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Baked Oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal

Breakfast food is growing on me.  I used to think that cereal was the best option as it is quick and can be varied by choice.  That was a few years ago.  I’ve since broadened my experiences with breakfast food and rarely eat cereal now (although we always have a select few in our cupboard).  Okay, fine, I’m eating a bowl of cereal right now!  But, that’s what happened.  Cereal moved into my bedtime snack routine, away from breakfast.  (Yes, dad, I am growing more and more like you every day!)

Oatmeal is a type of cereal to which I never took a liking.  When I was pregnant last year, there was a morning when I craved oatmeal with maple sugar.  So, I bought a pack of instant oatmeal, heated it up at work, took one bite and then instantly remembered how I didn’t like it and threw the rest away!  After that, for the rest of my pregnancy, the smell of maple or brown sugar oatmeal made me gag.  It was unfortunate for me that one of my coworkers prepared it just about every morning.  Yuck!

Enter Baked Oatmeal.  My life is changed!  Honestly, I do not know why I’m loving this baked oatmeal after never liking any other kind (well, except oatmeal cookies of course).  But, this recipe is one I’ll keep forever and will probably serve too much.  It’s definitely quick and can be varied very easily.  Just add whatever fillings you like…whether it’s apples, blueberries, bananas, brown sugar, etc.  Throw it in the oven, and soon you can feed your guests a very lovely (yet, very easy) delicious breakfast!

I made this for our parents when they came and stayed with us for Judah’s baptism a few weekends ago.  Then, I meant to make it again last weekend when our friends from Detroit visited, but guess what, my oven broke!!  If that happens again, I’m throwing it into my cast iron skillet and baking it on the grill.  I did this with boxed brownie mix and it worked like a charm! :)

Baked Oatmeal

Printable Recipe

Makes: 8 – 10 servings

3 cups oatmeal
3/4 cups brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
2 cups milk
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
Optional Add-Ins:  raisins, dried cranberries, blueberries, apples, bananas, walnuts, etc.
Optional Toppings: milk, cool whip, ice cream, etc

Preheat oven to 375˚F.

Butter a 13×9-inch pan. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together.  Pour into the buttered pan and bake for 25 minutes.

Serve hot with optional toppings.

Source:  Cara Swartzendruber, a friend of Pennies on a Platter

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Comments

  1. Chelsea says:

    This sounds fabulous, but I prefer steel cut oats — any thoughts or suggestions on how to adapt this recipe for steel cut? :)

    • Hi Chelsea and Jane,

      I’m sorry, I’ve never used steel cut oats. But, after doing a quick Google search, it looks like that as long as you soak the oats overnight, you can use them for this recipe! Give it a shot! Cooking is a lot of trial and error, right? Let us know what happens! :)

      -Nikki

  2. I just had dinner but I wouldn’t mind some of this right now! The photo is beautiful and the baked oatmeal itself looks wonderfully delicious and I’m sure all of the different ingredients give it a fabulous texture. Well done!

  3. Have you tried museli? it is So yummy! you take equal parts of uncooked oatmeal and mix it very well w/ yogurt. Let it sit in the fridge overnight-it’s especially yummy if you let it sit w/ frozen berries overnight. The berries (mostly) thaw and also leave little pools of yummy juice. Eat it in the morning. It’s surprisingly tasty and zero work in the AM.

  4. Yes, we ONLY eat the Steel Cut oats here as well. And they absorb much more liquid…any suggestions would be fab.

  5. that’s so innovative!

  6. Elisabeth says:

    Hmmm, delicious recipe! I cut it in half and put blueberries in. Thanks for a great start for the morning. Boyfriend loved it too even though he dislikes oatmeal.

  7. My hubby eats oatmeal every morning for breakfast, but I tire just watching him eat the same thing over and over again! This is a great way to switch things up a bit. Thanks!

  8. Is this something that you can freeze after baking? If not, how long will it last? It sounds yummy and I LOVE oatmeal. However, I don’t want to wait for a time when I’ll have other people around in order to enjoy this recipe! Thanks!!

  9. I made this TODAY and guess what? My oven was broken too!
    How weird! I was sooooo craving this too! Hubby came home and fixed the oven. whew!
    Now my taste buds are singing!

  10. I came across this recipe and have prepared this just about every morning for the last few days! It is so yummy and my children gobble it all up!

    Crystal <

  11. Love this recipe and have been looking around for a good Baked Oatmeal for a while – thank you! Just linked back to it from my site to share it with my friends.

  12. I just tried this recipe and it smells fabulous cant wait to try !!I think that when I make it again I will take the sugar down to 1/2 cup and I will add some vanilla . Thanks for a great one .

  13. I don’t do oatmeal but would love to try this. Do you cook the oatmeal first (3cups) or just add the oats????

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