Saturday, November 24, 2012
One of the kids' favorite breakfasts is Baked Oatmeal. We were given this delicious recipe from my good friend, Tami, years ago. I love that I can prepare it the night before, and put it right into the oven in the morning. It's easy, it's yummy, and just perfect for a chilly fall or winter morning!
Here is the basic recipe, but it's so versatile, you can add anything you like to change it up a bit. We like to add raisins, or bananas, or apples, or blueberries. But we love it "as is" too!
4 cups Old Fashioned oats
1 cup brown sugar (this can be reduced if you're adding fruit)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
Mix all dry ingredients together. Add in wet ingredients, mixing well. Pour into an ungreased 9 inch square pan. Chill overnight in the fridge. Then put in a cold oven and set to 350* for about 45 minutes to an hour.
Serve either "coffee cake" style, or place in bowls and pour milk over it to give it more of a traditional oatmeal consistency. Enjoy!
*We double this for our family and place in a 9 x 13 dish.