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Ginger Sweet Potato Baked Oatmeal

Sweet potato makes this baked oatmeal deliciously soft and moist, while fresh ginger and cloves add a subtle spice. This recipe is easy, budget-friendly, and perfect for breakfast meal prep. Don't be intimidated by the long cook time; most of that time the sweet potatoes are baking in the oven while you're free to do whatever you please!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Baked oatmeal, Sweet potatoes
Servings: 9 servings
Cost: $2.75 per recipe / $0.31 per serving


  • 8-inch square baking pan or equivalent


  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • cup melted butter
  • cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • cup sweet potato baked and mashed (about 1 whole sweet potato)
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger peeled and minced


Bake the sweet potato

  • Preheat oven to 400° F. Wash sweet potato and stab it several times with a fork (this creates vents for baking). Wrap it tightly in a piece of foil and place it in the oven with the fold of the foil facing up. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until soft.

Make the baked oatmeal

  • Reduce oven temperature to 350° F (or preheat if you baked the sweet potato earlier). Grease baking pan with a spat of oil.
  • Peel the skin off the baked sweet potato and mash it with a fork. Peel and mince fresh ginger. Set aside.
  • Whisk together oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and brown sugar in a mixing bowl.
  • Stir in melted butter, milk, eggs, vanilla, sweet potato, and ginger.
  • Spread oatmeal mixture into prepared baking pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.