Cinnamon Baked Oats No Banana (Simple Recipe)

Baked Oatmeal is my favourite wholesome breakfast: make-ahead pleasant, complete household authorised, and wealthy in macronutrients. This cinnamon baked oats recipe (made with out bananas) comes collectively quick, with easy substances from the pantry. An effective way to begin your morning or take pleasure in as a wholesome candy deal with or snack.

If you happen to love this simple breakfast recipe, additionally attempt my brownie baked chocolate oats, baked oatmeal with blueberries, excessive protein in a single day oats, oatmeal cups, tropical in a single day oats, and chocolate protein yogurt bowls.

A Baked Oatmeal Recipe The Entire Household Loves 

  • FAST & EASY This recipe comes collectively in simply 10 minutes, with a fast 30 minute bake time. 
  • MEAL PREP FRIENDLY – Baked oatmeal is one of the best meal prep breakfast! Prep a baking dish of baked oats on the weekend and revel in for breakfast all week.
  • PERFECT FOR BUSY MORNINGS – Retailer the sliced oatmeal within the fridge to seize and revel in on busy mornings. No must reheat. 
  • NUTRITIOUS BREAKFAST – Made with healthful substances, this recipe is stuffed with important vitamins: protein, carbs, and wholesome fat! 
  • DIFFERENT FLAVOR COMBINATIONS – There are lots of nice choices for customizing this recipe. Add chocolate chips, protein powder, skip the cinnamon, or add your favourite recent or frozen fruit.

What Readers Say:

“This was AMAZING!! My husband mentioned it reminded him of one thing he would get at a mattress and breakfast. We added apples and yogurt to ours.”


Predominant Elements Wanted

To make the straightforward recipe, you’ll want wholesome substances discovered at any grocery retailer. And from this base recipe, you may customise the oatmeal combination to create totally different flavors, from chocolate oats to fruity oatmeal.

  • 2 cups old school oats (I like sprouted oats for simpler digestion)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons floor cinnamon (provides pure sweetness and flavoring)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk: complete milk, skim milk, or non-dairy milk: unsweetened almond milk, cashew milk, oat milk, or coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup or honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter or virgin coconut oil, melted


  • 1 massive bowl for mixing the substances
  • 9-inch baking dish for baking the oatmeal

Can I Use Fast Oats or Metal Reduce Oats?

don’t suggest utilizing fast cooking oats or steel-cut oats.

Rolled oats provides you with one of the best outcomes. Fast oats could also be used to make in a single day oats, like tropical in a single day oats, protein in a single day oats, or in a single day oats with frozen fruit. And metal lower oats, which have a rough texture, are greatest for making sizzling oatmeal.

For this recipe, keep on with old school rolled oats which you could find at any grocery retailer. Any model will work.

Simple Baked Oats Recipe Variation Concepts

  • Protein Oatmeal: Add a serving (or two) of protein powder (chocolate or vanilla) to the dry substances. I like this protein powder: chocolate or vanilla.
  • Flax Egg: The eggs act as a binder, so as an alternative of mushy oatmeal, you find yourself with oatmeal you may lower and elevate from the pan. The most suitable choice for egg-free oatmeal is to make a flax egg. To do that, mix 2 tablespoons of floor flax seeds + 5 tablespoons of heat water, let sit for five minutes. After letting the flax sit to gel, it needs to be whisked into the milk and different moist substances.
  • Recent Fruit or Frozen Fruit: Add 1 cup of recent berries or frozen berries, peaches, or 1/2 cup chopped bananas to the batter earlier than spooning into the pan for baking.
  • Add Nuts: Add 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts to the dry substances. Or, use pepitas (pumpkin seeds).
  • Add Chocolate Chips: Combine 1/2 cup of chocolate chips into the batter. Or, sprinkle 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips excessive of the oatmeal earlier than baking.
  • Cake-Like Texture: For a cake-like texture, pulse the oat combination (oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon) in a meals processor, or excessive velocity blender, till blended (resembling oat flour) and mix with the moist substances. Then bake. Add a couple of minutes to the baking time, if wanted, till agency on prime. This can end in extra of a fluffy texture (like a cake). 
  • Oatmeal Cups: As an alternative of utilizing a casserole dish, make oatmeal cups for a single serve recipe in a muffin tin. Additionally excellent for the youngsters’ lunchbox or snacking.

7 Completely different Methods To Taste This Recipe

  • Apple Baked Oatmeal: Stir 1 cup chopped apples (no must peel) into the batter.
  • Lemon & Blueberry Oatmeal: Add the zest (grated rind) from 1/2 a recent lemon and 1 cup recent or frozen blueberries to the batter. Cut back the cinnamon or skip it.
  • Raspberry Oatmeal: Add 1 cup recent or frozen raspberries.
  • Peach Oatmeal: Add 1 cup chopped peaches to the batter.
  • Carrot Cake Oatmeal: Add 1/2 cup shredded carrots, together with 1/4 cup raisins and 1/4 cup chopped walnuts to the batter.
  • Chocolate Oatmeal: Chocolate baked oats style similar to brownies, for breakfast! Add 1/4 cup cocoa powder to the batter and sprinkle 2 tablespoons chocolate chips excessive earlier than baking.
  • Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal: Add 1/2 cup chocolate chips to the batter. Or, use 1/2 cup chopped ripe banana and 1/2 cup chocolate chips!

Step By Step Recipe Directions With Photographs 

Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a baking dish.

Step 1: Mix Elements

  • Mix the dry substances in a big mixing bowl: oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Add the moist substances (milk, eggs, vanilla extract, and sweetener of selection) to dry substances and stir to mix.
  • Lastly, stir within the melted butter or coconut oil. You don’t wish to stir the melted butter or coconut oil immediately into the milk or you’ll have clumps-that’s why we’re including it after the substances are blended.

Step 2: Relaxation for five Minutes

Let the oatmeal relaxation for five minutes for the oats to soak up the liquids.

Step 3: Bake for 30-35 Minutes at 350F

  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, till the middle is agency and edges are browned.
  • The baking time will rely in your pan. Clear glass, ceramic, and steel pans all bake at totally different charges. If the middle isn’t agency and edges haven’t browned, proceed baking till prepared.
  • After eradicating from the oven, relaxation for at the least 5 minutes earlier than serving.

Favourite Toppings

  • Drizzle maple syrup or honey excessive
  • Add sliced bananas or favourite fruit excessive
  • Prime with a spoonful of almond butter, cashew butter, and peanut butter
  • Serve in a bowl over greek yogurt with fruit (or chocolate protein yogurt which tastes like pudding!)
  • Prime slices with whipped cream (easy methods to make home made whipped cream, dairy or dairy-free)