Saturday, April 14, 2012

Baked Oatmeal

I tried out my favorite baked oatmeal recipe this week in a freezable version with great success, so I decided to pass along the recipe to you.  If you've never had baked oatmeal, it's really quite yummy.  It tastes more like a cake than a bowl of hot cereal, so if you have texture issues with regular oatmeal, you might like this recipe. 

We like our baked oatmeal topped with some fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, bananas, peaches, kiwi, etc) or canned peaches.  I like to add a splash of milk or cream; my girls and husband like to drizzle maple syrup over the top.  Any way you eat it, this is a sweet, hearty breakfast.  The fact that I figured out how to make it ahead and then freeze it so you can just pull out a square at a time makes it a keeper! 

Baked Oatmeal

Here's the recipe:

Baked Oatmeal
1 stick melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 beaten eggs
1 cup milk
3 cups rolled oats (the old fashioned, not quick)
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

1.  Mix together all the ingredients in a large bowl.
2.  Spread into a greased 9 x 13 pan.
3.  Bake for 30 minutes at 350.

Serve warm topped with fruit and/or milk or cream and/or syrup.

To freeze: 
1.  Cut cooled oatmeal into large squares.
2.  Wrap in wax paper.
3.  Place in labeled ziploc freezer bag.

To reheat:
Microwave square 45 seconds on high in the microwave.  Top as desired.

What's your favorite way to eat oatmeal?

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