Jessica’s Morning Oatmeal


Good morning!  We were staying with our kids recently and Jessica pulled this dish of oatmeal from oven, hot & fruity & just a bit crunchy.  Add some warm milk and it’s the loveliest breakfast.

So I brought that recipe home and here’s my version– the best baked oatmeal yet!  (and we’ve eaten our share of baked oatmeal, let me tell you…)

2 cups oats
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 cup kefir or buttermilk
1 cup water
1 egg
3 tab. unsalted butter, melted & cooled slightly
2 tsp. vanilla
1 pound fruit (pears, nectarines, blueberries)*
garnish:  a pitcher of cream (or milk) to serve/more syrup (optional)

In a bowl, mix together the oats, almonds, baking powder and salt.  Set aside.

In another bowl, stir up the maple syrup, buttermilk, water, egg, vanilla and 1/2 of the melted butter.  Set aside.

Cut the fruit to small chunks and spread it on the bottom of a 9″ square of 9″ deep round making dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.  Spoon the oat mixture over the fruit.  Then carefully pour the liquid mixture over the top of it all.

Bake the oatmeal at 375 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes until the oats are cooked through.  Drizzle the remaining butter over the oatmeal and serve with cream and syrup if you want a little more sweetness.

*I used 2 nectarines, 1 pear, 1 cup of blueberries (all unpeeled–easy!)


18 thoughts on “Jessica’s Morning Oatmeal

    • Hi Suzanne!! Yep, we’ve made baked oatmeal before, but it was simpler. I like the almonds and maple syrup in this version. It’s a good dish when we have people in the house–easy to serve and make ahead. How are you doing?? Traveling at all this summer? Hope all’s well with you friend. xox

    • Hi Mary!! Hope you like it. I love nuts– so the almonds make it yummy for me… Are you winding down for summer at all?? Traveling –or was your Florida trip your vacation this year?? Hope all’s well with you friend. xox

      • Hi Rhonda, how is your weekend going? Florida was our trip and then in September we’ll go to Maine for the weekend. Hopefully next year we will go see our niece in Montana and go to Yellowstone for a couple of weeks. This coming week is the last one for school…it’s bittersweet because I love my job but I’m tired and the kids are too. They’re ready for summer especially since the weather here is nice now, sunny and in the 70’s. It’s actually going to be 90 degrees today! take care, friend<3

        • Hi Mary– I know exactly what yo mean about the end of school! You’ll miss the kids, but really you need to break to be fresh for the fall!! –And 90 degrees!!! IN June we usually pretty nice weather– but went to a wedding last night and it was so windy and cold– we were huddled in our coats!! Waiting for our summer to kick in here. And– I’ve always wanted to drive through Maine. The photos I’ve seen are always so scenic and gorgeous. Lots to look forward to… Fun to keep touch Mary. xox

          • Rhonda, I truly hope that your weather turns nicer. It’s been hot here but a few days ago we needed a fire and coats…crazy weather! Please try to do that ride to coastal Maine! I suggest the summer or fall months! It is beautiful and worth the time.Its great to stay in touch with you! Have a good week, friend!💕😉

  1. This looks wonderful, Rhonda! I love all the fruit in it…and of course, the maple syrup! It’s a great idea for when you want extra time in the morning or you have people over (like you said).

  2. Hi Rhonda – Am so going to try this. Believe it or not I have never made baked oatmeal, This looked like it got a little browned and crunchy which would be perfect for me as the one thing that I don’t like about oatmeal is that wallpaper paste consistency. Love the fruit in here too! -Kat

    • Agree Kat. I’ve eaten my share of soggy oatmeal. Plus I love the nuts. Hope you like it. Our daughter-in-law makes it the night before and puts it in the fridge, so she just has to bake it in the morning. Easier. OK, hugs from here friend! xo

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