We have been making this simple overnight oatmeal bake for years. Even my “non-oatmeal” kids love this healthy breakfast!
It is always my goal to make a hot breakfast 4 days per week. There’s something about waking to a hot breakfast that makes the day instantly feel special. I don’t always have the time or energy to prepare a big breakfast in the morning, nor do I always want to deal with a dirty kitchen upon waking, so having a few recipes that can be prepped the night before is so nice. This simple overnight oatmeal bake is perfect for that and a recipe that all of my kids love!
Not only is this great for weekly breakfasts, but it’s also a great recipe to keep in your recipe box for when you have company staying with you. I make this oatmeal bake and an egg casserole (both made the night before) every time we have overnight guests. All that is required the morning of is that I pop them in the oven. 🙂
Simple Adaptations for Overnight Oatmeal
One of the things I love about this recipe is how easy it is to adapt it to your needs. This is a wonderful base recipe that allows you a lot of wiggle room to make it your own! We have done several different adaptations to this simple overnight oatmeal bake. Let me share a few that we love:
- Add a crumble– 1 cup oats + 1/2 cup flour + 1/2 cup brown sugar + 1/2 cup melted butter or coconut oil Stir crumble toppings together and spread evenly on top of the oatmeal bake prior to baking.
- Cinnamon-Apple Oatmeal– Shred one apple and add to the oatmeal bake.
- Add Blueberries– Adding in a cup of fresh or frozen blueberries is an easy variation.
- Try a glaze– Mix 1 cup powdered sugar and 4-5 tablespoons of milk together and drizzle on the bake.
- Add shredded coconut– Coconut is an easy add in. Add 1/2 cup coconut to give this bake a bit of chew.
- Cinnamon-Sugar Oatmeal– My kids love when I sprinkle this oatmeal bake with cinnamon and sugar topping.
Simple Overnight Oatmeal Bake
- 2 lg eggs
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 c butter or coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 c apple sauce
- 1 1/4 c milk
- 3 c old-fashioned oats
- Prepare liquid ingredients in a bowl
- Add oats and sprinkle with dry ingredients (baking powder & cinnamon)
- Mix until combined
- Pour into a greased (I use butter to grease my pan) 2 quart pan. If you double the recipe, use a 9×13 dish.
- Cover in plastic wrap. Press it down on top of the oats so they don't dry out. Refrigerate overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes.