Looking for an indulgent breakfast that’s as healthy as it is hearty? Try baked oatmeal! Packed with flavorful ingredients and nutrients to boot, you’ll love the recipe for Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal from The Washington Post.

Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal
1 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon plus 1 pinch salt
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (do not use quick-cooking or instant)
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups low-fat milk (1 percent)
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1 large egg
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 medium Golden Delicious apple (unpeeled), cored and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (1 cup)
1 or 2 medium carrots, scrubbed well, then shredded (1 cup)
1/2 cup raisins

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish or a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate with cooking oil spray.
2. Mix together 1/2 cup of the pecans, 2 tablespoons of the coconut, 1/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon, the brown sugar and a pinch of salt in a medium bowl.
3. Stir together the oats, baking powder, the remaining 3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a mixing bowl.
4. Whisk together the milk, maple syrup, egg, oil and vanilla extract in a liquid measuring cup.
5. Pour the milk mixture over the oat mixture, stirring to combine, then mix in the remaining 1/2 cup of pecans and the remaining 2 tablespoons of coconut, plus the apple, carrots and raisins.
6. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Top with the pecan-coconut mixture. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden at the edges and just set at the center. Serve warm.

Makes 8 servings, 1 cup each.

Nutrition info: Calories 340 | Fat 18g | Protein 8g| Carbs 41g
Nutritional information is provided by The Washington Post.

Have you tried baked oatmeal before? Let us know what you think and share your favorite flavor combos in the comments below!

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  • Sherry Harris

    Need help. My steps count has somehow changed from steps to miles. Please how do I set it back to steps. 3 weeks ago I had a complete knee replacement and want to count steps not miles. Thanks


      You should be able to click the button until you see the steps no matter the model.

  • jackiees

    The photo does not go along with the recipe. Confused.

  • Kris

    Can I bake this in a muffin pan (as photo shows) instead of a cake pan? Will I need to adjust the baking time?

    • Rella Haire

      I haven’t tried this recipe before, but I bake a lot of muffins. My banana-nut muffins take about 25 minutes to cook. I would start with 25 minutes and then see if they are done. You can stick a toothpick in the center and if it comes out clean, it’s done. And unless you have a convection oven, you will need to rotate the pan 180 degrees about halfway thru cooking (regardless of whether doing a pan or muffins).

  • Bobby

    you are saying that one peace has 20.5grams of sugar and you are trying tell people that’s healthy. Shame on FitStar

    • bernadette

      you could prob use honey or agave instead of maple syrup. I was thinking the same thing that would be a lot of sugar and prob overly sweet.

  • Kim

    Can not wait to try this recipe out, Who cares about the amount of sugar is the how much you eat of this, I know oatmeal is filling.

  • Alan van hooser

    This is brunch and not breakfast. Call it what it is. Yet, it is Good for fiber, no substantial gluten and tasty. You can make this into 12 large muffins. Fill them level full and let everything soak for 20 minutes or more. Reduce the baking time to 25-30 minutes.

  • janie

    what can you use to substitute egg for egg allergies?

    • http://fitstar.com/ Fitstar

      Hi, Janie! We’ve heard from other Fitstars who make a “flax egg” to substitute eggs in baking recipes. Maybe give that a shot? It will up the fiber count, too! http://minimalistbaker.com/how-to-make-a-flax-egg/ Good luck – and please let us know how it goes!