Baked Oatmeal

Do you have a favorite go-to recipe for which you always have the ingredients? This winter, I’ve become obsessed with baked oatmeal. I have a recipe that I’ve adjusted, and now it’s perfect. Well, in my opinion, it’s perfect because any food my son will eat while making  little “mmmm” noises is a recipe worth keeping around. I made some this morning and added almond slivers and diced apples. This is so yummy I wanted to share it with you.

3 cups quick oats

1 cup brown sugar

2 tsp cinnamon (I put 3 tsp in because I love cinn)

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 cup milk

2 eggs

1 cup applesauce (this is in place of butter-much healthier and gives it better flavor)

2 tsp vanilla

Mix the first 5 ingred. together. Beat milk, eggs, applesauce and vanilla together.  Add wet ingred. to dry ingred. then mix together. Then you can add any of the following: apples, raisins, blueberries, cranberries, walnuts, pecans, almonds.

Bake in an 8×8 pan at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

Serve warm with some honey and milk.  YUM!!

If you try this, let me know what you think?  And feel free to share one of your favorite recipes.

  1. #1 by projectsquareone on January 22, 2011 - 4:07 pm

    One of my go-to recipes — Turkey Meatballs.

    One package of ground turkey, one container of tomato juice. That’s it — 2 ingredients.

    Roll meat into small-ish balls. Place in sauce pan. Pour in tomato juice, and cook on stovetop with medium boil until meat is brown. Serve meatballs with sauce in a bowl. We steam corn and add it on top (kids eat the corn on the side). Corn bread is a good side, too. (If desired, before rolling balls, mix turkey meat with rice and one egg.)

    Serves 4, in our house.

  2. #2 by Amy on January 22, 2011 - 10:47 pm

    Sounds good to me. This would be great for a quick hot breakfast before heading out in 0 degree weather for church tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

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