I have a slight obsession with baked oatmeal. It’s one of my favorite breakfast foods! I think it’s the combo of something warm and cake-like with healthy goodness like oats, Greek yogurt, and low sugar content. Plus there are endless ways to mix it up as the mood strikes me…Strawberry Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal, Banana Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal, Caramel Apple Baked Oatmeal…all are amazing, but today’s Pineapple Coconut Baked Oatmeal is truly something special!!
During the winter I tend to eat more tropical fruit, many are in season and I just start to crave citrus in January! This recipe for adding pineapple and coconut has been tickling around in my brain for awhile and finally I could resist no longer! It is sweet and warm and has a similar flavor to (I kid you not) a pineapple upside down cake. Really! The brown sugar takes it to this level, but there is truly not much sugar in this easy baked oatmeal recipe and you can cut it down or eliminate it to your liking.
Another bonus is how quick this baked oatmeal is to make. There are no fancy steps and you can make it with fresh or canned pineapple. It takes about 10 minutes to get it ready and then just another 35 or so to bake it off. Perfect amount of cooking time for mama to grab a cup of coffee and enjoy it in the (hopefully) quiet morning. Or enough time to clean up the dirty dishes you left in the sink last night. I won’t judge you. I also won’t judge if you sit with your coffee and ignore the dishes. Cause that’s how I roll some mornings too.
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- ⅓ cup melted butter
- ⅓ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- ⅔ cup milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup diced pineapple (crushed is fine too, whichever you prefer or have on hand)
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Combine oats, brown sugar, salt and baking powder. Beat eggs, butter, yogurt, milk, and vanilla together using a whisk or fork. Stir wet ingredients into the dry until well combined. Add in pineapple and coconut.
- Pour into greased 8x8 baking dish. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool 5-10 minutes before serving.
Yum. Just yum. This is a delicious breakfast recipe that will make people smile! Although it is a healthier baked oatmeal, it is still nice and hearty and will leave you filled up. I like to serve it with milk and mandarin oranges on the side. And coffee. Always coffee.
Products Used In This Recipe
Pyrex Baking Dishes – A great basic starter set for baking! Plus it comes with lids for easy transport!
French Press Coffeemaker – I love this baby! It makes the perfect cup of coffee!
Sturdy Whisk – A kitchen must! Weak whisks are the worst (<<say that three times fast!)
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Do you have a go-to, favorite brunch or breakfast recipe?