I haven’t posted a new baked oatmeal recipe in quite some time, so I proffer this one to remedy that issue!
Although I typically opt for stovetop oatmeal – and most recently steel cut over traditional rolled oats – every now and then I’ll make myself a souffle-like baked oatmeal. An egg white and a bit of baking powder allow the oatmeal to puff up in the oven without becoming too dense, and the flavor/add-in options are endless.
With this go-around, I decided on an oatmeal raisin cookie-inspired flavor profile and was more than pleased with the results.
Now, this is definitely breakfast and not dessert… in other words, this baked oatmeal pays tribute to the flavors and texture of oatmeal raisin cookies while remaining a healthful way to start your day.
If you’d like a bowl of baked oatmeal on rushed weekday mornings, you could certainly try baking a few over the weekend and reheating them throughout the week. Although I haven’t personally tried this technique – and therefore cannot testify to how the reheated oatmeal is – I bet that it works just fine.
My typical bowl of stovetop oats is almost always crowned with a spoonful of almond or peanut butter, but this particular baked oatmeal just begs for a generous drizzle of maple syrup!
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Baked Oatmeal for One
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Keywords: bake breakfast vegetarian oatmeal raisins
Ingredients (1 serving)
- 1/3 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1 egg white, whisked
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp buttter, melted and cooled
- 1 Tbsp raisins
- pure maple syrup for serving
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a small ovenproof bowl or ramekin.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together oats, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, egg white, vanilla extract, and melted butter. Make sure you whisk these ingredients together very well, or else you run the risk of the egg white separating while baking.
Pour dry ingredients into wet and stir until combined. Pour mixture into prepared bowl and sprinkle raisins over the top.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until oatmeal is puffed and set.
Serve warm with maple syrup
Nutritional Information (without maple syrup):
234.5 calories, 6.1 grams fat, 2.9 grams saturated fat, 3.0 grams fiber, 16.7 grams sugars, 12.9 grams protein