Recipe: 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 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. 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 over night.
  2. In the morning preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the bowl of soaking oats on top of the oven to warm up.
  3. Butter a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  4. 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.
  5. Stir in walnuts and raisins. Pour into the buttered pan and bake at 30-35 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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