Breakfast oatmeal squares

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 5 minutes Total Time 10 minutes
Serves 9 large oatmeal squares     adjust servings

Make-ahead oatmeal squares make for an easy, customizable breakfast!


  • 2 cups oats (I use old-fashioned oats)
  • 4 cups water


  1. Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add oats and reduce heat to medium.
  2. Cook for 5 minutes, then cover and let sit for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Pour oatmeal into a greased 8x8 or 9x9 pan. Cool then cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Cut a square - or circle or whatever shape you like - and add desired toppings.

Recipe Notes

Flavor variations:
* Stir in applesauce and cinnamon after oats are cooked.
* Stir in pumpkin after oats are cooked and after set, top with peanut butter.
* Stir in peanut butter and top with jam or chocolate drizzle.
* Stir in honey (or maple syrup or brown sugar) and top with fruit and/or yogurt.
* Serve savory with eggs and soy sauce, or cheese and veggies.

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