Friday, May 22, 2009

Baked Oatmeal Recipe

It's been a while, so I made baked oatmeal for breakfast yesterday (leftovers for breakfast today and again tomorrow). Hubs doesn't care much for it but the goose and I love it, so maybe I'll make it a bit more often for us. I found it in a Taste of Home magazine but tweaked it to make it a bit more healthy. Here's my version:

Baked Oatmeal

3 c soaked and dried oats
1/2 c brown sugar or honey
1 c milk
1/4 c butter or coconut oil, melted (I have forgotten the butter/oil before and it turned out OK)
1/4 c applesauce
2 eggs (note: I have made it with only one before and it was fine)
2 t baking powder
1/2 T salt
2 t vanilla extract
2 t cinnamon

Combine ingredients, mix well, and spread in a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Spoon into bowls and add warm milk (or use the milk to cool it off for little ones). Top with fruit such as strawberries, blueberries, peaches, etc. Store leftover oatmeal (without milk or fruit of course!) in a covered container at room temperature. Yield: 4-6 servings.

I used to make this with regular quick oatmeal, but after trying soaked and dehydrated oats, I am a believer! Goose and I both experience less "rumbly tumblies" and it is still delicious. It works fine without soaking, though.


Amy @ Finer Things said...

(Store at room temperature...) Is this a dried-type oatmeal after it's baked? Kind of like granola? It sounds yummy!

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

It's pretty dry - hence the adding milk - but it's much softer than granola. Think crumbled oatmeal cookie. Which is why I decreased the sugar and replaced some butter with applesauce! :>)

Annemarie said...

This sounds really good. I am going to have to try it. Thanks for the recipe