Sunday, September 12, 2010

Baked Oatmeal

This hearty, yummy, almost cake-like breakfast food couldn't be simpler! It is more filling than regular oatmeal (because of the eggs, I think) and as a bonus for me living here, can be made with all local ingredients. I haven't priced it out, but I think the overall cost per serving is quite low. I was a bit skeptical when I first saw the ingredient list, but truly--this has none of the "porridge" quality of regular oatmeal and instead tastes more like a crumbly breakfast cake. Give it a try!

Prep time: 5 minutes. Bake time: 25-30 minutes at 350.

In a large bowl, mix:
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1/3 cup melted butter
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt (the recipe called for 3/4 tsp but I scaled it down just a bit)
1 tsp vanilla

Stir in 3 cups quick-cooking oatmeal and spread in a greased 9x13 pan. Top with 1 cup of your choice of chopped fruit and bake. Enjoy!

*I used blueberries, which were heavenly! But I imagine you could add anything...some raisins and a bit of cinnamon, sliced peaches, other berries, apples, even dried fruit, nuts, whatever you like.


Jennifer said...

I'll definitely be trying this soon... maybe even making some tonight for breakfast this week! Thanks for sharing.

Sarah said...

I got this recipe from Sarah K. in the states. Just made it this morning. Everyone loves it!

sandra said...

You know I'm going to have to make this as oatmeal is one of Hubs love languages!

Anonymous said...

This is a breakfast staple at our house. You can even make it the night before and stick it in the fridge. We like to add nuts and then I let the kids put maple syrup on top.
Rebecca VE

sandra said...

Yum. Just made baked oatmeal this morning. I used 1 cup fresh peaches, but I think apples with cinnamon would be great too. The oats are perfect! Not mushy. Thanks for sharing. Hubs as requested that I keep the recipe!

Rachel said...

I have been making my baked oatmeal lately with sliced bananas stirred in and a few chocolate chips and coconut sprinkled on top. It's WONDERFUL! Give that a try too for a bit more special breakfast! A few chocolate chips go a long way, I used about two handfuls, less than 1/4 cup. Yum!