Oatmeal…Right Out of the Oven? Baked Oatmeal
I adore oatmeal. You can feed me the instant, steel cut, crockpot, or any other version you’ve got. I’ve never met a bowl of oatmeal that I would turn away.
There’s something about the warmth at breakfast that just seems more right than any cold breakfast cereal. Plus, I have that little craisin addiction and they’re an easy addition to any form of oatmeal.
The weeone, on the other hand, finds oatmeal to be too slimy and not quite the consistency she wants in something she eats before school. So when I came across a recipe for baked oatmeal, offering all the things I love PLUS a denser and slightly “cereal bar-ish” consistency, it seemed to be the perfect thing to bring mother and daughter together.
It takes about 3-4 minutes to put this together which means you can throw it together, shove it in the oven, and have it ready by the time you get out of the shower. But if you’re not that ambitious in the morning, I did try it out reheated and found it to be almost as good as freshly baked.
Give this one a whirl with any dried fruit you like and you can even add nuts if you’d like!
- 2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup craisins
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 large egg, beaten
- Cooking spray
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat 8 x 8 pan with cooking spray.
- Combine the dry ingredients in one bowl, the wet in another, then blend the two, stirring well.
- Pour oatmeal mixture into the pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Serve warm.