Big Batch Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal


Baked oatmeal is the kind of recipe that sounds like a contradiction when you first encounter it. It’s baked, and it’s oatmeal? Isn’t oatmeal supposed to be a quick stovetop thing? Well, yes, but hear us out. Oats stirred together with many different mix-ins allows them to soak up extra flavor, plus you can make a big batch for a crowd without manning the stove, or dishing up a toppings bar. Not to mention, the addition of eggs in the batter make this breakfast deliciously pudding-like. Most baked oatmeals call for regular milk, but this makes use of coconut milk, instead. It’s both great for the dairy-free, and tasty for anyone.

Baked Oatmeal
Photo: Greg DuPree
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
10 to 12 - servings


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and divided, plus more for baking dish

  • 1 cup coconut flakes

  • 2 sweet-tart apples (such as Pink Lady), cut into ½-in. pieces, divided

  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 1 cup raisins

  • 2 cups grated carrots (from 2 medium carrots), divided

  • 1 cup walnut pieces, coarsely chopped, divided

  • 1 13.5- to 13.66-oz. can light coconut milk

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1 tablespoon orange zest (from 1 orange)

  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Generously butter a 9-by-13-inch (or other 3-quart) baking dish. Spread coconut flakes on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until golden, about 3 minutes. Remove from oven.

  2. Arrange half of the apple pieces in prepared baking dish. Top with oats, toasted coconut flakes, raisins, 1 cup carrots, and ½ cup walnut pieces. Whisk together coconut milk, eggs, cinnamon, salt, orange zest, ¼ cup sugar, 2 tablespoons melted butter, 2¼ cups water, and remaining 1 cup carrots in a large bowl.

  3. Pour milk mixture over oat mixture. Using the back of a large spoon, press top of mix- ture, making sure liquid soaks through to bottom of dish. Mix together remaining apple pieces, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and ¼ cup sugar. Sprinkle apple mixture and remaining ½ cup walnut pieces over oats.

  4. Bake until edges are bubbling and center is set, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before serving. If making oatmeal in advance, let cool completely before covering and refrigerating. To reheat, spoon into serving bowls, then add a splash of milk and gently heat in microwave until warmed through.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

385 Calories
18g Fat
54g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 385
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 351mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 7g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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