cherry nectarine & walnut cardamom baked oats // cait's plate

cherry nectarine & walnut cardamom baked oats

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 squares 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: baking


these baked oats combine some of the best summer produce with warm spices for an easy whole grain breakfast you can make over the weekend and eat all week long!



  • 2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom (can sub ground cinnamon if you don’t have this)
  • 12 tablespoons brown sugar (depending on how sweet you want it)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cup milk (any kind you prefer)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup cherries, washed, pitted and halved
  • 1 small nectarine, washed & diced
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and grease an 8×8 inch baking pan (if using a larger dish, baking time will be reduced)
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add oats, chia seeds, baking powder, cinnamon, cardamom and brown sugar and whisk to combine
  3. In a smaller mixing bowl, add egg, milk and vanilla and whisk to combine
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir to combine
  5. Gently fold in cherries, nectarines and walnuts then add mixture to the prepped baking dish
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until mixture is set (you can test with a cake tester or a knife – if the tip comes out dry or with a few wet crumbs, it’s ready)
  7. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before slicing (you don’t have to wait, but it may fall apart if scooping out when immediately out of the oven)


  • If using frozen fruit, reduce the amount of milk in the recipe by 1/2 – 2/3 cup
  • Keeps well in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days
  • To reheat – simply microwave on 60-90 seconds

Keywords: breakfast, brunch, snack, whole grain, easy, quick, healthy, oatmeal

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