Tasty Oatmeal Muffiny Things, Part 1

Indian Spiced Baked Oatmeal

The Assistant had been encouraging me to bake something – preferably cookies or brownies – but I was looking for something just a wee bit healthier. That’s when I stumbled upon Superfantastic Lori’s recipe for Indian spiced baked oatmeal.

The best part of this recipe: the leftovers freeze nicely. Just defrost overnight and they’re ready to go the next day.

Indian Spiced Baked Oatmeal

Serves 12
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 40 minutes
Allergy Egg, Tree Nuts
Meal type Breakfast, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Serve Hot
Cardamom and ginger sound potent, but they create a nice, soft spice for this baked oatmeal.


  • 2 cups Old fashioned oats
  • .25 cup Brown sugar
  • .25 cup Chia seeds (see note)
  • .5 teaspoon Baking powder
  • .5 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon Ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 2 Eggs (beaten)
  • 1 can Light coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Raisins
  • .5 cup Slivered almonds


When chia seeds hit liquid, they expand. I've found that if I don't pre-soak them, they can be hard to digest. Evidently I'm in the minority here. If your belly isn't bothered by unbloomed chia seeds, feel free to skip the pre-soak and just add them to the dry ingredients.


Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease muffin tin. Soak chia seeds in coconut milk.
Step 2
In a large bowl, mix together oats, salt, spices, brown sugar and baking powder.
Step 3
In a smaller bowl, mix together eggs, coconut milk and vanilla.
Step 4
Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Scoop equal portions into the greased muffin tin.
Step 5
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Step 6
Cool for 10 minutes and serve warm, or cool completely and freeze for later use.


Easy-AllI whipped those up one Sunday morning before our weekly coffee shop meetup with friends, and served them warm. They were a hit, moist and nicely flavored.  My friend, who normally doesn’t like raisins, even gave them a big thumbs-up. The Assistant was excited. “It’s like oatmeal, but not quite. And it’s not like a muffin, either, but it’s really good!”

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