Have you ever made an oatmeal cookie flavored baked oatmeal? Apronese would like to present to you a new recipe. Check out how to make it in the following article!

What’s in This Baked Oatmeal?

When making this recipe, I wondered what could I add to this baked oatmeal to make it less like regular oatmeal and more like an oatmeal cookie.

I used a little extra brown sugar, increased the vanilla and cinnamon, added a pinch of nutmeg, some raisins, some unsweetened apple sauce, and butter.

Although it’s not quite as rich and sweet as an oatmeal cookie, it shares the same genes for sure.

What is Baked Oatmeal Like?

The texture of baked oatmeal is actually not crunchy. It’s soft and moist, yet solid.

Baked oatmeal is just oats baked into a custard. So it’s just like bread pudding, but made with oats instead of bread.

How to Serve Baked Oatmeal?

There are several different ways to serve your baked oatmeal. You can serve it hot or even cold. Sometimes I eat it as is, sometimes I add cold milk on top.

If you want more sweetness, you can add a drizzle of maple syrup or honey.

How to Serve Baked Oatmeal

How to Store Baked Oatmeal?

Baked oatmeal is a great breakfast meal prep. It will last about 4-5 days in the refrigerator, or can be frozen for long-term storage.

Just divide the baked oatmeal into single serving containers after baking, then refrigerating them overnight.

Once completely chilled, transfer some to the freezer for later and save a few in the refrigerator for the next few days.

Oatmeal Cookie Baked Oatmeal Recipe

This oatmeal cookie baked oatmeal is perfect for breakfast meal prep.

Author: Beth

Prep Time: 10 mins / Cook Time: 45 mins / Total Time: 55 mins

Servings: 6


  • 1.5 cups unsweetened applesauce ($1.00)
  • 1 large egg ($0.27)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar ($0.16)
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract ($0.42)
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon ($0.15)
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg ($0.02)
  • 3/4 tsp salt ($0.05)
  • 1 tsp baking powder ($0.06)
  • 2 tbsp melted butter ($0.20)
  • 1.5 cups milk ($0.56)
  • 1/2 cup raisins ($0.75)
  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats ($0.51)


  • Preheat the oven to 375ºF. In a large bowl, whisk together the apple sauce, egg, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, baking powder, and melted butter. Once whisked smooth, add the milk and whisk until smooth again.
  • Add the raisins and dry rolled oats. Stir with a spoon until the mixture is combined. Lightly coat a 9×9 casserole dish (or any 2-3 quart casserole dish) with non-stick spray, then pour the oat mixture into the dish.
  • Bake the oatmeal uncovered in the fully preheated oven for 45 minutes. Divide into six portions and serve. Baked oatmeal is good warm or cold and tastes great with cold milk poured over top.


Serving: 1 Serving ・ Calories: 370.6 kcal ・ Carbohydrates: 65.2 g ・ Protein: 8.58 g ・ Fat: 9.33 g ・ Sodium: 432.12 mg ・ Fiber: 5.48 g

The nutritional values shown here are only estimates. Please see our nutrition disclaimer.

How to Make Oatmeal Cookie Baked Oatmeal – Step-by-step Photos

Wet ingredients in a glass mixing bowl, whisk on the side
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Whisk together 1.5 cups unsweetened applesauce, 1 large egg, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract, 1/2 tbsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 3/4 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking powder, and 2 tbsp melted butter in a large bowl.
Wet ingredients whisked together
Step 2: Whisk those ingredients together until smooth.
Milk whisked into wet ingredients
Step 3: Then add 1.5 cups of milk and whisk again. It’s easier to add the milk after the thicker ingredients are already combined because it will be really splashy if you try to add the milk first.
Oats and raisins added to wet ingredients
Step 4: Add 1/2 cup raisins and 3 cups of dry old-fashioned rolled oats. Old-fashioned rolled oats have a lot of texture. If you use quick oats, there will be less texture variation in your final product.
Oats stirred into the wet ingredients
Step 5: Switch from a whisk to a spoon and stir the oats and raisins into the wet ingredients.
Oat mixture poured into casserole dish, ready to bake
Step 6: Lightly coat the inside of a 2-3 quart casserole dish (about 9×9 inches if using a square) with non-stick spray.

Pour the oat mixture into the dish.

Oatmeal Cookie Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Step 7: Bake the oats uncovered in the fully preheated oven for 45 minutes. The oats will absorb the liquid and become tender, but slightly chewy.

The outer edges and surface should be ever so slightly browned.

Step 8: Finally, your baked oatmeal is ready to serve! You can serve it hot or cold.

This baked oatmeal recipe is a great breakfast dish for anyone. It makes your house smell like oatmeal cookies while baking. You’ll love it!