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Monday, September 24, 2007

Baked Oatmeal

When my son Geoffrey went out to Colorado, he came back asking for Baked Oatmeal. This was quite a shock since my oldest son doesn't eat oatmeal. But apparently Aunt Colleen made Baked Oatmeal, and being the good guest that he was, he ate it, and, lo and behold, liked it.

So I went hunting online and found lots of recipes for Baked Oatmeal. Where have I been? I've been eating oatmeal all my life, but never heard of this yummy dish. It's much like eating an oatmeal cookie for breakfast. Sadly, it's about as healthy (more fat than a bowl of oatmeal), so it's not for every day. But it's a great weekend treat. Or for homeschooling moms -- pop it in the oven when you make the coffee and it will be ready by the time the kids have dressed and made their beds. Mix it up the night before and bake it in the morning.

The below recipe is based on one I found at Recipezaar, but I found many on other cooking sites.

Baked Oatmeal

1/3 cup butter
2 large eggs
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1 1/2 t. vanilla
1 t. cinnamon
dash nutmeg
1/4 t. salt
1 generous cup milk
3 cups oatmeal (regular or quick)

Melt butter.
Grease 1 -1/2 quart baking dish. Add eggs and beat well.
Add brown sugar, baking powder, vanilla, nutmeg or cinnamon, and salt.
Mix well, no lumps.
Whisk in butter and milk, then add oats.
Stir well, and refrigerate overnight.
Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 35-45 min, or until set in the middle.
Serve hot with warm milk or cream poured over if desired.

Refrigerate leftovers and reheat in the microwave the next day.



Anne said...

I just put this all together tonight and I'm looking forward to trying it in the morning!

Anne said...

This was amazingly delicious. I really like oatmeal cookies but was never a big fan of plain old oatmeal - this is really good. It will become a regular breakfast here. My kids loved it too. Can't wait to make it again!!

scmom (Barbara) said...

It IS so much better than plain oatmeal. I'm glad you liked it, Anne.

Jamie Jo said...

Did I ever tell you, I make this every week, doubling the recipe and baking it in a 9x13 and hubby and I eat it all week?

I just passed it on to JMJ Totus Tuus!