Friday, June 17, 2011

Baked Oatmeal

I recently saw a recipe for Baked Oatmeal on one of the blogs I frequent and thought to myself "I need to try this." Not only do I love oatmeal, but I love a warm homemade breakfast in the morning, especially one that can be made quickly. I adapted this recipe a bit to fit our taste and made a smaller batch as there are only two of us in our household.

Baked Oatmeal
1/2 cup oil (olive or canola)
3/4 cup sugar (more or less depending on your taste)
2 eggs
3 cups slow cooking oats
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup milk

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Grease a 8" x 8" baking pan (glass works better in order not to burn). Put in the refrigerator overnight (you can skip this step, but it's a great way to save some time in the morning). When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375 F and bake for 35 minutes. Top with any of your favorite options (brown sugar, fruit, maple syrup, butter, etc), I just pour a little milk over it and enjoy!

This recipe doubles well for a larger group, and it also freezes well if you want to make ahead of time.