baked oatmeal-crusted tilapia

i know it sounds weird. but i got tired of the same old breading and needed to mix things up. i made it a little spicy and the oats have great texture and flavor. i combined it with greek yogurt to give it the texture and it binds well. still used some breadcrumbs, but if you like those just mix up the ratio!

it’s a healthy, super easy meal done in 30 minutes or less.

plus, i always have frozen tilapia in the freezer – and this is one of my new favorite recipes for it.

perfect for a long monday after work and NATO protestors taking over your city.

baked oatmeal-crusted tilapia

adapted from kohler created.

prep time: 10 min | total time: 25 min | serves: 2-3

what you need:

  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 2-3 tbsp. nonfat greek yogurt
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lemon
  • salt, pepper, red pepper flakes to taste

get it done:

  • heat oven to 350F
  • rinse fish and pat dry. place them on a lined baking tray.

  • mix together oats, bread crumbs, cheese, and seasonings.
  • coat the fillets with yogurt (other recipe called for mayo, so you can use that if you prefer) and squeeze half a lemon across the coated fillets.
  • cover with the mixture across the tops evenly.
  • bake for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes when forked.
  • serve over pasta or veggies! or both 🙂 photo is with linguine tossed with olive oil and lemon, and some greens.


  1. kohlercreated

    Love your adaptation, thanks for giving our recipe a try!

  2. thanks for the recipe!

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