Vanilla Baked Cranberry Oatmeal

 Vanilla Baked Cranberry Oatmeal is a heart, healthy way to start the day. Serve this healthy breakfast warm or at room temperature.

Great Breakfast for Christmas! Cranberry Oatmeal Vanilla Bake- low calorie, low fat, healthy breakfast


Wow Wee  I am up to Goal #4 (and I think the last one)!  That was to get my hubby to eat a more nutritious breakfast starting with Oatmeal.  I scored a homerun on this one!  Last week I played with oats making Vanilla Baked Cranberry Oatmeal and a granola recipe I’ll share later.  He loved them both.  Happy dance time.

I am really trying to bump up the nutrition in our meals since we are cutting out a lot of meat and cutting further down on the fat.  It feels like a little balancing act to meet my hubby’s new dietary requirements and that of our 6-year-old.  To help my husband stay on track, I decided to do something about breakfast.  He rarely has time to eat in the morning and pretty much eats in the car.  I was some what hesitant about making a baked oatmeal thinking about portability but will miracles never cease – he loves this cold.  Cranberry Oatmeal Vanilla Bake actually sets up really well in the refrigerator so it is portable.  When he told me he liked it cold my initial response was gross!  I happened to try it though and really liked it.  I can eat this dish hot or cold.  Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

OMG! Fantastic healthy breakfast - Cranberry Vanilla Baked Oatmeal

Cranberry Oatmeal Vanilla Bake gets extra bonus points for being easy to make.  You stir the dry ingredients in one bowl.  The wet in another, combine and pour into the an 8 x 8 inch dish and bake.  Violá!  Breakfast is served.  My husband likes it so much that I am making a new flavor next week.  You can mix it up and put in whatever fruit you want.  I happened to have fresh cranberries leftover from Christmas so I threw them in.

A note about the liquid.  My husband has to cut out dairy (I know I did use a little butter) so I used my favorite non-dairy substitute, So Delicious Vanilla Coconut Creamer.  You can use vanilla soy milk, regular milk, non-fat milk, etc.  Whatever dairy or non-dairy “milk” you want.  If you use regular milk, add 1 tsp. vanilla extract.  Now this is not totally vegan because I did use egg substitute and a little butter.  I haven’t gotten the nerve up to try flax-seed in place of eggs.  Someday I will.  You can certainly use an egg if you would like.  The calories and fat will be different.  Oh, I almost forgot about the wheat bran!  This is just a way to add extra nutrition to the dish.  If you don’t have any, throw in ground flax or an extra 1/4 cup of oats.

OMG! Fantastic healthy breakfast - Cranberry Vanilla Baked Oatmeal
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OMG! Fantastic healthy breakfast - Cranberry Vanilla Baked Oatmeal

Cranberry Vanilla Baked Oatmeal

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Calories 142 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla


  • 2 cups uncooked regular or quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup wheat bran
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups So Delicious Vanilla Coconut Creamer or Vanilla Soy Milk*
  • 1/2 cup natural unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tbsp light butter melted
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute or the equivalent to 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Spray an 8 x 8 inch square baking pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine oats, wheat bran, baking powder, cranberries, cinnamon and salt.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together creamer/milk, applesauce, light butter, egg substitute and syrup.
  5. Pour liquid into oats and stir to combine completely.
  6. Pour into the prepared pan. I spread out the cranberries to make sure there was some in every piece.
  7. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.

Recipe Notes

*The creamer does have some sugar in it. If you use soy milk, you will need to add some sugar

I calculated  6 Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Vanilla Baked Oatmeal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 8g
Protein 3g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Healthy Eating,


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  1. Charlotte Moore says
    I think apples and cinnamon would be good too. I need to try this.
  2. Don't go too low on fat because the brain needs it to work properly. Coconut oil is fabulous for that. Can't wait to try this recipe. :)
  3. Love the healthy snacks:) I've made something similar too with apples and bananas.
  4. This looks really delicious! I want to like porridge but I really don't so this is the perfect recipe for me :)
  5. This looks really great! I love how oatmeal fills me up so I can avoid those tempting snacks that seem to sneak their way into my house! Visiting from the Life After Laundry blog hop.
  6. Yummy I would loooooooooooove to eat a slice or two I think I'd add cinnamon though
  7. I love oatmeal, and this looks delish! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon~
  8. Two of my favorites together!
  9. Hmmmm Such a yummy breakfast! Thanks for linking at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's
  10. I've made this with apple chunks, pecans, cinnamon and a little nutmeg. Delicious...:) I love ANYthing with cranberries so I sure will give yours a try. Thanks....
  11. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says
    Ok, I'm not an oatmeal eater - but my kids would love this!! Pinned to try :)
  12. What a brilliant idea!
  13. We will just love your Cranberry Vanilla Baked Oatmeal. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your tasty recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Come Back Soon! Miz Helen
  14. Oh my, your oatmeal looks perfect! I am an oatmeal addict, so dishes like that are always more than appreciated at my party!
  15. This sounds yummy---what, if anything , would work as a substitute for the real maple syrup ???? thanks
  16. the directions don't mention when to add the wheat bran. I assume with the dry ingredients?
  17. This looks like a wonderful Fall breakfast ..Could I substitute oat bran for the wheat bran ??? Or if I left the wheat ban out completely and did not add oat bran would I need to add more oat ??? Thanlks
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Doris, You can substitute oat bran for wheat bran. I added simply for added nutrition. I would add a little more oats if you omit the wheat bran altogether. I hope you enjoy it. Please let me know how it turns out for you. Happy Healthy Eating, Christie


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