Absolute Best Ovenight Baked Oatmeal

Total Time
12hrs 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 hrs 30 mins

Soaking overnight makes this the best oatmeal you've ever had! Created for the Ready Set Cook! Contest #10, the ingredients have been updated based on the reviewers' suggestions that it was too sweet, but feel free to increase the sugar and syrup to 1/2 cup each if you prefer a cake-like sweetness. This saves wonderfully in the refrigerator and can be cut in "oatmeal-to-go" pieces after chilling.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dump all ingredients in an 8 x 8 casserole dish or pie pan; stir well; cover and put in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. In the morning, preheat the oven to 425 degrees and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the top starts to brown; serve hot, with milk over it if desired.
Most Helpful

I used regular rolled oats in this recipe. This was a simple recipe to put together. I was unsure how to eat it after it baked. We tried cutting and eating it - which was a little dry. Then we put it in a bowl and broke it apart and added some milk and it was wonderful!! If I had known ahead of time we were still going to add milk I would have warmed the milk and/or bowl, because the milk cooled it down considerably. My husband said he would like me to remember this for Father's Day as he really enjoys oatmeal.

Trisha W August 26, 2007

This was a very yummy and filling breakfast, that was easy to prepare, too, which is always a plus. :) For my taste it tasted a bit too eggy, but maybe thats becuase I left the maple syrup and didnt add the butterscotch chips. Nonetheless I liked this a lot and will be making it again. THANKS FOR SHARING! Made and reviewed during Veggie Swap #62 September 2013.

Lalaloula September 27, 2013

Made this for my dbf who loves oatmeal! Added only 1/4 maple syrup (and no sugar) as he doesn't like his oatmeal sweet!! Used skin milk. Didn't add any butterscotch chips... Thanks Jen! :)

Redsie March 20, 2008

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