Eric and I are hopeless when it comes to decorating. We are entirely dependent on his much more stylish family members to carry us through ordeals like choosing paint colors and wall hangings (and jeans, in my case). Now that we are in California, we have no one here to tell us what to do. We just keep Facetiming Eric’s sister and begging for advice. Please tell us what to do with this ugly white wall!

Some people are just born with style. Then there’s me…and then there’s my sister Nikki. It’s comforting to know that there is one person in the world I can be more stylish than. At least as long as Eric’s sisters and mom are picking out my clothes and decorative pillows. But I spilled my secret. Now my sister goes shopping with my in-laws too (I’m not kidding), so I’m not ahead of anyone anymore.

IMG_5622Nikki is figuring things out though, even without the use of my in-laws. I complimented her on her sunglasses a while back and she told me her strategy. She went to Walmart. She went to the sunglasses turny-thing. (what do you call those?) Then she did an image search on her phone for “Taylor Swift sunglasses” and chose the pair that looked closest to the ones she saw Taylor wearing. Best. Idea. Ever. I bow to your ingenuity, Nikki.

IMG_5650I have no words for this oatmeal. I think I’m just going to start throwing raspberries and lemons into everything I eat, forever. Why do raspberries have to be so expensive? I think my definition of heaven is free food. No seriously, in my personal heaven all the food will be bounteous, delicious, and free. (Don’t give me any of this crap about there being no food in heaven. If there’s no food, I’m out.) Anyway, make this oatmeal, make yourself happy.


Lemon Raspberry Baked Oatmeal

5 from 2 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
I have no words for this lemon raspberry baked oatmeal. I think I'm just going to start throwing raspberries and lemons into everything I eat, forever.


  • 1 or 2 lemons, large
  • 1 & ½ cups plain yogurt
  • 1 & ½ cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 12 ounces raspberries, frozen, unthawed


  • Zest the lemon into a large bowl. I used the zest from 1 1/2 lemons, just do however much sounds good to you. Squeeze all of the juice from one lemon into the bowl. Add the yogurt and stir together. Add the milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, baking soda, and salt, and whisk until smooth.
  • Stir in the oats, and then stir in the frozen raspberries. Coat a 9x13 inch glass casserole dish with non-stick spray and pour in the oat mixture.
  • Place the dish in a preheated 375 degree oven and bake for about 30-35 minutes or until the center is no longer liquid. The center should not be wet to the touch, and it should also be at the same level as the browned outer edges. Serve hot. Store leftovers in the fridge.


Use a glass baking dish. A metal one might discolor your oats...and who wants to eat green oatmeal?
Source: barely adapted from Budget Bytes


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 344mg | Potassium: 380mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Calories: 273
Keyword: baked oatmeal, lemon, raspberry
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  1. Your sister has a pretty amazing painted wall in her house now. It is very impressive. Send those sister-in-laws to my house because I don’t know how to decorate either. This oatmeal looks awesome.

    1. I know, she is awesome right? I’m not that motivated. And Wendy you can borrow my in-laws any time you want, but you don’t need it you always look cute!

  2. This looks so yummy – I love oatmeal! I hope there’s food in heaven too – lots and lots of cake! That doesn’t make you fat! :)

  3. I think I should make this! I have a big bunch of raspberries we got at Costco yearning to be used!
    Also, I like Nikkie’s idea with the sunglasses. Very creative. Way to go Nikki! Aren’t you just so grateful for smart phones?

    1. Rub it in Kris. No smartphone still. Is this why I still don’t have trendy sunglasses? Why aren’t you helping me? :)

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