Birthday Oatmeal

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

baked-blueberry-oatmealThere’s a tradition in our family: on The Husband’s birthday, The Assistant wants to make him breakfast. Never mind that The Husband doesn’t actually eat breakfast. It’s the thought that counts, right?

This year, The Husband’s birthday fell on a school day, so we needed to pick something relatively low-maintenance to prepare. I wasn’t going to spend the entire morning making pancakes and still have any hope of getting out the door by 7:55.

A friend had long ago shared a recipe for Baked Oatmeal, and I decided that this was the perfect birthday breakfast: warm and filling, but without a ton of work.

Baked Oatmeal

Serves 6
Prep time 8 hours, 15 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 9 hours
Allergy Egg, Milk
Meal type Breakfast
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Serve Hot
Website What Megan's Making
"Baked oatmeal" is really a misnomer. It's like a hybrid between a cookie, muffin and quick bread. It's also delicious, whatever you call it.


  • 3 cups rolled oats (not instant)
  • .5 cup melted butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1.5 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mix-ins (fresh or frozen berries, nuts, seeds, etc.)


Step 1
The night before, combine oats, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and buttermilk in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate until morning.
Step 2
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 3
In the morning, let the mixture stand at room temperature for 5 minutes as you get the other ingredients ready.
Step 4
Add the eggs, baking powder, salt and whatever add-ins you choose. Stir well.
Step 5
Pour into a greased pan. 9x9 is recommended. I had a round cake pan that worked just fine. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.
Step 6
Cool for five minutes. Cut into squares (or scoop into something square-ish) and serve with milk for your Assistant, coffee for your Husband.


Weekend-AllThe Husband graciously ate his breakfast, but was much more grateful for the French press coffee.

The Assistant gave it two thumbs up. “I could eat this all the time, even though it’s mostly butter and brown sugar. Or maybe I could eat thisĀ because it’s butter and brown sugar.”

While it’s absolutely doable on a weekday, it’s not the sort of breakfast that you want to rush through. This would be perfect for a chilly weekend morning.

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  1. I make mine ahead and keep it in the fridge. Then in the morning, I just put a piece in the microwave for 30 seconds and then pour a little bit of milk over it. This morning, we had pumpkin cranberry baked oatmeal because we’re pretending it’s fall, even though it’s still 80 degrees out.

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