Absolute Best Ovenight Baked Oatmeal

"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."
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Ready In:
12hrs 40mins




  • Dump all ingredients in an 8 x 8 casserole dish or pie pan; stir well; cover and put in the refrigerator overnight.
  • 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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  1. 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! :)
  2. I really liked the flavor of the cinnamon, nutmeg and pecans with the oatmeal. I used two egg whites for each whole egg, and individual (large) ramekins, which worked nicely. Spraying the baking dish(es) first would be helpful with clean up. Let them cool about 3 minutes before eating. Thanks for the innovative idea!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. WOW! I loved the Absolute Best overnight Baked Oatmeal. I also added the butterscotch chips. It is sooooooo much better than the normal oatmeal!


  1. I have a confession....I did not use the heavy cream; however, it was very good. In place of the cream I used soy milk which is what I had in the refrigerator and Splenda brown sugar blend in place of brown sugar. It was nicely sweet and I loved the crunch that the chopped pecans provided. I resisted the temptation to sprinkle in the butterscotch chips but I bet that is awesome.



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