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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

MiMi's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Baked Oatmeal

This baked oatmeal is hearty, delicious and tastes like a giant soft oatmeal raisin cookie.  It is a perfectly cozy breakfast for a cool morning.

slice of baked oatmeal with raisins

     Start your day off right with flavorful steel cut oats. Soak them overnight and bake them into cookie inspired perfection in the morning. It's nutritious, delicious and will remind you of grandma's cookies. The glaze is optional but encouraged if you are going for the full cookie experience.

     The love for baked oatmeal is spreading throughout my family!  I love coming up with new flavor combinations for baked oatmeal.

    Most of them are dessert inspired.  We have enjoyed everything from brownie baked oatmeal to pecan pie baked oatmeal.  There's the strawberry cheesecake baked oatmeal and even pineapple right side up baked oatmeal.

    That is just a small sampling of our favorites.  In fact the luscious maple pumpkin pie baked oatmeal would be a perfect way to start Thanksgiving, just saying!

     So I was excited when MiMi told me she had created a fun baked oatmeal recipe that would be perfect for the blog.  She said that the first thing Pops said when he tasted it was that it tasted like an oatmeal cookie and she couldn't agree more.

     Baked oatmeal that tastes like a cookie is right up my alley, so she couldn't wait to share. I love that there is steel cut oatmeal in this.

    You don't have to worry about it being to crunchy though, the oats soak overnight.  That makes getting breakfast on the table as easy as can be.

    All you have to do in the morning is preheat the oven and pop it in! I have never tried steel cut oatmeal in my recipes because I am normally flying by the seat of my pants.  I must say it is pretty nice to have it basically done when you wake up and the final texture is perfect.

cast iron skillet filled with baked oatmeal drizzled with glaze

    The warm molasses flavors mixed with the cinnamon, raisins and oatmeal really do make it taste like a giant soft oatmeal cookie.  It is perfect for fall and a cozy breakfast to wake up to.

   Just store the leftovers in the refrigerator and take a slice out throughout the week.  A few seconds in the microwave and it will be ready to go.

piece of baked steel cut oats

    Some of our friends love eating their baked oatmeal in a bowl with a bit of milk poured over the top.  That would be delicious.

     But to me a cookie inspired oatmeal recipe called for just a little drizzle of glaze.  Hey, it is me the frosting lover talking after all.

    Sometimes I just can't help myself! It is definitely not necessary but does make breakfast feel like a party!

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Yield: 8 Servings
MiMi's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Baked Oatmeal

MiMi's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Baked Oatmeal

This baked oatmeal is hearty, delicious and tastes like a giant soft oatmeal raisin cookie. It is a perfectly cozy breakfast for a cool morning.
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 40 MTotal time: 50 M


  • 2 Tablespoon molasses
  • 3 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoon mild flavored cooking oil
  • 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups thick cut or old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup walnuts (optional)


  1. Mix together all ingredients and refrigerate overnight.
  2. In the morning, preheat the oven to 350 F.
  3. Grease a 9" skillet, 9" cake pan or square casserole. Pour oatmeal mixture into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until set.
  5. Store leftovers in the refrigerator and reheat as needed.
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This baked oatmeal is hearty, delicious and tastes like a giant soft oatmeal raisin cookie.  It is a perfectly cozy breakfast for a cool morning.


  1. This looks so hearty and delicious! Cookie inspired is a fabulous idea to take oatmeal to a whole different level! YUMMO!

    1. It makes total sense, doesn't it? Thank you so much!

  2. Both of my adult kids and their significant others will be at my house for Thanksgiving (jumping up and down, clapping my hands :) ) THIS is the recipe I need for Thanksgiving morning breakfast!! Naturally gluten free (with gluten free oats), make-ahead, and tastes like a cookie....what's not to love?! Thank you and Mimi! :)

    1. Yay for the kids coming home for Thanksgiving! That is awesome! This will be a perfect way to start the day. I hope you all love it!

  3. Hi Carlee, last winter your baked banana oatmeal was a regular bake. I've not started cooking porridge or oats yet, but soon. Will save this for later... I've heard steel cut oats are tasty, but am unable to get them here.


    1. The steel cut oats have a different texture to them, but you could certainly use all regular oats instead I am glad you liked the banana one so much. I really like that version as well!

  4. The ingredients in this oatmeal mixed together sound delicious.

    1. Thank you! They do make for a tasty breakfast!

  5. Oatmeal raisin is one of my favorite cookies. I love that I can have it for breakfast now!

    1. It's a great way to feel like you're indulging without being bad!

  6. I've never tried baked oatmeal but your recipe seems so intriguing. This would be a perfect kind of breakfast dish for me, Carlee. What kind of milk do you usually use?

    1. We love love love baked oatmeal! I normally use whole milk, but baked oatmeal is pretty forgiving so I am sure your favorite would work fine.

  7. I love skillet cookies..So this is perfect for me! Dessert for breakfast is a great idea! Yummy!

    1. Dessert for breakfast is my favorite kind of breakfast! ;-) Luckily this is a pretty healthy way to indulge!

  8. What a great skillet of Oatmeal! Your post is awesome and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. Putting this on my meal plan for next week--I love having a good breakfast for my boys each day!

  10. I have never had baked oatmeal! I need to make this! Looks so yummy! Thanks for linking up at Friday Frenzy Link Party! Pinned!!

    1. You definitely need to try it! I have quite a few recipes here, so there is bound to be one you love!

  11. I love this recipes! I had some apple butter in the freezer so I added it! Baked oatmeal is one of my favorite ways to start my day! 🤗

    1. What a great idea! Oatmeal is one of my favorite ways to start the day as well!


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