Cinnamon-Raisin Baked Oatmeal: 4 Ways

Bonjour, mes amis!

I hope your week has been going well so far – mine was pretty hectic with labs, tutorials, and five (yes, FIVE) midterms. All in the span of three days. Whoa. You bet I’m thankful for Friday right now!

Since it was such an insane week, filled with 8:30 AM classes (which are so much tougher to wake up for than they sound!), I needed lots of delicious, fast, and easy fuel in the mornings. I mixed up this concoction on a Sunday night and popped it into the oven while I did some homework, let it cool, and then kept it in the refrigerator to enjoy for the next four awesome mornings.

I used quick oats, but rolled oats would work beautifully! I unfortunately didn’t have any. 😦 Enjoy!

Version 1: yogurt blob, sunflower butter, berries and maple syrup

Version 2: blackberries, yogurt, flax

Version 3: sliced banana, almond butter, cinnamon

Version 4: blueberries, sunflower butter

I hope you all love this recipe as much as I do! My favourite part about it is that it’s essentially fat-free and replaces all the regular butter with applesauce. Plus, it tastes like a yummy cinnamon-raisin cookie!


Cinnamon-Raisin Baked Oatmeal

Serves 2-3, but I cut it up to serve 4 (with lots of toppings)
  • 1 cup uncooked quick-cooking oats
  • 1-2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 scant tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk, I used almond milk
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Mix all ingredients together.
  3. Pour into a square baking dish with coconut
  4. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine the milk, applesauce, butter, egg, and vanilla in a separate bowl. Add milk mixture to oat mixture; stir well.
  5. Pour oat mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Serve warm or refrigerate and enjoy the next day.



Next time, I’m going to try adding chopped dates and coconut. And probably doubling the recipe… still to eat four times! It’s that yummy. Enjoy!

13 thoughts on “Cinnamon-Raisin Baked Oatmeal: 4 Ways

  1. My goodness! I love your pictures! After reading your post, I got an idea! I am thinking to make baked oats for everyone next time! Peanut butter on the top. Can I put frozen mixed berries around the oats bowl? Or just bake with the berries? It is so cute when you cut it in a square shape which looks like yummy dessert! I want baked oats for dessert! Yummy !

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    1. Aww you are so kind! That is really so sweet of you, Mom! You can absolutely put mixed berries on the side, or even put the mixed berries inside the oats. That would make it a little more sour, so I would add some more sugar. 🙂
      This is definitely good for dessert too in my world!


  2. I’ve never gotten in the habit of eating breakfast or oatmeal in general. Your post makes me think back to when I was a little kid and my mom would insist on making a hot bowl of cereal for us on a cold winter morning. Although these aren’t bowls of oatmeal, I can actually see myself making a pan (divided into 9 pieces) and snagging one to throw into my lunch bag.

    First though, I need to get some applesauce (I don’t think I’ve ever bought a jar) and check my oatmeal status. I think the last time I used the rolled oats was making oatmeal date turnovers or Irish brick cake.

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    1. It was actually one of my first uses of applesauce and now I’m finding it surprisingly versatile! I like it in baked goods and pancakes. The single snack-sized serving ones are about 1/4 so that is quite convenient for recipes!

      Mmmm, oatmeal date turnovers sound INCREDIBLE. And what is Irish brick cake? I’m off to google that!

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    1. Whooo! That makes me so happy 🙂 Isn’t banana/berries + nut butter simply the best? I always find a way to incorporate that into my morning meal, whether that’s oats, yog, pancakes, or whatever thing I put together! Need that nut butter. 😉


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