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Healthy Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe
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Healthy Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal

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"Breakfasts have always been a challenge for me, so I created this recipe as a quick and portable way to have healthy breakfasts all week. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Feel free to experiment with different dried fruits and flavorings to your taste. I imagine that adding quinoa, hemp protein, flax seed or other nutritional supplements would taste great."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 5 mins

    9 hrs 15 mins


  1. Bring milk to a boil in a saucepan; immediately reduce heat to medium-low. Stir oats and vanilla into the milk. Stirring occasionally, cook at a simmer until the oats are soft, about 20 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Mix bananas, eggs, and applesauce in a large bowl. Mix baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl; stir into the banana mixture. Add oats mixture to the bowl; stir. Fold raisins through the oat mixture; pour into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Cover dish with plastic wrap; refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Remove plastic wrap from baking dish and bake in preheated oven until golden brown, 45 to 60 minutes.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • I frequently add 1 sliced banana after pouring half the mixture in the baking dish and then covering with the remaining mixture.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 25, 2013

This bakes up like a cake! I wasn't sure how to serve this. Like pancakes with butter and syrup or fancy with whipped cream! I decided on just plain, this time! When still warm, this has an overwhelming banana taste, but when cool, the flavors blend. Either warm or cold, this tastes good. It is a cake with the ease of cutting into, but the texture isn't light and fluffy like most cakes! I will be making this again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 20, 2013

Took 75 minutes before it was "dry" enough to cut properly. It was still quite oatmeal like - I wouldn't describe it as like a cake as other reviewers have. Overall it tasted just like baked steel cut oats with some spices - nice, but not sure it's worth the extra time :)

Oct 05, 2014

We love this. I do like to add more moisture (bananas, applesauce) for our taste. This morning's variation substituted pumpkin for the bananas, craisins for raisins, a teaspoon of cardamon for one of cinnamon, and included chopped almonds--yum!

Mar 03, 2014

I used whole milk because that's all we had, but we all loved it!

Nov 17, 2014

Just OK. Not much flavor.

Oct 06, 2014

This is fabulous!

Sep 20, 2014

This is not sweet at all. Great for toddlers. Add sugar if making for adults.

Aug 09, 2014

This was ok. In reading the recipe I could tell I wanted a little more flavor so I added shredded coconut and Amber grade Maple syrup. Even with those extras it was just ok. It's not a cake, to heavy. It's not a bar, too light and moist. It's like sweet oat quiche. I don't think leaving it over night helps much. I suspect if one baked it right after combining the mixtures together, it might be more cake like. I think leaving sit over night loses what ever raising abilities the baking powder had. I am going keep looking for something better to use steel cut oats in.


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  • Calories
  • 229 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.6 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 4 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 9.1 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 395 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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