Baked Sweet Potato Oatmeal for One

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Christina Ross
Christina Ross
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Baked oatmeal.

It’s warm, comforting, filling, delicious, and perfumes the air with an irresistible aroma.

In other words, it is pretty much cold-weather breakfast perfection.

NameBaked Sweet Potato Oatmeal for One
Prep Time10 minutes
Cooking Time40-45 minutes
Total Time75-80 minutes
Servings1 serving
Baked Sweet Potato Oatmeal for One

This version is different than other varieties I’ve made in the past; whereas other baked oatmeals can be somewhat dense, (like a soft granola bar), this one is light and almost souffle-like.

Freshly baked sweet potato puree and low-fat milk ensure that there is enough moisture to keep the oatmeal from drying out, and the addition of both an egg white & a bit of baking powder yields a fluffy and airy texture.

Baked Sweet Potato Oatmeal for One

Think oatmeal meets muffin…

Baked Sweet Potato Oatmeal for One

… drizzled with sweet maple syrup and sprinkled with crunchy toasted pecans.

Baked Sweet Potato Oatmeal for One

This is precisely the kind of winter breakfast that I want to dive into when the sun hasn’t quite risen and there is a distinct chill in the air.

Baked Sweet Potato Oatmeal for One

I am more than satisfied with the outcome of this for-one recipe, and different fall/winter oatmeal flavor profiles are already ricocheting around in my head.

Pumpkin. Eggnog. Apple cinnamon. Gingerbread. Cranberry.

Needless to say, there is a lot of baked oatmeal in my very near future!

Baked Sweet Potato Oatmeal for One


  • 1/3 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup milk (I used organic 1%)
  • 1/3 cup sweet potato puree
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • maple syrup for serving, optional
  • chopped toasted pecans for serving, optional

Estimated Nutrition Per Serving

Calories: 350-400 kcal

Protein: 9-10g

Carbohydrates: 70-75g

Dietary Fiber: 9-10g

Sugars: 18-20g

Fat: 5-6g

Saturated Fat: 1-2g

Cholesterol: 5-10mg

Sodium: 100-150mg

Potassium: 400-500mg

Vitamin A: 350-400%

Vitamin C: 15-20%

Calcium: 20-25%

Iron: 10-15%


1. Preheat the Oven

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). This will ensure your baked sweet potato oatmeal cooks evenly.

2. Prepare the Sweet Potato

Wash and pierce the sweet potato with a fork in a few places to allow steam to escape during baking. Place it on a baking sheet and bake for about 40-45 minutes or until it’s soft and easily pierced with a fork.

3. Scoop and Mash

Once the sweet potato is cooked, remove it from the oven and let it cool slightly. Then, scoop out the flesh into a mixing bowl and mash it until smooth.

4. Mix Ingredients

To the mashed sweet potato, add the rolled oats, milk, maple syrup or honey, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Mix everything together until well combined.

5. Bake

Transfer the oatmeal mixture into an oven-safe ramekin or baking dish. Place it back in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the oatmeal is set and the top is slightly golden.

6. Serve

Remove the baked sweet potato oatmeal from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. You can choose to top it with chopped nuts, fresh berries, or a dollop of yogurt for added flavor and texture.

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