This baked oatmeal is hearty, delicious and tastes like a giant soft oatmeal raisin cookie. It is a perfectly cozy breakfast for a cool morning.
Start your day off right with flavorful steel cut oats. Soak them overnight and bake them into cookie inspired perfection in the morning. It’s nutritious, delicious and will remind you of grandma’s cookies. The glaze is optional but encouraged if you are going for the full cookie experience.
The love for baked oatmeal is spreading throughout my family! I love coming up with new flavor combinations for baked oatmeal.
Most of them are dessert inspired. We have enjoyed everything from brownie baked oatmeal to pecan pie baked oatmeal. There’s the strawberry cheesecake baked oatmeal and even pineapple right side up baked oatmeal.
That is just a small sampling of our favorites. In fact the luscious maple pumpkin pie baked oatmeal would be a perfect way to start Thanksgiving, just saying!
So I was excited when MiMi told me she had created a fun baked oatmeal recipe that would be perfect for the blog. She said that the first thing Pops said when he tasted it was that it tasted like an oatmeal cookie and she couldn’t agree more.
Baked oatmeal that tastes like a cookie is right up my alley, so she couldn’t wait to share. I love that there is steel cut oatmeal in this.
You don’t have to worry about it being to crunchy though, the oats soak overnight. That makes getting breakfast on the table as easy as can be.
All you have to do in the morning is preheat the oven and pop it in! I have never tried steel cut oatmeal in my recipes because I am normally flying by the seat of my pants. I must say it is pretty nice to have it basically done when you wake up and the final texture is perfect.
The warm molasses flavors mixed with the cinnamon, raisins and oatmeal really do make it taste like a giant soft oatmeal cookie. It is perfect for fall and a cozy breakfast to wake up to.
Just store the leftovers in the refrigerator and take a slice out throughout the week. A few seconds in the microwave and it will be ready to go.
Some of our friends love eating their baked oatmeal in a bowl with a bit of milk poured over the top. That would be delicious.
But to me a cookie inspired oatmeal recipe called for just a little drizzle of glaze. Hey, it is me the frosting lover talking after all.
Sometimes I just can’t help myself! It is definitely not necessary but does make breakfast feel like a party!