Heart Shaped Craisin Baked Oatmeal


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Heart Shaped Craisin Baked Oatmeal recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Inspired by a picture I saw earlier this week, (thanks, Christie!) I decided to break out the cookie cutters and make my kids grin.

The older boys thought the heart shaped breakfast was pretty cool and they spent the meal talking about all the Valentine fun they are planning to enjoy next week.

Whether you are cutting your oatmeal into shapes or simply slicing it in the pan*, this is a tasty, warm and hearty breakfast worthy of a special occasion or any other day. For this breakfast, soft, chewy oats and tender craisins are sweetened and then lightly spiced with cinnamon.

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We’ve been eating baked oatmeal several times a month for years now (as evidenced by the numerous oatmeal recipes here) and we still aren’t tired of it.

My oldest son can assemble a pan and have it in the oven almost as quickly as I can now. I would love baked oatmeal mornings for that reason alone!

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Heart Shaped Craisin Baked Oatmeal

Servings: 6 servings (number of heart shapes will depend on your pan and your cookie cutter)


  • 3 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup craisins or dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup light flavored olive oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 10" square (or 9" square or 7x10 or or 9x13 pan, you really can use almost any size) baking pan with parchment or foil, leaving enough extra to stand up around the sides. and set aside. Stir all the dry ingredients together and then stir in the oil. Then add the eggs and stir to combine. Add the milk last and stir again. Pour the oatmeal mixture into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, or until an inserted knife comes out mostly clean with just oat crumbs on it. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes. Carefully lift the oatmeal out using the ends of parchment or foil. Set on the counter and slice or use a cookie cutter to create the shape you want. Enjoy!
  • *If you are not going to cut your oatmeal into shapes, skip the parchment paper and simply grease the pan. Serve hot from the oven and scoop with a spoon or let it cool a bit and then slice it.
  • MEAL: Let the oatmeal cool completely and then cut or scoop into portions. Store
  • the oatmeal in airtight freezer bags or containers. Reheat in the microwave
  • with a tablespoon of water.
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Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Monet says

    Hi Mary! Isn't it amazing what fun cookie cutters can bring? These look delicious and healthy! Thank you for sharing. What a sweet way to end my weekend. I hope you have a great start to your week!

  2. Bonnie says

    I've made two batches of the Pumpkin Spice version. Second batch I split the raisins with dried cranberries. And then I served it warm with Pumpkin Spice coffee cream poured over it. Oh wow. That is so yummy. I makes the spices really stand out.

  3. Kathy says

    I wanted to tell you- I made these oatmeal craisin bars! My husband loved them and couldn't leave alone and yours truly either – the flavor seemed to get better each morning, too. thank you for your yummy recipes! :))