Thursday, September 1, 2011

Breakfast Day One: Baked Oatmeal

This stuff is amazing. It's like eating oatmeal cookies for breakfast but better. You get to make this recipe the night before as well (please don't skip this step, it will not turn out heavenly if you do) so it's a quick pop in the oven in the morning and you are done! This is perfect for a big family or for a breakfast or brunch party.

Baked Oatmeal
3/4 cup of brown sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup of melted butter
1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
1 1/2 tsp of vanilla
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of nutmeg
1 cup + 2 tablespoons of milk
3 cups of rolled oats
Pinch of salt

I'm going to say this one more time. You HAVE to plan for this. It HAS to sit overnight in the fridge. Trust me, it isn't so good if you rush this. Just think about the positive side. No work in the morning. Yay!

Grease or butter your pan. Add eggs and brown sugar. Mix well.

Melt the butter on low and add it to the brown sugar and egg mixture. Then add all other ingredients except the oats. Mix very, very well.

Then let the oats join in on the fun. Add the oats and mix it all really well.

Then cover it and put it in the fridge overnight. And then go dream about your delicious breakfast you will be eating in just a few short hours.

When you wake up in the morning preheat the oven to 350 degrees (or 176 celcius). Bake for 40-45 minutes until the center is set and the oats are nice and brown.  

Then let it cool for a few minutes. While it is cooling warm up some milk on the stove. Poor the warm milk over the slice of oatmeal and add your favorite toppings. We added a tiny bit more brown sugar and some bananas.

Well, that's it! Enjoy your breakfast:) 

Oh, and this reheats perfectly for a week so you can eat it for several breakfasts if you are single or have a small family like ours.

1 comment:

  1. Amy that baked oatmeal looks delicious, especially with the pieces of banana on top. I love oatmeal. It makes me want to have some tomorrow morning. You and Michele are so much alike with your cooking skills. You both love to cook and it always looks and tastes so good too!