Baked Cranberry Oatmeal {for one} {vegan, gluten free options}

I told you there would be oats in the morning.


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I know, I know. Baked cranberry oats might not be as fun as a few shots but let’s be real… they taste way better. It was so great to read all of your comments on yesterday’s post; thank you for sharing your thoughts.

I have been meaning to post a recipe for Amy’s healthy holiday link-up so here it is! I knew I wanted to make something with cranberries and since I have been eating oats in some form (hello, cold and snow) this seemed like a good idea.

Confession: This was my first time making baked oatmeal. Phew, glad that’s out there. But seriously. Being a self-proclaimed oatmeal lover, breakfast lover and healthy living blogger, this was a major failure on my part… it is well worth the extra cooking time.

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I honestly couldn’t justify waiting 20 minutes for oats when I could just make them in the microwave or on the stovetop in 5. This was a major oversight on my part because it is simply delish.

The cranberries add just the right amount of tartness to create this deliciously sweet, breakfast, brunch or dessert. So go for an early morning spin, pop these oats in the oven, shower, get dressed (or don’t, totally up to you) and sit down to a healthy holiday breakfast. Enjoy!

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Baked Cranberry Oatmeal

Ingredients (Makes one serving)

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats – gluten free if necessary
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp honey – maple syrup if vegan
  • 1/4 cup fresh cranberries


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Spray a single serving ramekin with cooking spray and set aside.

3. In a small bowl, combine oats, cinnamon and baking powder.

4. Add almond milk, vanilla, honey and stir to combine.

5. Carefully fold in cranberries.

6. Pour into ramekin and bake for 20 minutes.

Questions of the day…

Do you have any confessions? 

Have you made baked oatmeal before? 

33 thoughts on “Baked Cranberry Oatmeal {for one} {vegan, gluten free options}

  1. I made baked pumpkin oatmeal before but didn’t put anything sugary in it so it wasn’t great. I ended up adding spenda after the fact, which I was mad at myself for because I try to stay away from fake sugar. (Over the past 10 years, I have consumed enough fake sugar for 5 lifetimes. I had to stop.)

  2. This looks delicious! I baked oatmeal once and it was good, but not great. But it might have just been the recipe. I have a big confession. I have never had fresh cranberries. Can you believe it?!

  3. YES to baked oats! I love them. It’s been a while since I’ve made them, but that’s something I definitely need to change because those suckers are delicious. Oats need to be drier and cakier, imho, so baking them is perfect… especially if we’re talking cookies. But I digress ;)

  4. Looks great! I’ve never baked oatmeal before either, mainly for the same reasons as you (that and the fact that I can count on one hand how many times I’ve even HAD oatmeal as an adult). But if you say it’s good, maybe I’ll try it! Thanks for linking up!

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