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I don’t post about food too often here (my husband is the chef of our family) but I wanted to share our new experience with baked oatmeal for breakfast. My youngest (8) is not a fan of oatmeal at. all. I’m not talking about the mushy instant stuff. I’ve only made old fashioned or steel cut (because that’s what I like) but it’s his very last choice for breakfast and even then he’ll only take a bite or two.
I thought I’d finally try out baked oatmeal. I went with a basic recipe from Taste of Home
It was a HUGE hit. I couldn’t believe he was eating bite after bite but the jaw dropper was when he asked for seconds. This kid NEVER asks for seconds lol! It was such a great texture (I think that was his issue with oatmeal the “old” way) and this has such a great texture – we served it as shown with milk and all of us really, really enjoyed it. I used a bit less sugar but I’m excited to try out some healthier versions. AND take a photo for you next time!
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
Night Before: In a large bowl combine the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Whisk the eggs, milk and butter in a seperate bowl. Pour into the bowl with oat mixture and mix together well. Cover and place in the refridgerator
Morning: Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until set. It will be golden brown on the edges. Serve with milk.
Just wanted to pass on something that might work for one of you – it reheated great this morning and both the boys scarfed up the leftovers!