Are you looking for a special breakfast treat? Try this Nutella Baked Oatmeal! 
Nutella Baked Oatmeal on white ceramic plates with strawberries.
Baked oatmeal is on our regular weekend breakfast rotation. The kids call it “Oatmeal Cake” because it is baked in a large baking dish and cut into slices. This weekend the girls got a special treat when they woke up to the smell of gooey chocolatey hazelnut spread baking into their oatmeal.
Usually, sugar in the morning is a no-no in our house, but once in awhile a little Nutella doesn’t hurt – but it’s a very small amount and the rest of this recipe is very healthy. Actually, I usually use Justin’s Cocoa Hazelnut spread (available at Whole Foods) which has far less sugar.

A child's hand pours milk over a plate of baked oatmeal with nutella, bananas, and strawberries.

What is Baked Oatmeal? 

Baked oatmeal is a delightful and nourishing breakfast option that takes the traditional bowl of oatmeal to a whole new level. It’s a baked version of oatmeal, where the ingredients are combined and then baked in the oven until the mixture sets and forms a deliciously satisfying dish.

What sets baked oatmeal apart is its inviting texture and versatility. The oats soak up the liquid ingredients, such as milk or yogurt, resulting in a soft yet slightly crispy exterior. This creates a delightful contrast to the tender and creamy interior. The beauty of baked oatmeal lies in its adaptability; you can customize it with an array of flavors and mix-ins, such as fresh fruits, nuts, spices, or even chocolate chips. Once baked, it can be enjoyed warm or cold, making it a convenient make-ahead option for busy mornings. 

How Do You Make Baked Oatmeal? 

Making baked oatmeal is a simple and fuss-free process that yields a delightful breakfast treat. To prepare baked oatmeal, you’ll typically combine oats with liquid ingredients such as milk or yogurt, along with sweeteners like honey or maple syrup. These ingredients are then mixed together and poured into a baking dish.

The magic happens in the oven, where the mixture bakes to perfection, forming a soft yet slightly crispy exterior while maintaining a creamy interior. The result is a wholesome and customizable breakfast option that can be enjoyed warm or cold. With endless possibilities for flavors and mix-ins, baked oatmeal offers a delicious and nourishing way to start your day with a twist on traditional oatmeal.

After the oatmeal cools, we cut it into squares, top it with fresh strawberries and bananas, and pour a little milk over the top. 
A toddler girl in a pink shirt eats a piece of baked oatmeal with berries.
I had some very happy sleepyheads on my hands with this recipe. 
Yield: Serves 6-8

Nutella Baked Oatmeal

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Indulge in the irresistible fusion of Nutella and baked oatmeal with our delectable Nutella Baked Oatmeal Recipe. This heavenly breakfast treat combines the wholesome goodness of oats with the rich and creamy flavors of Nutella.

A square of nutella baked oatmeal topped with strawberries.


  • 2 cups rolled oats 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup agave or maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil 
  • 1/4 cup chocolate hazelnut spread such as Justin's or Nutella 
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced 
  • 2 bananas, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a 9 x 13” baking dish with cooking spray.
  2.  In a medium bowl, stir together oats, baking powder, salt, and walnuts.
  3.  In another medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, agave syrup, and coconut oil.
  4.  Pour wet ingredients into the oat mixture and quickly stir just until combined. Pour oatmeal into the baking dish. Drop dollops of Nutella all over the top of the oatmeal and swirl in with a knife.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the edges have turned golden brown. Cool for 5-10 minutes before serving. Serve with strawberries and bananas, and additional milk poured over if desired.