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Studded with melted and gooey cinnamon chips, this Snickerdoodle-flavored Healthy Baked Oatmeal tastes like a bowl of warm cookie dough, but it’s packed with protein and fiber to keep you skinny, fit, and going strong throughout the morning!

A close up image of healthy baked oatmeal in a bowl topped with cream

You may recall my recent post about A Day In My Life, where I basically took a photo diary of an entire random Friday from start to finish. In that post I gave you a sneak peek at this absolutely delicious meal, which I was taste-testing that morning for breakfast.

Healthy baked oatmeal in a baking dish and some in a white bowl topped with cream

I love to drizzle my bowl of baked oatmeal with maple syrup and finish it off with a dollop of vanilla yogurt or whipped cream. A few additional cinnamon chips on top make it slightly less “healthy,” but OH SO good!

A close up of maple syrup getting poured over healthy baked oatmeal

I think this baked oatmeal is best when it’s left just slightly undercooked in the center. It’s not raw and wiggly, but it’s moist and gooey — kind of like a soft cake or brownie. Seriously, this is like having dessert for breakfast…in the form of an incredibly satisfying and filling baked oatmeal!

An overhead shot of a healthy baked oatmeal in a white baking dish with a large serving spoon

You can prepare the recipe in a single serving size (just cut the ingredients in half), but I actually prefer to bake it in a medium-sized casserole dish and save an extra serving to reheat during the week. Just 1 minute in the microwave (covered) results in a perfectly tender and moist baked oatmeal that you are going to dive into!

A small white bowl filled with healthy baked oatmeal

I love a hot, delicious breakfast on a cold winter morning, but I don’t want to spend more than a few minutes preparing it! I also need my breakfasts to fuel me through a busy morning of rushing kids out the door to school, running errands, doing housework, and cramming anything else that I can into my packed schedule.

That’s why I try hard to come up with recipes and combinations that not only taste delicious, but that also have plenty of protein and fiber for satiety. Rather than indulging in a tempting baked good at the coffee shop or grabbing the first box of sugary cereal that I can find in my pantry, I pull together this baked oatmeal multiple times per week. It’s that good, and that easy!

Here’s the recipe, plus an extra little tip: if you really want to streamline your morning routine, you can prep the ingredients the night before. Just put all of the dry ingredients in one bowl, cover with saran wrap, and leave them sitting out on your counter. In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients, cover them with saran wrap, and leave them in your refrigerator. In the morning, just stir the wet and dry ingredients together, pour into a dish, and bake. That’s how I do it!

A close up image of healthy baked oatmeal in a bowl topped with cream

Healthy Snickerdoodle Baked Oatmeal with Cinnamon Chips

4.15 from 7 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 333 kcal
Delicious snickerdoodle healthy baked oatmeal that tastes like a warm bowl of cookie dough packed with protein.

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 packets stevia or 8 teaspoons sugar
  • 2/3 cup plain Greek-style yogurt
  • 2/3 cup milk I use 1% milk, but soy or almond milk would work well too!
  • 2 eggs or 6 tablespoons liquid egg whites
  • 2 tablespoon cinnamon chips plus a few extras for topping*

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C.
  • In a small bowl, combine oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, salt, and stevia. In a medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, milk, and eggs.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until well combined. Fold in cinnamon chips.
  • Spray a medium baking dish with cooking spray (I used a 6 x 9-inch dish, but anything similar will work).
  • Transfer oatmeal mixture to prepared dish and bake for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until top is golden brown and center is just about set. I don't like my baked oatmeal to get too dried out, so I pull it out of the oven when it might still be a little soft in the center. That way, as it cools, it firms slightly but still retains lots of gooey moisture!
  • Remove from oven, allow to cool for at least 5 minutes, drizzle with maple syrup and additional cinnamon chips, and dig in!

Notes

* Cinnamon chips are often found in the baking aisle around the holidays, so I always stock up...or you can order them online! If you have trouble finding them, you can substitute with white chocolate chips, regular chocolate chips, berries, raisins, or just leave them out entirely.

Nutrition

Calories: 333kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 20gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 175mgSodium: 416mgPotassium: 544mgFiber: 9gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 370IUCalcium: 354mgIron: 3.3mg
Keyword: healthy oatmeal recipe, snickerdoodle recipes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: The Seasoned Mom

This recipe for Healthy Snickerdoodle Baked Oatmeal was originally published in December, 2014. The photographs were updated in February, 2017.

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  1. I adore baked oatmeal, but I’ve never ever tried anything like this before! I’m all about festive flavours right now, so I’m sure I’ll love this 🙂

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe. I’m a clean eater and have been trying to get my 6 year old into it, as well. Oatmeal is such a wonderfully filling breakfast, but he won’t eat it. I really think he will like this, so plan to try asap. Thank you.

  3. 4 stars
    ohhhh this snickerdoodle oatmeal recipe sounds so delish and then throwing in some cinnamon chips?!?!? This is a must have every morning!

    1. Congrats! This yummy recipe will be featured at this weekends Snickerdoodle Sunday! I hope you can stop by and snag a special cookie 🙂 Thanks for partying with us!

  4. I’m not a huge oatmeal fan, but this recipe may just change my mind! Pinned. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe with us at Merry Monday!

  5. 4 stars
    I couldn’t get cinnamon chips at the store, so I tried this with butterscotch chips (which I also sprinkled on top) and it’s pretty darn good, especially considering I don’t normally like oatmeal! It’s so filling I’ve only eaten half of it, and will probably have to get back to it later. Great recipe for getting in a healthy breakfast. 🙂

    1. Hi, Jessie! I had trouble finding the cinnamon chips for a long time, too. I was finally able to pick them up at Target (or Walmart, I can’t remember which one), but I think they were a fall/holiday seasonal treat. The butterscotch chips are a perfect substitute! 🙂

  6. 4 stars
    Great texture and such a wonderful breakfast oatmeal option! I doubled the recipe. I feel like we could taste the baking powder, so I will use less next time. I think the addition of banana or blueberries would work well. Look forward to tweaking the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    1. 2 stars
      I’m so sorry but I personal did not care for these oats. Found them to be much more liquidy/rubbery than other baked oats recipe I’ve made, and the flavor was mediocre (even with real sugar). To be fair, I made this without the cinnamon chips… So perhaps it would be better with those. Skip this recipe if you don’t have them, or perhaps use a sub as others recommend.

  7. Have you tried this in larger quantities? I’d like to bring it to a brunch, and make it in a 9×14 pan. Any proportion/ratio suggestions? Thanks.

    1. Hi, Natalie! Yep, this would work perfectly in larger quantities. I would multiply all of the ingredients by 3 and bake it in a 9×13 inch dish! 🙂

  8. 5 stars
    This tasted amazing! Loved the cinnamon chips! I can’t believe how much it made and that it is only 2 servings? Is it really only supposed to be 2 servings?

    1. Thanks, Stacey! It’s 2 servings if you have a big appetite! A standard serving size of oatmeal is 1/2 cup of uncooked oats, so I said that this recipe is 2 servings because it calls for 1 cup of oats. Adding the other ingredients helps it feel more satisfying, though. 🙂