Easy and Comforting

As it continues to be cold (yes, even in Texas), I really do crave the comfort of a warm meal – at every meal.  So, I put aside my love for salads and switch to soups.  I put aside overnight oatmeal for the warm version.  Then, when the warm version gets to be what’s on the menu everyday, I switch it up without losing the comfort of a warm meal.  Enter – baked oatmeal!

Have you had baked oatmeal?  It’s delicious.  It’s a mix of oatmeal, cereal and dessert rolled up into one vegan breakfast!  Well…vegan after I got a hold of it.

Start with the dry.

Mix in the wet.

Add in the fun.

Bake and there ya go!

Enjoy alone or if you’re like me, add a splash of So Delicious Coconut Milk (it’s one of my new favorites) and grab another square! 🙂

It was just as delicious the next day for breakfast!

Did I mention it’s vegan?  Look at me go!

Baked Oatmeal


  • 1.5 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup + 1 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used the So Delicious coconut milk)
  • 1 flax egg (or a real egg)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds (feel free to use whatever you want here)


  • Preheat oven to  350 F.
  • Mix the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and baking powder together in a large bowl.
  • Add in apple sauce, milk, flax egg, vanilla extract and stir until combined.
  • Add your mix-ins like cranberries and sunflower seeds.
  • Spread into an 8×8 pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.

I should have added spoon to my ingredients list.



Filed under Breakfast, Vegan

11 responses to “Easy and Comforting

  1. Happy New Year! This recipe is absolutely amazing! I actually have all the ingredients that I would need to make this so looks like it’s one of my projects today.


  2. I love oatmeal (overnight or warm. Or cookies…) but haven’t tried this yet, it sounds awesome! I’ve never used flax egg, for some reason it sounds intimidating to me, but I might venture out of my comfort zone and follow vegan recipes exactly as they are!

  3. Love the recipe…love your creativity! I need to make more of an effort with my breakfast. 🙂

    Happy Wednesday!!

  4. I have been hunting for a good baked oatmeal recipe! Question for you – can this be made in advance and reheated? If I wanted to make it the night before, can I pop it back in the oven or in the microwave the next morning?

    • This can absolutely be made in advance and reheated. I did it and it tasted just the same. I put it in the microwave until it was hot and then poured milk over it for breakfast!

  5. I think I could eat that whole pan! Looks great!

  6. I love reinventing the many ways to eat oatmeal!

  7. Yum!! Thats awesome if you can bake it and it enjoy it for a few days. I am always looking for a way to speed up breakfast prep 🙂

  8. Mmmmmm looks delicious! And I seem to have almost every ingredient on hand! Woot woot! 🙂

  9. this looks so good and such a good recipe to customize to taste! yummm I love the cozy feeling the pictures bring

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