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Posted on Jan 6, 2016 | 3 comments

Baked Oatmeal

Winter has arrived and it’s cold out there! There’s nothing fun about eating a bowl of cold cereal before walking outside in the below freezing temps to your frozen car. Since I can’t do anything about the temperature outside, I’m going to stick with breakfast.

 

Baked Oatmeal | Sam's Dish

 

This oatmeal is delicious any day, but there is something very comforting about hot oatmeal on a cold morning. This makes this recipe perfect for the mornings we’ve had this week with temperatures in the teens. Brr!

 

Baked Oatmeal | Sam's Dish

 

Even if I get up early enough to make a big breakfast before work, I never plan time to clean it up. Let’s be honest here, I rarely get up early enough to actually make breakfast. But baking breakfast while I get ready for work, that I can do.

 

Baked Oatmeal | Sam's Dish

 

I’ve made this oatmeal twice this past week and it only takes minutes to throw together the night before, sits in the refrigerator overnight, and bakes perfectly in the morning. You’re thinking great, I have to wait until tomorrow to enjoy this. No worries, you can also bake right away if you want!

 

Baked Oatmeal | Sam's Dish

 

Baked Oatmeal
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Yield: 4 Servings
Author: Sam
Ingredients
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup light ­brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 1/4 cups milk I used 1%
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts optional
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8­inch baking dish with nonstick spray and set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together eggs, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla, salt and melted butter until there are no lumps. Stir in milk and then mix in oats.

  3. Pour into prepared baking dish, spread evenly and sprinkle with chopped nuts (if using).
  4. If baking right away, bake for 30-35 minutes.

  5. If preparing ahead of time, cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

  6. To serve, Cut into squares and serve warm with fresh fruit or spoon into a bowl and serve with milk.

 

3 Comments

  1. This looks delicious!

  2. I will def try this, Sam! I think the boys will love it!

  3. Made this last night and baked it this morning. I ate it with milk on it. It was delicious! I’m looking forward to trying it with some fruit on top!

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