Friday, July 8, 2011

Baked Oatmeal

Here is a great recipe for all you moms with young kids going back to school in the fall. Mornings can be hectic and it's easy to serve cold cereal for breakfast on school mornings because it's quick. Try this recipe as it is a tasty healthy alternative and all the preparation is done the night before.

I like to eat oatmeal for breakfast but it can get boring. This is a great way to perk up your bland oatmeal.
I'm also going to remember this dish for the next time I'm asked to feed a large crowd. What I especially like about this version of oatmeal is that I don't have to stand by the stove and constantly watch the oatmeal to make sure it doesn't boil over or burn. Hooray for easy oatmeal!

Baked Oatmeal

1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup honey
2 eggs, beaten
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup milk
1 cup fruit or nuts

In a bowl mix together the butter, honey and eggs. Add in the oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, vanilla and milk. Mix and then fold in fruit/nuts of choice. Grease a 9x9 baking dish and pour the oatmeal mixture in. Cover tightly and place in fridge over night.

In the morning preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. When the oven is hot, uncover your oatmeal dish and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with milk.

My Notes: I used 3/4 cups mashed strawberries (a little more than the recipe called for) and 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts. As my youngest would say, this was a "strawberry shortcake" treat.

Who Dished it first? this recipe is adapted from Your Homebased Mom

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