Easy Breakfast for the Week: Baked Oatmeal

Every morning during the week I eat an apple and a piece of toast with peanut butter and honey. It keeps me full until my lunch break. But I wanted something more fun and different, so I made baked oatmeal.

The recipe I used is this one:

http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Baked-Oatmeal

and I strongly recommend it!!

I had a lot of oatmeal because I stopped eating it regularly, and this recipe uses 3 cups. YAY! Now it’s almost gone.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups oats (I used Old Fashioned Oats rather than Quick-Cooking; it worked fine)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs (I used cage free)
  • 1 cup milk (I used organic whole milk)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • Pan greaser (I used olive oil spray)

Materials:

  • Large bowl
  • Medium bowl
  • Big spoon
  • Whisk
  • 1 cup dry measuring cup
  • 1 tsp measuring spoon
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • 9×9 square baking pan
  • Dull knife to cut from pan after cooked

The directions are super simple – I wrote them out differently so it’s easy to read:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, COMBINE DRY INGREDIENTS: oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  3. Melt butter. (I chopped up 1 stick (1/2 cup) and put it in a microwave safe bowl. Microwaved for a little under 1 minute and stirred.)
  4. In another bowl, whisk eggs, milk and melted butter. Stir into oat mixture until blended.
  5. Spoon into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake 40-45 minutes or until set.
  6. (Serve warm with milk.) Yield: 9 servings.
I forgot to grease the pan until the mixture was in the pan, so I had to dump it BACK into the bowl, wipe out the pan, spray the oil, and then re-empty the bowl into the baking pan. Whoops! (I’m still new at this baking thing. At least I remembered in the end – what a nightmare that would have been!)
I cooked for about 43 minutes before checking, and it looked done, so I took it out and let it cool. I ate a couple of pieces warm, and a piece this morning after refrigerating and did NOT heat it up – it was still delicious cold!

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As you can see I have already enjoyed 3 pieces. I found it difficult to cut into 9 pieces; I did 12 (3×4) instead. They are good sized.

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This morning’s piece! Mmmm! APPROVED. I’ll probably eat this for dessert some days too. I’ll try to update again with how long I stay full!

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