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Challenge: Reinventing Breakfast

Maple & Brown Sugar Baked Oatmeal

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A simple, homemade baked oatmeal with all the flavor you love from the instant packets. Bake one pan on Sunday and have breakfast ready all week!

Maple & Brown Sugar Baked Oatmeal

  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cooking Time: 40 min


  • 2 cups old-fashioned (rolled) oats
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups milk of choice (I used 2%, but any dairy, almond, soy, or coconut milk will work too!)
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted (or melted butter or another oil)
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8x8 square baking dish and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. In another medium bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, coconut oil, and maple syrup.
  4. Pour the oat mixture evenly into the baking pan. Pour the milk mixture slowly over the oats. Gently shake the baking dish to make sure the milk covers the oats evenly. It will likely start bubbling - that's a good thing! It's the baking powder, which will make it rise and become cake-like.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes, until the top is golden and oatmeal is set. Let cool for 5 minutes, then serve warm topped with berries, nuts, nut butter, or a drizzle of maple syrup and a splash of milk!
  6. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to a week, and simply reheat servings in the microwave!

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To prepare breakfasts for the week: after the oatmeal is baked, portion it out among individual containers, top with your favorite toppings, refrigerate, and reheat each morning with a little extra milk!



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