Thursday, April 12, 2007

Baked Oatmeal

Of course I have to publish my favorite breakfast dish, which is becoming one of my all-time favorite dishes.

2 c. uncooked quick-cooking oats (or old-fashioned)
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/3 c. raisins
1 T. chopped walnuts
1 t. baking powder
1 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. ground cloves
1 1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. applesauce
2 T. butter, melted
1 large egg, beaten
1 t. vanilla

Preheat the oven to 375ยบ.

Combine the first seven ingredients (all dry ingredients) in a medium bowl. Combine the milk, applesauce, butter, egg, and vanilla. Add milk mixture to oat mixture; stir well. Pour oat mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Serve warm. Or eat as much as you want, then put the rest in the fridge and eat the next day cold, or reheated with milk added. YUM.


Gretchen said...

The stars have aligned and I think I have ALL of the ingredients for this in my house at this moment in time. If you saw the contents of my fridge you'd know how truly miraculous this is!

But - got a question. I don't think I have just raisins. I have "goldens & cherries" - do you think those would be a good substitute?

erin said...

yes. i have used cranberries when i didn't have raisins. in fact, i LOVE the goldens and cherries mix. i'm sure it will be fine.

Becky said...

Erin, I tried this dish this morning with dried cranberries. It was GREEEEAAATT! Thanks for a new idea on an old breakfast favorite. It's nice to mix things up a bit. I had never heard of baked oatmeal before reading this post.

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I've wanted to make this for quite some time, and I finally did yesterday morning. I triumphantly walked upstairs enjoying the first bowl and my wife asked, "what did you make?" Without saying a word, I offered her a spoonful. When she took the bite, her eyes lit up and she answered her own question with a smile, "something delicious! Can I have another bite?"

I substituted almonds for walnuts, and added a 1/4 c of shredded coconut, because I like coconut in oatmeal. This is good the morning-after, warm or cold.

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We just keep on eating this. It's now one of our favorites. I just thought I'd mention here that this morning I added fresh blueberries to the basic recipe with outstanding results.