After publishing the Single Serving Baked Oatmeal recipe almost three years ago, I’ve received many inquiries about a possible family-friendly version that yields more than one serving.
Since simply multiplying every ingredient in a recipe for a larger serving doesn’t always work, I had to play around with this one for a while. But I love the final results. And even if you’re a single lady, you can still make today’s baked oatmeal recipe.
Leftover oatmeal servings freeze really well… so you’ll never again have to worry about breakfast on rushed mornings!
The convenience of knowing you can have leftover baked oatmeal whenever you want is so fantastic I’m not sure I’ll ever make the single-serving version again!
Baked Oatmeal Recipe – Family Size
Baked Oatmeal Recipe – Family Size
- 4 cups rolled oats (320g)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp uncut stevia OR 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 2/3 cups applesauce (640g)
- 1 1/4 cups milk of choice or water (reduce by 1/2 cup if using liquid sweetener above)
- 1/4 cup oil OR more milk of choice or water
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- optional cinnamon, mini chocolate chips, shredded coconut, raisins…
Baked oatmeal recipe: Grease a 9×13 rectangular pan and set aside. Preheat oven to 380F. In a very large mixing bowl, fully stir together all dry ingredients, then add all remaining ingredients. Transfer to the pan, smooth down with a spatula, and bake 28 minutes, broiling the final minute if desired. Then, keeping the oven door CLOSED, turn off the heat. Leave the pan in the closed oven for another 25 minutes. When the time is up, remove from the oven. Cut into bars or squares, and top with syrup or coconut butter or whatever you wish! Leftovers should be stored in the fridge, or freeze for up to a month. They freeze really well! I like to take one from the freezer and put it (covered) in the fridge the night before I want to eat it for breakfast.
Question of the Day:
Are you a fan of leftovers?
I love leftovers and will often double or triple a recipe just to have extras to put in the freezer for a
rainy lazy day. Soups, stews, chili, and even cookies… they are all portioned out and placed in the freezer. The only problem is that the freezer is barely big enough to hold it all!
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Thank you for your website work and creativity. Question on this recipe about the calorie count if it is made as the sugar free option. What would it be?
it appears as though it is already calculated using the sugar free (and oil free) option. if you made it using the maple syrup it would have 125 calories and 10g sugar per serving.
THANK YOU!!! I am making this as soon as possible, maybe even today. Nice pouring shot too 🙂
Reporting back: It was delicious! The kids devoured their servings and even my husband gave it his thumbs up of approval. I followed the recipe exactly and was very happy with the results.
Thank you!!! 🙂 🙂
Thank you for the recipe and beautiful photos!
Gorgeous photos, and as a mom of three I will be trying the recipe. I usually skip over the single serving recipes (except for your chocolate mug cake. Love that one!)
Thanks for all your hard work. We use your recipes often.
Carrie (This Fit Chick) says
oh my mom would love this! She’s all about the family sized things you can bake! I’m a fan of some leftovers… meatloaf and mac n cheese being a YES!
I LOVE leftovers! And I love your baked oatmeal recipes! So this recipe is PERFECT for me!
I’ve been looking for a baked oatmeal recipe and I’m looking forward to trying this. Can you tell me how many liquid stevia drops to use instead of the maple syrup. Thanks.
I simply treat your breakfast cupcakes as individual servings of baked oatmeal, freezing what I won’t get through in a week. These are a staple for my husband and I (and now our 8 month old). Fantastic stuff.
I can’t wait to try this; looks like a great fall breakfast. I am a big fan of leftovers!! We are always eating leftovers!! 🙂
Sprinkles of Sweetness says
I love leftover desserts… It means more for me!
Katie, I’ve noticed you use pure maple syrup on a couple of your recipe’s. I don’t particularly like the taste of Stevia…is there another substitute for either one of these ingredients I can use? I would love to add maple syrup but we don’t have PURE maple syrup in Ecuador only the fake stuff… 🙁 Would love if you could help with this. I love your recipes…follow you on instagram too!
You can use honey or any other liquid sweetener you can find. If not, I’m sure you can use sugar and adjust it according to taste
Unofficial CCK Helper says
You can use honey or agave in any case that calls for maple syrup. They are the same level of sweetness.
Leftovers are a godsend for me as college lunches and dinners for the four nights a week when I’m too drained to make anything. I’ve also begun “take-out Tuesday” to give myself a break from cooking- but I ALWAYS choose the healthy places, I swear! My stomach wouldn’t be able to fare a Chipotle bowl every week.
Oh man, I love leftovers and bulk cooking. It boggles my mind that some people *don’t* want to take home food from restaurants that they didn’t finish but that they did like.
I could totally do this for breakfast! I love it because I could bring a square all week and make them on Sunday nights. I’ve pinned this, thanks for sharing!
Hooray for leftovers! This looks great, Katie, I might make it while my cousin is in town this weekend. Thanks for sharing! By the way, I put up the first video I’ve edited with Final Cut Pro (uber fancy video editing software) and shot in 1080p on my YouTube channel the other day and it would mean so much to me if you would take a look, Katie! I really admire your food photography skills and I worked really hard on getting the shots for this video perfect. Here is the link if you’re at all interested: http://youtu.be/eoWC-3IfG74
Thanks for the recipe and consideration of watching! I hope you have an awesome day 🙂
Hey Katie! You know what you should do?? You should make a yogurt sauce like the stuff they dip pretzels in but make it healthy and drizzle it over the oatmeal bars to make it a fun 4th of July breakfast!! Let me know what you think!
Man, that looks so goood! so few ingredients as well 😉
SO happy you created a family size! Thank you! Looking forward to more baked oatmeal recipes that serve families. 😉 (hint, hint…)
Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen says
Baked Oatmeal is supeerrrrrr yummy and I love how you made a family size portion of this! I will be making this and freezing it for easy morning breakies! Love it! Pinned! 🙂
Love leftovers! Especially as i just cook for me. However, i share the freezer with my family. And they like their freezer space…
Heather @ Shards of Lavender says
Katie, thank you for taking the time to test this recipe out:) I’ll be trying it out for my family this weekend. Have a great day!
Mrs. O. says
Thank you for this recipe! I have one that has eggs and a whole stick of butter in it that I no longer want to use since going plant based.
Jules @ WolfItDown says
Mmmm so much better than the rice crispy squares, and perfect for when you’re on the go as well 😀 x
This is perfect! I’m gonna make this for my family when I go home for fall break in a few weeks to celebrate us all together.
I usually don’t have enough self control to make intentional left overs…I just end up eating the rest as a late night snack…oops.
Hope you are doing well. I’m assuming I could sub peanut butter for the oil in this recipe as I’ve done it before with your single servings (would be great with chocolate chips! more like a dessert!!)
We love the pumpkin baked oatmeal- could we sub an equal amount of pumpkin for the applesauce in this recipe?
Thank you for posting the “Family Size” recipe! We have 4 kids and we are always making “something from Chocolate Covered Katie” for dessert! I usually to quadruple your recipes (or more) to make sure there is enough yummy goodness to go around! Keep the yumminess coming!
I can’t wait to make these! Is the quantity of maple syrup for stickiness as well as sweetness? I’d like to reduce the amount of sweetness without making them bland. Thanks!
This is a great recipe!! I got into the autumn spirit and used canned pumpkin instead of apple sauce and added pumpkin spice. It turned out great! I always love your recipes!
Great minds. I thout this would work as I was mixing up the ingredients per the recipe. So glad to know it’s yummy, too!!
Could this be made using the same amount of mashed bananas in place of applesauce like your other recipes? Or would I then need to lower/omit the added sweetener?
Unofficial CCK Helper says
You can always experiment! Katie can only vouch for substitutions she’s tried, but if you try it, be sure to report back!
I have this in the oven, according to the directions. Next batch I’m gonna sub pumpkin for the applesauce.
I just had to get back here and thank you for this wonderful recipe. It is so perfect for a busy college student like me! I made it more than once already, once adding 4 tsp cinnamon (it ended up tasting quite apple-pie like!) and another time going crazy with several different add-ins (molasses, chopped pecans, chocolate chips, finely shredded coconut). I absolutely love the texture, too–it almost gives me the illusion of eating cake, which somehow manages to satisfy my never ending craving for sweets. Love love love love it!! Thank you so much!
I already commented on this post, but I wanted to pop in again and share what I thought was a brilliant flavor variation for this recipe. When I first tried this baked oatmeal, I noted that the applesauce gave it a slight apple flavor. I just picked up a package of Celestial Seasonings Caramel Apple Dream tea, and an idea struck me. Why not turn this recipe into caramel apple baked oatmeal?? I’m thinking of heating around 4 tea bags with the amount of milk called for in your ingredients, adding lots of cinnamon and apple pie spice, and adding some caramel extract to intensify the flavor. Just the thought is making me hungry….I would go whip it up now, but I have soooo much oatmeal in the freezer and I’m the only one eating it……
My family and I like this recipe using pumpkin puree in place of the applesauce… 🙂 It’s really good!! 🙂
Olivia Grace says
I combined this recipe with the pumpkin one and had it for Thanksgiving breakfast… I have almost two weeks of breakfast in my freezer right now and I’m so excited 🙂 What a yummy recipe!!! How long will they last in the freezer?
Kim Neely says
What if you don’t have an oven that will heat to 380 deg? I have an old oven–would 375 work okay?
Dorothy Corley says
What is uncut stevia? Saw it in the recipe on oatmeal bars
Turned out delicious and filling.
Donna Fetters says
Can I use the steel cut 3 minute oats for your strawberry shortcake oatmeal bake?
Jason Sanford says
Most likely I wouldn’t think so, but you can always experiment!
Hi Katie! I was craving chocolate cake but didn’t want to eat something with flour, so I turned this recipe into luxurious chocolate baked oatmeal! I used 3 2/3 cup water (didn’t have milk; still turned out so rich and chocolaty!!), 8 oz Tofutti cream cheese instead of applesauce, 2 tbsp oil instead of 1/4 cup, a little more salt, 1/3 cup xylitol, a little stevia, 1/3 cup Dutch cocoa, a hefty drizzle of Hershey’s Simple 5 syrup, and 2 eggs. I put all the ingredients minus oats through the blender, then mixed them with the oatmeal. The rest I followed according to the recipe. OMG how can I describe how amazing that tasted!! Holy moly!
I made this today. So delicious. N
This was my breakfast today and I love that I have leftovers.
Thank you Katie! I just discovered your site and my husband loved your healthy chocolate chip cookies 🙂 For this recipe I used unsweetened applesauce in the amount recipe states, 1/2 cup brown sugar instead of maple syrup (don’t like maple flavor), and almond butter as a direct swap for the oil. Turned out amazing, but so sweet for me it is like dessert – I guess due to all the applesauce. May try it with 1/4 cup brown sugar next time or eliminate entirely. Can’t wait to try your other recipes!
I make this almost every week for the family, such a big hit!!! Thanks for such an easy and delicious recipe!!