, eggs, baking powder, cinnamon, and vanilla until smooth.
- Add in the oatmeal and mix well using a wooden spoon. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes to allow the oats to absorb all the liquid then pour into a 9×9 buttered casserole dish and bake until set and golden brown.
- Let cool slightly and serve. Easy peasy and totally scrumptious!
What To Serve With Maple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal?
There are so many great things to serve with this baked goodness. A few of my favorites are:
- fresh blueberries and strawberries
- sliced bananas
- toasted pecans or almonds
- warm maple syrup or milk
How To Make This Recipe Ahead Of Time:
To make baked oatmeal ahead of time, follow the recipe up until baking. Cover the casserole dish with plastic wrap or foil and place in the fridge overnight. Take the oatmeal out of the refrigerator and let it sit on the counter while the oven is heating. Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown then serve.
Can Maple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Be Used For Meal Prep?
Oh yes! It’s perfect. I make a full recipe on Sunday evenings then let it cool. I portion out 8 servings, place them in microwave-safe containers, and store them in the fridge. When breakfast rolls around, I take out a container, warm the baked oatmeal in the microwave, give it a drizzle of milk, add some berries, and dig in.
This recipe is best served warm so don’t forget to heat it up before enjoying it. I like to store my individual servings in glass containers for easy heating. Here are my favorites.
More Breakfast Recipes You’ll Love!
- Egg and Sausage Breakfast Casserole
- Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
- Cheesy Sausage Cornbread Quiche
- Smoked Gouda Cheese Grits
- Ham and Cheese Egg Cups
Last but not least…
If you make Maple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal, be sure to leave a comment and a rating. I always love hearing from you! Also, if you make it, snap a pic and tag me on Instagram. I’d love to see your photo.
- 5 tablespoons melted butter cooled
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1 ½ cups whole milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 ¼ teaspoons cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3 cups quick-cooking oats
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9X9 inch baking pan and set aside.
- To a large mixing bowl, add cool melted butter and maple syrup. Whisk together until smooth. Pour in milk and add eggs. Whisk together. Add in baking powder, cinnamon, and vanilla. Mix until well blended.
- Add in oats and mix well. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes to allow oats to absorb liquid. Pour into prepared dish and bake for 30-35 minutes until center is set and oatmeal is slightly golden on top.
- Remove from oven and let cool for 3-5 minutes. Scoop baked oatmeal into a bowl or plate, top with milk or maple syrup and fresh fruit.
- To make ahead, prepare the recipe but do not bake. Cover with plastic wrap and store overnight in the fridge. Remove from the refrigerator, let sit on the counter while oven heats then bake as directed.
- For meal prep: portion out individual servings and store in sealed containers in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave and serve with maple syrup, milk and/or fresh fruit.
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This was a success with my kids this morning. A sneaky way to get them to eat oatmeal for breakfast! I like this recipe because it uses maple syrup and no brown sugar for sweetener.
Thank you so much! This has made my day. Also, thank you for the outstanding rating!
I can’t wait to try this. We’re giving it a go in the morning. I think we’ll add some diced apple too.
That sounds yummy. What a great idea to add apples. Let me know how you like the recipe.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Warm and cozy for a chilly winter morning. YUM!