Baked Oatmeal with Fruit and Yogurt

It's a good thing I'm a morning person, since mornings at our house got a lot crazier last week. My husband started an 8:00 class, which means all of us have to be out of the house by 6:40 AM. I'm already remembering forlornly the days a few weeks ago when I could just get up and go without worrying about anyone else in the family. Such is life, right? I'm starting to notice that things never slow down. They just seem to speed up. 

I usually prefer plain oatmeal or cold cereal in the morning for breakfast because I never feel like putting the time in to mix things up and bake. It  seems like such a hassle when there is Life cereal in the pantry. I love oatmeal, though, and this recipe is perfect for busy mornings because it is made up the night before so all you need to do the next day is to throw it in the oven and bake it. Even with our new hectic schedule that is something that I can handle. It's healthy but still delicious, and it's easily changed to use whatever fruit is in season or on sale. Since I'm one of those people who likes my oatmeal thick instead of runny, I love that this bakes up moist but still dense enough to slice. Topping a warm slice with some vanilla yogurt and more fresh fruit makes mornings something to look forward to. Even with a crazy schedule

Baked Oatmeal with Fruit and Yogurt

Heat Oven To 350 Published 07/15/2013
Baked Oatmeal


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fat free or reduced fat plain yogurt (Or use vanilla yogurt and reduce vanilla extract to 1/4 teaspoon)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 cup fresh or dried fruit
  • vanilla yogurt and fruit for topping (optional)


  1. Spray a 8 or 9 inch square glass pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine milk, sugar, plain yogurt, eggs, vanilla extract, almond extract, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Mix well and fold in fruit.
  3. Spread the mixture in the bottom of prepared baking pan. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Serve warm topped with yogurt and fruit.
Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook time: 35 min
Recipe Source: Carmen Rivers via Penzey's spice catalog

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The way to my heart is a great bowl of oatmeal just like this, especially baked! I love that you made this with yogurt, which is different from any other baked oatmeals I've made or seen. What a way to start any day -- I love it!

Yum! Oatmeal is out for me for a while though--heatwave is making it hard to want to turn on any sort of heater...

Oh yum, what a great breakfast, and topped with those gorgeous cherries too?? I have been craving cherries in a big way but they're still crazy expensive around here. And I'm too cheap to splurge :)

Never made baked oatmeal, but like you, I like it thick...so maybe I need to give this a try!

I'm the same way, Tracey! They went on sale for $2.48 a pound out here last week so we've been eating them by the buckets. :) I think the Northwest cherries must ripen a little faster than the ones closer to you. Hoping cherry season heads your way soon. :)

Nicole, have you ever made this with artificial sweetener -do you think it would work?! Looks delicious!

You know, I haven't used an artificial sweetener in it, but I do think it would work. Most artificial sweeteners are more potent than real sugar, so you might have to play around with amounts but I think it would be a great way to make this more diabetic friendly. Let me know if you try it and how it works for you.

Thanks Nicole! :D I'll let you know.

This is a great, quick breakfast! And those fresh cherries look like the perfect topping. Hope you adjust to your new early start soon ;)

I love this! I randomly checked back on your blog after not reading it for awhile (not because I don't love it, life just happens!) and I consistently love the recipes you choose. You had me 2 years ago with root beer float cookies :)

That's so nice to hear! Hope you continue to find things you like!

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