Absolute Best Ovenight Baked Oatmeal

READY IN: 12hrs 40mins
Recipe by FLKeysJen

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.

Top Review by Trisha W

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.

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.

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