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Overnight Baked Oatmeal

My husband and I spent a long weekend at a bed-and-breakfast not far from our home. The owners shared this delicious recipe with me, which I've made my own after a couple of simple changes. —Jennifer Cramer, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds


  • In a large bowl, whisk together first 6 ingredients. Stir in oats, blueberries and cherries. Transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Refrigerate, covered, 8 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Remove oatmeal from refrigerator while oven heats. Stir oatmeal; sprinkle with almonds. Bake, uncovered, until golden brown and a thermometer reads 160°, 40-50 minutes. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 331 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 364mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 4g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • georgieporgie
    Feb 2, 2021

    This sounds really good. I am wondering how it is served? Do you put a piece in a bowl with some milk or cream?

  • Dory44
    Apr 27, 2020

    I made this recipe for brunch for my family while we are at home due to vivid 19. We all love oatmeal and it was great prepared exactly as written so easy and turned out perfectly even my ten year old niece who doesn't like oatmeal ate it. I would definitely make it again try different fruit. I served with bacon and fresh fruit. A keeper for sure thank you

  • Reverend Tammy J
    Feb 21, 2020

    I have been making a similar dish to this one for a long time, but because I am hypoglycemic I cannot use the sugar. I put my chosen substitute in when it’s in my bowl. I also don’t use the salt or the oil, the salt is to taste but the oil is really unnecessary.

  • Orbs
    Jan 15, 2020

    I cut the recipe in half and used almond milk instead of milk. Delicious! Thank you, Jennifer, for sharing this recipe.

  • Melody
    Dec 12, 2019

    A little on the sweet side (my dried fruit was also sweetened) but FABULOUS! Cut salt back to 1/2 a tsp for my taste also. My husband loved it and it is good warm or cold.

  • ThiaLouise
    Dec 11, 2019

    I actually had the wrong recipe out for baked oatmeal, but decided to try this recipe. The smell of it baking was wonderful and filled the house with the warm smell of cinnamon. The taste was fantastic. I served it to my grandson first and he did not want to share with his parents. Good thing that it makes enough for all.

  • Marian
    Dec 9, 2019

    Our son and his wife are entertaining a house full of family just before the holidays and, since I love to cook and live just down the street, I've been planning to make several meals, so they won't have to spend time in the kitchen. I never considered breakfast, but can't wait to do take this over and put a couple dishes of it in the fridge, so they can pop it in the oven Saturday morning and relax. I think all they'll need is coffee for the adults and hot chocolate for the kids to top it off!! Sounds perfect!!!

  • Cruella747
    Sep 9, 2019

    Sounds DIVINE!! But SUZANNE... Really? Healthy? Not by any means! If you want healthy, eat the oatmeal plain

  • pip31453
    Feb 27, 2019

    I've made this recipe several times for my family and guests. It is a breakfast treat and is a hit with everyone. Sometimes I use different dried fruits just to mix it up. (Chopped apricots are great alternative.) I toss English walnuts on top once in a while, too. It doesn't matter. Make is suit your tastes or cravings. It is always delicious and satisfying!

  • Suzanne
    Feb 27, 2019

    Cannot wait try this! I love oatmeal and am lazy about cooking in the morning, I live by myself, that being said this recipe fits the bill!!! Now I can enjoy my morning coffee and have a healthy breakfast baking! I love this oatmeal recipe! Thank You so very much! SuZaNne