About Brandie @ The Country Cook

I’m a regular home cook, like most of you, doing my best to get a good meal on the table for my family. I like to say the recipes on here are recipes for the busy cook (you know who you are). You can still get a good meal on the table, with a few shortcuts to help you along the way. I hope you’ll find lots of recipes here that you’ll love and hopefully will become family favorites. Read more...

Reader Interactions


  1. Catt says

    5 stars
    This looks wonderful. I think I need to give your recipe a try, I know my family would love it. Thanks. 🙂

  2. Melissa says

    5 stars
    Oh I love baked oatmeal! Once in a great while my mom would make it for us. It was always a surprise when we would wake up to it on a Saturday morning, couldn't get much better than that 🙂

  3. The Better Baker says

    Oh Honey!! You definitely are a woman after my heart…and my taste buds. ;-} I am SUCH a lover of anything oatmeal…gonna try this version soon. Thanks for sharing another deliciously easy recipe. Have a terrific Tuesday. XO

  4. J. Hall-Swadley says

    I just made this, and it is absolutely DEE-Vine!!! It tastes like a warm oatmeal cookie! I eat oatmeal every morning, but I've never baked it before. I tell you what, I will never microwave another packet of oatmeal again. Not after tasting this scrumptious recipe. Thank you so much for posting!!!

  5. J. Hall-Swadley says

    P.S. I can't wait to try your Coconut Poke Cake now. It's my anniversary today, and my husband's favorite dessert is coconut cake. I'm going to make it tonight. I'll let you know how it turns out!!

  6. The Country Cook says

    J – thank you SO very much!! So happy you loved this one. It is a favorite in our house. I love that description – like a warm oatmeal cookie. That is a great way to describe it! I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment on here. I just love hearing when a recipe turns out well – thank you! 🙂

  7. Becky says

    Your baked oatmeal looks great. I have made baked oatmeal before and it's so good. It's even good reheated in the microwave.

  8. Anonymous says

    Hi, I am getting ready to make this recipe and I thought I would ask about the butter. I have land o lakes butter and their sticks of salted butter are 4 TBSP vs the normal 8 TBSP. I don't use salted butter very often, so are you calling for 4 TBSP or 8 TBSP of salted butter? Thank you. Kim

  9. Anonymous says

    I have made this twice now and it is fabulous!
    The second time I also added Flax meal and some dried cranberries YUM! Thanks for the recipe!

  10. Anonymous says

    I make this for my husband and he loves it! I substitute coconut oil for the butter and I use a banana instead of the eggs and leave out the maple flavoring.

  11. The Country Cook says

    Ooooh, I love that you added cranberries to it – nice! Anonymous – so happy your husband likes it. It's always nice to hear about substitutions people use. Glad it is a good recipe for ya! ~Brandie

  12. Anonymous says

    I would like to try this but have no maple extract. Could I use maple syrup instead? And how much would I use?

  13. Lauren Barnard says

    Do you think this would freeze well? If so, how would you freeze it, before or after baking? Thanks!

  14. Kristie Crouse says

    I loved this baked oatmeal and the flavors were perfect. But I had to comment that the baking time for me was over an hour! That center just stayed jiggly forever. I've looked the recipe over and over and I'm sure I did everything right. But still, so delicious!

  15. Brandie says

    I don't recommend the old-fashioned for this. They just don't bake up soft enough for this to work properly. Thank you for mentioning your cooking time. Strange how it took that long! But always interesting to hear about different baking times in case anyone else has issues. 🙂

  16. Anonymous says

    We have used this recipe for a year or so and love it! We eliminated the butter and brown sugar and have replaced it with 2 cups of fruit … sliced bananas, peaches, apples. Whatever is in season or we have found in the bruised fruit section of the produce aisle.

  17. Shawna says

    5 stars
    We love baked oatmeal! This recipe turned out fantastic. I did halve the amount of brown sugar and it was just the right amount of sweet for us, especially since my girls prefer to eat this with a bit of syrup drizzled over the top. Thanks for a great recipe!

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