Thursday, January 29, 2009

Baked Oatmeal

This morning we woke up to lots of snow on the ground. Without complaining hubby was up, dressed and out the door to snow blow the drive way. It helps that he is still in the honey moon faze with the snow blower and enjoys doing it. Since he was up and so was the baby I decided that he would need a delicious hot breakfast when he was done.

Friends of ours enjoy baked oatmeal at least once a week. I had never made it before but last time we were down at my parents house my mom tried the recipe. We all enjoyed it so that is what I whipped together this morning.

I followed a recipe I found at all recipes. I did have to make a few of my own alterations because the pantry is getting empty.

3 cups rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar (*1/2 cup homemade brown sugar)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

1 cup milk
2 eggs
1/2 cup melted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a large bowl, mix together oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Beat in milk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Stir in dried cranberries. Spread into a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.
* When I went to make my own brown sugar by mixing 1 cup white sugar with 1 Tbsp molasses I found that I didn't have any molasses so instead I mixed 1/2 cup white sugar with 1 Tbsp of my homemade maple syrup.

The house smelled so delicious as this was cooking, I could hardly wait for hubby to be done. We enjoyed our oatmeal with a fruit salad. I think that I would have enjoyed some yogurt on my oatmeal but I don't have any made.

This is a breakfast recipe that is going into our family favorites. Its a great dish to make when you are having company for breakfast. We all ate a good size bowl full and I have lots left over for breakfast tomorrow and maybe enough Saturday.


Nicole said...

This is one of my favourites. We make it when I have a large stash of leftover oats from regular soaked oatmeal. Usually this is on the weekend for supper. Did you use steel cut oats?

$5 Dinner Mom said...

Yum! I love baked oatmeal! It used to be a favorite before we started our new GF diet!


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