Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Boys' Favorite: Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Baked oatmeal is one my boys' favorite foods. And well, since it's so healthy - I try to keep it around. It's great all by itself. Or with a little milk over it. Sometimes we put a little peanut butter or syrup or both over it. And sometimes, we make it a 'special treat' and top it with vanilla ice cream and some chocolate syrup. It goes fast in this house.

So tonight, the boys are in bed, Marc is playing some pickup ball and I am having some nice quiet time. However, I thought I would make some baked oatmeal, since it's been like two weeks since we've had any and I keep getting requests. It's one of those recipes that I could probably make in my sleep, the kind that just kinda become part of the family, if you know what I mean. Or you just think I am crazy right now. Anyway, this blog is about preserving memories and well, this recipe is one I want to remember. So I am posting for me and for you, if you are interested.

Baked Oatmeal.
  • 6 C. oatmeal - I use quick,not instant. I will also substitute in about .5 cup wheat germ.
  • 1.5 C. brown sugar
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. salt
  • .5 C. unsweetened applesauce
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 C. milk
  • raisins and cinnamon (opt.) - I do a few dashes of cinnamon, no raisins.
  1. Preheat oven to 350, grease 9x13 pan (I usually foil line mine first and spray that)
  2. Mix dry ingredients
  3. Mix wet ingredients
  4. Mix all together and pour in pan.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes.
This can keep in the fridge for a week. However, I usually let cool, then lift the oatmeal out of pan. Cut into 24 squares, flash freeze individually on cookie sheet, then throw in a freezer Ziploc. I can then just pull out how many I need and nuke for a few seconds.
Guess what we're having for breakfast tomorrow.


Amie said...

Those look good! I wonder if so milk would work so my Sam could have some.

Amie said...

Soy milk, I meant ;)

Kelli said...

I figured you meant "soy". :)

I bet soy milk would work great... I think the milk is just used as moisture... almost anything might work. Let me know how it goes, if you try it.

Andrew ate 3 large squares and AJ at 2 large squared just this morning. You can tell they missed it. I may be making another batch soon rather than later.

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