Easy Baked Oatmeal With Pecans

When I was younger, I hated oatmeal. I hated the texture, and I hated the flavor. Anytime my mom made us oatmeal, I’d turn up my nose and ask for sugary cereal. Oatmeal was an old-person food.

Well, I confess that I am old now. And I love oatmeal.

I love making oatmeal cookies. I love making overnight baked oatmeal jars for fast breakfasts. Don’t even get me started on all the different mix-ins I toss into an ordinary bowl of oatmeal.

This week’s recipe is a large batch of baked oatmeal to feed the entire family (or yourself for several days if you’re a meal prepper). Although this particular recipe features pecans to give the oatmeal a little extra crunch, you don’t have to go nuts (pun intended). As with regular oatmeal, baked oatmeal is versatile and can accommodate a variety of tastes and preferences.

baked oatmeal with pecans

I’m Bringing Back an Old Favorite

If you’re a long-time follower, you might recognize this recipe. Before my site crashed, baked oatmeal was one of the few recipes I could make when I didn’t understand how to cook. It sat side by side with my favorite almond joy cookie recipe and my childhood no-bake cookie recipe.

I recently rediscovered my baked oatmeal recipe that I had scribbled down in an old bullet journal*. And I’ve learned my lesson, so I regularly back up my new site. With luck and preparation, I won’t have to worry about losing this classic breakfast again, and you can enjoy this family favorite.

baked oatmeal with pecans

Easy Baked Oatmeal with Pecans

An easy breakfast to make for the whole family. This baked oatmeal recipe works well with chocolate, dried fruit, and nuts.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16 Servings
Calories 169 kcal


  • 240 Grams Quick Oats (3 Cups)
  • 201 Grams Brown Sugar (1 Cup)
  • 5 Grams Ground Cinnamon (2 Teaspoons)
  • 10 Grams Baking Powder (2 Teaspoons)
  • 6 Grams Salt (1 Teaspoon)
  • 240 Grams Milk (1 Cup)
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 113 Grams Butter, Melted (1/2 Cup)
  • 8 Grams Vanilla Extract (2 Teaspoons)


  • 120 Grams Dried Cranberries, Raisins, or Blueberries (3/4 Cup)
  • 50 Grams Pecans, Walnuts, or Almonds (1/2 Cup)
  • 85 Grams Chocolate Chips – Milk, Dark, or White (1/2 Cup)


  • Preheat oven to 350° F (176° Celsius).
  • In a large bowl, whisk oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a smaller bowl, combine milk, eggs, butter, and extract. Mix these wet ingredients into the dry.
  • Stir in optional ingredients.
  • Pour into a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking dish.
  • Bake for 40 to 50 minutes.


Feel free to mix and match toppings according to your personal tastes. Don’t hesitate to get creative!
I typically bake this in a glass casserole dish. If you use a metal baking pan, please keep in mind the temperature differences, as metal dishes bake much hotter and faster. 
Keyword Baked Oatmeal

Did You Try It?

I know that oatmeal isn’t for everyone. My daughter shares the same mental state that I did as a kid, and she’d rather choose cocoa Rice Krispies cereal over oatmeal any day of the week. But I sincerely hope that you give this baked oatmeal recipe a try – it might catch you by surprise.

If you do try my recipe, please share your experience in the comment section below. I’d love to hear any adjustments you make or add-ins you choose. If you enjoyed this recipe, don’t forget to give it a star rating or share it via social media.

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