Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal
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Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal

This recipe can be assembled the night before and popped in the oven the following morning.

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Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal

This recipe can be assembled the night before and popped in the oven the following morning.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: baked oatmeal, oatmeal, steel cut oatmeal
Servings: 4


  • 3/4 cup steel cut oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup (60 g) almonds (sliced, untoasted are great) or walnuts halves, toasted and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt or kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup 1 ½ cups (90 to 185 g) blueberries, optional—I like using 1 peeled, sliced apple
  • 2 cups (475 ml) milk, 2% or whole
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup (80 ml) maple syrup, I find 1/4 cup to be sweet enough
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons (45 grams) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • See notes if you are refrigerating this overnight. Otherwise, preheat the oven to 375ºF. In an 8- or 9-inch baking pan, mix together the oats, the nuts, baking powder, cinnamon, if using, and salt. Place the sliced apples or berries on top.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, maple syrup, egg, butter, and vanilla. Pour the milk mixture over the oat mixture, and shake the pan to distribute.
  • Transfer pan to the oven and bake for 55 to 60 minutes (Note: Several commenters have had issues with browning too quickly, so I advise checking after 30 minutes, and if it looks as though it is browning quickly, turn oven down to 350 and check periodically for doneness), or until the top is golden and the oat mixture has set. Remove from the oven, and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.


Notes: If you are mixing this at night and baking in the morning, follow the recipe through step 2, omitting the fruit. Store mixture in baking vessel or in a Tupperware. In the morning, give the mixture a stir. Scatter berries (if using) into an 8-inch baking dish. Pour milk-oat mixture over the berries; then proceed with recipe.
Alexandra (you can call her Ali) Stafford is best known for her popular food blog, Alexandra's Kitchen. You may also be familiar with her cookbook Bread Toast Crumbs or her Instagram feed @AlexandraCooks featuring mostly simple, always seasonal, delicious dishes. 
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