Creme Brulee Baked Oatmeal

A sweet breakfast of baked oatmeal and dessert favorite creme brûlée, get together for a breakfast that will make any morning feel special! 

Creme Brulee Baked Oatmeal | The Housewife in Training Files

I love sugar.

It is no secret that I adore desserts. I have a sweet tooth the size of Texas (and luckily don’t have a butt to match…). The typical piece of chocolate, or a soft chewy chocolate chip cookie or delicate vanilla cake, I can pass on without blinking an eye, but mostly ice cream wins my heart. Hands down. I always ask my fiance around the holidays to find a way to overflow my stocking with ice cream rather than a dark chocolate Santa Claus. That has disaster written all over it. I can still dream though.

Creme Brulee Baked Oatmeal | The Housewife in Training FilesDo you have a special dessert that is close to your heart? Beyond your favorite that you lose all control with?

I have a few that immediately take me back to the age of when pigtails were acceptable and my mother still dressed me. It was the one that my Mother immediately got all giddy over as soon as she spotted it on the dessert menu. Creme Brulee. The intense vanilla bean speckled custard all cuddled up underneath the favorited blanket of caramelized sugar. Isn’t it known that the crunchy, sweet caramelized sugar is the best part? It is a dessert that will always make me think of her and the ‘special dinners’ that meant we could order dessert. Those were always my favorite family nights.

But in my mind, creme brulee is thee ‘classy dessert’; sweet, simple yet sophisticated. All words that remind me of my mother.

Creme Brulee Baked Oatmeal | The Housewife in Training Files

Over the past month, my parents have been off partying vacationing in Arizona with a good set of friends. Not jealous or anything. It’s fine, I will just freeze my lil bum off here in KC.

But, over that month, it is always difficult as I am use to talking and seeing my Mom quite a few times a week. We have a close friendship. I am lucky to say she is one of my best friends. I only hope my future daughter and I will have the same relationship! But during that month, I thought to make a breakfast that comforted me.

Creme Brulee + Oatmeal.

Yes, you read that right. But this treat will have your waistline thanking you.

Creme Brulee Baked Oatmeal | The Housewife in Training Files

Oatmeal mixed with milk, greek yogurt, eggs, cinnamon, touch of sweetener, bake off beautifully to make a oatmeal style custard cake. In the last few minutes of baking, you flip on the broiler, sprinkle cane sugar (or brown sugar) and let the caramelization begin. If this treat couldn’t get any sweeter, drizzle with a touch of maple syrup, extra pour of milk and fresh, juicy strawberries.

Creme Brulee Baked Oatmeal | The Housewife in Training Files

Creamy baked oatmeal custard nestled underneath a blanket of caramelized sugar is the ideal way to treat yourself during the week or fancy up a brunch for some special house guest!

Creme Brulee Baked Oatmeal
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A sweet breakfast and dessert favorite get together for a breakfast that will make any morning feel special!
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 8
  • 2¼ cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 scoops vanilla protein powder, optional
  • 3 Tbsp baking stevia, or 6 Tbsp regular sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
  • 3 cups almond milk, can use skim, coconut, etc.
  • ⅓ cup coconut sugar, or brown sugar
  • For Serving, Fresh Strawberries & Maple Syrup
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine oats, protein powder, stevia, salt, baking powder and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  3. In another bowl, combine egg whites, vanilla extract, yogurt and almond milk. Stir to combine. Add to oat mixture and mix well.
  4. Add to greased 9 x 13 baking dish. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until baked all the way through. Remove dish from oven, and turn on broiler. Sprinkle with coconut sugar, or brown sugar, place back in oven for 3 to 5 minutes, or until sugar is caramelized.
  5. Cut into 12 squares, and serve with strawberries and maple syrup.

Creme Brulee Baked Oatmeal | The Housewife in Training Files


  1. says

    Megan, I am so glad I discovered your blog. Love the recipes you post! This post was especially sweet because I have the same kind of relationship with my Mom. She actually comes home from a 6 week stay in San Diego today. Back to sunny (NOT) Omaha! Isn’t it great to have a Mom that is also a bestie? :)

    • says

      Hi Michaela! Oh thank you – you are so sweet!! Oh San Diego sounds wonderful! Glad to hear that you have a great relationship with your Mom as well; it’s the best kind to have!

  2. says

    oooh I love this! It sounds so perfect! You know, the first time I ever had creme brulee was last Summer at my brother-in-laws rehearsal dinner. I was in complete shock that I hadn’t tried it sooner. LOVED it. I’m pretty sure we would be all about this, I eat oatmeal every single day, what a great way to fancy it up!
    P.S. My mom is one of my best friends too. We used to live four miles from each other, leaving her was the hardest part of moving completely across the country. We skype a few times a week, but you know it’s not the same! SO awesome you’re so close to your mom, cherish it!

    • says

      Ohhhh so glad you finally got to experience all its glory! Its such a simple dessert, but sometimes simple is the best! And I am so glad you have that relationship too! I can’t imagine moving far away like you did! Thank goodness we live in the age of technology!
      Thanks love!

  3. says

    My brain? It’s on the ground. Because…like…whoa…no words for this. Brain explosion.
    I eat oatmeal everyday…multiple times (3 times today!) and this just changed my breakfast identity for all the evers that I have left on this planet.

    • says

      Oh yes. It definitely takes up the oatmeal into a whole new playing field…and the best part. Mr HIT does’t even like oatmeal….ALL MINE! hope you luvvveee it!

    • says

      Oh thank you Amanda! Sometimes a little change is a great thing…and it when it involves a sweet treat, I am all over it! Hope you love it!

  4. says

    This looks amazing! I love creme brulee and to turn it into breakfast or brunch? yes, please! Will definitely try soon. Gorgeous photography. 😉

    • says

      Isn’t creme brûlée such a great dessert?! And adding it into breakfast is such a sneaky way to eat some sweets in the morning! Thank you and hope you enjoy!

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