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3 Minute Microwave Baked Oatmeal (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)


Let it be known that this is the quickest and easiest way to make baked oatmeal. Because you don’t bake it, you microwave it! Did I mention that this baked oatmeal is gluten free and dairy free as well?

3 Minute Microwave Baked Oatmeal (Gluten and Dairy Free)

Try this 3 Minute Microwave Baked Oatmeal for a warm, delicious, filling, and healthy post workout or leisurely breakfast! Gluten Free and Dairy Free.

I am lazy, I like microwaves, and I like to make my food so that it is hot and ready and fresh. This is part of the reason that I’m not great at meal prep, and why I don’t care for overnight oats. That said, I’ve been known to eat things straight out of the freezer, and I freeze my baked goods so that I have them in the middle of winter. But I digress.

Try this 3 Minute Microwave Baked Oatmeal for a warm, delicious, filling, and healthy post workout or leisurely breakfast! Gluten Free and Dairy Free.

I’ve made egg white oatmeal for years, and I’ve posted my recipe for it before, but that was the ACV version, and I decided it was time for an update. This microwave baked oatmeal is completely customizable, has a lovely texture, and satisfies for hours. The only thing you have to look out for is a potential overflow issue, but otherwise, set it and walk away. For 2 minutes, and then an additional 30 seconds.

3 Minute Microwave Baked Oatmeal (Dairy Free, Gluten Free)

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A delicious and hearty breakfast is ready to go in 3 minutes from start to finish! Dairy free, gluten free, and completely customizable.

You'll Need...

  • 1/2 cup (40g) Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (I like better than quick oats for the texture)
  • 3/4-1 cup water (start with less, you can always add more!)
  • 1 egg or egg white
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder (optional)
  • 2 shakes of salt
  • Spices and Flavoring:
  • Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg, Cocoa Powder
  • Sweetener of Choice
  • Vanilla extract
  • Toppings:
  • Nut Butter
  • Maple Syrup
  • Sprinkles
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon


  1. Combine oats, water, baking powder, salt, spices, and flavorings into a wide and deep microwave safe bowl (like a latte bowl). Stir and cook in microwave on high 1 1/2-2 minutes (times will vary). Remove with caution (bowl will be very hot).
  2. If oats have absorbed too much liquid, add a splash of water, then egg/egg white and stir to mix completely. Microwave for 30 seconds. Again, remove with care.
  3. Top with a sprinkling of salt and cinnamon as well as nut butter and maple syrup. Enjoy!

This is my favorite way to refuel and warm up after a chilly run. I plop some nut butter on it with a dash of maple syrup (and likely some sprinkles) and have a yogurt or shake with it. After that? I am good to go! It has great carbs, healthy fats with the nut butter (or the egg if you use that), fiber, and protein aka it is fantastic recovery food. If you want to have a bit more fun with your recovery oats, try my Sweet and Savory Recovery Oatmeal and Cherry Limeade Smoothie for Muscle Recovery. You can also add a protein powder or collagen peptides to your oats for even more protein!

Try this 3 Minute Microwave Baked Oatmeal for a warm, delicious, filling, and healthy post workout or leisurely breakfast! Gluten Free and Dairy Free.

Regardless, it is going to be delicious 😀

This weekend, I have coaching (I’m trying to convince Alex to go with me tomorrow!). All of the gorgeous weather that we have been enjoying over the past weeks is supposed to go out the window this weekend, sadly. So I guess it will be time to get my winter layers on! Otherwise, I am just ready to have Alex home–I still have only spent a few hours with him since he got home from Boston. I’m thinking dinner date tonight either at home or somewhere nearby and then just being cozy with the kids. Geez, we sound so wholesome!



And I am going to work on my 6 pack of beers 😀 Because, well, you know, a) goals and b) once I start IVF….

Waiting on a any last surveys (if you have 30 seconds please help me out! 5ish questions!) and then I am going to share the results next week. Plus, some HUGE giveaways next week in celebration of America’s Most Beloved Holiday my Blogiversary!

Have a fabulous weekend, my friends, and I will see you on the flipside!

Want some extra reading? Here is what went down this week:

What is your favorite post winter run recovery meal?

What are you up to this weekend? Has the weather turned yet?

Linking up with Foodie Friday (Farrah, Annmarie, Esther, and Jess), Friday Favorites (Heather), Meatless Monday (Sarah and Deborah) and another Meatless Monday (Rachel and Annmarie), Food and Fitness Sunday (Ilka and Angela).

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