Looking for an ultra-cheap breakfast recipe that’s customizable? Try this berry baked oatmeal recipe.Berry baked oatmeal. Just $1.47 for entire recipe! Repin to save.

Today I’m sharing with you a really cheap breakfast recipe that feeds four. Give this baked oatmeal a try. I’m pretty sure you’ll love it.

This was my first time making baked oatmeal, and I quite liked it. Once complete, it almost has the texture of a muffin or a baked energy bar. I’m excited to try it again with different ingredients – I imagine it would be good with bananas and walnuts, or apples and cinnamon. The add-in options are virtually endless!

There are so many baked oatmeal recipes out there (check out this simple baked oatmeal recipe that’s topped with steamed milk) or this blueberry baked oatmeal with bananas – so you don’t have to settle for the same recipe over and over again.

Pro tip: That’s the key to saving money on food: Identifying several affordable recipes that you love and incorporating them into your meal rotation. An effortless way to save money.

Simple baked oatmeal recipe: The basic recipe you'll make over and over again!

The Cost: Berry Baked Oatmeal

  • Oatmeal (1 1/3 cups) = $.27
  • Brown sugar (3 tablespoons) = $.15
  • Egg = $.20
  • Milk (1/2 cup) = $.13
  • Frozen mixed berries (1/2 cup) = $.47
  • Baking powder, cinnamon, and cooking oil (approximate cost) = $.40

Total cost of recipe: $1.47 or $.36 per serving

The $10 Food Day

This recipe is part of the $10 Food Day series: Four recipes (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack) that will feed a family of four for less than $10. View the other recipes:

The recipes included in this series are incredibly cheap, making use of ultra-affordable ingredients prepared in unique ways.

When you base your meal planning around affordable staples like oats (and lentils, beans, frozen veggies, ground turkey, canned goods, etc.) you will instantly start saving money. 

Save Money On This Recipe

Frozen berries are almost always cheaper than fresh.

Any singular berry or combination of berries will work for this recipe: Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries or blackberries.

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Berry baked oatmeal recipe. Serve a delicious breakfast on the cheap! Click through for recipe.

Berry Baked Oatmeal

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Serve this hearty breakfast dish plain, with yogurt or with a splash of milk or cream.


  • 1 1/3 cups quick oatmeal
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup mixed fresh or frozen berries
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a small baking dish or four individual ramekins.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Pour oatmeal mixture into baking dishes. Bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until oatmeal is lightly browned. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes before serving.

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