skillet baked oatmeal with cherries

Morning energy boost? This skillet baked oatmeal will have you buzzing.

Combining a range of wholefood ingredients that you’re sure to have in your cupboard, welcome a satisfied tum, daily energy and a healthy glow with this nourishing brekkie.

With a balance of wholegrains, healthy fats, fibre, protein and antioxidants – it’s a nutritious way to fuel your day. What’s more – it's packed with LSA, which is full of omega-3s that your skin cells will appreciate.

Big on meal prep? This recipe can be prepared in advance – simply double the recipe ingredients and enjoy it throughout the week for a delicious, time saving meal idea.

Here’s some add-ins to spruce up this bowl of goodness:

  • Add your choice of nuts and/or seeds
  • Don't have cherries? Try blueberries or mixed berries
  • Not big on carrots? Add a grated apple or zucchini instead
  • Try coconut sugar or honey as a sweetener for a lower glycemic index and blood sugar spike.
  • Add a scoop of protein powder for an added protein boost.



  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C and grease a baking dish or skillet with coconut oil.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, seed mix, chia seeds, LSA, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well to combine. 
  3. Add the coconut oil, honey, almond milk, and vanilla to the bowl. Stir until all the dry ingredients are evenly coated and moistened.
  4. Add the grated carrot and lemon zest and gently fold in the cherries, being careful not to crush them too much.
  5. Pour the mixture into the oiled baking dish and spread it evenly with a spatula. Add a few additional cherries on top for an extra burst of flavour and colour.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven for 30-35 minutes (or until the top is golden brown and the oats are set).
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.
  8. Scoop into bowls. Serve warm with a generous dollop of coconut yoghurt and a drizzle of honey.
  9. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge and reheat before serving. Lasts 4 days. 

Makes: 4 servings | Prep time: 5-10 minutes  | Cook time: 30 minutes

Dietaries: Dairy free | Vegan

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