Tuesday, January 19, 2010

In the Night Kitchen: Baked Oatmeal

Today included one of those mornings where all the details must be worked out ahead of time - clothes laid out, stroller at the door with bag packed, and breakfast ready to go. Hooray for the night kitchen!!

Promptly at 7am, the Baked Oatmeal was ready with no cooking (today!) on my part. We spooned home canned applesauce on top.

Margo's Baked Oatmeal

In blender, mix very well on high:
2 eggs
1 c. milk
1/4 c. oil
1/4 c. applesauce or plain yogurt
2/3 c. brown sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon

Grease a 9x9 baking dish.
Dump in 3 c. quick oatmeal (can use part rolled oats and even a little wheat germ).
Pour liquids in on top, mix evenly.
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
Serve warm with milk, yogurt, applesauce, or saucy fruit.

Sometimes I put in about a cup of frozen blueberries, or one apple cut up and some nuts. Actually, the variations are endless. If you add fruit, especially if it's still frozen, bake a few minutes longer.

I usually make this recipe times 1.5 and bake it in a 9x13 pan because the leftovers are great to stick in the freezer for yet another quick breakfast.


Christian - Modobject@Home said...

I'm so going to make this recipe. Anything that I can do ahead in preparation for school mornings helps tremendously, and we eat a lot of oatmeal.

Rachel said...

we love baked oatmeal in our family, too. quick, hot, delicious :)

BLD in MT said...

I am so baking that tonight for breakfast tomorrow!

Margo said...

BLD, hope you like it! It's a wonderful breakfast.