Soaked Molasses-sweetened Baked Oatmeal


When it’s cold outside and you need a hearty breakfast to prepare you for the day, this will fit the bill!


  • 6 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1/3 cup yogurt or buttermilk
  • 1 cup melted coconut oil or butter
  • 8 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup molasses (not blackstrap)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)


  1. About 24 hours before serving, combine the oats, warm water, yogurt or buttermilk, and melted coconut oil or butter in a large bowl. Pat it down a little so that it is mostly one large doughy mass. Let sit in a warm place until the next morning.
  2. In the morning preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the bowl of soaking oats on top of the oven to warm up while you butter a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  3. Combine the eggs, molasses, vanilla, cinnamon, baking soda, and sea salt in a medium bowl. Add to the oat mixture and stir in with a wooden spoon, making sure to break up the oat mixture and mix in thoroughly.
  4. When the egg and oat mixtures have been combined, stir in the walnuts and raisins. Pour into the buttered pan and bake at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Serve warm with milk and additional nuts and raisins if desired, or serve cold with yogurt and additional honey.


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