Friday, March 4, 2011

A Twist on Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a frugal and nutritious breakfast, definitely a staple for most large families!   But, let's face it -- oatmeal everyday for breakfast gets old pretty quick, and some kids (and mommas) really don't like the slimy texture!  So, Baked Oatmeal to the rescue!  This recipe is loved by young and old at my house, and has been a family favorite for about 17 years! 

You can either mix this up the night before and refrigerate, or mix it up quickly in the morning.  Either way, it really doesn't take long to throw together -- and could be delegated to an older child.

Baked Oatmeal

Mix together:

1 cup melted butter (or coconut oil)
2 cups brown sugar (or sucanat)
4 eggs, beaten


6 cups old-fashioned oats
3-4 tsp baking powder
1-2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Mix well and add:

2-3 cups whole milk, yogurt or kefir (I like to use half milk and half yogurt)

Pour into a greased 9x13 casserole dish and bake for 30 minutes at 350 F.

Serve with milk poured over it in a bowl.  YUM!  :)


Noel said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to get back with me! I did not know that about the milk and will definitely be looking for that magazine. Thanks so much for the help :)

Heather said...

We like baked oatmeal, too! I like to add raisins and chopped apples to mine.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this recipe. I happen to be one of those who don't like the slimy texture of oatmeal. I will definitely be trying this tomorrow!

tlmalcolm said...

Sounds like an oatmeal cookie in a pan!! I love something sweet for breakfast!

mommyx12 said...

We have oatmeal all the time. This is definitely something to try. I think tomorrow would be good. Thanks for sharing.

Liz said...

I've seen recipes for baked oatmeal in several places over the years & now this one. Can you tell me this: what sort of texture is this when it's baked? It kind of looks cakey or bready in your picture. Am I understanding that correctly?

busymomof10 said...

Yes, think of it as an oatmeal cake? or a huge 9x13 oatmeal muffin?? So, you could actually eat a square of it in your hands -- but we scoop out a serving and put in a bowl with milk on top.

Rebecca's Refining said...

Looks good, but I think I would still prefer peanut butter granola! :)
I may try it sometime may look more appealing than a plain bowl of oatmeal!

Lucy van Eyk said...

I enjoy your blog and tried your oatmeal. We have a similar recipe that I use on the other side of the ocean. I find that sometimes it turns out great while other times the bottom can get a little goopy. Do you have any suggestions for me? I've been very careful to follow the same procedure each time.
Busy mum of 6

busymomof10 said...


Hmmm. . . hard to say. You might try using a bit less liquid or spreading it into a larger pan so that it is thinner and gets baked more quickly. Perhaps a longer cooking time or higher temp on the oven??? Hope one of these suggestions proves helpful!


The Mayo Family said...

Hello Elizabeth,
We eat "Baked oatmeal" once if not twice a is our Sunday morning breakfast before church!
While it bakes we scramble to get ready...Can you identify at all? Meaning we have church clothes lined up-shoes- you name it and there is always....always something that is a hold up, a missing shoe, sock what ever? I think we have a Saturday/eve shoe theft? I do not know but Sun/am can be a hard morning ...any tips?
as for the B-Oatmeal...we often add things....craisins, apples tiny chopped or canned, my one daughter will add a can of cherry pie filling etc? We also here-n-there add a teaspoon of cinnamon to our dry mix in fall I love to smell that baking w/ the cinnamon & crasins or chopped cranberries that we add when its that season & we are chopping them for other things! Lots of options...
I am friends with Christi & want you to know I am really enjoying the "Day in the Life" series!
(Hey...there you are Sunday Mornings...) :)
Have a great day & thanks for all the sharing you do , your family is sweet & we are blessed by your blog!

Jessica said...

I personally do not like eating porridge much, my hubby used to but he went off of it a while back.i think your right, it can be the texture.This baked oats is going straight onto the menu for tomorrow morning.With a bit of luck a majority of us will enjoy it.It sounds good.Thankyou so much for sharing:)

Susan said...

I have some of this in the oven as we speak. We really like baked oatmeal and decided to give your recipe a shot. I had to substitute some of the oatmeal for self rising flour as I did not have any baking powder handy but had self rising flour. :D Thank you for your encouraging blog.

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