Baked Oatmeal Squares is dietitian approved, this is a great recipe if you want an alternative to cooked oatmeal. Sometimes is it good to have something different than plain oatmeal for breakfast and this is a delicious breakfast bar. Baked Oatmeal is an easy, budget-friendly recipe that is gluten-free, heart-healthy and diabetes-friendly.

This recipe just takes minutes to prepare and it will be waiting for you in the morning.  For added protein, you can add an egg on top just like Kaitlin Williams Eckstein, MPH, RD, LD did when she created and photographed this recipe.  Oatmeal squares are filled with staples that you probably already have in your pantry.  All you need is dry oats, applesauce, eggs, milk, honey, vanilla extract, salt and cinnamon.

These bars work for the summertime if you do not want to eat hot oatmeal and they also work for the winter if you want to warm up the baked oatmeal before eating or by adding a warm egg on top.

For more of our diabetes friendly recipes, take a look at our cooking with diabetes cookbook.

Cooking with Diabetes

Baked Oatmeal

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: Budget-friendly, Easy, Fall, Fiber, Kid-friendly, Meal prep, Whole grain
Cooking Method: Oven
Condition: Chronic Kidney Disease, Gluten Free, Heart Health, Low Sodium, Nut Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings


  • 2 cups oats rolled, old fashioned
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 egg
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • In a medium bowl, mix oats, cinnamon, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, and then mix in apple sauce, honey, milk, and vanilla.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Grease a 9-inch square baking pan, then pour oat mixture into pan and spread evenly.
  • Bake for 40 minutes, or until top is golden and center is set.
  • Let cool, then slice into squares and store in the refrigerator.


If managing blood sugar, you could reduce the honey in this recipe. Another option would be to experiment with different sweeteners like stevia or monkfruit. 


Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 235mg | Potassium: 214mg | Fiber: 4g

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Please note:

Nutrition info is an estimate and may contain errors.


For another option of baked oatmeal, take a look at this recipe: 

Chocolate Almond Baked Oatmeal

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An award winning recipe developer, Dietitian Kaitlin’s mission is to empower others to reach their health goals by encouraging them to get back into the kitchen. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating and Cooking with Diabetes.